Jenn Fair, PhD

Biography

Jenn Hoyle Fair is a catchment scientist and research hydrologist with a background in watershed management planning, hydrology and hydraulics of river restoration, and measurement and modeling of catchment nutrient and carbon fluxes. Fair is currently on reassignment to the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area (EMA) Leetown Science Center to work on the EcoDrought project. Currently stationed at the USGS S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory, Fair is part of an interdisciplinary team of fish ecologists, fish biologists, and hydrologists working to better understand how extremes in stream flow, particularly droughts, control  presence/absence and abundance of Eastern Brook Trout in headwater streams. In addition to the EcoDrought project, Fair is involved in ongoing projects at the New England Water Science Center to update low flow statistics for New England streams and construct online tools to aid in design of stream crossing infrastructure. 

For her doctorate research at the Yale School of the Environment she focused on the hydrologic controls on dissolved organic carbon flux in the USGS Sleepers River Research Watershed in northeastern Vermont, USA. Fair has experience with design, installation, and maintenance of a network of in situ water quality sensors (including fDOM), correction and management of large timeseries of water quality and hydrology data, and programming of rainfall-runoff and solute transport models. Prior to graduate school Fair worked as a water resource engineer focused on drinking water supply protection.