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McKnight, Diane M.


Diane M. McKnight

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
Office: 303-492-4687



Limnology; biogeochemistry of lakes and streams

Disciplines: Biogeochemistry • Limnology




Debates—Hypothesis testing in hydrology: A view from the field: The value of hydrologic hypotheses in designing field studies and interpreting the results to advance hydrology.

McKnight, D.M., Wiley Online Library, Water Resources Research, 53, 3, 1779-1783, DOI: 10.1002/2016WR020050,


Dissolved black carbon in the global cryosphere: Concentrations and chemical signatures.

Khan, A.L., Wagner, S, Jaffe, R, Xian, P, Williams, M.W., Armstrong, R, McKnight, D, Wiley Online Library, AGU Geophysical Research Letters, 6226-6234, DOI: 10.1002/2017GL073485,


Climate regulates alpine lake ice cover phenology and aquatic ecosystem structure.

Preston, DL, Caine, N, McKnight, DM, Williams, MW, Hell, K, Miller, MP, Hart, SJ, Johnson, PTJ, AGU-Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL069036,


An overview of research from a high elevation landscape: the Niwot Ridge, Colorado Long Term Ecological Research programme.

Williams, MW, Seastedt, TR, Bowman, WD, McKnight, DM, Suding, KN, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 8, 5-6, 597-605, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1123320,


Children’s book series and associated curricula support elementary education and outreach in water resources.

Ray, C., McKnight, D. M., Bidwell, M. D., Fourment, T., Flanagan Pritz, C., Rinehart, A. H., Plant Ecology & Diversity, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1050711,


A slide down a slippery slope - alpine ecosystem responses to nitrogen deposition.

Bowman, W.D., Nemergut, D.R., McKnight, D.M., Miller, M.P., Williams, M.W. , Plant Ecology & Diversity, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2014.984786,


Overcoming "ecophobia": fostering environmental empathy through narrative in children's science literature.

McKnight, D.M., Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8, e10-e15, DOI: 10.1890/100041,

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-1637686. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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