Luke Hunt, Ph.D.

Director, Headwaters Conservation
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Sierra Meadow Restoration and Low Impact Development

Luke joined American Rivers in 2010. Prior to American Rivers, Luke helped start an innovation and engineering design group, where his favorite project was developing a low-cost surgical machine for treating cataract in the developing world. He also worked on the antifreeze proteins found in Antarctic fish (including 100 under-ice scuba dives), and on habitat change in the Columbia River basin (including countless kayak surveys of the steeper tributaries). Luke has a Ph.D. in biomechanics and ecology from Stanford, where his dissertation focused on the nonlinear ecology of sea-level rise and climate change. Luke loves critically relevant science, testing strategies and stretching molds.

B.S. & M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University
Ph.D. in Biology from Stanford University.

Stanislaus River

CONTACT: CALIFORNIA REGION NEVADA CITY CA


Blog Posts By This Author

Owl Moon Near the Tuolumne River

Great Gray Owl | Joe Medley, US Forest Service Somehow I heard it take flight as we stepped from the wet brush into the autumn meadow. It was the afternoon before Thanksgiving and I had enlisted my dad, son Jake, and a dear friend to help survey two tw… Read more »

Sierra Meadows Rx

What comes to mind when you glimpse a mountain meadow?  Is it awe, tranquility, the urge to grab your fishing gear and go? What you may not know is that these meadows are also key elements of our nation’s water infrastructure. Healthy meadows in… Read more »