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Nicholas A. Sutfin

EDUCATION                                                     

2016               Ph.D. Earth Sciences – Fluvial Geomorphology, Colorado State University

Dissertation: Spatiotemporal variability of floodplain sediment and organic carbon retention in mountain streams of the Colorado Front Range

Adviser: Dr. Ellen Wohl

2013                M.S. Geosciences – Geomorphology, Colorado State University

Thesis: A geomorphic classification of ephemeral streams in arid regions

Adviser: Dr. Ellen Wohl

2009                B.S. Geosciences – Hydrology, Boise State University

Thesis: Using the thickness of pedogenic carbonate coatings as a proxy for ages of alluvial fan abandonment in the Lost River Range, ID

Adviser: Dr. Jennifer Pierce

 

RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS AND EXPERIENCE                                                                  

2016 – present            Postdoctoral Research Associate, Atmosphere, Climate, and Ecosystem, Sciences Team; Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, EES-14, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Mentor/adviser: Joel Rowland

2012 – 15        IGERT Research Fellow, National Science Foundation, Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) in the Integrated Water, Atmosphere, Ecosystem Education and Research Program (I-WATER), Colorado State University, PIs: Jorge Ramirez, LeRoy Poff, Scott Denning, Neil Grigg

2014 – 15        Co-Investigator, Global Challenges Research Team, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, PIs: N. LeRoy Poff, Brian Bledsoe

Spring 2014     Co-Investigator, National Science Foundation Collaborative RAPID research grant, Colorado State University and University of Wyoming, PIs: Sara Rathburn, Ellen Wohl, Brandon McElroy

2010 – 12        Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University, funded by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), PIs: David Cooper, Ellen Wohl, Stephanie Kampf, Dennis Harry

2007 – 10        GIS Analyst, Department of Geosciences & Hydrologic Sciences Program, Boise State University, Supervisors: Jennifer Pierce and Shawn Benner

2008 – 2010    Laboratory Technician, Berkeley Geochronology Center and BSU Department of Geosciences, Boise State University, PIs: Jennifer Pierce (adviser), Warren Sharp, Tammy Rittenour

Summer 2009 NOAA Hollings Scholar Intern, United States Geological Survey & the National Weather Service, Geologic Hazards Team, Golden, CO. Early Warning System for Post-fire Flash Floods and Debris Flows, Supervisors: Susan Cannon and Pedro Restrepo

2007 – 2008    Geophysics Field Technician, Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface, Boise State University, Supervisors: Lee Liberty and Warren Barrash

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

Shaw, J.R., D.J. Cooper, N.A. Sutfin, 2018. Applying a Hydrogeomorphic Channel Classification to understand Spatial Patterns in Riparian Vegetation. Journal of Vegetation Science (in press). DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12629

Sutfin, N.A., E.E. Wohl, 2017. Substantial soil organic carbon retention along floodplains of mountain streams.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 122 (7), 1325-1338. DOI: 10.1002/2016JF004004

Lininger, K.B., E. Wohl, N.A. Sutfin, J. Rose, 2017. Floodplain downed wood volumes A comparison across three biomes. Geomorphology. doi: 10.1002/esp.4072.

Wohl, E. R.O. Hall, K.B. Lininger, N.A. Sutfin, D.M. Walters, 2017. Carbon dynamics of river corridors and the effects of human alterations. Ecological Monographs 87 (3), 379-409. Doi: 10.1002/ecm.1261

Livers, B., E. Wohl, K. Jackson, and N.A. Sutfin, 2017. Alternative states for stream form, function, and carbon storage in forested mountain watersheds as a result of historic land use. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43 (3), 669–684. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4275

Rathburn, Sara L., Georgie L. Bennett, Ellen E. Wohl, Christy Briles, Brandon McElroy, Nicholas A. Sutfin, 2017. The fate of sediment, wood, and organic carbon eroded during an extreme flood, Colorado Front Range, USA. Geology 45 (6), 499-502. G38935.1 doi: 10.1130/G38935.1

Sutfin, N.A., Ellen E. Wohl, Kate A. Dwire, 2016. Banking carbon: A review of organic carbon storage and physical factors influencing retention in floodplains and riparian ecosystems. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41 (1), 38-60. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3857.

