Dr. Michael Exner-Kittridge
Senior Hydrologist, Environment Canterbury, New Zealand
Exner-Kittridge, M., Strauss, P., Blöschl, G., Eder, A., Saracevic, E. and Zessner, M. (2016). The seasonal dynamics of the stream sources and input flow paths of water and nitrogen of an Austrian headwater agricultural catchment. Science of The Total Environment, 542, 935-945, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.10.151.
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• Catchment hydrology
• Water resource management
• Water and nutrient pathways
• Environmental restoration
Michael is a hydrologist/hydrogeologist who has worked on flood and geologic hazard assessments, hydrologic/hydrogeologic assessments, stream/habitat restoration, and other water resource related projects in North America ranging from Mexico to Alaska. He has worked with a multidisciplinary team of scientists funded by the EarthWatch Institute in the Costa Alegre, Mexico to devise a plan to characterize the full ecological spectrum and integrity of a mangrove marsh system and its impact on the adjacent fishing village. In Alaska, Michael performed physical and chemical hydrological studies of closed-basin depressions required the deployment and retrieval of remotely-located data logging instrumentation, the collection of surface water and groundwater samples, data acquisition and manipulation in ArcGIS, and data analysis and interpolation.
Michael obtained a bachelors degree in Geology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He then completed a Master of Science in Hydrogeology from the University of South Florida. The thesis topic was “Accuracy and cost/effectiveness analysis of various reference evapotranspiration equations in the Peninsular Florida.” Following graduation, he began working in Seattle, Washington for an environmental consulting company performing flood and geologic hazard assessments, hydrologic/hydrogeologic assessments, stream/habitat restoration, and other water resource related projects.