Dr. Gabrielle Boisrame

( Desert Research Institute )


(530) 220-3351
  • Institution:Desert Research Institute
  • Departments: division of hydrologic sciences
  • Research Fields: Water, Wildfire, Snow
  • Disciplines: Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forest Management/Forest Resources Management, Natural Resources and Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:DRI - Desert Research Institute, EPSCoR - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, NSF - National Science Foundation, USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture


I have been mentoring undergraduate student research assistants for almost 10 years.


The majority of Dr. Boisrame’s research focuses on the interactions between wildfire, land cover, and water in mountain regions of the Western USA. Since 2013 she has been using a combination of fieldwork, remote sensing, and hydrological modeling to explore how managing natural wildfire in landscapes can improve water resources and forest health. Before coming to DRI, she worked as an environmental scientist for the Delta Stewardship Council, a California State Agency. In this position, she studied adaptive management strategies and calculated large-scale water budgets. Other research areas include agricultural water management, consumptive use calculations, restoration of wetlands and streams, and groundwater resource management.

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