Kampf, Stephanie K., Jermey R. Shaw, Joshua Faulconer, Nicholas A. Sutfin, David J. Cooper, 2016. Rain and channel flow supplements to subsurface water beneath hyper-arid ephemeral stream channels. Journal of Hydrology 536: 524-533.

Sutfin, Nicholas A., Jeremy Shaw, Ellen E. Wohl, David Cooper, 2014. A geomorphic classification of ephemeral channels in a mountainous, arid region, southwestern, Arizona, USA. Geomorphology 221, 164-175.

Kenworthy, Megan, Tammy M. Rittenour, Jennifer L. Pierce, Nicholas A. Sutfin, Warren D. Sharp, 2014. Luminescence dating without sand lenses; An application of OSL to coarse-grained alluvial fan deposits of the Lost River Range, Idaho, USA. Quaternary Geochronology 23, 9-25.

Martin, David M., Dylan Harrison-Atlas, Nicholas A. Sutfin and N. LeRoy Poff, 2014. A Social-Ecological Framework to Integrate Multiple Objectives for Environmental Flows Management. In: Melinda Laituri and Faith Sternlieb (eds), Water Data Systems: Infrastructure, Science, Practice and Policy. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education – University Council on Water Resources 153, 59-68.

Wohl, Ellen, Kate Dwire, Nicholas Sutfin, Lina Polvi and Robert Bazan, 2012. Mechanisms of C storage in mountainous headwater rivers. Nature Communications. 3: 1263. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2274

Peer-reviewed book chapters

Jaeger, Kristin L., Nicholas A. Sutfin, Stephen Tooth, Katerina Michaelides, Michael Singer, 2017. Geomorphology and sediment regimes of intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams. In: T. Datry, N. Bonada, A. Boulton (Eds.), Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams: Ecology and Management. Elsevier. eBook ISBN:9780128039045

WORKS IN PROGRESS                                                                                                                      

Manuscripts in review:

Sutfin, Nicholas A., Ellen E. Wohl (in revision). Floodplain sediment retention along mountain rivers altered by hydrologic and fire regimes. Submitted to Nature Communications.

Malenda, Helen F., Nicholas A. Sutfin, Sophie  Stauffer, Grace Guryan, Joel C. Rowland, Ken H.Williams, Kamini Singha (in review). From Grain to Floodplain: Evaluating heterogeneity of floodplain hydrostatigraphy using sedimentology, geophysics, and remote sensing. Submitted to Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Lynch, Laurel, Nicholas A. Sutfin, Timothy Fegel, Claudia Boot, Tim Covino, Matthew Wallenstein (in review). Changing paths: River complexity and decreased hydrologic connectivity shift dissolved organic matter composition. Submitted to Nature Communications.

Manuscripts in preparation:

Sutfin, Nicholas A., Ellen Wohl, Laurel Lynch, Timothy Fegel (In preparation). Increased physical complexity of river corridors decrease storage of sediment and organic carbon.

Sutfin, Nicholas A., Joel Rowland, Mulu Fratkin, Sohpie Stauffer, Rosemary Carroll, Helen Malenda, Ken Williams (in preparation). Hydrologic and morphologic drivers of bank erosion in a snowmelt-dominated, meandering mountain stream over 60 years.

Non-peer-reviewed contributions:

Sutfin, Nicholas A., 2016. Spatiotemporal variability of floodplain sediment and organic carbon retention in mountain streams of the Colorado Front Range. PhD Dissertation. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. http://hdl.handle.net/10217/173334 

Cooper, David, Jeremy Shaw, Ellen Wohl, Dennis Harry, Nicholas Sutfin, Stephanie Kampf, Joshua Faulconer, 2015. Watershed to Local Scale Characteristics and Function of Intermittent and Ephemeral Streams on Military Lands (Technical Report No. 28). Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, RC-1725. Defense Technical Information Center, Accession Number: AD1022068, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO USA.

