Science: Case of the missing water

Researchers, like those in the Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics or at the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, carry out all kinds of important research in our public forests. One looming question that's been dogging some of these scientists is, What is happening to the water that used to be taken up by live trees, and is no longer sucked up now that those trees have been killed by beetles? University of Wyoming and Forest Service researchers are partnering on studies at the Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site to look for answers.


 

GLEES is operated by the Rocky Mountain Research Station, a unit of the U.S. Forest Service, which has applied scientific research to management of forests and grasslands since 1905.

WyCEHG, created in 2012 by a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation, connects scientists, educators, managers, and students to learn how bark beetles affect water supplies in our national forests.

 

 

Credits

Videography and production

Morgan Heim

Featuring

Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG), University of Wyoming

Brent Ewers, Associate Professor, UW Botany Department

Steve Holbrook, Professor, UW Geology and Geophysics Department

John Frank, PhD Candidate, UW Botany Department, and Electrical Engineer, Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service

Ryan Armstrong, MS Candidate, UW Geology and Geophysics Department

Mehrez Elwaseif, Post Doctoral Research Scientist, UW Geology and Geophysics Department

Alan Klatt, MS Candidate, UW Ecosystem Science and Management Department

Charl Lombard, Undergraduate, UW Geology and Geophysics Department

Mike McClure, Undergraduate, UW Geology and Geophysics Department

Elizabeth Traver, Surface and Subsurface Hydrology Lab Manager, UW Ecosystem Science and Management Department

Music

“The Space Bandidos,” Gorowski
“Private Hurricane Instrumental Version,” Josh Woodward
“Night Owl,” Broke for Free
“Begins to End Instrumental,” Luke and Laura

Coordinated by

U.S Forest Service Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

U.S Forest Service Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources

University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources

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