Laura Hempel

Biography

Laura is a hydrologist with a background in fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, physical modeling, and geomatics. Her research interests include geomorphic change detection, sediment transport, post-wildfire hydrology, operationalizing non-contact technologies for measuring streamflow, using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for mapping rivers and flow properties, and developing more efficient, automated workflows. In addition, Laura is involved in science outreach and is a member of local, state, and federal technical groups. 

Education 

    PhD in Geology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 2018 

    BA in Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2012