Dr. Kristie Franz is a Professor of Hydrology and Chair of the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University. She teaches courses in surface water hydrology, water resources, and hydrologic modeling and maintains an active research program. Kristie has been investigating streamflow prediction for nearly 20 years with the goal of improving forecasting methods for more accurate and informative hydrologic forecasts. Her work also includes advancing the understanding and modeling of the coupled effects of climate and human impacts on watershed processes, including the development and application of a socio-hydrologic model to explore land and water management under future climate conditions. Other recent work includes an interdisciplinary effort to foster interaction between stakeholders through use of an agent-based model designed to support collaborative action towards improving watershed conditions. She holds a MS in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. Kristie lives in north Ames with her husband and two kids in a house that sits on one of the highest points above the Skunk River floodplain in the area.
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