Sutfin, Nicholas A., 2013. A geomorphic classification of ephemeral streams in arid regions. Master’s Thesis. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. http://hdl.handle.net/10217/79440

Carlson, Erik, Dylan Harrison-Atlas, Laurel Lynch, Isaac Medina, David Martin, Alexander Maas, Grace Lloyd-Miner, Joel Sholtes, Nicholas Sutfin, 2013. Integration Framework Solving Freshwater Resources Challenges. National Science Foundation Integrated Graduate Education and Research Trainee 2013 Video and Poster Competition. http://igert2013.videohall.com/presentations/339

Carlson, Erik, Dylan Harrison-Atlas, Laurel Lynch, Isaac Medina, David Martin, Alexander Maas, Grace Lloyd-Miner, Joel Sholtes, Nicholas Sutfin, 2012. Defining an integrated interdisciplinary approach: I-WATER Fellows address challenges confronting freshwater resources. Proceedings from the 33rd Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days conference. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

 

TEACHING                                                                                                                                          

Visiting Lecturer

Vietnam National University of Forestry, Hanoi, Vietnam, Advanced Natural Resources Management Program through the partnership with the Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Supervisor: Lee MacDonald, Colorado State University

Fall 2014         Geology of Our Environment (GEOL 122)

Designed, organized and taught weekly lectures and in-class activities for 64 students three times a week and implemented four separate weekly laboratory sections for a 3-credits, 9-week introduction to environmental geology course.

Guest Lecturer

Colorado State University, Department of Geosciences

Spring 2015     Geology of our Environment (GEOL 122), Lectured on the hydrologic cycle, streams, and rivers

Spring 2014     Geomorphology (GEOL 454), Lectured on drainage basins and fluvial processes

Fall 2013         Geoscience Approaches and Thesis Proposals (GEOL 501), Lectured on guidelines for proposal writing

 

Colorado State University, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Spring 2014 & 2015    Sustainable Watersheds (WR 304), Lectured on linkages between geomorphology and riparian ecology                                 

Teaching Assistant

Colorado State University, Department of Geosciences

Spring 2014     Geomorphology lab (GEOL 454), Delivered lectures, led and graded lab exercises and field trips.                                                                            

Boise State University, Department of Geosciences

Spring 2010     Geomorphology lab (GEOL 313), Provided technical, logistical, and educational support for labs and field trips.

Fall 2009         Water in the West (GEOS 212), Provided technical, logistical, and educational support for labs and field trips for an introductory hydrology course including the development, implementation, and grading for a lecture and lab to estimate carbon reservoirs in soil and standing biomass.

Cleveland State University, Geology Department (now the Department of Biology, Geology, and Environmental Sciences)

Spring 2004 – Spring 2005

        Introduction to Geology Lab (GEO 101), Provided assistance to students in lab

 

MENTOR EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                      

2016 – present             Mentor for Graduate Research Assistants, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Conducted regular meetings with one post-masters and two post-bachelors research assistants (all from under-represented groups in STEM sciences) to guide research, abstracts, presentations, and writing regarding remote sensing, GIS, fieldwork, lab work, coding, and hydrologic analysis on separate projects along the East River, CO.

 

2013 – 2016                Mentor and supervisor for undergraduate students, Colorado State University, and Vietnam National University of Forestry

During my PhD, I mentored 9 undergraduate students including 2 woman, 5 ethnic minority students in the Earth sciences, 5 research assistants, 2 senior students in the Advanced Curriculum at the Vietnam National University of Forestry, 1 student through the CSU Dept. of Geosciences Undergraduate Mentorship Program, 1 international visiting student from the Universidade Federal da Bahia (Federal University of Bahia), 1 student who conducted independent study credits with me related to my dissertation, and 2 students who conducted semester geomorphology projects with my guidance.

 

Students mentored

May 2017 – present                 Meghan King – DOE Intern and Post-Bachelors research assistant. Ongoing project: The sequence of sedimentation in abandoned channels on the East River, Colorado, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Jan 2016 – March 2017          Sophie Stauffer – Post-masters Research assistant. GSA presentation: Predicting cutoff locations along the East River in Crested Butte, Colorado, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Summer 2016                          Mulugetta Fratkin – Summer graduate research assistant. LANL poster presentation: Linking River channel erosion and changes in planform with hydrology using aerial imagery and reconstructed hydrographs, Los Alamos National Laboratory

May 2015 – April 2016            John Harris – Independent study, Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase poster presentation and award winner: Controls and predictors of soil organic matter content in mountainous floodplains, Colorado State University

