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WCHRS Student Research and Project References

Research and projects

Below is a reference for the faculty and student research and projects at the Western Carolina Hydrological Research Station.

RELATED SUCCESSFUL RESEARCH GRANTS/In-KIND SUPPORT

Gannon, J. P., Styers, D. M., Lord, M. L., Kinner, D. A., "Hidden sediment sources: Locating and studying road-draining gullies using a geospatial model and field measurements." Sponsored by NC Water Resources Research Institute and United States Geological Survey, Federal, Funded, $104,505.00. (March 3, 2018 - March 3, 2020). [Peer-Reviewed]

Lord, M.L, and Kinner, D.A., 2017, "Groundwater monitoring—Western Carolina Hydrological Research Station. Establishment of the WCHRS site as a local area network as part of the North Carolina Groundwater Monitoring Network", North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.  In-kind support awarded to have WCHRS groundwater wells and stream gages sites in state-maintained hydrologic database and website.

Lord, M.L., Gannon, J.P., and, Kinner, D.A. ,2016, "Hydrologic thresholds for streamflow and groundwater recharge in a Southern Appalachian watershed with a complex environmental history." WCU Provost External Funding Support Grant.  Funded, $9,865.

Lord, M.L., and Kinner, D.A., 2015, "Groundwater monitoring—Western Carolina Hydrological Research Station. Participation in North Carolina Groundwater Monitoring Network", North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. In-kind support awarded to include two WCHRS groundwater wells in network, monitoring equipment, and videologs.

Gannon, J.P., Lord, M.L., and, Kinner, D.A., 2015, A “Significant Nexus”: How does a drainage gully in a headwater watershed affect downstream water quality? WCU Provost External Funding Support Grant, Funded, $9,996.

Kinner, D.A., and Lord, M.L., 2011, "Testing the benefits of undergraduate research-based learning at various curricular levels using authentic research questions in hydrogeomorphology. National Science Foundation: Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program, David Kinner and Mark Lord, Funded, $199,099. (August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2016). [Peer-Reviewed]

Lord, M., 2010, "Establishment Western Carolina University property as a State Hydrologic Research Station, focused on groundwater-surface water interaction", North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Resource Evaluation Program. In-kind award, 41 groundwater wells installed at three sites along Cullowhee Creek – Long Branch drainages.

Research-based learning

Lanter, J., Sakulich, A, Jackson, M., and Lord, M., 2018, Building collaborative relationships: Discussion of vignettes showcasing innovative relationships designed to support student learning: Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) 2018 Biennial Conference.

Lord, M., and Kinner, D., 2018,  Fostering Effective small group collaboration in course-based undergraduate research experiences: Science Education Resource Center (SERC). Retrieved April 25, 2018, from https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/undergraduate_research/casestudy/196209.html

Kinner, D., and Lord, M., 2018, Using undergraduate research fellows to support and sustain course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs): SERC. Retrieved 1 May 2018, from https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/undergraduate_research/casestudy/204279.html

Kinner, D., and Lord, M., 2016, Comparison of benefits and approaches of course-based undergraduate research experiences in general education and upper-level major courses in geoscience: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, n. 8.

Lord, M., and Kinner, D., 2016,. Collaborative course-based research experiences across the geosciences curriculum—a model supported by faculty, undergraduate research fellows, and an on-campus hydrologic research station: Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice Symposium.

Guertin, L., Lord, M., and Fortner, S.,  2016.  Engaging students in course-based research: Reports from PCAST, NAS, and examples from earth/environmental sciences: Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) 2016 Biennial Conference.

Lord, M., Kinner, D., Mountjoy, B., and Cato, M., 2015, The role of undergraduate research fellows to facilitate course-based undergraduate research: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, n. 7, p. 475.

Lord, M., Kinner, D., and Burton, C., 2015, Together: Grass roots, institutional support, and accreditation to foster (not mandate) growth in undergraduate research: Council of Undergraduate Research, Undergraduate Research Programs: Building, Enhancing, Sustaining. 

Lord, M., Kinner, D., and Crow, R., 2014, How collaborative research in traditional courses supports students, faculty, the institution and science: Geological Society of America Abstracts With Programs, Vol. 46, No. 6, p.600.

Lord, M., and Kinner, D., 2013, An approach for group, undergraduate research experiences in courses across the geology curriculum: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2013, abstract #ED23E-04.

Kinner, D., Lord, M., and Crow, R., 2013, Student perceived benefits of group geology undergraduate research experience: GSA Abstracts With Programs, v. 45, n. 7., p. 365.

