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Tim Covino, PhD.


Assistant Professor Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-2236   Office: NESB A126C

Email: Tim.Covino@ColoState.EDU   Lab: NESB A115


Areas of Interest

 Ecosystem functionEcosystem managementHydrologic, biogeochemical, and ecologic dynamicsLand-use/land-cover changeModeling Network transport


Tim is originally from Connecticut, but moved west to attend college at CU Boulder. During his time as an undergraduate he became involved in freshwater ecology as an undergraduate researcher in the Center for Limnology. After college Tim spent some time in Durango Colorado working for the CO Division of Fish and Wildlife on the kokanee salmon stocking and rearing program. After this stint in Durango Tim moved to Bozeman, Montana to attend graduate school at Montana State University where Tim completed both his MS and PhD. Tim’s MS focused on the implications of stream-groundwater exchange on streamflow magnitude and chemistry. His PhD work focused on stream-groundwater exchange, nitrogen transport and cycling, and stream network modeling of biogeochemical and hydrological processes. Currently Tim and his students work on problems related to land-use/land-cover change and their implications for water flux and storage, biogeochemical processing, and ecosystem function.