1. Foster, L.M., Williams, K.H., and Maxwell, R.M. Resolution Matters when Modeling Climate Change in Headwaters of the Colorado River. Science. 2019. Currently Under Review.
  2. Maples, S.R., Bruno, E.M., Kraus-Polk, A.W., Roberts, S.N. and Foster, L.M. Leveraging Hydrologic Accounting and Water Markets for Improved Water Management: The Case for a Central Clearinghouse. Water. 2018, 10, 1720, doi:10.3390/w10121720.
  3. Foster, L.M., and Maxwell, R.M. Sensitivity analysis of hydraulic conductivity and Manning’s n parameters lead to new method to scale effective hydraulic conductivity across model resolutions. Hydrological Processes. 2018;1-180
  4. Foster, L.M. Modeling Climate Change Impacts to Rocky Mountain Headwater Hydrology. Colorado School of Mines. August 2018.
  5. Pribulick, C.E., Foster, L.M., Bearup, L.A., Navarre-Sitchler, A.K., Williams, K.H., Carroll, R.W.H, and Maxwell, R.M. Contrasting the hydrologic response due to land cover and climate change in a mountain headwaters system. Ecohydrology , doi:10.1002/eco.1779, 2016.
  6. Foster, L.M., Bearup, L.A., Molotch, N.P., Brooks, P.D. and Maxwell, R.M. Energy Budget Increases Reduce Mean Streamflow More Than Snow-Rain Transitions: Using integrated modeling to isolate climate change impacts on Rocky Mountain hydrology. Environmental Research Letters , 11(40), doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/044015, 2016. *Highlighted by ERL.
  7. Maples, S.R., Foster L.M., Alejo Kraus-Polk. “Is California’s Drought a ‘New Normal‘?” California WaterBlog. 15 July 2015.
  8. Foster, L.M. and Roberts, S.N. “Citizens of a Watershed: The Colorado River Compact and The Exigencies of Drought.” Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia Spring 2016, no.1. Http://
  9. Foster, L.M., Maples, S.R., Kraus-Polk, A.W.. “In a Water-scarce West of the Future, Who Will Be Hit Hardest?” The Conversation. 29 June 2015.


  1. Best Poster Presentation Award (top of ~100 presentations). Conference on Data Analysis. Santa Fe, NM. March 2018.
  2. Best PhD Presentation Award (top of ~50 presentations), Chevron Geological Engineering Fair, Colorado School of Mines. February 2018.
  3. Blue Waters Fellowship (<10% of PhD applicants. Graduate support, living stipend, and 50,000 hours on Blue Waters HPC machine), National Science Foundation. April 2017.
  4. Department of Energy Science Graduate Student Research award: Berkeley National Lab (awarded to fund full-time graduate work at a National Lab facility). April 2017.
  5. Mann Grant (discretionary funds awarded to fund exceptional research proposals in the fields of geosciences, hydrogeology, and water management). March 2016.
  6. Outstanding Student Presentation Award (top 3% of ~10,000 presentations). American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 2015.
  7. Best Student Presentation Award (best of ~50 presentations), Modflow and More 2015: Modeling a Complex World. June 2015.
  8. National Science Foundation Climate Change, Water, and Society IGERT Trainee (2 years of graduate support and stipend), UC Davis and Colorado School of Mines. April 2014.
  9. Dean’s Fellowship Merit Award (awarded to a select number of incoming graduate students across all departments), Colorado School of Mines. April 2014.


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