PhD Research - Erin Bray

Erin's research is focused primarily oin large lowland rivers, altered streamflow and stream temperature, ecohydrology, and land-use planning. Her dissertation considers the interactions among hydrology, stream temperature, and the mechanisms governing thermal regime during an ongoing large-scale-flow experiment in the San Joaquin River, California, USA. Erin's PhD advisor is Thomas Dunne, and committee members include Jeff Dozier, Arturo Keller and Roger Nisbet. Prior to pursuing her doctorate at UCSB she received a BS in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University (2003) and an MA in environmental studies from Brown University's Center for Environmental Studies (2005). She also worked as an environmental planner for Sasaki Associates in Boston. Erin's current research is supported by the California Delta Science/Sea Grant Program in cooperation with the Delta Stewardship Council and the California Bay-Delta Authority 2011 Delta Science Fellows.


2010-2011 Western Pacific Salmon Phenology Working Group. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) and Luce Fellows Working Group, Co-PI.

2009 Humans Transforming the Water Cycle: Community-Based Activities in Hydrologic Synthesis. Hydrosynthesis Research Scholar, Northeast Consortium for Hydrologic Synthesis (CUNY Environmental Crossroads Initiative, City University of New York).

2009-2010 Large-Scale Flow Experiments Working Group. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Working Group Member.

2009 Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading Project, Upper Big Walnut Creek Watershed Model. Keller Lab, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).