Robin Welling

Robin Welling

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

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Teaching Assistant


BIOL 226 - General Science - Earth and Life Science

Personal Summary

I grew up in Minnesota, where I spent many weekends fishing on lakes and rivers from my family's canoe. I majored in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior in college, and initally planned to pursue an advanced degree in ichthyology. After getting my B.S., I worked on streams for two natural resource agencies that conduct fieldwork in aquatic ecology and fluvial geomorphology. I realized that to understand my favorite catostomidae (Moxostoma carinatum, if you were curious), I really needed to understand streams from a physical perspective, that is, as conduits of water and sediment, and agents of landscape change. I feel fortunate to be pursing a degree in geosciences here at the University of Montana. Fluvial geomorphology now has me deeply hooked with its interdisciplinary nature and many applications.


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 low order mountain streams.

Field of Study

Fluvial Geomorphology

Teaching Experience

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)