iUTAH Teams - Graduate Research Assistants

 

Point of Contact: Michelle Baker, USU

iUTAH Graduate Research Assistants conduct research aimed at helping the research focus area teams meet project milestones.  As part of their graduate training, these students are engaged with faculty research mentors who enhance student expertise in cutting-edge ecohydrology, environmental engineering, socio-environmental science and coupled modeling.  iUTAH Graduate Research Assistants have the opportunity to mentor junior students engaged in the iUTAH iFellows and Trainee programs.

 

 

Current Graduate Research Assistants

 

Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Null
Research Topic: Evaluating hydrologic ecosystem services in coupled human-natural systems
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Jeff Horsburgh
Research Topic: Hydrologic Modeling of Coupled Human Natural Systems
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Joanna Endter-Wada
Research Topic:
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Mark Brunson
Research Topic: Water Values and Vulnerabilities, Utah Water Voices
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Steve Burian
Research Topic: Urban water modeling platform to study impact of green infrastructure and decentralized urban water management on water cycle processes and to assess sustainability performance metrics.
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Paul Brooks
Research Topic:
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Diane E. Pataki
Research Topic: Vegetation’s Effect on Temperature in Salt Lake City
Brigham Young University
Faculty Advisor: Greg Carling
Research Topic: Potential for water quality impacts due to agriculture and urban runoff in the middle Provo River, Utah
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Gabriel Bowen
Research Topic: Water Isotope Budgets and Fingerprints for Urban Water Use in Utah
Brigham Young University
Faculty Advisor: Zachary Aanderud
Research Topic: Stream bacterial community connectivity and sources
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Baker
Research Topic: The characterization of riverine organic matter in an urban landscape.
Other
Faculty Advisor: Shujuan Li, Joanna Endter-Wada
Research Topic: Spatiotemporal dynamics of water-related agricultural land use during urbanization processes
Brigham Young University
Faculty Advisor: Sam St. Clair
Research Topic: Measuring snowpack properties across a gradient of disturbance
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor:
Research Topic: Evapotranspiration in Urban and Agricultural Landscapes
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor:
Research Topic:
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Baker
Research Topic: Stream Nutrient Dynamics along a Mountain to Urban Gradient
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Scott Jones, David Tarboton
Research Topic: Improving the actual evapotranspiration estimates to support water balance in the GAMUT
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Eric Pardyjak
Research Topic:
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Court Strong
Research Topic: Stochastic climate simulation to support analysis of hydroclimate across the Wasatch Front
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Bethany Neilson
Research Topic: Spatial and temporal variability in groundwater/surface water interactions
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Hinners
Research Topic:
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Jiming Jin
Research Topic: Downscaling techniques in hydroclimatic modeling
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Joanna Ganning
Research Topic:
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Ryan Dupont, Bo Yang
Research Topic: Analysis of flow and pollutant load after diversion and treatment in a bioretention area in comparison with undiverted and untreated conventional stormwater collection and conveyance systems.

 

Past Graduate Research Assistants

 

Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Doug Jackson-Smith
Research Topic: Organization adaptation in local stormwater governance
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Zachary Aanderud
Research Topic: Water Quality Monitoring
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Rob Stoll
Research Topic: Simulating Urban Transport Across Scales
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Baker
Research Topic: Power and Data Telemetry Challenges for Remote iUTAH EPSCoR Weather Stations
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Bethany Neilson
Research Topic: Groundwater - Surface Water Interactions
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Joanna Endter-Wada, Zhao Ma
Research Topic: Environment and Society
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Zhao Ma, Joanna Endter-Wada
Research Topic: Participatory Climate Scenario Design for Adaptation Policy
Brigham Young University
Faculty Advisor: Zachary Aanderud, Norm Jones
Research Topic: Web-Based Data Storage and Visualization
Brigham Young University
Faculty Advisor: Sam St. Clair
Research Topic: Land Use Change
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Courtney Flint
Research Topic:
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Joanna Endter-Wada
Research Topic:
University of Utah
Research Topic: Implementing Low Impact Development at the University of Utah
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Bethany Neilson
Research Topic: Water use change prediction in Cache Valley Canals by coupling Agent Based Modeling approach with QUAL2Kw
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Sarah Hinners
Research Topic: Coupled Human-Natural Water Processes
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Jiming Jin
Research Topic: Understanding changes to future summertime precipitation associated with the North American Monsoon
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Charles Sims
Research Topic: Modeling Water-Use Behavior Under Uncertainty
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Todd Crowl
Research Topic: Multicultural Communication
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Ryan Dupont
Research Topic: Water Quality Improvement through Stormwater Treatment System Upgrades
University of Utah
Research Topic: Wasatch Water Use 2040
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Court Strong
Research Topic: Keeping Freshwater Flowing in Utah
Utah State University
Faculty Advisor: Keith Grant-Davie
Research Topic: Communication Boot Camp
University of Utah
Faculty Advisor: Christine Pomeroy
Research Topic: Enhancing Education and Outreach via iUTAH Summer Institute