Water

Rachel Gabor
Alum
Water

Rachel finished her PhD in Environmental Studies in December 2013.

Specialty: Hydrology, biogeochemistry, nutrient cycling, analytical spectroscopy.

Research Interests: Dissolved organic matter; soil organic matter; spectroscopy; hydrology; watershed biogeochemistry

Lee Stanish
Alum
Water

Lee is an aquatic ecologist with a focus on microbial structure and function.  Her graduate work focused on stream microbial communities in response to environmental change in Antarctica, where she was part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research Project. She currently studies the microbiology of drinking water in the front range of Colorado and across the U.S.

Daniel Cordalis
Water

Daniel, a member of the Navajo Nation, is primarily interested in water policy and how Indian tribes can ensure their proper allocation of the resource, but also is interested in promoting Indian policy and initiatives on the national level.

Katherine Powell
Water

Katherine is 3+ years into the Environmental Studies PhD program, with a dual appointment at the US Geological Survey in Denver. She is researching how soil respiration is impacted by extreme hydrological events at a 2 semi-arid ecosystems - a grassland site and a montane forest site. One of her research sites is at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge just south of Boulder, the former weapons component plant and a US EPA Superfund site!

John Pitlick
Sciences Core
Water
Tyler Kohler
Water

Tyler is primarily interested in the links between algal community structure and biogeochemical cycles, and how these relationships may apply to broader freshwater ecosystem structure and function. Currently, he is investigating temporal, spatial, and physical controls on microbial mats in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica.

Kelsey Cody
Water

Kelsey Cody studies collective action, governance, resilience, and climate change adaptation as they relate to water, common pool resources generally, and environmental problems. Grounded in the Institutional Analysis and Development framework and Social-Ecological Systems thinking, Kelsey incorporates aspects of various fields and approaches including evolution and ecology, political and social sciences, behavioral economics and game theory, and ethics and law.

John Berggren
Water

John studies water governance, focusing on institutional adaptability, values, and narratives - often from the seat of a raft.