Holly R. Barnard (SHE/they)

Associate Professor

  • Co-Director, Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program
  • PI, Critical Zone Dynamic Storage
  • Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, Geography

Departments / Academic Programs


  • PhD: Oregon State University, 2009
  • MS: Colorado State University, 2000
  • BS: University of Washington, 1998

Research Programs, Labs, and Groups

Contact Information

(Office) 303 735-7062
Campus Box 450, Boulder, CO 80309

Social Networks


Ecohydrology, forest hydrology, tree physiology, stable isotope geochemistry.

Research Interests

Investigating water flow dynamics and pathways in vegetation, soil and streams.


  • Excellence Award, Boulder Faculty Assembly, 2021
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2009
  • Horton Research Grant, American Geophysical Union, 2007
  • Pre-doctoral Fellow, Ford Foundation, 2005
  • Minority Pipeline Fellow, Oregon State University, 2004
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