Spring – Summer 2015           Bryce Johnson – Summer field assistant and undergraduate mentee through the Colorado State Geosciences Mentorship Program, Colorado State University

Spring 2015                             Matheus Cruz Lima Pereira – Spring research assistant through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, Colorado State University

Spring 2015                             Julia Makiejus – Geomorphology class project: Grain Size Distribution Trends along Floodplains of Mountain Streams, Colorado State University

Spring 2015                             James Winter – Geomorphology class project: The effect of shear zones on the formation of unconfined valleys in the Colorado Front Range, Colorado State University

Fall 2014                                 Yến Chảo – Senior in the Advanced Curriculum of Natural Resource Management at Vietnam National University of Forestry, Mentorship included advise for hydrologic research, comments on senior thesis, and the English language

Fall 2014                                 Hứa Huy Luân – Senior in the Advanced Curriculum of Natural Resource Management at Vietnam National University of Forestry, Mentorship included advise for hydrologic research, comments on senior thesis, and the English language

Summer 2014                          Dean Anderson – Summer undergraduate research assistant, Colorado State University

Summer 2013                          Ben Von Thaden – Summer undergraduate research assistant, Colorado State University

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS                                                                                                               

November 2017           Humin to Human: Organic carbon, sediment, and water fluxes along river corridors in a changing world, Department of Geography, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

September 2017          Using remotely-sensed imagery, lidar, and field surveys to quantify erosion and examine hydrogeomorphic controls along floodplains of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Department of Geosciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

April 2017                    Linking hydrology and river morphology to floodplain erosion and carbon dynamics in mountain streams, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico Tech, Sacorro, NM.

February 2017             Carbon dynamics along mountain streams: A geomorphic and hydrologic perspective, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

February 2017             Hydrologic and geomorphic controls on floodplain erosion and carbon dynamics in mountain streams, US Geological Survey Tacoma Water Center, Tacoma, WA

October 2016              Sediment and carbon dynamics in mountain rivers: A significant component of the terrestrial carbon cycle, Department of Geosciences Seminar, Boise State University, Boise, ID

March 2016                 Spatiotemporal variability of sediment and organic carbon retention along river corridors, Biodiversity and processes of ecosystems in paired basins, USA2012-0011, Facultad de Agronomia E Ingenieria Forestal, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

January 2014               Classifying arid-region ephemeral streams: Using fluvial geomorphology to aid in ecosystem sciences, Facultad de Agronomia E Ingenieria Forestal, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Oral presentations as lead author:

Sutfin, N.A., J.C. Rowland, S. Stauffer, M. Fratkin, K. Bennett, R. Carroll, H.F. Malenda, R.S. Middleton, K.H. Williams, 2017, Hydrologic Drivers of Floodplain Erosion and Deposition Along the Meandering East River, CO. 2017 Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Seattle, WA. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Paper No. 339-13, Vol. 49, No. 6. doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-308571

Sutfin, N.A., J.C. Rowland, S. Stauffer, M. Fratkin, K. Williams, 2016. Linking annual flux of floodplain sediment and organic carbon with discharge along a meandering mountain river. 2016 Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Denver, CO. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Paper No. 36-3, Vol. 48, No. 7. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-288054

Sutfin N.A., L. Lynch, T. Fegel, E.E. Wohl, 2016. Sediment traps in fluvial plumbing: Riparian retention and transformation or riverine carbon. The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2016 Summer Meeting, Santa Fe, NM.

Sutfin, N.A., B. Livers, E.E. Wohl, L. Mao, and F. Ugalde, 2015. Organic carbon storage in steep mountain streams of Chile. Latin America session at the 35th Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days conference. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Sutfin, N.A., E.E. Wohl, 2014. Geologic, hydrologic, and biogeomorphic controls on organic carbon retention in mountainous headwater streams of the Colorado Front Range. American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract No. EP52B-07.

