Graduate student Austin Carey in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management received the Outstanding Master’s Thesis award for the University of Wyoming.
Carey graduated in December 2016 with a master’s degree in rangeland ecology and watershed management with a dual degree in water resources through the water resources program. His thesis was, “Partitioning surface and subsurface flow in a semi-arid rangeland watershed.”
His research focused on understanding and measuring the partition of rainfall into surface and subsurface flow on a rangeland watershed, says his adviser, Professor Ginger Paige.
She says his thesis was written in five chapters, three of which were written as publications. Two have been published, and a third is in preparation for submission.