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Kristin L Jaeger

As a research hydrologist and geomorphologist, my previous research has generally followed two trajectories: 1) geomorphic response to disturbance including dam removal, surface coal mining, and invasive species and 2) characterizing patterns and controls on flow permanence of intermittent and ephemeral rivers and streams. 

My current focus includes broadening flow permanence research to the Pacific Northwest region and evaluating changes in sediment and stream water temperature regimes and associated implications on river ecosystem health in Pacific Northwest mountain rivers

Professional Experience

  • Research Hydrologist, USGS Washington Water Science Center, Tacoma, WA (2015-Present)

  • Assistant Professor, Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Wooster, OH (2012-2015)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2010-2012)

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Fluvial Geomorphology, Colorado State University, 2009

  • M.A. Forest Hydrology, University of Washington, 2004

  • B.A. Biology, Colorado College, 1998

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