University of British Columbia, BSc, Honours
University of Canterbury, 1984, PhD


My research focuses on the influence of climate variability and change, in conjunction with forest and glacier dynamics, on hydrological processes and the patterns of streamflow and water quality. I work closely with practitioners, government agencies and utilities to integrate the best available science into environmental monitoring, management and policy.


SMITH, R.S., MOORE, R.D., WEILER, M. and JOST, G. 2014 ‘Spatial controls on groundwater response dynamics in a snowmelt-dominated montane catchment’ Hydrology and Earth Systems Science 18, 1835–1856

ALLEN, D.M., STAHL, K., WHITFIELD, P.H. and MOORE, R.D. 2014 ‘Trends in groundwater levels in British Columbia’ Canadian Water Resources Journal

COWIE, N.M., MOORE, R.D. and HASSAN, M.A. 2014 ‘Effects of glacial retreat on proglacial streams and riparian zones in the Coast and North Cascade Mountains’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39, 351–365 DOI 10.1002/esp.3453

MOORE, R.D., LEACH, J.A. and KNUDSON, J.M. 2014 ‘Geometric calculation of view factors for stream surface radiation modelling in the presence of riparian forest’ Hydrological Processes 28, 2975–2986 DOI 10.1002/hyp.9848

LEACH, J.A. and MOORE, R.D. 2014 ‘Winter stream temperature in the rain-on-snow zone of the Pacific Northwest: influences of hillslope runoff and transient snow cover’ Hydrology and Earth Systems Science 18, 819-838 DOI 10.5194/hess-18-819-2014

GUENTHER, S.M., GOMI, T. and MOORE, R.D. 2014 ‘Stream and bed temperature variability in a coastal headwater catchment: influences of surface-subsurface interactions and partial-retention forest harvesting’ Hydrological Processes 28, 1238–1249 DOI 10.1002/hyp.9673



OWENS, P., GILES, T.R., PETTICREW, E.L., LEGGAT, M., MOORE, R.D. and EATON, B.C. 2013 ‘Muted responses of streamflow and suspended sediment flux in a wildfire-affected watershed’ Geomorphology 202, 128-139 DOI 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.01.001

MOORE, R.D., NELITZ, M. and PARKINSON, E. 2013 ‘Empirical modelling of maximum weekly average stream temperature in British Columbia, Canada, to support assessment of fish habitat suitability’ Canadian Water Resources Journal 38, 135-147 DOI 10.1080/07011784.2013.794992

TRUBILOWICZ, J., MOORE, R.D. and BUTTLE, J.M. 2013 ‘Prediction of streamflow regime using ecological classification zones’ Hydrological Processes 27, 1935-1944 DOI 10.1002/hyp.9874

SHEA, J.M., MENOUNOS, B., MOORE, R.D. and TENNANT, C. 2013 ‘An approach to derive regional snowlines and glacier mass change from MODIS imagery, western North America’ The Cryosphere 7, 667-680 DOI 10.5194/tc-7-667-2013

MOORE, R.D., WOODS, R.A. and BOYLE, D.P. 2013 ‘Putting PUB into practice in mountainous areas’ Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 15(2), 12-21



RICHARDS, J., MOORE, R.D. and FORREST, A.L. 2012 ‘Late-summer thermal regime of a small proglacial lake’ Hydrological Processes 26, 2687–2695 DOI 10.1002/hyp.8360

LEACH, J.A., MOORE, R.D., HINCH, S. and GOMI, T. 2012 ‘Estimation of forest harvesting-induced stream temperature changes and bioenergetic consequences for cutthroat trout in a coastal stream in British Columbia, Canada’ Aquatic Sciences 74, 427–441 DOI 10.1007/s00027-011-0238-z

GUENTHER, S.M., MOORE, R.D. and GOMI, T. 2012 ‘Riparian microclimate and evaporation from a coastal headwater stream, and their response to partial-retention forest harvesting’ Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 164, 1-9 DOI 10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.05.003

JOST, G, MOORE, R.D., MENOUNOS, B. and WHEATE, R. 2012 ‘Quantifying the contribution of glacier runoff to streamflow in the upper Columbia River basin, Canada’ Hydrology and Earth Systems Science 16, 849-860 DOI 10.5194/hess-16-1-2012

SAMBARAJU, K.R., CARROLL, A.L., ZHU, J., STAHL, K., MOORE, R.D. and AUKEMA, B.H. 2012 ‘Climate change could alter the distribution of mountain pine beetle outbreaks in western Canada’ Ecography 35, 211-225 DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.06847.x

HAMILTON, A.S. and MOORE, R.D. 2012 ‘Quantifying uncertainty in streamflow records’ Canadian Water Resources Journal 37, 3-21

