Charles Luce

Research Hydrologist at: US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station


Charles Luce is a Research Hydrologist for the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Boise, Idaho.  He works on a wide range of issues related to forest-water relations and aquatic ecosystems in forests, including climate change, snow hydrology, wildfire, forest transportation, and groundwater-surface water interaction.  He works in a multidisciplinary context with aquatic biologists, forest ecologists, and meteorologists to understand coupled changes in the ecological-hydrologic system.  He has a B.S. in Forest Management and an M.S. in Forest Engineering from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Utah State University.  He has published more than 65 publications in refereed journals and several Forest Service Technical Reports.  He is an Editor for Water Resources Research, one of the world’s leading hydrology journals and the Coordinating Lead Author for the Northwest Chapter of the 4th National Climate Assessment.