Bethany Neilson, Ph.D.

Beth Neilson

Assistant Professor
Utah State University
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Utah Water Research Laboratory

E-mail: bethany.neilson@usu.edu
Phone: +1 (435) 797-7369
FAX (435) 797-3663
Office: Engineering 223 or UWRL 242

U.S. Mail Address:
8200 Old Main Hill
Utah Water Research Laboratory
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-8200


Education


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2008-Current: Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT.

2006 – 2007: Research Assistant Professor, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT.

2001-2006:  Research Engineer, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT.

Summer 2002: Research Scientist, Under Dr. Steven C. Chapra, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

2000:  Research Technician, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Pollutant fate and transport modeling and supporting data collection -

Watershed modeling and training -

Integrated watershed management -


TEACHING

University

Short Courses


PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles:

Published

  1. Neilson, B.T., D.K. Stevens. 2002. "Issues Related to the Success of the TMDL Program." Water Resources Update. 122:55-61.
  2. Neilson, B.T., S.C. Chapra. 2003. "Integration of Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling for TMDL Development." Water Resources Impact. 5(1), 9-11.
  3. Ames, D.P., B.T. Neilson, D.K. Stevens, U.L. Lall. 2005. "Using Bayesian networks to model watershed management decisions: an East Canyon Creek case study." Hydroinformatics. 7(4),267-282.
  4. Neilson, B.T., D.K. Stevens, S.C. Chapra, C. Bandaragoda. 2009. "Data Collection Methodology for Dynamic Temperature Model Testing and Corroboration." Hydrological Processes. 23:2902-2914.
  5. Neilson, B. T., C. E. Hatch, H. Ban, and S. W. Tyler. 2010. "Solar radiative heating of fiber-optic cables used to monitor temperatures in water." Water Resources Research. 46, W08540, doi:10.1029/2009WR008354.
  6. Neilson, B.T., S.C. Chapra, D. K. Stevens, C. Bandaragoda. 2010. "Two-zone Transient Storage Zone Modeling Using Temperature and Solute Data with Multi-Objective Calibration: Part 1 –Temperature." Water Resources Research, 46, W12520. doi:10.1029/2009WR008756.
  7. Neilson, B.T., D. K. Stevens, S.C. Chapra, C. Bandaragoda. 2010. "Two-zone Transient Storage Zone Modeling Using Temperature and Solute Data with Multi-Objective Calibration: Part 2 – Temperature and Solute." Water Resources Research, 46, W12521, doi:10.1029/2009WR008759.
  8. Schmadel*, N.M., B.T. Neilson, D.K. Stevens. 2010. "Approaches to estimate uncertainty in longitudinal channel water balances." Journal of Hydrology. 394:357-369. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.09.011.
  9. Bandaragoda, C. and B.T. Neilson. 2011."Increasing Parameter Certainty and Data Utility Through Multi-Objective Calibration of a Spatially Distributed Temperature and Solute Model." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 15, 1547-1561, doi:10.5194/hess-15-1547-2011.
  10. Merck*, M. F., B.T. Neilson, R. Cory, G.W. Kling. 2012. "Variability of Instream and Riparian Storage in a Beaded Arctic Stream." Hydrological Processes. 26:2938-2950. doi:10.1002/hyp.8323.
  11. Merck*, M. F. and B.T. Neilson. 2012. "Modelling in-pool temperature variability in a beaded arctic stream." Hydrological Processes. 26(25) 3921–3933. doi: 10.1002/hyp.8419.
  12. Heavilin, J. and B.T. Neilson. 2012. "An Analytical Solution to Main Channel Heat Transport with Surface Heat Flux." Advances in Water Resources, 47, 67-75, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.06.006.
  13. Bingham*, Q.G., B.T. Neilson, C.M.U. Neale, M.B. Cardenas. 2012. "Application of high-resolution, remotely sensed data for transient storage modeling parameter estimation." Water Resources Research, 48, 8, doi:10.1029/2011WR011594.
  14. Heavilin, J. and B.T. Neilson. 2012. "Approximation of inverse Laplace transform solution to heat transport in a stream system." Water Resources Research, 48, 9, W09603, doi:10.1029/2012WR012329.
  15. Wörman, A., J. Riml*, N. Schmadel*, B. Neilson, A. Bottacin-Busolin, and J. Heavilin. 2012. "Spectral Scaling of Heat Fluxes in Streambed Sediments." Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L23402, doi:10.1029/2012GL053922.
  16. von Stackelberg, N.O. and B.T. Neilson. 2012. "A Collaborative Approach to Calibration of a Riverine Water Quality Model." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000332. Accepted. Posted online 17 Nov 2012.
  17. Alminagorta*, O., B. Tesfatsion*, D. Rosenberg, B.T. Neilson. 2013. "Simple Optimization Method to Determine Best Management Practices to Reduce Phosphorus Loading in Echo Reservoir, Utah." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management,139,1, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000224.
  18. Epstein*, D., B.T. Neilson, K. Goodman, D.K. Stevens, W. Wurtsbaugh. 2013. "A modeling approach for assessing the effect of multiple alpine lakes in sequence on nutrient transport." Aquatic Sciences, 75(2):199–212, doi: 10.1007/s00027-012-0267-2.
  19. Schmadel*, N. M., B.T. Neilson, T. Kasahara. 2013. "Deducing the spatial variability of exchange within a longitudinal channel water balance." Hydrological Processes,doi:10.1002/hyp.9854.
  20. Schmadel*, N. M., J. Heavilin, B.T. Neilson, A. Wörman. "Two-zone transient storage: Analytical solutions to solute transport and central temporal moments." Water Resources Research, In revision.

