Education
2012
Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University
Major advisor: Dr. Brian McGlynn
Dissertation: The role of stream network nutrient uptake kinetics and groundwater exchange in modifying the timing, magnitude, and form of watershed export 

2005
M.S. Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University
Major advisor: Dr. Brian McGlynn
Thesis: Stream-groundwater interactions in a mountain to valley transition: impacts on watershed hydrologic response and stream water chemistry

2000
B.A. Environmental Biology/Limnology, Minor Biochemistry (Magna Cum Laude), University of Colorado
Major advisor: Dr. William Lewis
Honors thesis: Factors affecting amounts and chemical composition of dissolved organic nitrogen exported from undisturbed watersheds

 

Published Journal Articles (*)M.S. student and (**) REU student co-mentored by Covino

Patil, S., T. P. Covino, A. I. Packman, B. L. McGlynn, J. D. Drummond, R. A. Payn, and R. Schumer (2013), Intrastream variability in solute transport: Hydrologic and geomorphic controls on solute retention, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 118, doi:10.1029/2012JF002455.

Covino, T., B. McGlynn, and *R. McNamara (2012), Land use/land cover and scale influences on in-stream nitrogen uptake kinetics, J. Geophys. Res., 117, G02006, doi:10.1029/2011JG001874.

Ye, S., T. P. Covino, M. Sivapalan, N. B. Basu, H.-Y. Li, and S.-W. Wang (2012), Dissolved nutrient retention dynamics in river networks: A modeling investigation of transient flows and scale effects, Water Resour. Res., 48, W00J17, doi:10.1029/ 2011WR010508.

Drummond, J. D., T. P. Covino, A. F. Aubeneau, D. Leong, S. Patil, R. Schumer, and A. I. Packman (2012), Effects of solute breakthrough curve tail truncation on residence time estimates: A synthesis of solute tracer injection studies, J. Geophys. Res., 117, G00N08, doi:10.1029/2012JG002019.

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and *J. Mallard (2011), Stream-groundwater exchange and hydrologic turnover at the network scale, Water Resour. Res., 47, W12521, doi:10.1029/2011WR010942.

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and M.A. Baker (2010), Separating physical and biological nutrient retention and quantifying uptake kinetics from ambient to saturation in successive mountain stream reaches, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 115, G04010, doi:10.1029/2009JG001263.

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and *R.A. McNamara (2010), Tracer Additions for Spiraling Curve Characterization: Quantifying stream nutrient uptake kinetics from ambient to saturation, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 8:484-498.

Covino, T.P., and B.L. McGlynn.  (2007) Stream gains and losses across a mountain to valley transition: Impacts on watershed hydrology and stream water chemistry.  Water Resources Research, 43, W10431, doi:10.1029/2006WR005544.

 

Journal Articles in Review

**Bergstrom, A., J. *Mallard, B. McGlynn, and T. Covino.  In review. Stream network travel times and the influence of watershed structure and stream network geometry. Water Resources Research.

*Mallard, J., B.L. McGlynn, and T. Covino. In review.  Watershed shape, stream network geometry, and hydrologic turnover modify watershed runoff composition.   Water Resources Research. 2012WR012372.

 

Other Publications
Covino, T.P. (2012) The role of stream network nutrient uptake kinetics and groundwater exchange in modifying the timing, magnitude, and form of watershed export, Doctoral dissertation, Montana State University, 266 pp.

Covino, T.P. (2011) Environmental Protection Agency Science To Achieve Results Fellowship Conference highlight and cover story distinguished fellow.

Covino, T.P. (2010) Highlight and cover story featured graduate student in Montana State University Graduate Studies recruitment brochure for outstanding achievement.

Covino, T.P. (2005) Stream-groundwater interactions in a mountain to valley transition: Impacts on watershed hydrologic response and stream water chemistry, Masters thesis, Montana State University, 102 pp.

Covino, T.P. (2000) Factors affecting amounts and chemical composition of dissolved organic nitrogen exported from undisturbed watersheds, Undergraduate Honors Program Thesis, University of Colorado at Boulder, 34 pp.

 

Presentations
Covino, T.P.; William B. Bowden; Michael N. Gooseff; Wilfred M. Wollheim; Brian L. McGlynn; Kyle A. Whittinghill; Adam N. Wlostowski; Malcolm R. Herstand. 2012. Deciphering relationships between in-stream travel times, nutrient concentrations, and uptake through analysis of hysteretic and non-hysteretic kinetic behavior. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13C-1359.

Mallard, J.M.; Brian L. McGlynn; Tim P. Covino; Anna Bergstrom. 2012. Hydrologic and biologic influences on stream network nutrient concentrations: Interactions of hydrologic turnover and concentration-dependent nutrient uptake. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H14B-10.

