University of California Davis
is a PhD candidate in Hydrologic Sciences and part of the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She is a current Delta Science Fellow and a trainee of the National Science Foundation IGERT on Climate Change, Water, and Society. She is interested in how land and water can be better managed together and examines impacts of management strategies and climate change on hydrologic regimes, spatio-temporal floodplain inundation patterns, and related ecosystem functions. Previously, she studied historical ecology with the San Francisco Estuary Institute, where she led their Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Historical Ecology Study. Alison received her BS and MS from Stanford University in Earth Systems, an interdisciplinary environmental science major.