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Connor Penrod

Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant
Primary Affiliation: Department of Watershed Sciences
Secondary Affiliation: Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab
Degree Seeking
: M.S. - Watershed Science
Faculty Advisor
: Joe Wheaton
Committee Members: TBD
Year Started: 2017

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

Office:  JQL 147
Office Phone: 435-797-9189

Staff Profile


  • 2013 BA. Physical Geography. San Diego State University


  • Beaver dam dynamics post-disturbance
  • Beaver reoccupation rate post-disturbance


     Connor Penrod, is a research assistant for the ET-AL lab at Utah State University. Connor earned a degree in Physical                      Geography from San Diego State University in 2013. After completing his degree Connor worked as a research assistant at              Utah State University for one year, then as a fisheries technician based in Salmon Idaho. In 2017 Connor began working  with          Dr. Joe Wheaton in pursuit of a Master degree in Watershed Sciences. 


  • Beaver dam dynamics in the Logan-Little Bear watershed after the 2011 spring flood event. Determining the time it takes to repair or replace a breached or blown out beaver dam. Also attempting to determine the rate of reoccupation of streams to see if there is a correlation with their capacity level as determined by the Beaver Restoration assessment Tool (BRAT)

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Conference Papers, Presentations & Posters