In Review

  1. Bowerman*, T., B.T. Neilson, P. Budy. 2013. "Effects of fine sediment, hyporheic flow, and spawning site selection on survival and development of bull trout embryos." Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, In review
  2. Hobson*, A. J., B. T. Neilson, N. von Stackelberg, M. Shupryt, J. Ostermiller, G. Pelletier, S. C. Chapra. "A data collection and calibration strategy for QUAL2Kw." Journal of Water Resources Management and Planning, In review.

* Indicates student

Book Chapters/Sections:

  1. Neilson, B.T. and R. Kinerson. 2003.  "The Role of Models" and portion of "Tools for Developing and Implementing Watershed Plans and TMDLs." Jarrell, W.M. Water Quality Monitoring for Watershed Planning and TMDLs. YSI Incorporated.
  2. Neilson, B.T., D.K. Stevens, J.S. Horsburgh. 2005. "TMDL Development Approaches," Total Maximum Daily Load: Approaches and Challenges. PennWell. Tulsa.

CONFERENCE PAPERS (2008-2012)

  1. Bingham*, J.D. and B.T. Neilson. "Data Collection and Modeling for Determining Stream Bed Conduction Parameters." March 2009. Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth International Polar Year Symposium. Synopsis Paper. Fairbanks, AK.
  2. Bingham*, Q.G. and B.T. Neilson. "Incorporation of Thermal Imagery in Parameter Estimation and Model Calibration." March 2009. Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth International Polar Year Symposium. Synopsis Paper. Fairbanks, AK.
  3. Schmadel*, N. M. and B. T. Neilson. "Estimating Uncertainty in Approaches Used to Quantify Surface Water -Ground Water Exchange." March 2009. Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth International Polar Year Symposium. Synopsis Paper. Fairbanks, AK.
  4. Caplan, A. J., B. T. Neilson, M. E. Baker. "Water Quality Trading in an Integrated Hydrologic Modeling Framework." June, 2009. AWRA 2009 Summer Specialty Conference. Snowbird, UT.
  5. Neilson, B.T., C. Bandaragoda, M.E. Baker, J.S. Horsburgh, D.K. Stevens. “Watershed Modeling for Water Quality Trading.” June, 2009. AWRA 2009 Summer Specialty Conference. Snowbird, UT.
  6. von Stackelberg, N.O., B.T. Neilson, H.N. Arens. "Collaborative Calibration of a Water Quality Model of an Urbanized River." November, 2010. ASABE TMDL 2010: Watershed Management to Improve Water Quality Conference. Baltimore, MD.
  7. Jensen*, A. B.T. Neilson, M. McKee, Y. Chen. 2012. “Thermal remote sensing with an autonomous unmanned aerial remote sensing platform for surface stream temperatures.” 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Munich, Germany.

