2013 Invited Speakers

Meet our 2013 UMSRS Invited Speakers!

Dr. Dave Rosgen

Dr. Dave Rosgen: Dave Rosgen, Ph.D., P.H., principal hydrologist of Wildland Hydrology, Fort Collins, Colorado.  Dave has 47 years of experience in stream classification development and applications, watershed assessment and monitoring, restoration, sedimentology, grazing and riparian systems management, cumulative effects assessment and modeling, and ecosystems and fish habitat enhancement, which includes 21 years with the USDA Forest Service.  He assesses, designs, supervises, contracts and monitors a variety of large scale river restoration projects throughout North America in addition to projects in Africa and Central and South America. Dave conducts short courses for government agencies, university personnel and consulting firms in watershed management, river morphology, restoration, and wildland hydrology applications. Dave has authored and co-authored over 60 papers in research journals, symposia and federal agency manuals, and is the author of the books Applied River Morphology (1996) and Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply (WARSSS) (2006).


Dr. Anne Jefferson

Dr. Anne Jefferson:  Anne J. Jefferson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at Kent State University in northeastern Ohio. Jefferson earned a Ph.D. in Geology from Oregon State University. Prior to joining the faculty of Kent State in 2012, Jefferson was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for five years. Jefferson’s research spans watershed hydrology and geomorphology. Much of her work is field-based, but her group also makes use of stable isotope analyses, geographic information systems (GIS), and modeling. Current projects include assessing how stream restoration affects ecosystem services and understanding the downstream effects of stormwater management.



Dr. Catherine Kling

Dr. Catherine Kling: Catherine Kling is Professor of Economics, Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and current President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.  She is currently Interim Director of CARD, where she leads the Resource and Environmental Policy Division, an interdisciplinary research group focusing on water quality and agricultural practices. Kling has published over 60 journal articles and refereed book chapters, has received seven awards from professional associations for her research, has been PI (or co-PI) on over $7 million of grants (including NSF, EPA, USDA, and state agencies) and holds (or has held) editorial positions at seven economics journals. Kling’s engagement in the policy process includes over ten years of service as a member EPA’s Science Advisory Board and member of five National Academy of Science panels.