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Barnard, Holly Rene Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Barnard's research is focused on investigating how vegetation processes affect water flow dynamics and pathways in soil and streams, and conversely, how water flow paths affect vegetation function in mountainous terrain. The ultimate goal is to improve our knowledge of how changes in land-use and/or climate will affect water resources and ecosystems. This interdisciplinary research uses state-of-the-art techniques to reveal patterns and processes at scales ranging from the leaf to the watershed.

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  • watershed hydrology, hillslope hydrology, complex terrain, evapo-transpiration, stable isotopes, tree physiology, ecohydrology

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Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOG 1001 - Environmental Systems: Climate and Vegetation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Lect. and lab. Introduces the atmospheric environment of the Earth: elements and controls of climate and their implications for hydrology, vegetation, and soils. Emphasizes distribution of physical features across the Earth's surface and interactions between humans and their environment, especially those leading to global change on the decade to century time scale.
  • GEOG 3511 - Introduction to Hydrology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Examines hydrologic processes in the surface environment, emphasizing the environment of the western United States. Emphasizes natural processes and their management to augment water resources.
  • GEOG 4371 - Forest Geography: Principles and Dynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Surveys principles of forest geography and ecology. Includes both individual tree responses to environmental factors and species interactions within communities. Emphasizes forest dynamics and their relation to management problems. Same as GEOG 5371.
  • GEOG 5100 - Special Topics: Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Covers various topics outside of the normal curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of faculty. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • GEOG 5161 - Research Design in Geography
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    The human section reads and discusses contemporary research philosophies and methodologies in human geography. Practices the development of research proposals and presentation of research ideas and results. The physical section reads and discusses contemporary research philosophies and methodologies in physical geography (climatology, geomorphology, biogeography, and soils geography). Practices the development of research proposals and presentation of research ideas.
  • GEOG 5371 - Forest Geography: Principles and Dynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Surveys principles of forest geography and ecology. Includes both individual tree responses to environmental factors and species interactions within communities. Emphasizes forest dynamics and their relation to management problems. Same as GEOG 4371.

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