Robin Welling

Robin Welling

Office: CHCB 338
Email: robin.welling@umontana.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Research Assistant

Personal Summary

I grew up in Minnesota and spent many days fishing rivers with my dad. I majored in biology in college and planned to pursue an advanced degree in ichthyology. After graduating, I worked on streams for a number of natural resource management agencies. I realized that to better understand the behavior and population dynamics of my favorite catostomidae (Moxostoma carinatum, if you were curious), I should learn about the physical processes shaping their habitat. This lead me to the Department of Geosciences at the University of Montana, where I am working toward a Masters degree within the field of fluvial geomorphology. I appreciate the interdisciplinary nature and many applications of geomorphology, and am eager to apply these principles in my future work.


B.S. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2014

Research Interests

fluvial geomorphology, ecogemorphology, stream ecology, ichthyology


My research concerns the influence of wood on sediment routing in mixed bedrock-alluvial streams

Field of Study

Fluvial Geomorphology

Teaching Experience

TA for BIOL 226 - General Science - Earth and Life Science

TA for PHSX 225 - General Science - Physical and Chemical Science

Professional Experience

US Forest Service biological science technician, Watershed Restoration Effectiveness Monitoring Program, Petersburg Supervisors Office, summer 2016

US Forest Service biological science technician, Tongass National Forest, Petersburg Ranger District, summer 2015

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources intern, Stream Habitat Program, summer 2014


Cycling, cross country skiing, fishing (mostly of the despicable bait-fishing variety)