Zachary Schuster

Northeast Climate Science Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D. Candidate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies (University of Wisconsin-Madison), M.S., Water Resource Engineering (University of Wisconsin-Madison), M.S., Water Resource Management (University of Wisconsin-Madison), B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

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Research Summary: 

The Driftless Area is a unique region in southwest Wisconsin that is home to thousands of miles of high-class trout streams. Climate change is projected to adversely affect trout habitat in the region. Zachary is studying the hydrology of headwaters in the region in an effort to provide a better understanding of the spatial distribution of baseflow and recharge and to provide a tool to reduce uncertainty in the projections of the spatial distribution of baseflow. He is also conducting a series of interviews with practitioners in the region to help better understand how they make decisions and deal with uncertainty.