MOORE, R.D., TRUBILOWICZ, J.W. and BUTTLE, J.M. 2012 ‘Prediction of streamflow regime and annual runoff for ungauged basins using a distributed monthly water balance model’ Journal of the American Water Resources Association 48, 32-42 DOI 10.1111 / j.1752-1688.2011.00595.x

JOST, G., MOORE, R.D., GLUNS, D. and SMITH, R.S. 2012 ‘Distributed temperature-index snowmelt modeling for forested catchments’ Journal of Hydrology 420-421, 87-101

MOORE, R.D. and RICHARDSON, J.S. 2012 ‘Natural disturbance and forest management in riparian zones: Comparison of effects at reach, catchment and landscape scales’ Freshwater Science 31, 239-247



RICHARDS, J. and MOORE, R.D. 2011 ‘Discharge-dependence of stream albedo in a steep proglacial channel’ Hydrological Processes 25, 4154-4158 DOI 10.1002/hyp.8343

REUTEN, C., MOORE, R.D. and CLARKE, G.K.C. 2011 ‘Quantifying differences between 2-m temperature observations and reanalysis pressure-level temperatures in northwestern North America’ Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 50, 916-929 DOI 10.1175/2010JAMC2498.1

MCCLEARY, R.J., HASSAN, M.A., MILLER, D. and MOORE, R.D. 2011 ‘Spatial organization of process domains in headwater drainage basins of a glaciated foothills region with complex longitudinal profiles’ Water Resources Research 47, W05505 DOI 10.1029/2010WR009800

LEACH, J.A. and MOORE, R.D. 2011 ‘Stream temperature dynamics in two hydrogeomorphically distinct reaches’ Hydrological Processes 25, 679-690 DOI 10.1002/hyp.7854

SZEFTEL, P., MOORE, R.D. and WEILER, M. 2011 ‘Influence of the spatial distribution of flow gains and losses on the estimation of transient storage parameters from tracer experiments’ Journal of Hydrology 396, 277-291 DOI 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.11.018



SHEA, J.M. and MOORE, R.D. 2010 ‘Prediction of spatially distributed regional-scale fields of air temperature and vapour pressure over mountain glaciers’ Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres DOI 10.1029/2010JD014351

VARHOLA, A., COOPS, N.C., WEILER, M. and MOORE, R.D. 2010 ‘Forest canopy effects on snow accumulation and ablation: an integrative review of empirical results’ Journal of Hydrology 392, 219-233

LEACH, J.A. and MOORE, R.D. 2010 ‘Above-stream microclimate and stream surface energy exchanges in a wildfire-disturbed riparian zone’ Hydrological Processes 24, 2369-2381 DOI 10.1002/hyp.7639

EATON, B.C., MOORE, R.D. and GILES, T. 2010 ‘Forest fire, root strength and channel instability: the ‘unusual’ response of Fishtrap Creek, British Columbia’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35, 1167-1183 DOI 10.1002/esp.1946

REDDING, T.E., MOORE, R.D., WINKLER, R.D., PIKE, R.G. and WILFORD, D.J. 2010 ‘Long-term Watershed Research in British Columbia’ Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 14(1), 1-5

RICHARDSON, J.S. and MOORE, R.D. 2010 ‘Malcolm Knapp Research Forest’ Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 14(1), 14-15

MOORE, R.D. 2010 ‘Cotton Creek Experimental Watershed’ Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 14(1), 10-11

EATON, B., GILES, T., HEISE, B., MOORE, R.D., OWENS, P. and PETTICREW, E. 2010 ‘Fishtrap Creek Watershed Study’ Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 14(1), 12-13

WHITFIELD, P.H., MOORE, R.D., FLEMING, S. and ZAWADSKI, A. 2010 ‘Pacific Decadal Oscillation and the hydroclimatology of western Canada—review and prospects’ Canadian Water Resources Journal 35, 1–28

RICHARDSON, J.S., FELLER, M.C., KIFFNEY, P.M., MOORE, R.D., MITCHELL, S. and HINCH, S.G. 2010 ‘Riparian Management of Small Streams: An Experimental Trial at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest’ Streamline Watershed Management Bulletin 13(2), 2-16

Winter 2017

GEOB305 Introduction to Hydrology Sections

Principles of hydrology at site, watershed, and larger regional scales. Introduction to techniques of measurement and analysis. Emphasizes surface water hydrology of western North America.

Winter 2017

GEOB309 Geographical Sciences Field Course Sections

Field sampling, instrumentation, surveying, mapping techniques, and data analysis; mandatory multi-day field camp in April or May. Special fees and liability insurance are required.

Winter 2017

GEOB503A Topics in Geomorphology and Hydrology - TPCS GEMO & HYDR Sections