Gordon Gianniny

Watershed Sciences

M.S. Watershed Science

Gordon Gianniny

Contact Information

Email: gordon.gianniny@usu.edu


Gordon Gianniny is an MS student working with Dr. Janice Brahney in the Environmental Biogeochemistry and Paleolimnology Lab. Originally from Durango, CO, Gordon studied Geology at Western Colorado University as an undergraduate. After graduating in 2019, Gordon moved to California to work on an alpine lake monitoring crew in Sequoia/Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. While working on the lakes crew, Gordon developed a deep fascination with nutrient dynamics in mountain watersheds, which spurred him to pursue his current research at USU. Gordon's thesis research focuses on understanding how rising soil temperatures influence nutrient availability in mountain watersheds. Outside of academics, Gordon spends his free time trail running, cross country skiing, backpacking, rafting, and doing just about anything else that will get him outside.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Janice Brahney