Throughout my PhD and postdoctoral research I have had the opportunity to work with numerous students and mentees. Below I highlight some of the most recent and list several others:
Meghan King worked with me the summer and fall of 2017 as a post-Bachelors Graduate Research Assistant at Los Alamos in the lab and in the field. Meghan conducted a summer research project to examine spatial and temporal trends of stratigraphic sequences in abandoned channels on floodplains of the East River in Crested Butte, CO. Meghan is now working on a manuscript for peer review and has started graduate school working on her master’s at Oregon State University.
Sophie Stauffer was a post-Masters student working with Joel Rowland and I at Los Alamos National Lab from 2015-2017 to extract data from aerial imagery that we are using to create an empirical model for the occurrence of cutoffs along the East River, CO. Sophie is now a Water Quality Specialist at at Pueblo of Tesuque in New Mexico.
Mulu Fratkin worked with me the summer of 2016 in the lab and in the field and focused on writing R code to reconstruct historic flows in the East River. He analyzed various components of the snowmelt-dominated hydrograph (e.g., the magnitude, duration, and rate of change of flow in the river) that I have used for my empirical models of river bank erosion. After completing a master’s degree at Oregon State University, Mulu returned to Los Alamos National Lab and is now Post-Master’s Research Assistant.
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