Jennifer Cornell

Hometown: Queensbury, New York
BA: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York

MS: Idaho State University, 2013


Jennifer completed her M.S. degree working with Dr. Colden Baxter in the ISU Stream Ecology Center in spring 2013, and now works as water quality scientist for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in Pocatello, Idaho. Jennifer has a bachelorís degree in Landscape Architecture from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Before starting her M.S. degree she worked in the Stream Ecology Center as a laboratory technician where she gained a strong interest in stream ecosystems and how they are influenced by human activity. Her thesis research addressed the effects of recreational land use on stream ecosystems via a study conducted in watersheds on the urban fringe of Pocatello, Idaho. Jennifer's research was closely tied to efforts by the City of Pocatello to improve management of the City Creek Recreational Area, and she was active throughout her time with our lab in assisting city and state agencies in watershed science and education.


Cornell, J.J. 2013. An investigation of the effects of recreational land use on the stream ecosystem of an urban fringe watershed. M.S. Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.