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Floodplain Ecogeomorphic Processes

Dr. Katherine Lininger , Assistant Professor, is a fluvial geomorphologist who studies the interactions between geomorphic (physical) and ecological processes in rivers and floodplains. She is particularly interested in the influence of river and floodplain processes on the flux and storage of organic carbon in floodplain soil and dead, downed...

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Katherine Lininger awarded NSF grant to investigate floodplain processes

Aug. 24, 2021

Professor Katherine Lininger received a $407,205 award from the National Science Foundation titled, " Floodplain ecogeomorphic processes: interactions between floodplain forest characteristics, wood accumulations, and hydrogeomorphology ”. Lininger’s collaborators on the project include Dr. Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Jeff Marr at the St. Anthony Falls...

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Faculty News Spring 2021

May 3, 2021

Waleed Abdalati testified to Congress for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Waleed Abdalati On April 15, 2021, Professor Abdalati testified in a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The hearing was titled “Making the Case for Climate Action: The...

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Team Awarded CU Outreach Award

April 7, 2021

Professor Katherine Lininger was part of a team given a CU Outreach Award for the outreach proposal, “CU Restoration Ecology Experimental Learning Program”, by the CU Boulder Outreach Awards Committee. The effort was led by Tim Seastedt, professor emeritus of INSTAAR and EBIO, and included Professor Sharon Collinge from the...

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Professors Holly Barnard and Katherine Lininger Principal Investigators on $6.9M Grant

Sept. 8, 2020

Holly Barnard Geography professor Holly Barnard is the Principle Investigator and Geography Assistant Professor Katherine Lininger , with Eve-Lyn Hinckley, are the Co-Principle Investigators on a new 5-year $6.9M NSF grant to study the Critical Zone in the American West. Up to now, Critical Zone Observatories have done a lot...

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2018 Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 13, 2018

The 2018 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, alumni updates, and student and faculty articles. Contents: Bill Travis : Message from the Chair, pgs 2-3 von Dreden Stacey Fellowship Winners, pgs 4-6 Mark Serreze : Climate Change Becomes Persona...