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Nicholas A. Sutfin

Hydrologist and Surface Water Specialist for the Washington Water Science Center

I am interested in how flowing water and gravity shape the surface of the Earth and support healthy ecosystems. Projects that examine natural hazards and rivers and how those processes may shift under a changing climate and societal pressures are most appealing to me. My research focuses on feedbacks between water, sediment, and biota within river channels with an emphasis on how channel form influences hydrologic connectivity, sediment dynamics, carbon dynamics, and ecosystem habitat. I am particularly interested in research that can inform landscape response to climate, hydrogeomorphic impacts of wildfire, potential impacts of floods, and the sustainability of freshwater resources to balance societal and ecological needs


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