* Indicates student


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (2008-Current)
  1. Neilson, B.T. and M. McKee. Water Resources Training Needs in Iraq:  Experiences of Some American Water Engineers. July, 2008. UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference. Durham, N.C.
  2. Kasahara, T. and B. T. Neilson. Spring Inundation and Summer Water Temperature in a Restored Reach of the Provo River in Northern Utah. May 2008. NABS 56th Annual Meeting.  Salt Lake City, UT.
  3. Bingham*, Q. G., B. T. Neilson, C.M.U. Neale, B. Cardenas. Data Collection for Two-Zone Temperature and Solute Model Testing.  March 2008. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2008. Logan, UT.
  4. Schmadel*, N. M., J. D. Bingham*, B.T. Neilson, A.J. Hobson*. Methods for Quantifying Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions in Curtis Creek.  March 2008. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2008. Logan, UT.
  5. Schmadel*, N. M., B. T. Neilson, T. Kasahara. Comparison of Approaches used to Characterize Stream Water-Groundwater Exchange. Eos Trans. AGU 89(53) Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H33F-1083. 2008
  6. Neilson, B.T., C. Hatch, Q. Bingham*, S. Tyler. Effect of Solar Radiation on Fiber Optic Cables Used in Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) Applications. Eos Trans. AGU 89(53) Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51H-0970. 2008.
  7. Bingham*, J.D. and B.T. Neilson. "Data Collection and Modeling for Determining Stream Bed Conduction Parameters." March 2009. Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth International Polar Year Symposium. Poster. Fairbanks, AK. (Included Synopsis Paper)
  8. Bingham*, Q.G. and B.T. Neilson. "Incorporation of Thermal Imagery in Parameter Estimation and Model Calibration." March 2009. Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth International Polar Year Symposium. Poster. Fairbanks, AK. (Included Synopsis Paper).
  9. Schmadel*, N. M. and B. T. Neilson. "Estimating Uncertainty in Approaches Used to Quantify Surface Water -Ground Water Exchange." March 2009. Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth International Polar Year Symposium. Poster. Fairbanks, AK. (Included Synopsis Paper).
  10. Neilson, B.T. "Incorporation of Surface and Subsurface Storage in Stream Temperature Predictions." March 2009. Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth International Polar Year Symposium. Fairbanks, AK.
  11. Schmadel*, N. M. and B. T. Neilson. "Reliability of Approaches Used to Characterize Surface Water-Groundwater Exchange." April 2009. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2009. Logan, UT. (Awarded 1st place in student oral presentation competition.)
  12. Bingham*, J.D. and B.T. Neilson. "Data Collection and Modeling for Determining Stream Bed Conduction Parameters." April 2009. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2009. Logan, UT. (Awarded 2nd place in student poster competition.)
  13. Bingham*, Q.G. and B.T. Neilson. "Incorporation of Thermal Imagery in Parameter Estimation and Model Calibration." April 2009. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2009. Logan, UT.
  14. Neilson, B.T., C. Bandaragoda, M.E. Baker, J.S. Horsburgh, D.K. Stevens. “Watershed Modeling for Water Quality Trading.” June, 2009. AWRA 2009 Summer Specialty Conference. Snowbird, UT.
  15. Caplan, A. J., B. T. Neilson, M. E. Baker. " Water Quality Trading in an Integrated Hydrologic Modeling Framework." June, 2009. AWRA 2009 Summer Specialty Conference. Snowbird, UT.
  16. Ghabayen, S., N. M. Schmadel*, B. T. Neilson. "Characterization of Groundwater-Surfacewater Interactions using GMS and differential gauging approaches."  September 2009. AWRA Fall 2009 Annual Conference. Seattle, WA.
  17. Schmadel*, N. M., B. T. Neilson, D. K. Stevens. "Reliability of Approaches Used to Quantify Surface Water-Groundwater Interactions." Eos Trans. AGU 92(52) Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51I-0902. 2009.
  18. Lyman*, C., B. T. Neilson, and N. M. Schmadel*.  "Effects of Beaver Dams on Curtis Creek Temperature and Flow." April 2010. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2010. Logan, UT.
