The Watershed Hydrology Lab at the University of Wyoming studies how watershed structure (e.g. topography and vegetation) and climatic variability influence various metrics of watershed hydrologic response of natural and anthropogenically altered landscapes. To date, the research has focused on streamflow dynamics, the spatial distribution of water stored in a watershed, runoff source areas, and watershed memory effects. Approaches to disentangle these relationships in both natural and disturbed environments include a combination of field-based, remote sensing, and modeling methodologies. General interests include–but are not limited to–the following:

  • Watershed hydrology

  • Storage and memory (i.e. carry-over) effects

  • Evapotranspiration

  • Remote sensing (UAV and traditional)

  • Snow hydrology

  • Disturbed/designed systems

  • Runoff source areas

  • (Shallow) groundwater dynamics

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Contact Information

Fabian Nippgen

UWyo Watershed Hydrology Lab

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

University of Wyoming

Ag C 2009

Laramie, WY 82071

(307) 766-5012

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that the University of Wyoming occupies the ancestral and traditional lands of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Crow, and Shoshone Indigenous peoples along with other Native tribes who call the Great Basin and Rocky Mountain region home. We recognize, support, and advocate alongside Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and with those forcibly removed from their Homelands.