Ecohydrologist and Instrument Developer
Jim is a widely known ecohydrologist and instrument developer, with installed projects from Florida to Canada.
Jim is an employee of IWE and maintains a part time assignment as faculty at the Desert Research Institute and ownership in Rapid Creek Research. Jim has a B.S. degree in Biology from Amherst College and an M.S. in Zoology from Idaho State University, and has the following areas of expertise:
- Measures and collects streamflow data including flow and quality.
- Installs and maintains telemetry to collect water flow and quality data.
- Operates website hosting of water flow and quality data.
- Develops tools to better understand and study aquatic ecosystems.
- Develops instrumentation used by research scientists for study of aquatic community metabolism and exchange between ground and surface water.
- Integrates field instruments with software tools to facilitate research at remote sites using web-based data collection and graphical display.
- Developed Autonomous Monitoring Platform for Quantifying Sediment Entrainment Characteristics in the Everglades, Florida.
- Developed Recirculation Chamber for measurement of benthic community metabolism for STREON Experiment (NEON, Boulder, Colorado).