Research Specialist - Geomorphology / Remote Sensing
Phil began working at the Flathead Lake Biological Station in July, 2001. His work involves GIS and Remote Sensing on a variety of projects, including Biocomplexity on the Nyack Floodplain, Montana, the Middle Fork of the Snake River, Idaho, and the Reaches on the Yakima River, Washington. Currently projects include Salmonid Rivers Observatory Network (SaRON), Glacier Vital Signs (GVS) in Glacier National Park, and the Flathead Lake Monitoring project.
Phil's work includes collecting physical data in the field, lakes, and streams, aerial photography from a Cessna plane, and post-processing in the FLBS GIS lab. The underlying focus of his work involves modeling various components of streams at differing discharge rates as they relate to geomorphic work, relating floodplain habitat types to fish density and vegetation type, and visually rendering the long term water and riparian quality of water bodies.
- BS Geology, Emphasis in Hydrogeology - Northern
Crisp Water Testing and Treatment - Worked as a
Public Water Operator for several communities, performed hydrologic
analysis, and supervised Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans.
Stanford, J.A., E. B. Snyder, et al. (2002). The
Reaches Project: Ecological and Geomorphic Studies Supporting Normative
Flows In The Yakima River Basin, Washington. Prepared for
the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Yakima,
WA. and the Yakima Tribal Council, Toppenish, WA., by the Flathead
Lake Biological Station, The University of Montana: 152.