Diane McKnight
303-492-4687 or 303-492-7573

Center for Water, Earth Science and Technology, Director

Department: Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Education: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1975, 1978, 1979)
Teaching: CVEN 3434 Applied Ecology, CVEN 5323 Applied Stream Ecology
Research: Aquatic Ecology, Limnology, Reactive transport of metals and organic material in streams and rivers

Office: ECES 124 or LITR 115

Honors and Distinctions:

  • US Geological Survey: Meritorious Service Award
  • American Geophysical Union: Fellow
  • National Academy of Engineering: Member
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: Fellow
  • Humic Sciences and Technology Conference XI: Honorary Chair
  • American Geophysical Union: Langbein Lecturer
  • John Dalton Medal, European Geophysical Union
  • Hydrology Career Award, American Geophysical Union

Recent Publications with undergraduate students:
* indicates undergraduate student

  1. Cawley, K. M., V. Koerfer*, D. M. McKnight. 2013.The role of dissolved organic matter (DOM) quality in the growth enhancement of Alexandrium fundyense (Dinophyceae) in laboratory culture. Journal of Phycology 49:546-554, DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12063.
  2. Lyons, W. B., D. L. Leslie, R. S. Harmon, K. Neumann, K. A. Welch, K. Bisson*, D. M. McKnight. 2013. The carbon stable isotope biogeochemistry of streams, Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Applied Geochemistry 32: 26-36, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.08.019 
  3. Esposito, R. M. M., S. L. Horn*, D. M. McKnight, M. J. Cox*, M. C. Grant, S. A. Spaulding, P. T. Doran, and K. D. Cozzetto. 2006. Antarctic climate cooling and response of diatoms in glacial meltwater streams. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, LXXXXX, doi:10.1029/2006GL025903.