Rachel Gabor

Rachel Gabor

PhD 2013 in Environmental Studies

  • PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies
  • MS Candidate; Hydrology, Water Resources, and Fluid Mechanics Engineering
  • Graduate Research Assistant, INSTAAR

Departments

Education

  • BS (chemistry): Harvey Mudd College, 2004
  • MS (chemistry): University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2005

Contact Information

(Office) 303 735-2495

Specialty

Hydrology, biogeochemistry, nutrient cycling, analytical spectroscopy.

Research Interests

dissolved organic matter; soil organic matter; spectroscopy; hydrology; watershed biogeochemistry

Bio

I work in the Boulder Creek Critical Zone Observatory using fluorescence spectroscopy to study dissolved organic matter in the stream and water-soluble organic matter in the soil.  I use concepts from biogeochemistry and hydrology to better undestand the biogeochemical role of organic matter in each of these systems and how the different organic matter pools are connected.

I'm also actively involved in outreach with the CZO and Science Discovery and with teaching on campus.  I work as a lead with the graduate teacher program and in Spring 2013 will be teaching a class on ecology and policy of US waterways.

Awards

  • Hydrologic Sciences Symposium Student Speaker Award, CU-Boulder Hydrologic Sciences, 2009
  • Hydrologic Sciences Symposium Student Speaker Award, CU-Boulder Hydrologic Sciences, 2012