Professor of Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
PhD, Forest Science, Watershed Stewardship Option, Penn State University, 2011
M.S., Geosciences, Mississippi State University, 2007
B.S., Secondary Education, Earth and Space Science, Penn State University, 2003
My current research focuses on using LiDAR and other remote sensing tools to understand patterns of forest community and structure, especially as they are influenced by the critical zone. I also am interested in modeling patterns of above-ground carbon storage across various bedrock types at the CZO.
Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Shale Hills in the Context of Shaver's Creek Watershed. Brantley Susan, White Timothy, West Nicole, Williams Jennifer, Forsythe Brandon, Shapich Dan, Kaye Jason, Lin Hangsheng (Henry), Shi Yuning, Kaye Margot, Herndon Elizabeth, Davis Kenneth, He Yuting, Eissenstat David, Weitzman Julie, DiBiase Roman, Li Li, Reed Warren, Brubaker Kristen, Gu Xin (2018): Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180092
Spatial patterns of tree and shrub biomass in a deciduous forest using leaf-off and leaf-on lidar. Brubaker Kristen M., Johnson Quincey K., and Kaye Margot W. (2018): Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 48: 1–14
The Effect of Lithology and Agriculture at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. Li Li, DiBiase Roman A., Del Vecchio Joanmarie, Marcon Virginia, Hoagland Beth, Xiao Dacheng, Wayman Callum, Tang Qicheng, He Yuting, Silverhart Perri, Szink Ismaiel, Forsythe Brandon, Williams Jennifer Z., Shapich Dan, Mount Gregory J., Kaye Jason, Guo Li, Lin Henry, Eissenstat David, Dere Ashlee, Brubaker Kristen, Kaye Margot, Davis Kenneth J., Russo Tess A., Brantley Susan L. (2018): Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180063
The Use of LiDAR Terrain Data in Characterizing Surface Roughness and Microtopography. Brubaker KM, WL Myers, PJ Drohan, DA Miller, and EW Boyer (2013): Applied and Environmental Soil Science, Article ID 891534, 13 pages
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
MULTI-SCALE LIDAR-BASED APPROACHES TO CHARACTERIZING STREAM NETWORKS, SURFACE ROUGHNESS AND LANDFORMS OF FOREST WATERSHEDS. Kristen M. Brubaker (2011): Doctor of Philosophy, Forest Resources, The Pennsylvania State University, p. 162
27 May 2016 - To kick off the CZO summer display in the Lower Classroom at Shaver’s Creek, the Environmental Center hosted a poster session to learn about...