Dr. Kelly E. Gleason

Postdoctoral Fellow Hydrology

Dr. Kelly Gleasons research focuses on the interactions and feedback of hydrology, climatology, and ecology under a changing climate system. Dr. Gleason uses integrated modeling of eco-hydro-climate systems to evaluate how acute disturbances--such as forest fire--and prolonged disturbances--such as drought and climate change--alter physical hydroclimatological mechanisms and how these local alterations in turn influence regional-scale water resource availability. As a Maki postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Gleasons research will determine the impact of light absorbing impurities (i.e., black carbon, dust, and burned woody debris) on snow hydrology and the resulting water resources across the Colorado River Basin.

Publications & Presentations


Gleason, K. E., Arienzo, M. M., Chellman, N. J., McConnell, J. R. (2017). Forest Fires Darken Snow for Years following Disturbance: Magnitude, Duration, and Composition of Light Absorbing Impurities in Seasonal Snow across a Chronosequence of Burned Forests in the Colorado River Headwaters, AGU Fall Meeting: New Orleans, LA