Kinner, D., 2013, Testing the benefits of undergraduate research-based learning at various curricular levels using authentic research questions in hydrogeomorphology, TUES/CCLI PIs conference, Washington, D.C., January 23-25, 2013.

Kinner, D., Lord, M., and Crow, R., 2012, Benefits of small group authentic research courses in traditional courses across the Geology curriculum: GSA Abstracts With Programs, v. 44, n. 7, p. 429.

Hydrogeomorphology

 

Gannon, J.P., Kinner, D., Lord, M., and Styers, D., 2017, Generation and implications of winter diel discharge fluctuations in a headwater catchment in Western NC, USA, v. 49, n. 3.

Lord, M., Kinner, D., and Gannon, J.P., 2017, It’s complex: groundwater-surface water interaction in headwater streams in the southern Appalachians: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, n. 3.

Gannon, J. P., Kinner, D. A., Lord, M. L., 2016, Catchment structure and previous land use influence spatial streamwater chemistry in a headwater catchment in the southern Appalachians, AGU-Fall Meeting.

Gannon, J.P., Kinner, D., and Lord, M., 2016, Beyond the clean water rule: Impacts of a non-Jurisdictional ditch on headwater stream discharge and water chemistry: Water, v. 8, n. 12, p. 607. doi:10.3390/w8120607

Gannon, JP., Kinner, D., and Lord, M., 2016, Isolating the impacts of a disturbed, ephemeral gully on water quality and stream ecology in a headwater catchment in western North Carolina: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, n. 3.

Kinner, D., and Lord, M., 2016, Hydrological properties and near-stream groundwater response at multiple catchment scales, Western North Carolina: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, n. 3.

Gannon, J.P., Lord., M., and Kinner, D., 2015, Experimentally isolating the contributions of a disturbed ephemeral drainage to a headwater stream in the Southern Appalachians, AGU Fall Meeting, H31D-1433.

Lord, M., Kinner, D., and Campbell, T., 2012, Hydrometric and geochemical characteristics of groundwater, Western North Carolina: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, n. 4, p. 65.

Student Published Research Projects Related to the Station

Vascik, B., Lord, M., Kinner, D., and Campbell, T., 2018, Near-stream depositional sediment traits, interpretation, and hydrological implications in headwaters of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, n. 3.

Hurst, E., Mann, A.. Marlor, D., Skeen, E., and Gannon, J.P., 2018, The use of soil chemistry, soil morphology, and particle size to explain stream water chemistry differences across a headwater catchment in the southern Appalachian Mountains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, n. 3.

Ramsey, S, Tatum, J, Peeler, M., Streicher, M, and Gannon, J.P., 2018, The role of weathered and unweathered bedrock chemical composition and mineralogy in producing varying stream water chemistries in a headwater catchment in western North Carolina: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, n. 3.

Ferry, V,. Little, D., and Gannon, J.P., 2018, Concentration-discharge relationships highlight differences in streamflow generation between two tributaries in a headwater catchment: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, n. 3.

Morgan, J., Gannon, J., and Kelleher, C., 2018, Determining groundwater contributions in a headwater catchment using in stream water temperature: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, n. 3.

Morgan, J., Gannon, J.P., and Kelleher, C., 2017, How and Why Does Stream Water Temperature Vary at Small Spatial Scales in a Headwater Stream?: AGU Annual Meeting.

Earle, S., Bartl, E., Hudspeth, R., Mead, C., Ross, A., Winter, J., Kinner, D., Lord, M., and Gannon, J.P., 2017, Erosion and deposition in a disturbed watershed: Gullies, fans, and tunnel features: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, n. 3.

Erwin, E.G., Gannon, J.P., and Zimmer, M., 2017, Variation in active stream length with discharge in two headwater streams: implications for spatial and temporal variability in runoff generation, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, n. 3.

Hurst, E., Mann, A., Marlor, D., Ramsey, S., Ross, A., Vascik, B., Lord, M., Kinner, D., and Gannon, J.P., 2017, Characteristics of groundwater– stream water interaction in a disturbed headwater catchment within the southern Appalachian Mountains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, n. 3.

Tatum, J., and Gannon, J.P., 2017, Using surface and ground water chemistry to investigate spatial variations in streamwater chemistry and their possible connection to previous land use in a headwater stream: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, n. 3.

Vascik, B., Gannon, J.P., Kinner, D., and Lord, M., 2017, Examining water flow paths and stream response of a disturbed headwater catchment in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, NC: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, n. 3.

Earle, S., Vascik, B., Walton, Q., Lord, M., and Kinner, D., 2016. Historic land use disturbances recorded in soil profiles along a slope in the Southern Appalachians, Western, North Carolina: Geological Society of America Abstracts With Programs, v. 48, n.7.