Seybold, E.C.; Kendra Kaiser; Brian L. McGlynn; John E. Dore; Diego Riveros-Iregui; Ryan E. Emanuel; Liyin Liang; Timothy P. Covino. 2012. Trace gas fluxes in complex terrain: The space-time dynamics of soil methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide.
 Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B51B-0540.

Riveros-Iregui, D; Liyin Liang; Ryan E. Emanuel; Brian L. McGlynn; John E. Dore; Kendra Kaiser; Erin C. Seybold; Timothy P. Covino. 2012. Soil Carbon Transformation in Heterogeneous Landscapes. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B51B-0541.

McGlynn, B.L., K.J. Jencso, F. Nippgen, S. Carlson, J. Mallard, T. Covino, R. Emanuel, L. Marshall, M. Gooseff, K. Bencala, and S. Wondzell. 2012.  Climate & watershed structure effects on hydrologic connectivity & stream network influences on watershed signatures.  Woo Lecture.  Canadian Geophysical Union. [INVITED].

McGlynn, B.L., L. Piper, T.P. Covino, and W. Cross.  2011. Stream nutrient uptake stoichiometry:  Coupled N and P kinetics from ambient to saturation. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B11F-08.  [INVITED].

**Kalinin, A.V., T.P. Covino, and B.L. McGlynn. 2011. Spatial and temporal distribution of nutrients in a linked stream–lake ecosystem.  Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H43F-1281.

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, *R. McNamara, and K.K. Gardner. 2011. Landuse and scale influences on nutrient retention from the reach to watershed scales. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B12D-04.

*Mallard, J., T.P. Covino, and B.L. McGlynn. 2011. Watershed structure, stream network geometry, and kinetic influences on instream nutrient retention. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B13G-0650.

**Bergstrom, A., B.L. McGlynn, J. *Mallard, and T.P. Covino. 2011. Stream network travel times:  Influence of watershed structure and network geometry.  Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H41E-1085.

*Mallard, J., T.P. Covino, and B.L. McGlynn. 2011. Instream nutrient concentrations: How groundwater/stream water exchange and nutrient uptake can interact in stream networks. Montana Chapter of the American Water Resources Association Annual Meeting.  [2nd PLACE STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATION AWARD]

**Bergstrom, A., J. Mallard, B.L. McGlynn, and T. Covino. 2011. Watershed structure and stream network geometry: Implications for water and solute transport.   Montana Chapter of the American Water Resources Association Annual Meeting.

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and *J. Mallard. 2011. Stream – groundwater exchange and hydrologic turnover at the network scale. Montana chapter of the American Water Resource Association Annual meeting. Fall, 2011. FIRST PLACE PhD STUDENT ORAL PRESENTATION.

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and *J. Mallard. (2011) Hydrologic gains and losses, fractional turnover, and stream network controls on streamwater composition.  European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. Spring, 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGU General Assembly 2011. EGU2011-12588.

McGlynn, B.L. and T.P. Covino. (2011) Recent advances in tracing stream ecosystem nutrient uptake kinetics and GW-SW exchange. European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. Spring, 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGU General Assembly 2011. [INVITED]

*Mallard, J., T.P. Covino, and B.L. McGlynn. (2011) Watershed and stream network structure influences on stream water sources and stream network nutrient retention. European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. Spring, 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts.

**Kalinin, A., T.P. Covino, and B.L. McGlynn. (2011) Spatial and Temporal Distribution of DON and DIN in a Linked Stream-Lake Ecosystem.  European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. Spring, 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGU General Assembly 2011.

**Bergstrom, A, J. Mallard, T.P. Covino, and B.L. McGlynn. (2011) The effect of watershed and network complexity on fluxes of water and nutrients.  European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. Spring, 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGU General Assembly 2011.

McGlynn, B.L., K.G. Jencso, D. Riveros-Iregui, R.E. Emanuel, T.P. Covino, *J. Mallard. (2011) Process interactions and synthesis in catchment hydrology. Vienna Catchment Sciences Symposium, Vienna Austria. [INVITED KEYNOTE].

McGlynn, B.L., K.G. Jencso, D. Riveros-Iregui, R.E. Emanuel, T.P. Covino, *J. Mallard. (2011) Expanding Dimensions in Hydrologic Sciences. University of Colorado Hydrological Sciences Symposium [INVITED KEYNOTE].

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and *J. Mallard. (2010) Implications of stream gains and losses and
hydrologic turnover at the network scale.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2010.

Drummond, J., T.P. Covino, A. Aubeneau, S. Patil, D. Leong, L. Ran, A. Packman, and R. Schumer.
The effects of solute breakthrough curve tail truncation on residence time estimates and mass
recovery. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2010.

