CUASHI awarded eight fellowships from the 2013 applicant pool to support graduate student research as part of the Pathfinder Graduate Student Fellowship Program. The focus of the fellowship program is to assist graduate students in enriching their research program by moving beyond a "one site, one view" approach to research. The 2013 Pathfinder Fellows received travel support to conduct field research in 2014 at an additional site or to collaborate with a research group using alternate modeling methods of those in a graduate student's current research program. This was the fifth year of the Pathfinder Fellowship Program.

The recipients of the 2013 Fellowship were:

Fellow Institution (Advisor) Host Topic
Jordon P. Beamer Oregon State University University of Alaska, Fairbanks Improved Glacier Runoff Simulations in an Operational Hydrological Model: Prince William Sound
Jessica Ebert University of Colorado University of Botswana Fate and transport of dissolved organic matter through aquatic systems: Application in the Okavango Delta, Bostwana
Minseok Kim Johns Hopkins University University of Arizona, Tucson New ways to observe and model the relationship between flow and transport at hillslope scales
Dongyue Li Ohio State University University of California Improving the estimate of snow microwave radiance for a better characterization of snow water equivalent via a comparative study of maritime snow and continental snow
Kevin Roche Northwestern University University of Vienna The response of benthic (river bottom) and hyporheic biofilms to varying hydrodynamic conditions at at WasserCluster Lunz, Austria
Dominik Schneider University of Colorado, Boulder Universidad de Chile Establishing transferable sub-pixel relationships for estimating snow depth from remotely-sensed snow covered area and a DEM
Bijan Seyednasrollah Duke University University of Idaho Role of vegetation density and pattern on net snow cover radiation at the forest floor
Kristen Welsh Unwala University of Idaho University of Wyoming Water balance components within an agricultural microwatershed in Costa Rica to examine water flow and contaminant pathways under different climate scenarios

View the 2013 Pathfinder Fellowship Project Summaries