Field Manager, Southern Sierra CZO
UC Merced - University of California, Merced
M.S., Environmental Systems, University of California, Merced, 2012
Erin is now working as a science teacher in Mariposa! Best of luck to you, Erin! I am interested in how humans interact with and impact their environment, and how those interactions alter ecosystem health, stability and resilience. In 2012, I completed my Master's of Science at UC Merced, where I researched the magnitude and variability of sediment transport from small catchments in the Kings River Experimental Watershed, part of which constitutes the main site of the SSCZO. As the Field Manager with the Southern Sierra CZO, I split my time between the field and office. In the field, I manage instruments, collect and monitor data streams, and assist researchers in all weather. I also facilitate field work, permitting, research applications and collaborations. I have the pleasure of working with all of our research groups on projects including geology, geophysics, soil science, ecohydrology, microbial ecology, and snow hydrology
CZO Research Groups
Spatially distributed water-balance and meteorological data from the rain-snow transition, southern Sierra Nevada, California. BALES, R., STACY, E., SAFEEQ, M., MENG, X., MEADOWS, M., OROZA, C., CONKLIN, M., GLASER, S., and WAGENBRENNER, J. (2018): Earth System Science Data, 10
Spatially distributed water-balance and meteorological data from the Wolverton catchment, Sequoia National Park, California. BALES, R.C., STACY, E.M., MENG, X., CONKLIN, M.H., KIRCHNER, P.B., and ZHENG, Z (2018): Earth System Science Data, 10
Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory and Kings River Experimental Watersheds: A Synthesis of Measurements, New Insights, and Future Directions. O'Geen, A.; Safeeq, M.; Wagenbrenner, J.; Stacy, E.; Hartsough, P.; Devine, S.; Tian, Z.; Ferrell, R.; Hopmans, J.W.; and Bales, R. (2018): Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180081
Stabilization Mechanisms and Decomposition Potential of Eroded Soil Organic Matter Pools in Temperate Forests of the Sierra Nevada, California. Stacy, E.M.; Berhe, A.A.; Hunsaker, C.T.; Johnson, D.W.; Meding, S.M.; Hart, S.C. (2018): Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124
Special issue of The Earth Scientist about the Critical Zone and the US NSF Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) program. CZO Education/Outreach team (2016): The Earth Scientist, Volume XXXII, Issue 3, Fall 2016 Cross-CZO National
Using Scientist-Teacher Partnerships to Create Student-Driven Environmental Field Research Experiences in Primary and Secondary Education Classrooms. Gilmore, M., Stacy, E.., Meadows, M. and Sullivan, L. (2016): The Earth Scientist XXXII, no. 3 (Fall 2016): 28–32 Cross-CZO National
Soil carbon and nitrogen erosion in forested catchments: implications for erosion-induced terrestrial carbon sequestration. Stacy, E., Hart, S.C., Hunsaker, C.T., Johnson, D.W., Berhe, A.A. (2015): Biogeosciences, 12, 4861-4874
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Variability of Residence Time tracer Concentrations at the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory during the California Drought. Visser, A., Thaw, M., Stacy, E., Hunsaker, C., Bibby, R., Deinhart, A.L., Schorzman, K., Egnatuk, C., Conklin, M., Esser, B. (2015): H21F Hydrochronology: Advances in Tracer Methods, Modeling Techniques, and Applications of Residence Times in Hydrology Research I Posters., presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Composition and mean residence time of soil organic matter eroded from temperate, forested catchments: implications for erosion-induced carbon sequestration. Berhe, A.A., McCorkle, E., Stacy, E., Hart, S., Hunsaker, C., Johnson, D (2014): AGU Fall Meeting
Decomposability of organic matter eroded from eight low-order catchments. Stacy, E.M., A.A. Berhe, D.W. Johnson, C.T. Hunsaker, S.C. Hart. (2013): GSA 109th Cordilleran Section Meeting
Erosion of bulk and pyrogenic C from upland forested Sierra Nevada ecosystems (Invited). Berhe, A.A., Stacy, E.M., McClintock, M., Newman, A., Hart, S.C., Hunsaker, C.T., Johnson, D.W. (2012): Fall meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2012. Abstract B34C-08.
Composition and stabilization mechanisms of organic matter in soils and sediments eroded from granitic, low-order catchments in the Sierra Nevada, California. Stacy, E.M. (2012): UC Merced MS Thesis
Lateral redistribution of dissolved vs complexed organic matter with soil. Stacy, E.M., Medding, S.M., Hart, S.C., Hunsaker, C.T., Johnson, D.W., Berhe, A.A. (2012): Fall meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2012. Abstract B34C-07.
Chemical characteristics of sediment eroded from Sierra Nevada headstream catchments. Stacy, E., Hart, S. C., Johnson, D., and Hunsaker, C. T. (2011): : National CZO Program 2011 All Hands Meeting
Mechanisms of soil organic matter stabilization in sediments eroded from small Sierra Nevada catchments . Stacy, E., Hart, S.C., Hunsaker, C.T., Johnson,D., Berhe, A. (2011): Fall meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2011. Abstract B31G-0382.
02 Nov 2017 - UC Merced scientists are sharing their research, stories, and expertise at Merced City School District's new STEAM Center.
03 Oct 2017 - Five master's students at the UCSB Bren School are incentivizing restoration strategies for private landholders with Sierra RCD.
21 Jun 2017 - University of California Television (UCTV) features Bales, Conklin, Glaser, Safeeq, and others on the new Sustainable California channel
21 Dec 2016 - Exploring the Critical Zone Observatory, undergraduates from UC Merced put their knowledge of soil science into action conducting field surveys.
10 May 2016 - How do tree canopies affect winter wonderlands? Students from the Center for Advanced Research and Technology are finding out.
15 Apr 2016 - The story in The Desert Sun, shows insight into the research at SSCZO and efforts being made to understand the shift in the Sierra snowpack.
11 Apr 2016 - New York Times reporter, Henry Fountain spoke with Southern Sierra CZO PIs Roger Bales and Martha Conklin and investigtor Mohammad Safeeq as they...
23 Mar 2016 - Snow days may hold some people back from going to work or school. But for Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory researchers and staff, traveling...
05 Feb 2016 - Open to undergraduates at any UC campus! SSCZO seeks an undergraduate intern to assist with field and laboratory research and equipment maintenance.
10 Jun 2014 - CZO and AGI create succinct exercises for secondary education classrooms. The exercises are based on CZO data and were distributed to 16,000 teachers