Micael Albonico

Job Title: Junior GIS Tech
Primary Affiliation: Department of Watershed Sciences
Secondary Affiliation: Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab

Utah State University
Watershed Sciences Department
5210 Old Main Hill, NR 210
Logan UT 84322-5210

Office:  FHX


  • 2014 B.S, Geology. Northern Arizona University


Micael Albonico is interested in the physical processes of earth sciences and has a particular interest in how environments form and change over time. Since working at the Fluvial Habitat Center (FHC) he has gained enhanced interest in the form and behavior of river and stream behavior.


Micael Albonico graduated in 2014 from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He began working as an on-site geologist for a small geology company in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was involved in several water well exploration projects, establishing brackish water wells. After the recess in oil prices, funding was no longer available for these water well projects, and he decided to look for a graduate program that would lead him into a different direction and out of the oil business. He moved to Logan, Utah in the hopes of finding a new path and to enjoy the outdoor thrills Utah has to offer. Currently, he is working as a GIS Technician in the FHC. At the FHC he has learned a great deal about fluvial geomorphology and watershed restoration.  

Outside of work and he enjoys being outside. He enjoys climbing, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and snowboarding.


  • Editing Columbia River Basin Valley Bottoms