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 hydrogeologist who uses a combination of numerical groundwater modeling and field instrumentation to examine how heat transport and hydrogeological processes operate in cold, mountainous regions under a warming climate. Dr. Evans is one of the primary faculty active in the Environmental Science degree tracks in addition to the Environmental and Quantitative Geology tracks.


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

Courses Taught

  • GLY 1104 - Water: Mountains to Sea
  • GLY 4630 - Hydrogeology

Website and CV

Recent Publications

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  • 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.
  • Evans, S. G. and S. Ge (2017), Contrasting hydrogeologic responses to warming in seasonally frozen ground and permafrost hillslopes, 44, 1803-1813, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2016GL072009.
  • Evans, S. G., Ge, S., and L. Sihai (2015), Analysis of groundwater flow in mountainous, headwater catchments with permafrost, Water Resources Research, 51, 9564-9576, doi:10.1002/2015WR017732.




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

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2517