  19. Merck*, M. F. and B. T. Neilson. "Quantifying Instream Temperature Variability in Beaded Arctic Streams." April 2010. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2010. Logan, UT.
  20. Hobson*, A. J. and B.T. Neilson. "Effects of Turbidity on Shortwave Radiation and Instream Temperatures." March 2010. Utah State University Undergraduate Student Showcase 2010. Logan, UT. (Awarded 1st Place Poster for the College of Engineering).
  21. Wilson*, E., B. T. Neilson, H. Ban. "Development of Technology for Streambed Thermal Property Instrument (SPI)." Utah State University Graduate Student Symposium 2010. Logan, UT.
  22. Hobson*, A. J. and B.T. Neilson. "Effects of Turbidity on Shortwave Radiation and Instream Temperatures." April 2010. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2010. Logan, UT.
  23. Bingham*, Q.G., B.T. Neilson, C.M.U. Neale, M.B. Cardenas. "Delineation of dead zones in rivers using remotely-sensed data and their utility in improving two-zone temperature and solute transport model performance." 2010 ASLO/NABS Joint Meeting. June 2010. Santa Fe, NM.
  24. von Stackelberg, N.O., B.T. Neilson, H.N. Arens. "Collaborative Calibration of a Water Quality Model of an Urbanized River." November, 2010. ASABE TMDL 2010: Watershed Management to Improve Water Quality Conference. Baltimore, MD.
  25. Merck*, M. F. and B.T. Neilson. "Types and Variability of Instream and Bank Storage in Beaded Arctic Streams." Eos Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H21B-1042. 2010.
  26. Merck*, M. F. and B. T. Neilson. "Modeling Instream Temperature Dynamics in Beaded Arctic Streams." March 2011. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2011. Logan, UT.
  27. Schmadel*, N.M., J. Heavilin, B.T. Neilson, A. Wörman. "Incorporating Channel Spatial Variability into Two-Zone Transient Storage Modeling." March 2011. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2011. Logan, UT.
  28. Hobson*, A.J. and B.T. Neilson. "Investigating the effects of data resolution on QUAL2K predictions." March 2011. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2011. Logan, UT.
  29. Marquina*, O.A., B.T. Neilson, N.M. Schmadel*. "Seasonal Fluctuations of Stream Water-Groundwater Interactions." March 2011. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2011. Logan, UT.
  30. Heavilin, J., B.T. Neilson, N.M. Schmadel*, A. Wörman. "Advancing Solutions of the Two-Zone Temperature and Solute Transport Model by Solving A Simplified Temperature Transport Component." EGU2011-3914. European Geophysical Union, General Assembly 20. April 3-8, 2011. Vienna, Austria.
  31. Schmadel*, N.M., J. Heavilin, B.T. Neilson, A. Wörman. "Investigating the Effects of Channel Spatial Variability on Two-Zone Transient Storage Modeling." EGU2011-3749. European Geophysical Union, General Assembly 20. April 3-8, 2011. Vienna, Austria.
  32. Alminagorta*, O., B. Tesfatsion*, D. Rosenberg, B.T. Neilson. "Simple Optimization Method to Determine Best Management Practices to Reduce Phosphorus Loading in Echo Reservoir, Utah." UCOWR/NIWR Conference Planning for Tomorrow’s Water: Snowpack, Aquifers, and Reservoirs. July 11-14, 2011. Boulder, Colorado.
  33. Bowerman*, T., P. Budy, B.T. Neilson "Effects of Substrate Size, Hyporheic Exchange, and Spawning Site Selection on Bull Trout Egg and Alevin Survival." September 4-8, 2011. 141st National meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Seattle, WA. 
  34. Neilson, B.T., Bandaragoda, C., Chapra, S.C., Stevens, D.K., Schmadel, N.M., Bingham, Q.G., Neale, C.M.U., and Cardenas, M.B., "Use of Instream Heat Budgets and Supporting Data for Predicting Surface and Subsurface Transient Storage Influences." 2011 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. October, 2011. Minneapolis, MN. (INVITED).
  35. Neilson, B.T., M.F. Merck*, R.M. Cory, G.W. Kling. (2011), "Combining Various Natural Tracers to Identify Flow Paths in Arctic Beaded Streams." 2011 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 5-9, 2011. Abstract H51M-07. San Francisco, CA.
  36. Riml*, J., A.Wörman, N.M. Schmadel*, B.T. Neilson. "Temperature; a natural tracer to define residence time distributions in transient storage zones." 2011 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 5-9, 2011. Abstract H33I-01. San Francisco, CA.
  37. Bandaragoda, C. and B.T. Neilson. "A systematic approach for increasing parameter certainty in a spatially distributed temperature and solute model using multi-objective evolutionary optimization." 2011 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 5-9, 2011. Abstract H34A-08. San Francisco, CA.
  38. Schmadel*, N.M., B.T. Neilson, T. Kasahara. "Combining conventional data collection techniques to identify surface-subsurface exchange components." March 2012. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2012. Logan, UT.
  39. Hobson*, A.J., B.T. Neilson, N. von Stackelberg. "Can consistent data collection and modeling strategies provide the information necessary to address instream water quality impairments?" March 2012. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2012. Logan, UT.
  40. Snow*, C. and B.T. Neilson. "Effects of dissolved organic carbon on sediment temperatures in beaver ponds." March 2012. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2012. Logan, UT.
  41. Consolati*, F., J. Wheaton, M. Pollock, N. Bouwes, and B. Neilson. "The role of beaver in shaping steelhead trout habitat complexity and thermal refugia in a central Oregon stream." March 2012. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2012. Logan, UT.
  42. Alminagorta*, O., B. Tesfatsion*, D. Rosenberg, B. Neilson. "Simple Optimization Method to Determine Best Management Practices to Reduce Phosphorus Loading in Echo Reservoir, Utah." April 2012. Water Environment Association of Utah Annual Conference 2012. St. George, UT.
  43. Wörman, A., J. Riml*, N. Schmadel*, B. Neilson, A. Bottacin-Busolin, and J. Heavilin. "Evaluating thermal diffusivity in stream-beds from temperature spectra." 2012 EGU General Assembly, April 22-27, 2012. Vol. 14, EGU2012-6318-4, 2012. Vienna, Austria.
  44. Riml*, J., A. Wörman, N. Schmadel*, and B. Neilson. (2012), "Estimating residence time distributions in the hyporheic zone using heat" 2012 EGU General Assembly, April 22-27, 2012. Vol. 14, EGU2012-7283, 2012. Vienna, Austria.
  45. Jensen, A. B.T. Neilson, M. McKee, Y. Chen. 2012. "Thermal remote sensing with an autonomous unmanned aerial remote sensing platform for surface stream temperatures." 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Munich, Germany.
  46. Consolati*, F., J. Wheaton, M. Pollock, N. Bouwes, and B. Neilson. "The role of beaver in shaping steelhead thermal refugia in a central Oregon stream." September 2012. 43rd Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium 2012. Jackson Hole, WY.
  47. Schmadel*, N.M, B.T. Neilson, J. E. Heavilin, A. Wörman. "Analysis of two-zone transient storage parameters using analytical transport solutions, moment statistics, and a convolution of solutions." 2012 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 3-7, 2012. Abstract H14B-08. San Francisco, CA.
  48. Neilson, B.T. "Determining Key Heat Fluxes Necessary for Instream Temperature Predictions." 2012 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 3-7, 2012. Abstract H51M-02. San Francisco, CA. (INVITED)
  49. Neilson, B.T. "Roles of Heat Transport in Transient Storage Modeling." 2012 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 3-7, 2012. Abstract H11E-1238. San Francisco, CA. (INVITED)
  50. Schmadel*, N.M, B.T. Neilson, J. E. Heavilin, A. Wörman. "Investigating the impact of higher spatial resolution parameter information on stream solute transport predictions." April, 2013. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2013. Logan, UT.
  51. Hobson*, A. J., B. T. Neilson, N. von Stackelberg. "A tool to identify numeric nutrient criteria with QUAL2Kw." April, 2013. Utah State University Spring Runoff Conference 2013. Logan, UT.
  52. Hobson*, A. J., B. T. Neilson, N. von Stackelberg. "QUAL2Kw as a decision support tool: considerations for data collection, calibration, and numeric nutrient criteria." May, 2013. Water Environment Association of Utah Annual Conference 2013. St. George, UT.