Sutfin, N.A., E.E. Wohl, 2014. Banking carbon: Riparian carbon storage in headwater streams. 34th Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days conference. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Sutfin, N.A. and E.E. Wohl, 2013. Riparian carbon storage in headwater streams of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 2013 Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Denver, CO. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 45, No. 7, p.256

Sutfin, N.A., E.E. Wohl, 2013. Mechanistic influences of sediment and soil organic carbon storage in mountainous headwater streams of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 33rd Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days conference. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Sutfin, N.A. and E.E. Wohl, 2012. A geomorphic classification for ephemeral streams in arid regions. 2012 Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Charlotte, NC. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 7, p.463

Sutfin, N.A., S. Cannon, P. Restrepo, 2009. The testing and verification of models for post-fire debris flow probability, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Internship Research Symposium, Silver Springs, MD

 

Poster and co-author presentations (*mentee lead author):

Sutfin, N.A., J.C. Rowland, M.M. Tfaily, A.K. Bingol, N. Washton, 2017. Spatial Variability in Decomposition of Organic Carbon Along a Meandering River Floodplain. American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Abstract No. EP43A-1857

Rowland, J.C., E. Shelef, N.A. Sutfin, A. Piliouras, C.G. Andresen, C.J. Wilson, 2017. Microtopographic Evidence of Hillslope Susceptibility to Active Layer Detachments and Rapid Soil Erosion in Permafrost-dominated Watersheds. American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Abstract No. C21C-1130

*King, M.E., N.A. Sutfin, J.C. Rowland, 2017. Stratigraphy of Abandoned Channels: Inferring Rates and Flow Conditions using Depositional Sequences of Channel Fill Along the Floodplain of the East River, CO. 2017 Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Seattle, WA. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Paper No. 187-5, Vol. 49, No. 6. doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-308564

Sutfin, N.A., 2017. Wait, Those aren’t the lyrics, but I like it better that way: Wordsmithing as a fun and effective way to communicate, educate, and entertain. 2017 Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Seattle, WA. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Paper No. 166-4, Vol. 49, No. 6. doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-308676

Sutfin, N.A., Rowland, J.C., Fratkin, M., S. Stauffer, W.S. Brown, R.W.H. Carroll, K.H. Williams, G. Perkins, 2016. Seasonal and annual shifts in the role of floodplains as sources and sinks of organic carbon. American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract No. EP23B-0963

Rowland, J.C., J. Muss, E. Shelef, S. Staupher, N.A. Sutfin, 2016. Quantifying the export of floodplain soil carbon to Arctic river by bank erosion. 2016 Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Denver, CO. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Paper No. 36-5, Vol. 48, No. 7. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-282561

*Stauffer, S., J.C. Rowland, N.A. Sutfin, M. Fratkin, 2016. Predicting cutoff locations along meander bends on the East River in Crested Butte, CO. 2016 Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Denver, CO. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Paper No. 59-36, Vol. 48, No. 7. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-287227

Livers, B. E. Wohl, N.A. Sutfin, 2016. Alternative stable states of stream form, function, and carbon storage induced by historic land use in forested watersheds of the southern Rocky Mountains. Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Denver, CO. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Paper No. 36-2, Vol. 48, No. 7. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-286346

Rowland, J.C., E. Shelef, S. Stauffer, J. Muss, N.A. Sutfin, 2016. The flux of soil organic carbon into arctic rivers from river bank erosion. The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and oceanography 2016 Summer Meeting, Santa Fe, NM.

*Harris, J., N.A. Sutfin, 2016. Characteristics and predictors of organic matter content in floodplain soils of the Front Range. Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase, Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO.

Sutfin, N.A., E. Wohl, 2015. Differences in mean floodplain sediment turnover time associated with distinct hydroclimatic disturbance regimes in the Colorado Front Range. American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract No. 86450

Sutfin, N.S., B. Livers, and E. Wohl, 2015. Large-wood-induced storage of sediment and organic carbon in mountainous streams of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, U.S.A. Third International Conference on Wood in World Rivers, University of Padova, Italy.

Sutfin, N.S., and E. Wohl, 2015. Geologic, biogeomorphic, and hydrologic controls on organic carbon retention in mountainous headwater streams of the Colorado Front Range. Rocky Mountain National Park 2015 Research Conference, Estes Park, CO.

Harry, D., N. Sutfin, J. Shaw, J. Faulconer, A. Genco, E. Wohl, S. Kampf, D. Cooper, 2014. Geophysical Imaging of Near Surface Hydrostratigraphy in Arid Ephemeral Stream Systems Near Yuma, AZ. American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract No. NS33A-3948.

