Dr. Sarah G. Evans

Dr. Sarah Evans joined the department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2017 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a hydrologist who uses a combination of numerical modeling, field instrumentation, and remote sensing to examine how Arctic water resources are evolving in a warming climate. Dr. Evans is one of the primary faculty active in the Environmental Science degree tracks and the Environmental and Quantitative Geology tracks. 

Dr. Evans was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER grant in 2023 and won the College of Arts and Sciences William C. Strickland Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2022.


  • B.A. Whitman College
  • M.S. University of Colorado - Boulder
  • Ph.D. University of Colorado - Boulder

Courses Taught

  • GES 1104 - Water: Mountains to Sea
  • GES 2750 - Writing in the Discipline: Careers in Earth and Environmental Sciences 
  • GES 4630 - Hydrogeology

Website and CV

Recent Publications

Visit Dr. Evans' profile on Google Scholar.

Asterisks (*) indicate student advisees.

  • Evans, S. G., Raberg, J.H., Crump, S.E., Raynolds, M.K., Sugg, M.M., *Brodie, A.R., and G.H. Miller (2022), Control of short-stature vegetation type on shallow ground temperatures in permafrost across the eastern Canadian Arctic, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 127, doi:10.1029/2022JG006941.
  • *Moore, C. and S.G. Evans (2022), Shallow soil temperatures are heterogeneous across a small mountain fen, Wetlands, doi:10.1007/s13157-022-01566-2.
  • Evans, S.G., *Yokeley, B., *Stephens, C., and *B. Brewer (2020), Potential mechanistic causes of increased baseflow across northern Eurasia catchments underlain by permafrost, Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.13759.
  • Evans, S. G., Godsey, S.E., Rushlow, C.R., and C. Voss (2020), Water tracks influence hydrologic cycling in upland Arctic Alaska hillslopes, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, 125, doi: 10.1029/2019JF005256.
  • Evans, S. G., Ge, S., Voss, C., and N. Molotch (2018), The role of frozen soil in groundwater discharge predictions for warming alpine watersheds, Water Resources Research, 54, 1599-1615, doi:10.1002/2017WR022098.




Title: Associate Professor: Hydrogeology, (she/her/hers)
Department: Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2517