Patil, S., T.P. Covino, J. Drummond, A. Packman, R. Schumer, R. Payn, and B. McGlynn. (2010) Intra-
stream variability in tracer breakthrough cuves: Geomorphic controls on tailing behaviors.  American
Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2010.

Donner, S.D, D.N. Leong, T.P. Covino, R.S. Gabor, J.D. Drummond, and X. Xu. (2010) Sensitivity of stoichiometric ratios to temporal variability in streamflow.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2010.

Aubeneau, A.F., J.D. Drummond, T.P. Covino, N.B. Basu, S.S. Rao, R. Schumer, J. Tank, and A.I. Packman. (2010) Linking observed breakthrough curves from tracer injections in streams to experimental and environmental conditions.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2010.

*Mallard, J, T.P. Covino, and B.L. McGlynn. (2010) The role of stream network complexity in hydrologic turnover, nutrient retention, and watershed outlet signatures.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2010.

McGlynn, B.L., T.P. Covino, *R. McNamara. (2010) Recent breakthroughs in stream solute studies: Identifying new methods, applications, and limitations for tracing ecosystem and catchment processes. Joint meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography and the American Benthological Society [INVITED].

*McNamara, R, B.L. McGlynn, T.P. Covino. (2010) Stream N uptake dynamics from ambient to saturation across development gradients, stream network position, and seasons. Joint meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography and the North American Benthological Society. Santa Fe, NM #S33

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, *R. McNamara. (2010) Quantifying stream nutrient uptake kinetics from ambient to saturation:  Tracer additions for spiraling curve characterization.  Joint meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography and the North American Benthological Society. Santa Fe, NM. #S20

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and *R. McNamara. (2009) Quantifying stream nutrient uptake from ambient to saturation with instantaneous tracer additions. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2009 H53D-0949.

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and M.A. Baker. (2009) Nitrogen transport in streams: the physical,
biological, and dynamic nature of immobilization.  The Gordon Research Conference 2009, Catchment
Science: Interactions of hydrology, biology, and geochemistry.

Covino, T.P., and B.L. McGlynn. (2008) Scaling from stream reach observations of groundwater-surface water exchange to network scale behavior and effects. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2008.

Covino, T.P., and B.L. McGlynn.  (2008) Stream-groundwater gains/losses across stream networks: Implications for water and solute transport modeling.  North American Benthological Society Conference, 2008.

McGlynn, B.L., K. Jencso, R. Payn, M. Gooseff, T.P. Covino, and J. Seibert. (2007) Conceptualizing, testing, and transferring watershed characteristic-runoff generation relationships.  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting [INVITED].

Covino, T.P., and B.L. McGlynn.  (2005) Groundwater-Stream Interactions in a Mountain – Valley Transition: Impacts on Catchment Hydrologic Response and Stream Water Chemistry. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. 2005.  HYDROLOGY SECTION OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPER.

McGlynn, B.L., and Covino, T.P. (2005) The Role of Landscape Element Characteristics and Orientation on Catchment Runoff Composition.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Fall, 2005.

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and R. Sojda.  (2005) Groundwater-Stream Interactions in a Mountain – Valley Transition: Impacts On Catchment Hydrologic Response and Stream Water Chemistry. Montana Chapter of the American Water Resources Association Annual  Meeting.  Fall, 2005.  THIRD PLACE IN STUDENT PRESENTATION COMPETITION.

Covino, T.P., McGlynn, B.L., Sojda, R., and B. Edwards. (2004) Mountain Front Groundwater Recharge:  Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange Across an Alpine–Valley Transition. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. 2004.

Covino, T.P., McGlynn, B.L., Sojda, R., and B. Edwards. (2004) Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange Across an Alpine–Valley Transition. Montana Chapter of the American Water Resources Association Annual Meeting. 2004. FIRST PLACE IN STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION.

Honors and Awards
2012
National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

2012
Montana NSF EPSCoR Institute on Ecosystems Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

2011
First and second place student presentation awards Montana American Water Resource Association annual meeting

2011
Environmental Protection Agency Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship Conference
distinguished fellow highlight and cover story

2010
Highlight and cover story Montana State University College of Graduate Studies recruitment brochure
featured graduate student representing outstanding achievement

2010
Student mentor for NSF Hydrologic Synthesis Institute led by P.I. Dr. Murugesu   Sivapalan

2009
Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellow

2009
NSF National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) Seed Grant

2005 – 2006
Montana Water Center Student Research Fellowship, 2005-2006

2005
American Geophysical Union Hydrology Section Outstanding Student Paper

2005
Montana American Water Resource Association Third Place Student Presentation

2004
Montana American Water Resource Association First Place Student Poster

2000
Phi Beta Kappa

2000
Golden Key National Honor Society

2000
Magna Cum Laude

2000
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Colorado

 

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