Ph.D. Watershed Science
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Improving Aquatic Habitat Representation in Utah Using Large Spatial Scale Environmental Datasets
Greg Goodrum is a Watershed Sciences PhD student and graduate research assistant working with Dr. Sarah Null and specializing in aquatic ecology and water resources modeling. Greg's dissertation research focuses on advancing aquatic habitat representation for water resources management and fish conservation in the Bear River watershed. His work emphasizes quantitative modeling to guide water management strategies that protect aquatic ecosystems while maintaining water benefits for people. Greg earned his BS in Geography from the University of Arizona in 2010 with a focus on geographic information systems. Pursuing broad interests in field-based ecological research, Greg supervised vegetation, streams, and springs monitoring for the U.S. National Park Service's Sonoran Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network from 2011 to 2018 before hanging up his flat hat and joining the Department of Watershed Sciences at USU. In 2020, Greg earned his MS in Watershed Sciences with Dr. Sarah Null developing statewide aquatic habitat suitability models for Bonneville cutthroat trout and bluehead sucker in Utah. In his free time, Greg enjoys gardening, botanizing, volunteering with other researchers, and exploring wild natural places by foot, bike, and boat.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Null