Invited Lectures/Presentations:

2006 – USEPA, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Hydrology and Land Use Team Sustainable Environments Branch. "Data Collection Methodology for Two-Zone Temperature and Solute Model Testing and Corroboration." Cincinnati, OH.

2009 - NOAA-National Weather Service, Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center. "Two-Zone Temperature and Solute (TZTS) Model Formulation, Data Collection, and Calibration." March 2009. Anchorage, AK.

2009 - Jordan River Symposium, Comments and Discussion Regarding the Effects of Physical Processes on Dissolved Oxygen, April 2009. Salt Lake City, UT.

2009 - NOAA-National Weather Service, Office of Hydrologic Development. "Instream Temperature Predictions and Forecasting Using the Two-Zone Temperature and Solute (TZTS) Model." June 2009. Washington, D.C.

2009 - KTH Royal Institute of Technology. "Identifying Transient Storage Zones Using Solute and Temperature Observations." October 2009. Stockholm, Sweden.

2010 - United States Geological Survey. "Using Temperature and Solute Information to Investigate the Influences of Transient Storage and Surface Water/Groundwater Interactions on Instream Processes." September 2010. Salt Lake City, UT.

2011 - Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Neilson, B.T., Bandaragoda, C., Chapra, S.C., Stevens, D.K., Schmadel, N.M., Bingham, Q.G., Neale, C.M.U., and Cardenas, M.B., "Use of Instream Heat Budgets and Supporting Data for Predicting Surface and Subsurface Transient Storage Influences." October, 2011. Minneapolis, MN.

2012 - American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Neilson, B.T. "Determining Key Heat Fluxes Necessary for Instream Temperature Predictions." December, 2012. San Francisco, CA.

2012 - American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Neilson, B.T. "Roles of Heat Transport in Transient Storage Modeling." December, 2012. San Francisco, CA.

* Indicates student


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES/SERVICE

Service:

2012 – Current – Utah State University Ecology Center Associate
2008 – Current –Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) Delegate
2007 - Current - American Geophysical Union Water Quality Technical Committee
2009 - 2010 Salt Lake County Watershed Modeling Advisory Committee
2009 - 2012 Jordan River Technical Advisory Committee


AWARDS


CURRENT/RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Current Projects

  1. Collaborative Research: Quantification of Dominant Heat Fluxes In Streams and Rivers in the Arctic (NSF - 1204220); 2012-2015 (PI).
  2. iUTAH - Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability (NSF-1208732); 2012-2017 (Senior Personnel).
  3. Incorporation of Heat Into Solute Transport Models (USU/UWRL); 2009-2013 (PI).
  4. QUAL2Kw Modeling for Numeric Nutrient Criteria (Utah DEQ); 2013 (PI).
  5. Capturing Aerial Imagery on the San Rafael River, Utah, Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to Monitor and Assist in Evaluating Restoration Efforts (USGS 104(b)/UDWR/UWRL); 2013-2014 (Co-PI).

Completed Projects

  1. TZTS Model Adaptation and Application to Quantify the Influences of Pah Tempe Hot Springs Removal (Washington County Water Conservancy District); 2012-2013 (PI).
  2. Hydrologic and Ecological Impacts of Changes in Human Water Resource Management (NSF-1038973); 2010-2012 (Co-PI).
  3. Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER): Climate Change and Changing Disturbance Regimes in Arctic Landscapes (NSF-1026843); field work and meeting travel funds; 2010-2012.
  4. Temperature Modeling and Analysis within the Jordan River in Salt Lake County, UT (Utah DEQ); 2010-2012 (PI).
  5. Modeling the Impacts of WWTP Effluents on Receiving Waters in Utah Using QUAL2K (Utah DEQ); 2010-2012 (PI).
  6. Comparison of Data Collection Approaches using Different Technologies and Modeling – Water Quality Monitoring (USU/UWRL); 2009-2010 (PI).
  7. Development of Technology for Streambed Thermal Property Instrument (SPI) - Part 1 and 2 (USU/UWRL); 2009-2010 (Co-PI).
  8. Understanding Processes Affecting Instream Temperatures in the Arctic (Inland Northwest Research Alliance); 2009-2010 (PI).
  9. Salt Lake County Watershed Water Quality Modeling (Stantec Consulting/Salt Lake County); 2009-2010 (PI).
  10. Investigating Instream Temperature Forecasting (US National Weather Service); 2009.
  11. Comparison of Data Collection Approaches using Different Technologies and Modeling Techniques to Determine Surfacewater/Groundwater Interactions – Analysis and Modeling (USU/UWRL); 2008-2009 (PI).
  12. EPA Targeted Watersheds Grant and Extension (US EPA/Bear River Commission); 2008-2009 (Co-PI).
  13. Understanding Native Fishes Behavior Patterns During Periods of High Turbidity in the Virgin River (Washington County Water Conservancy District/Virgin River Program); 2008-2009 (PI).
  14. Effects of Solar Radiation Penetration on Fiber Optic Cables used in DTS Applications; 2009.
  15. Two-Zone Temperature and Solute Data Collection and Modeling on Curtis Creek to Understand the Role of Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions on Instream Temperatures in High-Gradient Mountain Streams (USU/New Faculty Research Grant); 2008-2009 (PI).
  16. Two-Zone Temperature and Solute Model Testing and Development in the Bear River Basin (Curtis Creek), UT (USU/UWRL); 2007-2009 (PI).
  17. Iraqi Agricultural Extension Revitalization Program; 2007-2011(Co-PI).
  18. Incorporation of Thermal Imaging into the Data Collection Methodology for Two-Zone Temperature and Solute Modeling (Washington County Water Conservancy District/Virgin River Program); 2007-2008 (PI).
  19. Two-Zone Temperature and Solute Model Testing and Development in the Virgin River (USGS); 2007-2008 (PI).
  20. Interdisciplinary Surface Water Quality Modeling Course (USU Water Initiative); 2007-2008 (PI).

