Recent Lab News…
October 2018: Dr. Chris Tennant’s paper on snow distribution in forests was selected for a WRR’s Editor’s Choice Award (more info coming)
October 2018: Dr. Harpold gave a talk on managing forests with less snow at the University of California, Berkeley Geography Colloquium. A video recording can be found here.
October 2018: Dr. Harpold presented at the Yosemite Hydroclimate meeting on forest management techniques for snow.
October 2018: We are hiring a PhD position in the lab group as part of a USDA funded project. See opportunities page.
September 2018: Rose Petersky’s paper “Now you see it, now you don’t: a case study of ephemeral snowpacks and soil moisture response in the Great Basin, USA” has been published open access in HESS
September 2018: Dr. Harpold traveled to Mammoth, CA for the NASA Airborne Snow Observatory and the MtnClim meeting in Crested Butte, CO
July 2018: Mackenzie Kohler is awarded undergraduate NASA Space Grant scholarship and Josh Sturtevant receives the graduate fellowship
June 2018: New paper on sediment transport in streams by Diana Karwan published in Water Resources Research. Dr. Harpold provided lidar analysis as co-author.
April 2018: New paper by Dr. Julia Perdrial published in Biogeochemistry: “A net ecosystem carbon budget for snow dominated forested headwater catchments: linking water and carbon fluxes to critical zone carbon storage”
April 2018: Dr. Harpold is awarded Haury Fellowship to visit Lab of Tree Ring Research at the University of Arizona in January 2019.
April 2018: Attended the Western Snow Conference with Mackenzie, Ava, and Tiho. Ava’s poster on sap flow during snowmelt won runner up for best poster.
March 2018: Our PNAS paper is featured in High Country News.
March 2018: Gave short presentation in fascinating IARPC forum on seasonal snow on glaciers: “The [uneven] effects of temperature on snow accumulation and ablation”
March 2018: Great trip to Colorado State University’s Natural Resources Ecology Lab for an invited talk: “Rethinking Snowpack’s Sensitivity to Climate Change in the West”
January 2018: Our PNAS paper is highlighted for Nevada Today.
January 2018: Our new paper on the effects of humidity on snowpack ablation is published open source in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
January 2018: Our paper on extreme snowmelt and rainfall is given EoS research spotlight.
December 2017: Rose Petersky graduates with her M.S. Congratulations Rose. Rose has her first paper in review about ephemeral snow in HESS Discussions and a second manuscript in preparation.
December 2017: AGU in New Orleans. We presented 6 lab related works.
November 2017: Traveled to Houston for workshop as a member of NCALM steering committee.
October 2017: Presented at the Yosemite Hydroclimate Conference on snow drought in the western U.S.
September 2017: Our new paper on the potential influences of humidity on shifts from snow to rain is accepted in Geophysical Research Letters. Here is a link to read the paper for free.
September 2017: Gave an invited seminar at University of Vermont, entitled: “The Snow You Don’t Know: Advances in Snow Hydrology Are Reshaping Our Views Of Hydrological Sensitivity in the Western U.S.”
August 2017: Ava Cooper and Devon Eckberg join the lab as MS students. Both will be working on snow and forests in the Tahoe-Truckee Basin for their research.
July 2017: Adam Wymore’s paper on growing critical zone scientists is published in ESPL.
May 2017: Our new paper on concentration-discharge relationships in the Jemez Critical Zone Observatory is published in WRR.
May 2017: Our article about snow drought is reprinted in CIRMOUNT Mountain Views newsletter.
April 2017: Our new paper on biomass distributions in Boulder Creek watershed is published in Ecosphere.
April 2017: Rose Petersky wins best student poster at Western Snow Conference.
April 2017: Matt Newell wins EPSCoR scholarship to study effects of changing mountain hydrology on ag water management in NV.
April 2017: Mackenzie Kohler wins EPSCoR scholarship and fellowship to develop research next Fall.
February 2017: Our opinion piece on snow drought is published in EOS
December 2016: Review paper published in HESS on predicting precipitation phase
December 2016: New paper published in JAWRA on improvement in streamflow forecasting from soil moisture.
December 2016: Another amazing AGU! Great meetings, presentations, and seeing successful students.
November 2016: Taped public access program on climate change effects on water resources.
October 2016: Gave two presentations at the 2016 MTNCLIM meeting in Leavenworth, WA. I love my mountain people!
October 2016: Gave two presentations at the Yosemite Hydroclimate meeting in Yosemite Valley.
September 2016: Gave an invited seminar at University of California, Merced titled: “Variable and unexpected hydrological response to changing snowpack dynamics: determining future winners and losers”
August 2016: Press release on our paper on slower snowmelt and streamflow.
August 2016: Gave an invited talk at the Humboldt River Basin Water Authority meeting in Winnemucca.
July 2016: Joel Biederman’s paper on changes in streamflow from Water Resources Research has been selected as an Editor’s choice award!
