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Curriculum Vitae [pdf]

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation,Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech; expected 2018)
M.S. Department of Geography, San Diego State University
B.S. Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California–Davis
B.A. Department of Philosophy, University of California–Davis

EMPLOYMENT

Graduate Research Assistant Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, 2015–present
Research Support Specialist Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, State University of New York–Syracuse, Bartlett Experimental Forest, NH, 2014
Graduate Assistant Department of Geography, San Diego State University, 2011–2013

TEACHING

Graduate Teaching Assistant FOR2414: Field Experiences in Forest Resources, Virginia Tech, Spring 2016
Graduate Teaching Assistant
 FOR4114: Information Technologies for Natural Resources Management, Virginia Tech, Spring 2015

Guest Lecturer Precipitation, February 2015, FOR3104: Principles of Watershed Hydrology, Virginia Tech

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Environmental Fellowship Program Edna Bailey Sussman Fund, 2015 ($5,910)
Student Competitive Grant Program Virginia Water Resources Research Center, 2015 ($5,000)
Environmental Fellowship Program Edna Bailey Sussman Fund, 2013 ($5,910)
Watershed Management Fellowship Program California State University Water Resources and Policy Initiatives, 2012 ($5,060)

SKILLS

Statistics R and SAS.
Spatial ArcGIS, BASINS, ERDAS, and ENVI.
Modeling CE-QUAL-W2 and HYDRUS-2D.
Languages Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese; fluent), Hindi (basic), and Japanese (basic).
Field Surveying (land and bathymetric), stream sampling (chemistry and benthic macroinvertebrates), soil sampling (roots, mycorrhizae, and soil), and soil microbial respiration measurement.
Lab Water chemistry analysis and taxonomic identification (terrestrial arthropods).

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

PUBLISHED

Lee, R. M. and T. W. Biggs. (2015) Impacts of land use, climate variability, and management on thermal structure, anoxia, and transparency in hypereutrophic urban water supply reservoirs. Hydrobiologia 745: 263–284. [link][pdf]

Biggs, T. W., C.-T. Lai, P. Chandan, R. M. Lee, A. Messina, R. S. Lesher, and N. Khatoon. (2015) Evaporative fractions and elevation effects on stable isotopes of high elevation lakes and streams in arid western Himalaya. Journal of Hydrology 522: 239–249. [link][pdf]

SUBMITTED AND IN PREP

Lee, R. M. and T. W. Biggs. Warmer thermal regimes under a warmer climate in a shallow hypereutrophic reservoir. In prep.

Lee, R. M. and T. W. Biggs. Simulation of oxygen depletion, sediment nutrient release, and nutrient circulation under a warmer climate in a shallow hypereutrophic reservoir. In prep.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Lee, R. M., K. J. McGuire, and B. D. Strahm. (2015) Modeling relative roles of biogeochemical cycling and hydrologic transport on nutrient export at a forested hillslope, Poster presentation, Gordon Research Conference: Catchment Science: Interactions of Hydrology, Biology, and Geochemistry, Andover, NH. June 2015.

Lee, R. M. and T. Biggs. (2014) Thermal and oxygen dynamics at four urban water supply reservoirs, Poster presentation, Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. June 2014.

Lee, R. M. and T. Biggs. (2013) Thermal and oxygen dynamics in four drinking water reservoirs, Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA. April 2013.

Biggs, T. W., R. M. Lee, A. T. Messina, and P. Chandan. (2012) Lapse rates for hydrological modeling in the high Himalaya from MODIS and in situ loggers, Oral presentation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. December 2012.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Geophysical Union
Soil Science Society of America
American Society of Agronomy
Crop Science Society of America