Kerry is a Research Scientist working with Dr. Bruce Wilson and Dr. John Nieber in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota. In collaboration with Drs. Wilson and Nieber, Kerry is leading the North Shore Community Climate Readiness Project’s hydroclimatic modelling work. Their work involves combining data describing historical climatological conditions (like average monthly high temperatures) and historical environmental conditions (like average daily snow depths) with projections derived from global climate models to provide estimates of how conditions on the North Shore will change between 2016 and 2045.
In addition to working on the North Shore Community Climate Readiness Project’s hydroclimatological work, Kerry works on a variety of other research projects focused on assessing water quality, modeling stream hydrology and geomorphology and developing water resource management plans for some of Minnesota’s most iconic outdoor recreation destinations (Voyagers National Park and the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway).