Bethany Neilson

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Undergraduate Mentor of the Year

Bethany Neilson is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her current research centers on developing new data collection and modeling approaches to quantify groundwater/surface water interactions and the associated influences on in-stream water quality and temperature regimes. Her research has spanned desert rivers, arctic river systems, low gradient agricultural rivers, and high gradient mountain streams. Many of her projects focus on advancing our understanding of dominant processes in natural systems, however, her research group also seeks to find ways to apply the resulting knowledge and tools to assist in watershed management decisions. She has been a faculty advisor or major professor for 4 post-doctoral research associates, 2 PhD students, 9 MS students and 12 undergraduate research and teaching assistants.
Bethany Neilson