Melanie Carter

- PhD, PE

“I took a stream ecology class at Virginia Tech my senior year and I was hooked for life. Streams are so dynamic, always challenging. My favorite thing about this job is working with reference reaches and getting to interact with landowners.“

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ph.D. Biological and Agricultural Engineering NC State University
  • M.S. Aquatic Biology/Ecology
  • University of Alabama
  • B.S. Biology
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Fundamentals and Application of Hydrology and Geomorphology, Intro to Stream Classification and Assessment and Stream Design using Natural Channel Design Techniques Will Harman and Buck Engineering, 2002
  • Applied Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Wildland Hydrology, 2011
  • River Morphology and Application
  • Wildland Hydrology, 2011
  • River Assessment and Monitoring
  • Wildland Hydrology, 2011
  • Technical Service Provider for NRCS (Structural Practices)
  • Contributing Author for A Function-Based Framework for Stream
  • Assessment and Restoration, 2012
  • HEC-RAS for Stream Restoration
  • NC State University 2012

Areas of Expertise

  • Stream Restoration Assessment and Design Floodway Analysis and Modeling
  • Project Management
  • Stormwater and Erosions and Sediment BMP Design