Hi folks! Welcome to a wonderful, wet September here in the Pacific Northwest. Since finishing my MS degree this summer, I have enjoyed a renewed vigor for writing and storytelling. I was fortunate to write a piece about my journey to and through graduate school for Grand Canyon Youth (GCY)’s blog, THE RIPPLE EFFECT. GCY … More September update! New piece posted on THE RIPPLE EFFECT
I successfully defended my master’s degree on May 28, 2020. I am proud to now have a MS in Watershed Sciences – Geomorphology and Earth Surface Processes from Utah State University, Magna Cum Laude. That’s a jumble of words: just remember I study river sand 🙂 I used a fantastic GIS tool called a StoryMap … More Master of Science, Madeline Friend!
One component of my graduate program in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University is to present at our annual graduate student symposium. The goal of this symposium is to present our research questions and preliminary work and solicit feedback from our interdisciplinary department. If you happen to be in Logan, Utah on April … More State of the sediment: symposium season
This update was originally disseminated on the Glen Canyon Institute mailing list. Lake Powell traps all fine sediment that once moved through Glen Canyon and into Marble and Grand Canyons. Sediment transported into Lake Powell by the Colorado River near Hite, by the San Juan River downstream from Mexican Hat, and by other tributaries now forms deltas … More Research update!
This fall, I began an MS in Watershed Sciences at Utah State University, working with Jack Schmidt to study fine sediment remobilization in Lake Powell under potential future reservoir conditions. I am in graduate school to learn and apply quantitative approaches, and to couple these techniques with my established background as an outdoor professional, creative, … More Evaluating the long-term future of fine sediment in Lake Powell