Assistant Professor

Office: SEEC S235B

Affiliated Departments


Research Interests

  • Ecosystem biogeochemistry
  • Human dimensions of global change


Ph.D. 2009 Stanford University
B.A. 2001 Middleburry College


Eve-Lyn Hinckley’s academic interests focus on quantifying how interactions among biogeochemical, hydrological, and ecological processes affect nutrient cycling at multiple scales.  She explores these interactions in a range of settings—including those where human influence is remote and where it is immediate. Eve’s foundation in conducting process-based studies at plot-to-regional scales has informed her more recent involvement in collaborative efforts to design and use network resources for addressing questions at broad scales.  In all of her research endeavors, Eve enjoys collaborating with colleagues and practitioners who bring different perspectives to the research and are interested in working together to incorporate new scientific results into land management decisions. 

In the classroom, Eve emphasizes student engagement through lively discussions ranging from the details of biogeochemical cycles to historical and present day environmental issues.  She is also firmly committed to increase hands-on research opportunities for undergraduates on campus and at CU’s long-term research sites in the Colorado Front Range.

A Note to Prospective Graduate Students

Dr. Hinckley is not accepting any new graduate students at this time. 

A Note to Prospective ENVD Honors Undergraduate Students

Honors thesis projects in the Environmental Biogeochemistry Group fall under our core research areas: understanding human effects on coupled biogeochemical and water cycles, investigating the fate and consequences of high sulfur use in agriculture, and quantifying changes to ecosystem function in the Colorado Front Range. Our group draws on field, laboratory, and modeling approaches from biogeochemistry and hydrology, and also partners with stakeholders to determine how our research can help inform transitions in policy and management. Please see our website for more information: https://enviro-biogeochemistry.weebly.com/