Natalie K Day


Natalie is a cross-disciplinary biologist working on the Colorado Plateau. She seeks to provide relevant information to land managers, policy makers and the public. Some of her main research interests include assessing the effects of land disturbance in drylands on regional hydrology, understanding controls on riverine and reservoir algae blooms, and establishing effective ways to restore degraded drylands. Natalie seeks to increase the sharing of information among different fields and conduct research that is collaborative and useful.



Master of Science in Biogeochemistry, the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 2015

Focus: Nitrogen cycling in headwater streams in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Advised by Robert O. Hall, Jr.


Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 2008

Focus: Aquatic biogeochemistry


Professional Experience

Biologist, USGS-Colorado Water Science Center, Grand Junction, CO, Fall 2019-present

Biologist, USGS-Canyonland Research Station, Moab, UT, 2016-2019

Biological Field Technician, USGS-Canyonland Research Station, Moab, UT, 2010-2011

Research Assistant, Utah Water Research Lab, Logan, UT, 2009-2010

Research Assistant, Biogeochemistry Lab, Utah State University, Logan, UT, 2008-2009

Student Technician, National Science Foundation, Toolik Lake, AK, advised by George Kling, 2007

Student Technician, National Science Foundation, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, advised by Gene Likens , 2007