Dr. Mary Hennessey Nichols, Research Hydraulic Engineer
USDA Southwest Watershed Research Center, 2000 E. Allen Rd., Tucson, Az. 85719
Phone: 520-647-9062, email: email@example.com
Education: Ph.D., Engineering, 1999, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
M.S., Forestry, 1989, University of Maine, Orono, ME
B.S., Forest Engineering, 1987, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
A.A.S., Pre-Professional Forestry, 1984, Paul Smith’s College, Paul Smiths, NY
2001-present: Scientist, USDA Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ
2005-present: Adjunct Professor, U.A. Dept. of Ag and Biosystems Engineering, Tucson, Az.
1992-2001: Hydraulic Engineer, USDA Southwest Watershed Research Center, Tucson, AZ
Research Interest: Research is focused on erosion and sedimentation processes in arid and semiarid regions with emphasis on technologies for soil and water conservation and rangeland management.
Member: Society for Range Management (SRM)
Member: Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)
Member: Malpai Borderlands Group Science Advisory Board, Upper Eagle Creek Watershed Association Science Advisory Board
Fellow: Fine Outreach for Science
Recent Publications (full list and pdf available at http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/unit/Publications):
Nichols, M.H., Ruyle, G.B., Nourbakhsh, I.R. 2009. Very High Resolution Panoramic Photography to Improve Conventional Rangeland Monitoring. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 62:579–582
Nichols, M.H., Anson, E.A. 2008. Southwest Watershed Research Center Data Access Project. Water Resources Research. Vol. 44, W05S03, doi:10.1029/2006WR005665
Stone, J.J., Nichols, M.H., Goodrich, D.C., Buono, J. 2008. Long-term runoff database, Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, Arizona, United States. Water Resources Research, Vol. 44, W05S05, doi:10.1029/2006WR005733
Nichols, M.H., Stone, J.J., Nearing, M.A. 2008. Sediment database, Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, Arizona, United States United States. Water Resources Research. Vol. 44, W05S06, doi:10.1029/2006WR005682
Nichols, M.H. 2006. Measured sediment yield rates from semiarid rangeland watersheds. Rangeland Ecol. and Manage. 59(1):55-62.
Nearing, M.A., Nichols, M.H., Kimoto, A., Ritchie, J.C. 2005. Spatial patterns of soil erosion and deposition in two small, semiarid watersheds. J. Geophys. Res., 110, F04020, doi:10.1029/2005JF000290
Nichols, M.H. 2004. A radio frequency identification system for monitoring coarse sediment particle displacement. ASAE Applied Engr. in Agric. 20(6):783-787
Nichols, M.H., Renard, K.G., Osborn, H.B. 2002. Precipitation changes from 1956-1996 on the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed. J. Am. Water Resources Assoc. 38(1):161-172