Rathburn, S., B. McElroy, E.E. Wohl, N.A. Sutfin, K. Huson, 2014. RAPID Assessment of Extreme Reservoir Sedimentation Resulting from the September 2013 Flood, North St. Vrain Creek, CO. American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. American Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract No. EP32A-05.

Rittenour, T., M.K. Kenworthy, J.L. Pierce, K.L. Pierce, N.A. Sutfin, W. Sharp, 2014. What is the role of climate and glaciation on the late Pleistocene sediment production recorded in alluvial fans, Lost River Range, Idaho, Rocky Mountain Annual and Cordilleran Annual Joint Meeting of Geological Society of America, Bozeman, MT. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 46, No. 5, Paper No. 29-10.

Martin, D., D. Harris-Atlas, N.A. Sutfin, 2013. An interdisciplinary approach to analyzing vulnerability in freshwater social-ecological systems, P28. Front Range Student Ecology Symposium, Fort Collins, CO.

Carlson, E., D. Harrison-Atlas, L. Lynch, I. Medina, D. Martin, A. Maas, G. Lloyd-Miner, J. Sholtes, N. Sutfin, 2013. Freshwater management: Integrating biophysical and social sciences. National Science Foundation, Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship 2013 Video and Poster Competition. http://posterhall.org/igert2013/posters/339

Erick Carlson, Dylan Harrison-Atlas, Laurel Lynch, Isaac Medina, David Martin, Alex Maas, Grace Lloyd Miner, Joel Sholtes, Nick Sutfin, 2013. Defining an Integrated Interdisciplinary Approach: I-WATER Fellows Address Challenges Confronting Freshwater Resources. I-WATER: Integrated Water Atmosphere Ecosystems Education and Research Program, Colorado State University. 2012 Hydrology Days, American Geophysical Union, Fort Collins, CO. Poster 127. http://hydrologydays.colostate.edu/

Sutfin, N.A., J.R. Shaw, E.E Wohl, and D. Cooper, 2012. Distinctive channel geometry and riparian vegetation: A geomorphic classification for arid ephemeral streams. American Geophysical Union 2012 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract No. EP23C-0824.

Sutfin, N.A., E.E. Wohl, J. Shaw, 2012. Geomorphic classification for ephemeral streams using channel geometry and basin characteristics. 2012 Hydrology Days, American Geophysical Union, Fort Collins, CO.

Dwire, K.A., E.E. Wohl, N.A. Sutfin, R.A. Bazan, L. Polvi-Pilgrim, 2012. Carbon pools along headwater streams with differing valley geometry in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado: Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association 2012 Summer Specialty Conference; Riparian Ecosystems IV: Advancing Science, Economics and Policy; June 27-29, 2012; Denver, Colorado. Online: http://www.awra.org/proceedings/Summer2012/Riparian/index.html.

Sutfin, N.A., E.E. Wohl, J. Shaw, 2011. Arid ephemeral stream classification using channel geometry and basin characteristics. American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract No. H51J-1335.

Wohl, E.E., K.A. Dwire, L.E. Polvi, N.A. Sutfin, R.A. Baza, 2011. Spatial Variations in Carbon Storage along Headwater Fluvial Networks with Differing Valley Geometry. American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract No. H24D-07

Sutfin, N.A., W.D. Sharp, J.L. Pierce, M. Kenworthy, 2010. Estimating the age of terminal fluvial deposition of Quaternary alluvial fans of the Lost River Basin, Northern Rocky Mountains, USA. 2010 Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Denver, CO. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 470

Sutfin, N.A., 2009. The testing and verification of models for post-fire debris flow probability, 2009 Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Portland, OR, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 674

Sutfin, N.A., J.L. Pierce, K.L. Pierce, W.D. Sharp, 2008. Using the thickness of pedogenic carbonate coatings as a proxy for ages of alluvial fan abandonment in the Lost River Range of eastern Idaho, Annual Meeting of Geological Society of America, Houston, TX, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 40, No. 6, p. 162

 

SELECT PROPOSALS WRITTEN

Recently Submitted

Spring 2018     Co-PI, Molecular Characterization of Organic Matter to Evaluate the Fate and Transport of U and Pu, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lab Directed Research and Development– Exploratory Research

Awarded funding

2016 – 2017     Co-investigator, Quantifying variability of soil organic carbon quality as a function of floodplain heterogeneity and downstream distance in a mountainous watershed, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, DOE Terrestrial & Subsurface Ecosystems scientific research theme proposal grant, $51,020.

