Ellen Wohl is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences. Her research focuses on fluvial geomorphology with a specific emphasis on bedrock canyons and mountain rivers.
Her current research projects study the effects of logjams and beaver dams on channel complexity, productivity of the river ecosystems, and carbon storage in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Wohl has been the recipient of several awards, including the Gladys W. Cole Memorial Award from the Geological Society of America, the Kirk Bryan Award from the Geological Society of America, the G.K. Gilbert Award from the Association of American Geographers and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Interdisciplinary Water Education, Research and Outreach from the CSU Water Center.
Wohl earned her B.S. in geology from Arizona State University in 1984 and her Ph.D. in geosciences from the University of Arizona in 1988. Wohl is a Fellow of both the Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union.