Assistant Professor • Associate Director of Undergraduate Students • Institute Fellow, INSTAAR
Environmental Studies • Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research


  SEEC S235B

Office Hours

  • By appointment

Students can email Eve to request an appointment.


  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 2009
  • B.A. Middlebury College, 2001

Research Interests

  • Ecosystem biogeochemistry
  • Human dimensions of global change


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 accepting applications for PhD students.

A Note to Prospective ENVS 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/