July 2016: New paper investigating snow versus rain discrimination at the SNOTEL network is online in JAWRA.
July 2016: New paper on the role of snowmelt rate on streamflow generation in GRL.
June 2016: Looking for new PhD student to join the lab. See opportunities page.
June 2016: Welcome new students! Jon Weiner starting a PhD and Sydney Weiss starting summer REU program in the lab. Bio’s will be posted soon.
May 2016: Adrian won outstanding faculty member in the UNR Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences for 2015-2016. Honored that such great colleagues value my work!
April 2016: Presented our initial results from Sagehen Creek watershed at the Nevada NASA EPSCoR meeting in Reno
April 2016: Undergraduate Kasey Hewson has been awarded a summer fellowship from UNR’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program
April 2016: Attended the Western Snow conference in Seattle and gave 2 presentations.
April 2016: New paper on soil water availability from changing snowpack dynamics is out in Advances in Water Resources.
April 2016: Attending and leading an IWG meeting in McCall, ID on a new typology for snow-dominated streamflow regimes
March 2016: Attended the NASA SnowEX meeting in Seattle, WA
March 2016: New paper on the effects of pine beetles on nitrogen and carbon transport,
March 2016: Our work on pine beetles and streamflow has been highlighted by AGU Eos magazine
January 2016: Quoted in Backcountry Magazine about role of fire in avalanches goo.gl/4Y8V1X
December 2015: Another amazing AGU. Great feedback, friends, and new collaborations.
December 2015: Congrats to M.S. student Rose and Patrick, award NASA Space Grant Fellowships!
December 2015: New paper by Joel Biederman on the [lack] of streamflow response following insect disturbance in the Rockies in WRR.
November 2015. Lets talk about water event at UNR was a great success thanks to our incredible panel. The report discussed at the meeting is posted here.
October 2015: Pushing hard to install our new ecohydrologic instrument clusters in Sagehen watershed.
October 2015: Attended CZ workshop in China.
September 2015: New paper published in GRL investigating snowmelt-soil moisture relationships across the Western U.S.
September 2015: Attended the Global Network of Mountain Observatories Workshop in Crested Butte, CO
August 2015: Classes have started at UNR. Teaching Principles of Ecohydrology for the first time. 110 students!
July 2014: Attended the SERC early career workshop in Virginia with a trip to NSF. I learned a lot about active learning. Watch out undergrads, its not just going to be a lecture class!
July 2015: Ran a IWG workshop on snow-rain transitions. There is a lot to do in this research field. This is why we are writing a review paper on the subject.
July 2015: New Grad students in the lab group. Patrick Longley by way of Western Washington University and Rose Petersky by way of SUNY-ESF. Welcome to Reno!
June 2015: Attended the GRC meeting near Andover, NH. What a great meeting!
April 2015: Will be presenting at the Western Snow Conference in Grass Valley, CA
April 2015: Gave the CUASHI Cyberseminar. Can find it archived here.
April 2015: Spoke at the UNR Department of Geological Science and Engineering Colloquium
March 2015: Snow Lab! Found some snow on top of Mt. Rose for NRES 482.
March 2015: Spoke at the Geography Department Colloquium at UNR
February 2015: I gave a short presentation about the importance of snow to Truckee Meadows Park Foundation: Let it Snow!
January 2015: Our new review paper is online for review in the journal Hydrology and Earth Systems Science discussions: Laser vision: lidar as a transformative tool to advance critical zone science
December 2014: Presented two talk at AGU Annual Meeting in San Francisco: “The Sensitivity of Soil Moisture in Western U.S. Mountains to Changes in Snowmelt” and “Utilizing LiDAR Datasets From Experimental Watersheds to Advance Ecohydrological Understanding in Seasonally Snow-Covered Forests”
December 2014: New paper is in press at Hydrological Processes: Soil moisture response to snowmelt timing in mixed-conifer subalpine forests
November 2014: Went to Porter Canyon to explore snow hydrology and make some simple field sensor installations with my undergraduate assistant Carly Venghaus. We plan to investigate the impacts of pinyon and juniper removal on snow processes.
November 2014: New work linking cycling of rare earth elements under varying hydrological conditions that I co-authored with Angelica Vazquez-Ortega is published in Chemical Geology: Rare Earth Elements as Reactive Tracers of Biogeochemical Weathering in Forested Rhyolitic Terrain
October 2014: New publication using lidar measurements to parameterize a snowpack energy budget model that I co-authored with Patrick Broxton is published in ecohydrology: Quantifying the effects of vegetation structure on snow accumulation and ablation in mixed-conifer forests
October 2014: Just officially started my new faculty position at University of Nevada, Reno. Go Wolf Pack!
September 2014: Attended and presented at the Critical Zone Observatory Meeting outside of Yosemite CA. Great discussions about CZ science.
July 2015: New paper on the hydrological effects of Mountain Pine Beetle at the watershed scale published in Water Resources Research (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013WR014994/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false).