Aquatic Research Scientist - Hydrologist, Stream Habitat Investigations
M.S., Watershed Science — Colorado State University, 2009
B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Biology — Kansas State University, 2001
Current or Recent Positions
Aquatic Research Scientist — Hydrologist, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2012-Present
Aquatic Instrument Engineer — Hydrologist, National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc., 2011-2012
Program Manager — Research Associate III, Colorado State University, 2009-2011
Graduate Research Assistant — Colorado State University, 2008-2009
Fisheries Management Specialist — US Peace Corps, 2004-2006
Current or Recent Research Projects
Upper Arkansas River Habitat Enhancement Evaluation
South Platte River Stream Restoration and Habitat Enhancement
Gunnison River and Riparian Rehabilitation Project
Aquatic Habitat Restoration Studies
Fish Passage and Barrier Studies
Whitewater Park Studies
Areas of Interest/Expertise
Hydrologic analysis and modeling
Aquatic habitat assessments
Stream restoration and habitat enhancement design
Project monitoring and evaluation
Richer, E.E., M.C. Kondratieff, and B.D. Swigle. In preparation. Post-flood recovery assessment and stream restoration guidelines for the Colorado Front Range. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Kondratieff, M.C. and E.E. Richer. In preparation. Stream Habitat Investigations and Assistance, Job Progress Report. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Moore, C., S. Kampf, B. Stone, and E. Richer. 2014. A GIS-based method for defining snow zones: application to the western United States. Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2014.885089.
Kampf, S. and E. Richer. 2014. Estimating source regions for snowmelt runoff in a Rocky Mountain watershed: comparison of conceptual runoff models driven by snow cover or snow water equivalent. Hydrological Processes 28: 2237-2250.
Kondratieff, M.C. and E.E. Richer. 2013. Stream Habitat Investigations and Assistance, Job Progress Report. Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Fort Collins, Colorado. 103 pp.
Richer, E.E., S.K. Kampf, S.R. Fassnacht, and C.C. Moore. 2013. Spatiotemporal index for analyzing controls on snow climatology: Application in the Colorado Front Range. Physical Geography 34(2): 85-107.
Baron, J.S., C.T. Driscoll, J.L. Stoddard, and E.E. Richer. 2011. Empirical critical loads of atmospheric nitrogen deposition for nutrient enrichment and acidification of sensitive US lakes. Bioscience 61(8): 602-613.
Richer, E.E. and J.S. Baron. 2011. Loch Vale Watershed Long-term Ecological Research and Monitoring Program: Quality Assurance Report, 2003-09: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1137, 22 p.
Richer, E., J. Botte, and J. Baron. 2011. Loch Vale Watershed Long-term Research and Monitoring Program: Methods Manual 2011. Colorado State University, 95 pp.