curriculum vitae Christine L. May, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Associate firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Geology and Environmental Science
7336 Memorial Hall
U. C. Berkeley, Department of Earth and Planetary Science 2004 – 2006
Advisor: Dr. Bill Dietrich
Joint Appointment with Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management
Advisor: Dr. Vince Resh
Advisors: Dr. Tom Lisle 2003
Dr. Danny Lee 2002
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife GPA: 3.9
Major: Fisheries Science, advisor: Dr. Robert Gresswell
Dissertation: Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Sediment and Wood in Headwater Streams
Department of Forest Engineering GPA: 3.9
Thesis: Debris Flow Characteristics Associated with
Forest Practices in the
Department of Natural Resources Honors Student
Minor: Natural Resource Planning
Primary interests are in interdisciplinary research that focuses on the interactions between physical and biological processes in river systems. Specifically, I am exploring hydrologic and geomorphic processes that shape river systems, and the role of disturbance in aquatic ecosystems. Of particular interest is the effect of vegetation changes on the frequency and magnitude of sediment fluxes, and how these processes influence biotic communities.
May, C.L., Pryor, B.S., and T. Lisle. (in review) How site selection preferences for spawning salmon
reduce the risk of scour in flood-prone river systems. Submitted to Water Resources Research.
May, C.L. (in review) Steepness and concavity controls on the expression of reach-
channel morphology, debris flow deposition, and the spatial distribution of
salmonids in the
Cover, M., May, C.L., Resh, V.H., and W.E. Dietrich. 2008. Quantitative linkages between
supply, streambed fine sediment, and benthic macroinvertebrates in streams of the
May, C.L. 2007. Sediment and wood routing in steep headwater streams: an overview of
processes and their topographic signatures.
Hassan, M., Hogan, D.L.,
Bird, S.A., May, C.L., T. Gomi, and
of wood in headwater streams of the
Benda, L., Hassan, M., M. Church, and C. May. 2005. Geomorphology of steepland headwaters: The
transitions from hillslopes to channels. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Special Issue on Headwater Streams 41(4):835-851.
May, C.L. and D.C. Lee. 2004. The relationship between in-channel sediment storage, pool depth, and
survival of juvenile salmonids in the
May, C.L. and R.E. Gresswell. 2004. Spatial and temporal patterns of debris flow deposition in the
May, C.L. and R.E. Gresswell. 2003. Large wood recruitment and redistribution in headwater streams
May, C.L. 2003. From being mentored to becoming a mentor. Fisheries 28(6):40.
Speaker, Symposium on Small Stream Channels and Their
Speaker, American Geophysical Union,
Invited Speaker, Headwaters Research Workshop, Oregon Department of Forestry. ‘Sediment routing through headwater catchments.’ 2001
Speaker, International Conference on Wood in World
Rivers. ‘Dynamics of wood delivered from
geomorphic processes in upland forests of the
Speaker, Wild Trout VII,
American Geophysical Union,
Speaker, California-Nevada American Fisheries Society
Institute, co-PI on interdisciplinary science team, competitive grant award
to investigate stream restoration practices in
Women’s International Science Collaboration Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation. Funding to support collaborative research in headwater streams. 2003.
Research Exchange, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Long-Term
Ecological Research sites in
Instructor, Freshwater Ecology, BIO 459.
Natural Hazards, GSCI 104.
Instructor, Stream Ecology, BIO 463/863.
Instructor, Disturbance Processes in River Systems, FISH
Co-Instructor, Fisheries Biology, FW 454/554.
Guest Lecturer, The Water Planet,
Guest Lecturer, Geomorphology,
Guest Lecturer, General Biology,
Teaching Practicum in
Group problem solving, 2000.
Communication skills, 1999.
Volunteer Coordinator, Student mentoring session held in association with the American Fisheries
Society and the Wildlife Society. 2001.
Assistant, environmental sciences programs,
wildlife facilities and fish hatchery,
environmental education program, Youth Educational Services,
University. 1992 – 1993.
Water Resources Research
Canadian Journal of
Journal of the American Water Resources Association
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Society for Computer Simulation Transactions
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences
Convener, ‘Biotic and Abiotic Processes in Headwater Streams’ session at the annual meeting of the Society of
Northwest Vertebrate Biologists. 2003.
Redwood Sciences Lab Seminar Series Convener, organizer of a weekly seminar series that brought together a
diverse group of researchers interested
in forestry, watershed, and wildlife issues in the
Invited Book Review, Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 2003.
Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Representative, provided oral and written testimony for the
Natural Resource Committee, Oregon Senate on amendments to the state Forest Practices Act in House Bill 2163. 2001.
Convener, Riparian Areas Workshop jointly sponsored by the American Fisheries Society and the Wildlife
Co-President, student chapter of the American Water Resources Association. The student chapter hosted
monthly speakers, organized field trips each term, hosted social events, prepared a web site and email list to serve students involved with water resource issues from six departments at OSU. Our chapter was awarded honorable mention in the best student chapter competition by the national AWRA chapter. 2000 – 2001.
