I am originally from Anchorage, Alaska and recieved my B.A. in geology from Middlebury College. After college, I taught outdoor education in Jackson Hole, WY. I also spent a year researching spatial and temporal trends in subsistence animal populations and subsistence hunting around the Bering Sea. Like many geologists, I enjoy studying very large rocks in their natural setting by climbing up them and skiing down them. Below is a shot of me in the Chugach front range near Anchorage.
I currently study under Marco Maneta in the Watershed Hydrology Laboratory. My project revolves around hillslope hydrology at the site scale. Specfically, I'm monitoring diurnal melt pressure signals that connect actively melting areas with the local stream system. This research will give us a better understanding of diurnal stream recharge from adjacent hillslopes during the melt season. We operate a meteorological station in Lost Horse Canyon, in the Bitterroot Mountains south of Missoula. Combining this high resolution climate data with local Snowpack Telemetry (SNOTEL) data is a powerful tool for studying hydrological processes. To hear about my other research interests and experiences, click here for my Resume.
Gaining the inspiration needed to spend long hours in front of the computer. Portage Glacier, Alaska.
Middlebury College, B.A. Geology, 2010
Cornell University, Summer Field Camp in the Central Andes, Summer 2011
Smith, M., Gofman, V., Kliskey, A., Alessa, L., Woelber, B. (2012) Subsistence density mapping brings practical value to decision-making. 27th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium: Fishing People of the North, Conference Proceedings (September 14-17, 2011) Anchorage, Alaska, Sea Grant Alaska. In Press.
Woelber, Brett M., 2009, Post-Glacial Environmental Change Recorded in Nulhegan Pond, Brighton, Vermont: Unpublished senior thesis, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 71 pgs.
Marine Geology and Geophysics Intern, GeoMarine Tech (current)
Research Technician, The Resilience and Adaptive Management Lab, UAA (Spring and Summer 2011)
Outdoor Education Teacher, The Teton Science Schools (Summer 2010)
Americorps Intern, The Teton Science Schools (Summer 2009)
Teaching Intern, The Advanced Summer Program, St. Paul's School (Summer 2008)
PREVIOUS SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Alaska EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Discovery Grant, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Alaska EPSCoR Travel Grant
Senior Research Fellowship, Middlebury College