STUDENTS

Graduate Students

Noah Schmadel, Ph.D., CEE (Advisor)
Tyler King, Ph.D., CEE (Advisor)
Camilla Lyman/Snow, M.S., CEE (Advisor)
Lisa Welsh, Ph.D., Department of Environment and Society (Committee Member)
Eli Wilson, M.S., MAE (Committee Member)
Ali Salha, Ph.D., CEE (Committee Member)
Florence Consolati, M.S., Department of Watershed Sciences (Committee Member)
Jonna van Opstal, Ph.D., CEE (Committee Member)
Logan Elmore, M.S., Department of Watershed Sciences (Committee Member)
David Pluth, M.S., Department of Watershed Sciences (Committee Member)
John Koudelka, Ph.D., CEE (Committee Member)
Jinsu Choi, Ph.D., CEE (Committee Member)

Undergraduate Students

Trinity Stout, B.S., CEE and Watershed Sciences (Advisor), 2013-present, EURP 2013 Recipient
Hayden Campbell, B.S., Biochemistry (Co-Advisor with M. Baker Biology), 2012- present, Research Assistant

Post-doctoral Researchers

Milada Majerova, 2012-current (Advisor)
Justin Heavilin, 2010-2012 (Advisor)
Christina Bandaragoda, 2010-2011 (Advisor)
Said Gabayen, 2009-2010 (Co-Advisor)

Graduated Students

Amber Spackman, M.S., CEE 2008 (Committee Member)
Molly VanAppledorn, M.S., Department of Watershed Sciences 2008 (Committee Member)
Noah Schmadel, M.S., CEE 2009 (Advisor)
Jonathan Bingham, M.S., CEE 2009 (Advisor)
Kelli Goodman, Ph.D., Biology 2010 (Committee Member)
Quin G. Bingham, M.S., CEE 2010 (Advisor)
Andrew Hobson, B.S., CEE, Research Assistant, 2007-2010, URCO 2010 Recipient
Madeline Merck, M.S., CEE, Spring 2011 (Advisor)
Oscar Marquina, B.S. CEE, Research Assistant, 2008-2011, EURP 2010 Recipient
Camilla Lyman/Snow, B.S. CEE, USU Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2008-2012
Andrea Olsen, B.S. BE, Undergraduate Teaching Fellow CEE 3670 Spring 2012
Tracy Bowerman, Ph.D., Department of Watershed Sciences Fall 2012 (Committee Member)
Andrew Hobson, M.S., CEE 2013 (Advisor)
Stephen Klocubar, M.S., Department of Watershed Sciences Spring 2013 (Committee Member)
Howard Cordingly, B.S. BE, Undergraduate Teaching Fellow (UTF) CEE 3670 Spring 2013, (UTF of the Year Award, College of Engineering 2013)


Updated: August 23, 2013