Supervisors


Interests: Studying fluvial geomorphology, focusing on feedbacks between stream morphology and sediment transport with interest in incorporating hydrologic research into resource management and public policy as well as science outreach education. My dissertation field work focuses on setting up stream monitoring in Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, near Murphy, ID. Other field campaigns during my PhD have also included the Kohala Peninsula, HI and the Henry Mountains, UT.

Background: My PhD research includes characterizing the displacement and entrainment of bedload clasts in mountain streams. I developed field technologies to improve bedload monitoring, including active tracers (i.e., cobbles embedded with accelerometers that detect periods of motion). While I am currently studying how water moves coarse sediment, my civil and environmental engineering BS and MS focused on water quality.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant - Jackson School of Geosciences (2013)

Outstanding Student Paper Award - American Geophysical Union, 2012 Fall Meeting, Earth & Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group (2012)

Graduate Student Seed Project: Henry Mountains, UT - National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (2011 - 2011)

Graduate Scholarship - American Federation of Mineralogical Sciences (2011 - 2011)

Grants-in-Aid - American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2011 - 2011)

Graduate Research Grant - Geological Society of America (2011 - 2011)

'Every drop counts' Scholarship - Ozarka (2011 - 2012)

Ground based LiDAR field acquisition - Idaho National Laboratory (2011 - 2012)

Research Fellowship, academic year - ConocoPhillips (2010 - 2011)

DeFord Field Geology Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas (2010 - 2010)

Muehlberger Field Geology Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas (2010 - 2010)

Mentor, Pre Grad Internship Program, University of Texas (2013)

Graduate liaison, Geosciences Leadership Organization for Women, University of Texas (2012)

Mentor, Pre Grad Internship Program, University of Texas (2011)

Quantifying slope and grain size dependent transport thresholds using RFID and accelerometer tracers with on-bed RFID antennas in an upland channel, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2014)

Combining RFID and motion tracers with stationary antennas to monitor bed load transport in coarse alluvial channels, Geological Society of America South Central Meeting, Austin, TX (2013)

Evaluating bed load transport with RFID and accelerometer tracers, airborne LiDAR, and HEC-GeoRAS modeling: field experiments in Reynolds Creek, Idaho, American Geophysical Union, Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA (2013)

Evaluating bedload transport: tracers, accelerometers, channel morphology, and flow modeling in Reynolds Creek, Idaho, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, Center for Ecohydraulics Research, University of Idaho, Boise, ID (2012)

Evaluating bed load transport with RFID and accelerometer tracers, airborne LiDAR, and HEC-GeoRAS modeling: field experiments in Reynolds Creek, Idaho, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2012)

External Photo Galleries


Bedload monitoring: Design, build, deploy, survey-- repeat.
RFID and motion tracers in Reynolds Creek, Idaho-- near Murphy, ID in Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed

Research website

Science magazine news feature
re: tracers and Reynolds Creek

Science podcast
Features smart rocks in Reynolds Creek

JSG's Geosciences Leadership Organization for Women