Fellowship institution:University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Garth Lindner is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems. He received bachelor's and master's from Indiana University. Garth’s research focuses on mitigating watershed scale changes to hydrologic response associated with urbanization through stream restoration design scenarios. This research aims to define the physical controls on channel/floodplain storage and surface water residence time in urban streams through field measurements and numerical hydrodynamic modeling simulations of the performance of restoration designs. The goal of this project is to evaluate strategies for improving stream restoration through exploration of restoration design alternatives that establish explicit criteria for hydrologic performance. The project locus is an urbanized headwater stream in western Baltimore County. The Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability and Parsons Brinckerhoff are partnering in the design process and implementation of the research findings.