Zachary Schuster

Past NE CSC Fellow
Ph.D. Candidate - Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Consortium Institution: 

University of Wisconsin Madison

Affiliations: 

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Education: 

M.S.: Water Resources Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011.
M.S.: Water Resources Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011.
B.S.: Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2005.

Research Interests: 

The physical science portion of my research is focused on understanding the baseflow recession properties of high-class trout streams in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area and the impacts that climate change will have on the hydrology of these streams.

The social science portion of my research will include interviewing decision-makers at the local and county level to help gain a better understanding of how environmental management decisions are made. I am particularly interested in the role that science plays in these decisions and how decision-makers think about and plan for climate change impacts.