Sonya Welsh

Job Title at USU: 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: Nick Bouwes and Kelly Kopp
Year Started: 2009
Year Completed: 2012

Sonya joined the lab in 2009 after completing a BS in Botany with a minor in Geology from Weber State University. She brings extensive field experience with her and is working on a project in Bridge Creek, OR using beaver as a restoration agent to reconnect incised streams to their floodplains and improve steelhead habitat.

Sonya successfully defended in May of 2012 and now runs the Botany lab at Weber State University.


Welsh, Sonya , "Geomorphic Changes Following Beaver Dam Failure and Abandonment" (2012). Graduate Plan B Thesis. Utah State University: Logan, UT.