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.
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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
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