Alice F. Hill
Alice studies mountain hydrology in remote, and often unstudied, regions. She combines remotely sensed image processing techniques with targeted field data collection to clarify the key hydrologic processes that impact water supply for people, crops and hydropower downstream. Alice's research is motivated by 1) conservation and sustainable development of globally important river systems and 2) the potential for water vulnerabilities to areas downstream of melt-dominated source waters in the context of a warming world. As a post doctoral researcher with the CHARIS project at National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), her work is focused on the Aral Sea basin of Central Asia whose headwaters are home to the longest glacier in the world outside of the polar region. Alice is also heavily involved in conservation science in the Peruvian headwater stems of the Amazon River, and has a longtime personal interest in the unstudied rivers draining the Patagonian icefields and New Zealand's Southern Alps. The common thread to all of her research interests? Rapidly evolving river systems, and the impact of change on important environmental resources and downstream communities.
Honors and Awards
- Fulbright scholar, awarded for 2019
- Nature, Environment, Science and Technology (NEST) Science-Arts fellowship, 2018
- CUAHSI Pathfinder fellowship, 2017
- Hill, AF, RF Stallard and K Rittger (2018), Clarifying regional hydrologic controls of the Maranon River, Peru through rapid assessment to inform system-wide basin planning approaches. Elementa-Sci. Anthrop. Version: 1 6 , Art. No. 37, issn: 2325-1026, ids: GE6BO, doi: 10.1525/elementa.290
- Hill, AF, CK Minbaeva, AM Wilson and R Satylkanov (2017), Hydrologic Controls and Water Vulnerabilities in the Naryn River Basin, Kyrgyzstan: A Socio-Hydro Case Study of Water Stressors in Central Asia. Water Version: 1 9 (5) , Art. No. 325, issn: 2073-4441, ids: EZ2RS, doi: 10.3390/w9050325