2015 – 2016     Co-PI, National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant – Geography and Spatial Sciences Program of the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Award number: 1536186, Floodplain carbon storage in mountain rivers, $15,749.

2012 – 2015     Fellow, National Science Foundation IGERT – Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship; Integrated Water, Atmosphere, Ecosystems Education and Research Program (I-WATER), Colorado State University. NSF Award number: 0966346, Proposal: Carbon dynamics and storage in headwater channels of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, $80,000

2013                Graduate Student Research Grant, Geological Society of America, $2125

2012                Graduate Student Research Grant, Geological Society of America, $2500

Awarded but did not accept

2015                Awarded NCED2 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Proposal: Modeling future impacts on hydrology, fluvial process, aggradation and floodplain carbon dynamics in an urban watershed, National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics 2, Synthesis Post-doc Program, Earthcasting: case studies in predicting Earth-surface response to change, $40,000 (turned down Fellowship for a different position)

Unfunded

2017                Co-investigator, Determining hydrological and geomorphic controls on organic carbon decomposition along a river corridor using NMR and high-resolution mass spectrometry, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, DOE Terrestrial & Subsurface Ecosystems scientific research theme proposal grant.

2017                Co-PI, Molecular Characterization of Organic Matter Cycling at the Watershed Scale, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lab Directed Research and Development– Exploratory Research.

 

AWARDS, HONORS, AND SUPPORT                                                                                      

2015                Best Student Poster Presentation in Wood and Fluvial Ecosystems at the 2015 Third International Wood in World Rivers Conference, Padova, Italy

2014-2015       Hill Memorial Fellow, Warner College of Natural Resource, Colorado State University, 2014-2015. $5000

2013-2014       Larry Kent Burn Memorial Scholar, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University, 2013-2014, $1000

2013-2014       Anderson Graduate Fellowship, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, 2013-2014, $1200

2012-2013       Hill Memorial Fellow, Warner College of Natural Resource, Colorado State University, $5000

2012-2013       Larry Kent Burn Memorial Scholar, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University, 2012-2013, $1000

2012                John Montagne Award for graduate student research proposal, Geological Society of America

2012                Arthur D. Howard Award – honorable mention for student research proposal, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America

2011-2012       Schumm Graduate Scholar, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University, 2011-2012, $5000

2009-2010       Honorable mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation

2008-2009       NOAA Hollings Scholar, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $22,000

2009                Faculty Award for departmental service, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University

2009                Marj Billings Award for Distinguished Service to the University, Associated Students of Boise State University

2009                Sigma Gamma Epsilon Geologic Honors Society

2009                Department of Geosciences Scholar, Boise State University, $500

2008-2009       Kenneth Hollenbaugh Endowed Scholar, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University, $500

2008                Burnham Research Grant, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University, $500

2007-2008       Kenneth Hollenbaugh Endowed Scholar, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University, $500

 

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                                    

May 2016 – present     Visiting scientist and interdisciplinary research collaborator, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, CO

Conduct research on the East River with focus on how geomorphology and hydrology influence the redistribution of sediment and carbon dynamics, as well as the decomposition of organic matter, along the floodplain of the East River

May 2016 – present     Organizer of Atmosphere, Climate, and Ecosystem Sciences team research seminar, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Organize and facilitate a weekly brown-bag research seminar in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, EES-14, where students, postdocs, and visiting scientists within the ACES team present research. This served as a venue for the first ACES student poster research symposium.

Feb – Sept 2017          Visiting scientist and facility user, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Conducted soil solvent extractions for sample preparation on FT-ICR mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance of environmental soil samples, met and worked with resident staff scientists to interpret results and plan future sampling and processing strategies.

