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UW receives biggest-ever grant to study Wyoming hydrological systems

Associate Professor Scott Miller measures streamflow in a creek in Wyoming's Snowy Range as part of a doctoral research project in hydrology. Miller is one of the key players in UW's $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation for water research.

Researching the state’s hydrological systems and how they respond to changes, including pine beetles and climate variability, has drawn the largest grant in the history of the University of Wyoming.

The $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to Wyoming’s EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) office, will also establish the Wyoming Center for Hydrology and Geophysics at UW.

Two faculty members in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources – molecular biology professor Anne Sylvester and Scott Miller, an associate professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management – will lead the research with Steve Holbrook, professor in geology and geophysics in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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