The following is a list compiled from Metropolitan State University of Denver faculty conducting water related research. Is this list missing anything? Let us know! Please contact Tom Cech at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nona Shipman at email@example.com.
Town of Breckenridge grant to research wetlands within the community.
Lindbergh Foundation grant to research the impact of human waste on regional ecosystems.
Geochemical analysis of rock glaciers – An assessment of water quality being discharged through melting ice contained in rock glaciers. How will increased solutes affect our alpine lakes and reservoirs?
Rock Glacier Mapping in Chile – ESRI and PCI Geomatics grant using GIS and remote sensing to identify rock glaciers, an important water resource in the arid Andes.
Analyzing the geochemistry of hot springs near Manitou Springs, CO.
How flood control downstream of dams affects plant structure and composition and how groundwater pumping and hydrologic restoration affect streamside plant communities. Article: Bridging troubled Waters (Dr. Gabrielle Katz sheds light on impact of 2013 Colorado floods).
Research Greenland’s weather patterns and the resulting precipitation, which directly relates to the mass balance of the ice sheet, and therefore, sea level rise.
Currently working on three projects. 1) Investigating carbon cycling in the alpine ecosystem in Rocky Mountain National Park. 2) Assessing water quality in the South Platte River as it flows through the metro area. 3) Working with faculty from the School of Education to assess K-12 teacher attitudes about writing in science.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) fee-for-service surveying and mapping work.
Studying the effectiveness of communicating social norms in encouraging water conservation behavior.
Expert Witness for the Pueblo of Acoma, State of New Mexico (State Engineers Office) vs. Kerr-McGee, Use of the Rio San Jose valley as part of the traditional Acoma landscape.
Carol Svendsen, Associate Vice-President
BLM grant through Colorado Department of Higher Education to developing curriculum and courses for surveying and mapping.