September 2016          Fieldtrip co-leader, Diverse Forms of Connectivity in the Watershed of North St. Vrain Creek, Colorado Front Range, Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, Fort Collins, CO

Coauthored fieldtrip guide and co-lead a field trip that outlines research on the connectivity of water and sediment from hillslopes, through channels, and to reservoirs, with special consideration of extreme events.

March 2016                 Invited Participant, workshop: Biodiversity and processes of ecosystems in paired basins. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Agronomia E Ingenieria Forestal, Santiago, Chile

Discussed the results of shared collaborative research and factors influencing carbon cycling, primary productivity, and biomass watersheds and associated river corridors of the Chilean Andes.

April 2015                    Judge for the 2015 Spring Research Fair: Celebrating Undergraduate Research in Watershed, Ecosystem and Sustainability Science, Colorado State University

Served as a judge for the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Undergraduate Research Fair, for which I scored poster presentations in the Watershed Senior Capstone Project and the Sustainable Watersheds course.

November 2014           Senior Thesis Defense Committee Member, Vietnam National University of Forestry, Hanoi, Vietnam

Served on the thesis defense committee for seven senior students in the Advanced Natural Resource Management program.

November 2014           Invited Participant, International Workshop on Linkage of Research, Training and Production Development for Restructuring the Forestry Sector in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Spring 2014                 Organizer and co-leader, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology I-WATER seminar on interdisciplinary water research (1-credit course), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2013-2014                   Co-organizer, Front Range River Retreat interdisciplinary workshop on river sciences

  • 2014 Tamasag Conference Center, Bellvue CO
  • 2013 YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

January 2014               Visiting interdisciplinary research collaborator, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Agronomia E Ingenieria Forestal, Santiago, Chile,

July 2013                     Workshop Participant, On the Cutting Edge – Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows, Boulder, CO.

2007-2009                   Event Coordinator, Focus the Nation climate change initiative and Greener Solutions state-wide juried art exhibition, University President’s Office, Boise State University, Boise, ID

 

ADDITIONAL SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES                                                                                            

Reviewer for the journals:    

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Journal of Hydrology

Geomorphology

Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

International Journal of Geoinformation

 

December 2017           Co-Convener and Chair, Changing the Channel: Fluvial System Response to Climate and Land-Use Change, EP006. 2017 Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA

2016 – 2018                 Volunteer Organizer of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Expanding Your Horizons career fair (2016-17) and workshops (2017-2018) for middle school students to promote women in STEM fields

Nov – Dec 2017           Invited Volunteer Presenter, Northern New Mexico Café Scientifique presentation and workshop for high school students. Balancing Rivers: Water and Sediment for the Environment and People. Los Alamos, Espanola, and Taos, New Mexico

October 2017              Primary Convener and Chair, Geology Rocks! A Musical Session on the Sounds of Science, T138, Session No. 166, 2017 Annual Fall Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Seattle, WA

December 2016           Primary Convener and Chair, The flow of organic carbon through the landscape, EP23B. 2016 Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA.

December 2016           Judge for American Geophysical Union Outstanding Student Presentation Awards

September 2016          Co-Convener and Chair, Floodplain Hydrogeomorphology: Dynamics of Sediment, Vegetation, and Organic Matter in Altered and Unaltered Systems. T53, Session No. 36, 2016 Annual Fall Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, CO

September 2016          Co-Convener and Chair, Quantifying Geomorphic Response to Floods: From Geochronologic Methods to High-Resolution Data and State-of-the-Art Models T62, Session No. 282, 2016 Annual Fall Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, CO

2016 – present             Registered scientist at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, CO

2014                            Wilderness First Aid Certification, Colorado Mountain Club Foundation

2014                            K-12 outreach, Front Range Student Ecology Symposium

2013                            Presenter, Spring In-Progress Reviews (IPRs) for the Resource Conservation and Climate Change Program Area, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Washington, DC

2012-2015                   Crew Leader Trainee, Wildland Restoration Volunteers

2007-2009                   President, Geology Club, Boise State University

2008-2009                   President, Photographic Arts Collective, Boise State University

2008                            Leadership Quest Certification, Boise State University

 

SOCIETY AFFILIATIONS                                                                                                                     

2008 – present                         Geological Society of America

2009 – present                         American Geophysical Union

2017 – present                         American Association of Geographers

 

 

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