Publications

Refereed 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, S.L., G.L. Bennett, E.E. Wohl, C. Briles, B. McElroy, N.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., E.E. Wohl, K.A. Dwire, 2016. State of Science: Banking Carbon: A review of organic carbon storage and physical factors influences carbon retention in floodplains and riparian ecosystems. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41 (1), 38-46. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3857

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

Sutfin, N.A., J. Shaw, E.E. Wohl, and D. Cooper, 2014. A geomorphic classification of ephemeral channels in a mountainous, arid region, southwestern, Arizona, USA. Geomorphology 221, 164-175.

Kenworthy, M., T.M. Rittenour, J.L. Pierce, N.A. Sutfin, W.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, D.M., D. Harrison-Atlas, N.A. Sutfin and N.L. 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, E., K. Dwire, N. Sutfin, L. Polvi and R. Bazan, 2012. Mechanisms of C storage in mountainous headwater rivers. Nature Communications. 3: 1263. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2274

Peer-reviewed book chapters:

Jaeger, K.L., N.A. Sutfin, S. Tooth, K. Michaelides, M. 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.

Manuscripts in review:

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

Melanda, H.F., N.A. Sutfin, S. Stauffer, G. Guryan, J.C. Rowland, K.H.Williams, K. Singha (in revision). From Grain to Floodplain: Evaluating heterogeneity of floodplain hydrostratigraphy using sedimentology, geophysics, and remote sensing. Submitted to Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

Lynch, L., N.A. Sutfin, T. Fegel, Claudia Boot, Tim Covino, Matthew Wallenstein (in revision). 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). River channel complexity regulates sediment storage and organic carbon decomposition.

Sutfin, N.A., J. Rowland, M. Fratkin, S. Stauffer, R. Carroll, H. Malenda, K. Williams (in preparation). Hydrologic and morphological drivers of a floodplain sediment budget over 60 years.

Non-peer-reviewed contributions:

Sutfin, N.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, D., Shaw, J., Wohl, E., Harry, D., Sutfin, N., Kampf, S., Faulconer, J., 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. https://www.serdp-estcp.org/Program-Areas/Resource-Conservation-and-Resiliency/Infrastructure-Resiliency/Vulnerability-and-Impact-Assessment/RC-1725

Sutfin, N.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, E., D. Harrison-Atlas, L. Lynch, I. Medina, D. Martin, A. Maas, G. Lloyd-Miner, J. Sholtes, N. Sutfin. Carlson et al 2013_Defining an Interdisciplinary Approach I-WATER Fellows Address challanges confronting freshwater resources. Proceedings from the 33rd Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days conference. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

 

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 of 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. 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. 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 (*student/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

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

*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., 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

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