Geography Professor Anne Chin, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and graduate student Anna Parker presented their research on the impacts of the Waldo Canyon Fire on mountain river channels at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. The meeting took place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Oct. 27-30.
In conjunction with their collaborators, Chin and Parker presented data and analysis showing dramatic geomorphological and ecological changes within river channels in the burn area following a series of recent summer storms. The project is sponsored by a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation and augmented by a CLAS CRISP award and faculty development grant from CU Denver’s Center for Faculty Development.
Graduate students Jonathan Key and Kim Conway and undergraduate students Thomas Horner, Megan Krysiak, and Corine Roberts-Niemann contributed field and laboratory assistance.