Hartigan, S., Kinner, D., and Lord, M., 2016, Topographic thresholds for historical gully formation and the geometry of gullies, Cullowhee, NC: Geological Society of America Abstracts With Programs, v. 48, n. 3.

Bartl, E., Mountjoy, B., Hartigan, S., Gatlin, J., Lord, M., Kinner, D., and Gannon, J.P., 2015, Hydrogeologic traits and setting of headwaters stream bound by alluvial and colluvial deposits with a disturbance history typical of the southern Appalachians: A case study: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, n. 2., pg 16.

Mountjoy, B., Cato, M., Padgett, M., Ferri, K., Fuller, J., Lord, M., Kinner, D., and Walsh, D., 2015, Managing a hydrologic research station at Western Carolina University: An undergraduate perspective: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, n. 2, p. 96

Stephens, C., Keever, M., Beck, H., Hudspeth, R., Lord, M., Gannon, J.P., Kinner, D., and Campbell, T., 2015, Hydrogeomorphic influences on hyporheic exchange in a headwater stream in Cullowhee, N.C.: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, n. 2, pg. 95.

Ferri, K., Bright, J., Printz, S., Lord, M., and Kinner, D., 2013, Heterogeneity of groundwater- stream water interactions in a headwaters Southern Appalachian watershed, Cullowhee, North Carolina, Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, April 4, 2013, Clemson, S.C.

Hiatt, C. ,Kinner, D., Lord, M., Tanner, B.R., Campbell, T., and Padgett, M., 2011, Hydrogeologic properties of different geomorphic settings in a small disturbed watershed, Western North Carolina: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, n. 5, p. 116.

Allen, E.D., MacIntyre, A.M., Dobyne, J.A., Padgett, M.C., Lord, M., and Kinner, D., 2011, Analysis of groundwater-surface water interaction in a headwaters stream system in the Southern Appalachians, Cullowhee, N.C., Part B: Hydrology in different hydrogeomorphic settings: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, n. 2, p. 82.

Hiatt, C., Burnette, M.C., Roberts, W.B., Lord, M., Kinner, D., and Campbell, T., 2011, Analysis of groundwater-surface water interaction in a headwaters stream system in the Southern Appalachians, Cullowhee, N.C., Part A: Physical setting in different hydrogeomorphic reaches: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, n. 2, p. 82.

Walsh, D., Goad, S., Evans, S., Stainback, D., Hayes J., Lord, M., Yurkovich, S., and Campbell, T., 2010, Analysis of a headwaters stream system in the Southern Appalachians, Cullowhee, NC. Part B: Groundwater-stream water interaction and stream hydrology: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, n. 1, p. 117.

Allen, A., Tury, R., Buchanan, J., McKibben, J., Remington, K., Sills, C., Lord, M., Yurkovich, S., and Campbell, T., 2010, Analysis of a headwaters stream system in the Southern Appalachians, Cullowhee, NC. Part A: Setting and stream geomorphology: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, n. 1, p. 181.

Student Theses and Group Capstone Papers

Vascik, B., 2018, Near stream depositional traits, interpretation, and hydrological implications in the Southern Appalachians:  unpublished senior thesis, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 48 p.

Beck, H., Hudspeth, R., Keever, M., McClung, C., Stephens, C., 2014, Hydrogeomorphic influences of hyporheic exchange in a headwater stream, Cullowhee, N.C.: unpublished senior research seminar paper, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

Ferri, K., 2014, Legacy logging effects on soil properties and slope hydrology with two small catchments of western North Carolina: unpublished senior thesis, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 29 p.

Bright, J., Collier, T., Fish, M., and Printz, H., 2012, Geomorphic variability of riparian aquifer processes in a disturbed watershed: unpublished senior research seminar paper, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 29 p.

Padgett, M, Veale, C, Pohlman, M., and Wilson, B., 2012, Flowpaths and soil moisture/discharge relations in a disturbed Western North Carolina headwater basin: unpublished senior research seminar paper, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 21 p.

Hiatt, C. N., 2011, Measurement of soil properties to understand water routing within a small, disturbed headwaters basin in the mountains of western North Carolina: unpublished senior thesis, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, 30 p.

Allen, A., Buchanan, J., Evans, S., Goad, S., Hayes, J., McKibben, J., Remington, K., Sills, Stainback, D., Tury, R, and Walsh, D., 2009, Analysis of a Headwaters Stream in the Southern Appalachians, Cullowhee, NC: Geologic Setting, Geomorphology, and Interaction of Groundwater and Surface Water: unpublished senior research seminar paper, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, 50 p.

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