Garrett Rue

Garrett Rue

Graduate Student

  • PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies
  • Teaching Assistant, Dept of Environmental Engineering
  • Teaching Assistant, Dept of Environmental Studies
  • Teaching Assistant, Dept of Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory
  • Teaching Assistant, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology



  • MS: University of Colorado Boulder, 2015
  • BA: University of Colorado Boulder, 2012

Contact Information

Office: SEEC, GS-148
Lab: SEEL, 185


field sampling, hydrologic measurement, aqueous and analytical chemistry, dissolved organic matter isolation/characterization/measurement, chromatography, spectroscopy, spectrophotometry,

Research Interests

acid rock drainage; water quality; aquatic ecology, limnology, geology, rare earth element mineralogy; geochemistry; biogeochemistry; physical hydrology; watershed management


Here I am appearing in a recent New York Times article


Videos from my field research:


  • Travel Grant , United Government of Graduate Students, CU-Boulder, 2018
  • ARCS Foundation Scholar, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists,
  • CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship, NSF Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, 2017
  • Environmental Studies Program Research Grant, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2016
  • Carol B. Lynch Graduate Fellowship, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2015
  • CZO Travel Grant- Geochemistry of the Earths Surface Conference (14), NSF Critical Zone Observatory Network National Office, 2014
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant, University of Colorado Boulder, 2012
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