Staff Research Associate
SNRI - Sierra Nevada Research Institute
UC Merced - University of California, Merced
MS, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
As our observatory's Outreach Manager, I work to expand environmental literacy, Critical Zone awareness, and the reach of SSCZO's research. My day-to-day work to achieve these goals includes K-16 student and teacher engagement in the field and classroom, field site tour and research meeting coordination, educational resource development, and website and social media management. I also help critical zone researchers collect data, maintain equipment, and gain familiarity with our field sites. My research interests are quite varied! Lately I have been working on environmental chemistry and pollutants projects in CA reservoirs and natural reserves. My previous work includes mountain evolution research using thermochronologic data and structural, topographic, and thermal modeling approaches. We're always looking for new ways to engage with researchers and the public. Contact me if you would like to discuss site visits or other opportunities for research or educational collaboration.
Special issue of The Earth Scientist about the Critical Zone and the US NSF Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) program. CZO Education/Outreach team (2016): The Earth Scientist, Volume XXXII, Issue 3, Fall 2016 Cross-CZO National
Using Scientist-Teacher Partnerships to Create Student-Driven Environmental Field Research Experiences in Primary and Secondary Education Classrooms. Gilmore, M., Stacy, E.., Meadows, M. and Sullivan, L. (2016): The Earth Scientist XXXII, no. 3 (Fall 2016): 28–32 Cross-CZO National
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14 Nov 2018 - Say 'Hello!' to biogeochemist Morgan Barnes! Morgan specializes in the study of soil nutrient biogeochemistry, focusing on phosphorus in the Sierras
24 Oct 2018 - Meet forest ecologist Jeff Lauder! Lauder's research focuses on Sierra Nevada Conifers and how they have been responding to stress during drought!
07 Sep 2018 - Recent activities and findings, funding opportunities, upcoming events, and other updates
17 Jul 2018 - Recent activities and findings, funding opportunities, upcoming events, and other updates
23 May 2018 - Meet ecohydrologist Ryan Bart! Ryan studies the interactions between water and ecosystems within the Sierra Nevada and other regions.
11 Apr 2018 - Meet the people behind the research! Russell uses a combination of geophysics and regolith geochemistry to understand landscape evolution.
13 Mar 2018 - Meet the minds behind the data! Caitlin specializes in modeling water fluxes from drop to catchment scale, tracking water through the Critical Zone.
18 Jan 2018 - Meet the people behind the research!
06 Nov 2017 - By Michelle Gilmore and Leigh Bernacchi Ever wonder how we know what we know about water? Twenty-five intrepid water and forest managers,...
02 Nov 2017 - UC Merced scientists are sharing their research, stories, and expertise at Merced City School District's new STEAM Center.
03 Oct 2017 - Five master's students at the UCSB Bren School are incentivizing restoration strategies for private landholders with Sierra RCD.
19 Jul 2017 - Wonder what soils and sponges have in common? Or why some trees in the Sierra Nevada are dying while others are surviving? Find out in our new comic.
21 Jun 2017 - University of California Television (UCTV) features Bales, Conklin, Glaser, Safeeq, and others on the new Sustainable California channel
21 Dec 2016 - Exploring the Critical Zone Observatory, undergraduates from UC Merced put their knowledge of soil science into action conducting field surveys.
24 Jul 2016 - CZO Newsletter CZNews: Summer 2016
10 May 2016 - How do tree canopies affect winter wonderlands? Students from the Center for Advanced Research and Technology are finding out.
23 Mar 2016 - Snow days may hold some people back from going to work or school. But for Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory researchers and staff, traveling...