Faculty Profile for Dr. Kimberly Michelle Meitzen

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Dr. Kimberly Michelle Meitzen
Associate Professor — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
ELA 382
phone: (512) 245-1336

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Dascher, E. D., & Meitzen, K. M. (2020). Dams are coming down, but not always by choice: The geography of dam distributions, failures, and removals in Texas. Texas Water Journal.
  • Meitzen, K. M., & Manning, A. B. (2020). Blanco River Riparian Forest Regeneration Following a Record Flood in Central Texas. Southwestern Naturalist.
  • Meitzen, K. M., Kupfer, J. A., & Gao, P. (2018). Modeling Hydrologic Connectivity and Virtual Fish Movement Accross a Large Southeastern Floodplain. Aquatic Sciences, 80(5).
  • Meitzen, K. M. (2023). Geomorphic Impacts of Dam Removal. In The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley.
  • Meitzen, K. M., Robertson, C. R., Jensen, J. L., Daugherty, D. J., Mayes, K. B., & Hardy, T. (2023). Applying Floodplain Inundation Modeling to Estimate Suitable Spawning Habitat and Recruitment Success for Alligator Gar in the Guadalupe River, Texas. Hydrology, 10(6), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology10060123

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Queen of the River, Mermaid Society of San Marcos Texas. 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award in Service, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State University Alumni Association. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2019 Favorite Professor Award of The Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society - Undergraduate Inductees. 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Service Award, Department of Geography, Texas State University. 2016

Selected Grants

  • Julian, Jason Paul (Principal), Meitzen, Kimberly Michelle, Butler, David R. Resilience and Bio-Geomorphic Systems: The 48th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, NSF-Geomorphology & Land Use Dynamics, Federal, $39250. (Funded: 2017 - 2018). Grant.
  • Meitzen, Kimberly Michelle (Principal). Research Enhancement Proposal, Texas State University. Reconstructing an Old-Growth Cypress Forest from Legacy Effects of Historic Logging, $8000. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Meitzen, Kimberly Michelle. Friends of Congaree Swamp Research Grant, Friends of Congaree Swamp, $500. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Meitzen, Kimberly Michelle. Society of Wetland Scientist Student Research Grant, Society of Wetland Scientists, $500. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Meitzen, Kimberly Michelle. Biogeography Specialty Group PhD Student Research Grant, Biogeography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, $700. (Funded: 2010). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Board Member
San Marcos River Foundation - Board President
Upper San Marcos River Watershed Protection Planning Team with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Texas Water Development Board Regional Flood Planning Group Member for Region 11 Guadalupe River Basin
San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance - Conservation Committee
Reviewer / Referee
Southeastern Naturalist