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Diane Wagner

Diane Wagner

Watershed Sciences Department

Pursuing MS in Watershed Science - Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Wilcock

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Degree Seeking: PhD - Watershed Sciences
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Peter Wilcock


Diane Wagner is an MS student working with Dr. Peter Wilcock. Originally from New Jersey, she studied Geosciences at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. After graduating, Diane moved to Hanover, NH to work at Dartmouth College as a Research Intern through the NASA Summer Undergraduate Program for Planetary Research where she studied periglacial alluvial fans and explored whether these fans have similar geomorphic characteristics to Martian fans. In June 2020, Diane moved to Moab, UT to work as a Biological Science Technician with the US Geological Survey. Here, she addressed issues of global climate change, biogeochemistry, and pedogenesis. Both working at Dartmouth College and for the USGS sparked her interest to pursue higher education in fluvial geomorphology and river channel change. At Utah State, Diane is researching the channel changes and sediment transport processes on the Lower Diamond Fork River, UT, and how climate change has an impact on how this river is changing over time. Outside of academics, Diane enjoys running, hiking, swimming, skiing, and anything that can get her outdoors.