2022 Women Advancing River Research Seminar Series

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All seminars will be presented online live at 11:00 a.m. ET. Seminar recordings will be posted later.

Co-hosts: Ellen Wohl, Colorado State, and Li Li, Penn State


February 17, 2022

From Soils to Streams: The Structure and Function of the Critical Zone in the Anthropocene

Pamela Sullivan, Oregon State University (U.S.)
Li Li, Penn State (U.S.) @LiReactiveWater

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March 17, 2022

The Hard Science of “Soft” Geomorphology: Flow-Vegetation-Organic Carbon Feedbacks in Rivers and Floodplains

Katherine Lininger, University of Colorado (U.S.)
Laurel Larsen, University of California (U.S.)

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April 14, 2022

From Mountains to Deserts: Changes in Snow and Flood Intensity and Intermittence

Adrienne Marshall, Colorado School of Mines (U.S.)
Efrat Morin, Hebrew University (Israel)

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May 19, 2022

Connectivity Between Landscapes & Riverscapes and Management

Josie Geris, University of Aberdeen (U.K.)
Dörthe Tetzlaff, IGB Leibniz Institute and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)

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June 2, 2022

Laboratory Investigations of Flow-Sediment-Microbe Interactions
River Sediment and Nutrient Concentrations in Flat Landscapes: The Role of Connectivity (or Lack Thereof)

Judy Yang, University of Minnesota (U.S.)
Genevieve Ali, University of Guelph (Canada)

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July 21, 2022

Exploring River ‘Memory’ Under a Changing Hydrological Regime

Improving Mapping of Perennial and Non-Perennial Streams Based on Simple Flow/No Flow Observations

Annie Ockelford, Environment Agency (U.K.)
Kristin Jaeger, U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.)

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August 25, 2022

Recharge Processes and Water Resources Management: Case Study, Riobamba Aquifer in the Tropical Andes
Modeling Flow and Transport Processes in Cold Region Subsurface Environments: Case Study in the Qilian Mountains

Carla Manciati, Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Ecuador)
Xiaofan Yang, Beijing Normal University (China)

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September 22, 2022

The Origin and Fate of Volcanic Sediments in Fluvial Systems

Allison Pfeiffer, Western Washington University (U.S.)
Karen Gran, University of Minnesota Duluth (U.S.)

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October 13, 2022

Understanding a River’s Legacy for Restoration

Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Lina Polvi Sjöberg, Umeå University (Sweden)

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November 10, 2022

Groundwater and Surface Water Chemistry Across Multiple Scales

Anna Lintern, Monash University (Australia)
Ilja van Meerveld, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

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December 8, 2022

Channel-Bed Erosion in River Systems and Mitigation Measures

Elli Papangelakis, McMaster University (Canada)
Astrid Blom, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

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January 26, 2023

Riverine Biogeomorphology

Annegret Larsen, Wagenigen University (Netherlands)
Janine Castro, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S.)

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