Christopher O. Cuhaciyan, Hydrologist
B.S., Physical Science, Washington State University
M.S., Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
River and watershed processes including river restoration, sediment
transport, hyporheic flow, large woody debris, and forest fuels management.
Physical-biological linkages in rivers such as the hydraulics of fish swimming
and hydrologic and geomorphic preferences of benthic macroinvertebrates. Climate
and land use change on hydrologic and geomorphic forms and processes. Stream
temperature modeling, computational fluid dynamics, hydrologic modeling,
geospatial information systems, and advanced machine learning algorithms.
Cuhaciyan, C.O., Bledsoe, B.P, and N.L, Poff, (in preparation).
Hydrogeomorphic classifications of mountain streams for biomonitoring,
Holburn, E.R., Bledsoe, B.P, Poff, N.L. and
C.O. Cuhaciyan, (in preparation). Modeling benthic indices across nested
ecoregions of the Pacific Northwest: a hierarchical approach, Journal of the
North American Benthological Society.
Cuhaciyan, C.O., 2007. Hydrogeomorphic characterization and classification of
Pacific Northwest mountain streams for biomonitoring, Colorado Water Resources
Research Institute, Colorado Water, April/May 2007.
Poff, N.L., Bledsoe, B.P., and C.O. Cuhaciyan, 2006. Hydrologic and geomorphic
alteration due to differential landuse across the united states, Geomorphology,
Flores, A.N., Bledsoe, B.P., Cuhaciyan, C.O., and E.E. Wohl, 2006. Channel-reach
morphology dependence on energy, scale, and hydroclimatic processes with
implications for prediction using geospatial data, Water Resources Research,
Cuhaciyan, C.O. and B.P. Bledsoe, 2004. Camp Hale: Environmental restoration and
historical preservation, Submitted to the Eagle River Watershed Council, Great
Outdoors Colorado, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment,
100 pp.+ app.