Field Tour Organizer, Alsea experimental watersheds. Participants included approximately 30 scientists and
graduate students in fisheries, hydrology, and engineering; including seven primary investigators from the
original research team. 2001.
Field Tour Organizer,
Founding Member and Secretary, Student Chapter American Water Resources Association, OSU. 1998.
Student Representative, Academic Affairs Committee, OSU. 1998.
Research Associate 2006 – present
Department of Geology and Environmental Science: Mentor student research projects and support research program.
Post-Doctoral Scholar 2003 – 2006
Joint appointment with Dr. Bill Dietrich, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Dr. Vince Resh, Ecosystem
Sciences Policy Management: Develop a research program that links sediment supply to biologically significant river attributes in a cumulative watershed effects framework.
Pacific Southwest Research Station
GS-12 Watershed Scientist (post-doctoral position) 2003
Post-doctoral research position with Dr. Tom Lisle: Design and implement research that investigates the linkages between hillslopes and channels in forested mountain drainage basins managed under the Northwest Forest Plan.
GS-12 Research Ecologist (post-doctoral position) 2002
Post-doctoral research position with Dr. Danny Lee: Develop a probability based, risk assessment of large-scale effects of fire and fuels management strategies on watershed processes and aquatic biota.
Associate Faculty 2003
Instructor for Watershed Disturbances Processes (FISH 685).
of Fisheries and Wildlife,
Graduate Research Assistant 1998 - 2001
Designed and implemented research projects related to the routing of sediment and wood through the channel network, with special emphasis on landslide and debris flow processes and landforms.
Graduate Teaching Assistant 1999, 2000
Co-instructor with Dr. William Liss for Fisheries Biology (FW 454/554). The purpose of this course was to provide an understanding of physical processes and ecological principles to the conservation of fishes and their ecosystems by focusing on field-based learning experiences.
of Forest Engineering,
Graduate Research Assistant 1996 – 1998
Designed and implement a research project on landslide and debris flow characteristics
following a large regional storm event.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (continued)
Research Technician 1995
The purpose of this study was to
assess the quality of summer holding habitat for adult spring chinook salmon in
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Research and Development La
Research Technician 1994-1995
Conducted field sampling activities needed to carry out life history and natural production studies of salmon and steelhead. Duties included operating rotary screw traps, surveying juvenile fish populations utilizing methods of electrofishing, seining and snorkeling, PIT tagging wild juvenile chinook salmon, conducting winter habitat surveys, and analyzing and summarizing data for monthly reports.
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Research and Development
Biological Technician 1994
Conducted habitat surveys as a member of the aquatic inventory crew. The purpose of this survey was to gather statistically viable habitat estimates, with sufficient measurement verifications, of fish habitat characteristics and riparian stands. Surveys were conducted on state, federal, and private land.
Biological Technician 1994
The objective of this study was to
investigate the effects of collection, handling, and transportation on the
stress response, performance capabilities, and behavior of spring chinook
salmon and steelhead trout at key Snake and
of Fisheries and Wildlife,
Project Co-director 1993-1994
Conducted fieldwork on a restoration project to create a self-sustaining sport fishery in Stone Lagoon for coastal cutthroat trout. In order to determine the current run size and timing, traps and weirs were installed to intercept the spawning migration.
Student Research Assistant 1993
The goal of this project was to identify the impacts of Benbow Dam (S. Fork Eel River) on juvenile salmonids and the thermal regime of the river downstream of the dam.
Richard A. Herbert Memorial Education Scholarship, national chapter, American Water Resources
Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, Graduate Student Scholarship, 2000.
Thomas Scott Achievement Award, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, OSU 2000.
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, OSU 1998.
Magna Cum Laude,
Watershed Management Geomorphology Adv. Landscape Ecology
Coastal Stream Management Geomorphology of Soils Advanced Sampling
Limnology Origin & Classification of Soils Environmental Statistics
Limnology of Flowing Water Geomorphology of Mtn. Streams Env. Impact Assessment
Wetland Restoration Silvicultural Practices Evolutionary Significant Units
Water Pollution Biology
Dr. Robert Gresswell Dr. Bill Dietrich
Aquatic Scientist Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
USGS - NRMSC
229 AJM Johnson Hall McCone Hall
(406) 994-7084 (510) 642-2633
email: Robert_Gresswell@usgs.gov email: email@example.com
relationship: Ph.D. major professor relationship: Post-doctoral advisor
Dr. Tom Lisle Dr. Butch Brodie
Research Hydrologist Director Mountain Lake Biological Research Station
USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station
(707) 825-2930 (434) 243-1068
email: firstname.lastname@example.org email: email@example.com
relationship: Post-doctoral advisor relationship: program director / teaching reference