Zimmer Watershed Hydrology
at UC Santa Cruz
at UC Santa Cruz
The Zimmer research lab studies how rainfall becomes runoff, the pathways water takes through landscapes, and the biogeochemical implications of these pathways.
We combine field and quantitative analyses to explore rainfall-runoff relationships across a broad range of spatial and temporal scales.
Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz
April 2019 - PhD student Amanda Donaldson received an NSF GRFP Honorable Mention! Way to go Amanda!!
March 2019 - Emilio Grande will join us this summer as a new PhD student in the Zimmer lab! He will apply environmental tracers to track water movement in watersheds.
March 2019 - Check out Margaret Zimmer's spotlight interview in the CUAHSI March newsletter!
March 2019 - Lauren Giggy will join us this fall as a new MS student in the Zimmer lab! She will study controls on river network length! Welcome Lauren!
March 2019 - SeaGrant-funded project co-PI, Dr. Anna Braswell, was interviewed on NPR's The State of Things about the importance of salt marshes! You can listen here!
March 2019 - PhD student Amanda Donaldson received Honorable Mention for the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Amanda!!
February 2019 - PhD student Amanda Donaldson received the Sullivan Impact Research Award to study ecologic controls on runoff generation in California catchments. Congrats!
February 2019 - PhD student Andi Greene received a Coastal Leaders Research Award to study soil nitrate concentrations across land use types in a coastal watershed. Congrats!
January 2019 - Our study on nitrate-discharge relationships in large rivers was accepted for publication at WRR!
December 2018 - The Zimmer lab was awarded a grant from California Institute for Water Resources Water Research Program to study plant-water interactions in California.
October 2018 - Zimmer and McGlynn (2017) paper on runoff generation processes in a highly weathered system was awarded a Editor's Choice Award (goes to 1% of WRR publications)
October 2018 - The Zimmer lab was awarded a California SeaGrant to study nitrate transport and transformations in coastal watersheds!