I recently received a Masters degrees in Watershed Sciences, an interdisciplinary field of study encompassing the physical, biological, and human aspects of river systems, from Utah State University's Department of Watershed Sciences and I am currently seeking a position in a water resources related field. My skills include hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, GIS analysis, surveying, sedimentology and riparian ecology. Questions in water resources are often interdisciplinary, and my background has prepared me to contribute effectively to a diverse range of projects. In a future position, I plan to integrate my knowledge across disciplines to produce the most effective solution. I seek a dynamic work environment where I can apply my skills as part of team to produce effective solutions in the water resources industry. I am interested in possible positions in both government and the private sector.
My thesis focused upon identifying mechanisms of channel changes on the Green River in Utah within Canyonlands National Park. Over the last century, changes in water use, climatic shifts and infiltration of invasive vegetation have combined to alter the shape of the river. My work described the history of change on the Green River using spatial, hydrologic, stratigraphic, and dendrochronologic techniques to understand how the river may change in the future. For my thesis, I was co-advised by Dr. Jack Schmidt and Dr. Peter Wilcock, and we collaborated with the US Geological Survey's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC) and the Science & Research division of Canyonlands National Park.
Prior to attending graduate school, I worked as part of a team researching wetland restoration in the National Research Program at the US Geological Survey in Reston, VA. I received my B.A. in Geology from Carleton College, advised by Dr. Mary Savina.
My full CV is available here.
Contact: walker.alex.e at gmail.com