PROF. BELIZE LANE
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Utah State University and the Utah Water Research Laboratory. My research is at the intersection of physical hydrology, water management, and river restoration, with a focus on more efficiently allocating scarce freshwater resources for humans and ecosystems under increasing stressors. My research group performs applied, interdisciplinary investigations to advance understanding of coupled human - ecological river systems using a combination of field measurement and modeling (physically-based, water allocation, statistical, data-driven, etc). I seek to understand the relationship between landscape and channel context and hydrologic behavior across multiple scales.
I also lead several efforts to integrate emerging research and technical tools to guide coordinated instream water management in the western U.S. from the stream reach to the statewide scale.