Diane McKnight


Contact Information


Affiliated Departments

Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

Secondary Core Area

Research Interests

Limnology, aquatic ecology, reactive transport of metals and organic material in streams and rivers.


Ph.D. 1979 Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Administrator for the Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program

  • CO-Director along with John Pitlick.
  • CEAE Faculty representative
  • ENVS Faculty representative (co-representative with John Pitlick)

Research Topics:

  • Hydrologic, chemical and biological processes in aquatic ecosystems.
  • Interactions between freshwater biota, trace metals, and natural organic material in freshwater environments.
  • Mine drainage and watershed issues in the Rocky Mountains.