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Dr. Brigid Lynch is a geomorphologist and hydrologist with expertise in quantitative landscape evolution modeling paired with high-resolution climatic datasets. Brigid earned her Ph.D. in geomorphology and landscape evolution from Indiana University. Her dissertation covered a wide array of research, including coupling landscape evolution, hydrologic, and climate models, building dynamic channel evolution models, and collecting river sand samples in southern Peru used to date channel incision (and mountain uplift) in the Andes. Brigid also brings extensive GIS experience to Balance, having used geospatial data to map geomorphic metrics, assess geologic hazards, and extract watershed and channel morphology. When Brigid’s not in the office, she’s likely trying out a new recipe in the kitchen while attempting to avoid stepping on her senior (and very large) dog, Toby, who likes to lay nearby to clean up any spills.

  • B.S. Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2013
  • Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Indiana University, 2021
  • Stivers Lagoon Restoration, Fremont, Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Alameda County, California
  • Contra Costa County Public Works Hydrologic Data Maintenance, Contra Costa County, California
  • Heather Farm Park Drainage Designs, East Bay Regional Parks District, Contra Costa County, California

Moran Lake Restoration Plan, Moran Lake County Park, Santa Cruz County, California

  • Shen, H., Lynch, B., Poulsen, CJ, and Yanites, BJ A modeling framework (WRF-Landlab) for simulating orogen-scale climate-erosion coupling. Computers & Geosciences (2021),

Balance has such a welcoming environment; everyone is eager to help, teach, and learn. The work is inspiring because our projects have important environmental and societal implications. Our team has so many intelligent people who use a wide range of quantitative techniques to deliver the best possible results.

I love to cook. I like to use recipes to explore new cuisines and learn new techniques in the kitchen. Making food for people is my favorite way to connect. I also am really into boxing and am on the lookout for a boxing gym in the Bay Area!

University of Michigan Wolverines. Football season is the best time of the year.