People

CWEST researchers come from a variety of scientific backgrounds, have a wide range of research interests, and work throughout Colorado and around the globe. Our membership is growing.

Membership

Please find information on becoming a CWEST member here. If you are an investigator at the USGS or the University of Colorado interested in becoming a member, please contact CWEST's program manager at c-west@colorado.edu.

Staff

PhotoNameContact Information
Sabre Duren Sabre Duren
Associate Director, Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
CWEST
Leanne Lestak Leanne Lestak
GIS/ Remote Sensing Specialist
INSTAAR
Noah Molotch Noah Molotch
Director, CWEST • Fellow, INSTAAR • Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder
INSTAAR
Lauren Tomkinson Lauren Tomkinson
Program Manager, CWEST
CWEST

CWEST Researchers

PhotoNameContact Information
George Aiken USGS George Aiken
Project Chief, Organic Carbon Mitigation in Aquatic Environments
USGS
Suzanne Anderson Suzanne Prestrud Anderson
Associate Professor • Lead Investigator, Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory
Geography • INSTAAR Fellow
Holly Barnard INSTAAR CU-Boulder Holly Barnard
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography University of Colorado, Boulder • Faculty of Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program • Investigator, Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory
Geography • INSTAAR Fellow
Kenna Butler Kenna Butler
Acting Branch Chief, Central NRP Branch and Research Chemists
USGS
Kate Campbell Kate Campbell
Research Chemist
USGS
Kaelin Cawley Kaelin Cawley
Staff Scietist, STREON/Aquatics
NEON
Gary Clow Gary Clow
Research Geophysicist
USGS • INSTAAR Affiliate
Karen Cozzetto Karen Cozzetto
Research Associate
CIRES
John Crawford John Crawford
Research Ecologist
USGS
Brian Ebel Brian Ebel
Research Hydrologist
USGS • INSTAAR Affiliate
Michael Gooseff Michael Gooseff
Associate Professor, Department Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering • Lead Investigator of McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER • Co-Director of the Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
INSTAAR • Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Peter Griffiths Peter Griffiths
Former Assistant Chief, Central Branch
USGS
Richard Healy Richard Healy
USGS Researcher
USGS
Nicole Herman-Mercer Nicole Herman-Mercer
Social Scientist
USGS
Eve-Lyn Hinckley Eve-Lyn Hinckley
Assistant Professor of the Environmental Studies Department, CU Boulder • Arikaree Environmental Lab Director • Boulder Creek CZO Investigator • NWT Ridge LTER Investigator
INSTAAR Fellow • Environmental Studies
Adrian Howkins Adrian Howkins
LTER Schoolyard Series Lead Investigator • McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER Investigator
Schoolyard Series
Albert Kettner Albert Kettner
Research Scientist • Co-Director, Dartmouth Flood Observatory • Senior Personnel, Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System
INSTAAR
Josh Koch Josh Koch
Research Hydrologist, Alaska Science Center
USGS
Ben Livneh Ben Livneh
Assistant Professor,
Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering • CIRES
Blaine McCleskey Blaine McCleskey
Research Chemist
USGS
Richard McDonald Richard McDonald
Hydrologist
USGS
Diane McKnight Diane McKnight
Co-Managing Program Director, NSF's Arctic Systems Science Program • Founding Director, CWEST • Fellow, INSTAAR • Professor, Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering and Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder
INSTAAR
Giff Miller Giff Miller
Fellow and Associate Director • Professor, Department of Geological Sciences • Guest Professor, University of Iceland
INSTAAR
Noah Molotch Noah Molotch
Director, CWEST • Fellow, INSTAAR • Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder
INSTAAR
Sheila Murphy Sheila Murphy
Hydrologist • Investigator, Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory
USGS
Kirk Nordstrom Kirk Nordstrom
Senior Scientist • Adjunct Professor, Murdoch University, Australia • Visiting Professor, China University of Geosciences Wuhan
USGS
Tad Pfeffer Tad Pfeffer
Fellow, INSTAAR • Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
INSTAAR
Harihar Rajaram Harihar Rajaram
Professor • Investigator, Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory
Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Donald Rosenberry Don Rosenberry
Hydrologists
USGS
Rob Runkel Rob Runkel
Research Hydrologist, Toxic Substance Hydrology Program
USGS
Joe Ryan Joe Ryan
Professor • Co-Director, Colorado Water and Energy Research Center
Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mike SanClements Mike SanClements
Staff Scientist and Deputy Director of Terrestrial Instrumentation Systems
NEON • INSTAAR Affiliate
Paul Schuster Paul Schuster
Research Hydrologist, Yukon River Project, Climate and Land Use Mission Area • Laboratory Supervisor, Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets (WEBB) Project
USGS
Richard Smith Richard Smith
Research Hydrologist
USGS
Sarah Spaulding Sarah Spaulding
Ecologist
USGS • INSTAAR
Robert Stallard Robert Stallard
Research Hydrologist • Research Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
USGS • INSTAAR Fellow
Rob Striegl Rob Striegl
Research Hydrologist
USGS
Katharine Suding Katharine Suding
Lead Investigator of Niwot Ridge LTER • Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
INSTAAR • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Alexis Templeton Alexis Templeton
Associate Professor
Geology
Andrew Todd Andrew Todd
Research Biologist, Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
USGS
Jeninifer Underwood Jennifer Underwood
Physical Science Technician
USGS
Michelle Walvoord Michelle Walvoord
Research Hydrologist • Lead Scientist
USGS
Kim Wickland Kim Wickland
Research Ecologist • Lead Scientist
USGS
Mark Williams Mark Williams
Fellow, INSTAAR • Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder Lead Investigator, Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research site • Lead Investigator, Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research site • Co-Director, Colorado Water and Energy Research Center • Investigator, Contribution to High Asia Runoff from Ice and Snow (CHARIS)
INSTAAR
Jeff Writer Jeff Writer
Hydrologist • Master Teacher, School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder
USGS • INSTAAR Affiliate