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Natalie K Day

Natalie is a Biologist with the Colorado Water Science Center

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 research interests include assessing the effects of land disturbance in drylands on regional hydrology, understanding controls on riverine algal blooms, and assessing long-term changes in streamflow and water quality. Natalie works to improve the sharing of information among different fields and conducts research that is collaborative and useful.

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

Education and Certifications

  • 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

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