Susan Dickerson-Lange, PhD

Susan is a geomorphologist and hydrologist with experience that ranges from investigations of upland snow hydrology to in-stream geomorphology to urban storm water quality. She has researched snow and forest hydrology to quantify upland watershed processes, and is the lead author on several publications related to climate change and forest management practices on mountain hydrology. She is particularly interested in the connection between upland hydrology and its downstream impacts on in-channel river dynamics, tributary streams and water resources, and brings watershed-scale perspectives to basin wide restoration projects at NSD. She has developed forest management strategies for climate change resilience in western Washington rivers and applies sediment and hydrologic modeling to habitat restoration  projects at NSD. Susan spends her free time in her garden, on the water, and in the mountains. She joined the NSD team in 2016.