University of Colorado at Boulder

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Faculty

Holly R. Barnard

Ecohydrology; Stable Isotope Geochemistry; Forest Hydrology; Tree Physiology

Assistant Professor of Geography 

Physical Geography
Fellow of INSTAAR
Faculty of Hydrologic Sciences
303-735-7062 INSTAAR RL-1, room 151  
Ph.D. Oregon State University, 2009

Research Interests

My research is focused on investigating how vegetation processes affect water flow dynamics and pathways in soil and streams, and conversely, how water flow paths affect vegetation function in mountainous terrain. The ultimate goal is to improve our knowledge of how changes in land-use and/or climate will affect water resources and ecosystems. This interdisciplinary research uses state-of-the-art techniques to reveal patterns and processes at scales ranging from the leaf to the watershed. Some current topics include: evapo-transpiration partitioning using stable isotopes; impact of bark beetle outbreaks on forest water yield in southern Wyoming; and examining the influence of micro-climate on tree function using stable isotope analysis of tree rings

Labs & Facilities

KESDA Ken Erickson Spatial Data Analysis Lab

KESDA Lab is an instructional computer lab with advanced software and hardware used to teach technique (skills) courses in geography.

Recent Courses Include

Fall 2014  GEOG 4371/5371 (3) Forest Geography Principles & Dynamics

Spring 2014  GEOG 5100-002 (3) Special Topics: Writing and Presenting in Physical Science

Graduate Students

         
Hallie
Adams
M.A. Alumni
2014
Linking Topography, Hydrology, Climate, and Ecology in Semi-arid Forest: Within Catchment Annual Tree Growth and Water Use Efficiency
Margaret
Burns
M.A. Alumni
2014
Hillslope Dissolved Organic Matter Transport and Transformation in a Semi-arid Headwater Catchment

What's New

The Barnard Ecohydrology lab is growing! We are always looking for well-qualified, enthusiastic students to join our group. Undergraduates interested in research experience or potential senior projects should contact Dr. Barnard.

Potential graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Barnard in advance of applying to the department to discuss research project and funding opportunities.

"What's New" updated February 2011

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