Trent Biggs
MA (2000) and PhD (2003), Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
A.B. (1995), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Curriculum Vitae
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Current Students

Joel Kramer, Agricultural dynamics in the Mexicali Valley
Rodney Feddema, Groundwater quality in Mexicali Valley
Sarah Rogers, Groundwater change in the US-Mexico Border
Garrett McGurk, Erosion and sediment yield from Tijuana:  Scenario analysis for BMP implementation
Benjamin Downing, Channel adjustments to urbanization, Tijuana
Gabriela Morales, Water and agriculture on the US-Mexico Border


Nadine Garrison-Barham, Mapping crop water use with satellite imagery
Hannah Carney, Stable isotopes for determining groundwater sources; rainfall simulation for runoff modeling
Kimberly Livers, Dissolved oxygen in the lower San Diego River: Biogeochemical dynamics


Kris Taniguchi (2018), Channel erosion in Tijuana, Mexico.
Current position:  Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Napoleon Gudino-Elizondo (CICESE, 2018), Hillslope and gully erosion in Tijuana, Mexico.
Current position:  Research scientist and independent contractor, SDSU, USGS and US EPA.

Michael Beland (2018).  Mapping oil-affected salt marsh vegetation, Louisiana.

Alex Messina (2016), Sediment dynamics in a coral-reef embayment.
Current position:  Staff Scientist, Stormwater Division, John Wood Group PLC



Maegan Salinas (2017):  Opportunities for water conservation in Imperial Valley, California informed by EEFLUX and Landsat EVI.
Current position:  California Department of Food and Agriculture

Yelena Granovskaya (2017): Mapping agricultural change in the Imperial and Mexicali Valleys, 2002-2014.
Current position:  GIS & CAD Specialist, Padre Dam Municipal Water District

Jason Allen (2017):  Evaluating differences in riparian vegetation in semi-arid watersheds of San Diego County.
Current position:  Park Ranger, City of San Diego

Greg McCormick (2017):  Land use impacts on stream water nutrients in American Samoa.
Current position:  Staff Scientist, John Wood Group PLC

Alex Messina (PhD, 2016):  Terrigenous sediment dynamics in a small, tropical, fringing-reef embayment
(MS, 2012): Mapping drought in the Krishna Basin with remote sensing
Current position:  Project scientist, John Wood Group PLC

Whitney Seymour (2016):  Hydrologic and geologic controls on groundwater recharge along the Mojave River floodplain aquifer.
Current position:  Geographer, United States Geological Survey

Alex Samarin (2015):  Assessing sensitivity and exposure of irrigated agriculture to drought in the Krishna River Basin, India
Current position:  GIS Analyst at KTUA.

Taya Lazootin (2015):  Retention and release of stream water and nutrients downstream of an urban center in San Diego County
Current position:  Project scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Kris Taniguchi (2014):  Regional Impacts of Urbanization on Stream Channel Geometry
Current position:  Project Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Raymond Lee (2014):  Hydrologic, Climatological, and Biogeochemical Controls on Thermal Structure and Anoxia in Four Hypereutrophic Drinking Water Reservoirs
Current position:  PhD student, Virginia Tech

Cleo Neculae (2011): Key controls of stream temperature in Rock Creek, Oregon [electronic resource] : implications for restoration of riparian vegetation
Current position:  Stormwater Grants Program Manager, Washington Department of Ecology

Rebecca Lesher (2011):  Climate change impacts to a high altitude lake in the Indian Himalaya
Current position:  Geologist at Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE)

Emily Perkins (2011):  Irrigation controls on atmospheric water vapor, southern India
Current position:  Geographer, Western Ecological Research Center, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Heather D’Anna (2010):  A spatial-temporal analysis of copper and zinc from antifouling paint in Pier 32 Marina, National City, California
Current position:  Field Biologist, United Water Conservation District

Shannon Webber-Anzelon (2010): The role of local watersheds on sediment accumulation in the Tijuana Estuary Reserve
Current position:  GIS manager, Vista Irrigation District

Terressa Whittaker (2009):  Sources of snowmelt runoff in the Merced River Basin.