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.


HOWIE, S. A., WHITFIELD, P. H. and MOORE, R. D. 2020 ‘Plant community type is an indicator of the seasonal moisture deficit in a disturbed raised bog’ Ecohydrology 13(4)

HUNTER, C. S., MOORE, R. D. and MCKENDRY, I. G. 2020 ‘Evaluation of the North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) precipitation fields in a topographically complex domain’ Hydrological Sciences Journal 65(5), 786-799



EATON, B. C., MOORE, R. D. and MACKENZIE, L. G. 2019 ‘Percentile-based grain size distribution analysis tools (GSDtools) – estimating confidence limits and hypothesis tests for comparing two samples’ Earth Surface Dynamics 7(3), 789–806

LEACH, J. A. and MOORE, R. D. 2019 ‘Empirical Stream Thermal Sensitivities May Underestimate Stream Temperature Response to Climate Warming’ Water Resources Research 55(7), 5453-5467

GRONSDAHL, S., MOORE, R. D., ROSENFELD, J., MCCLEARY, R. and WINKLER, R. 2019 ‘Effects of forestry on summertime low flows and physical fish habitat in snowmelt‐dominant headwater catchments of the Pacific Northwest’ Hydrological Processes 33(25)

KUGLEROVÁ, L., KIELSTRA, B. W., MOORE, R. D. and RICHARDSON, J. S. 2019 ‘Importance of scale, land‐use, and stream network properties for riparian plant communities along an urban gradient’ Freshwater Biology 64(3), 587-600



BERMAN, E. E., BOLTON, D. K., COOPS, N. C., MITYOK, Z. K., STENHOUSE, G. B. and MOORE, R. D. 2018 ‘Daily estimates of Landsat fractional snow cover driven by MODIS and dynamic time-warping’ Remote Sensing of Environment 216, 635-646



MCMAHON, A. and MOORE, R. D. 2017 ‘Influence of turbidity and aeration on the albedo of mountain streams’ Hydrological Processes 31(25), 4477-4491                      

TRUBILOWICZ, J. W. and MOORE, R. D. 2017 ‘Quantifying the role of the snowpack in generating water available for run‐off during rain‐on‐snow events from snow pillow records’ Hydrological Processes 31(23), 4136-4150

LEACH, J. and MOORE, R. D. 2017 ‘Insights on stream temperature processes through development of a coupled hydrologic and stream temperature model for forested coastal headwater catchments’ Hydrological Processes 31(18), 3160-3177

RICHARDSON, M., SENTLINGER, G., MOORE, R. D. and ZIMMERMANN, A. 2017 ‘Quantifying the Relation Between Electrical Conductivity and
Salt Concentration for Dilution Gauging Via Dry Salt Injection’ Confluence: Journal of Watershed Science and Management 1(2), 1-16   doi: 10.22230/jwsm.2017v1n1a1

MOORE, R. D. and HUTCHINSON, D. 2017 ‘Why Watershed Analysts Should Use R for Data Processing and Analysis’ Confluence: Journal of Watershed Science and Management 1(1), 1-13   doi: 10.22230/jwsm2017v1n1a2

VAN DER KAMP, D. W., MOORE, R. D. and MCKENDRY, I. G. 2017 ‘A model for simulating the moisture content of standardized fuel sticks of various sizes’ Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 236, 123-134

RICHARDSON, M., MOORE, R. D. and ZIMMERMANN, A. 2017 ‘Variability of tracer breakthrough curves in mountain streams: Implications for streamflow measurement by slug injection’ Canadian Water Resources Journal 42(1), 21-37



MOYER, A. N., MOORE, R. D. and KOPPES, M. N. 2016 ‘Streamflow response to the rapid retreat of a lake‐calving glacier’ Hydrological Processes 30(20), 3650-3665  

TRUBILOWICZ, J. W., SHEA, J. M., JOST, G. and MOORE, R. D. 2016 ‘Suitability of North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) output for hydrologic modelling and analysis in mountainous terrain’ Hydrological Processes 30(13), 2332-2347

FRIELE, P. A., PAIGE, K. and MOORE, R. D. 2016 ‘Stream Temperature Regimes and the Distribution of the Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog at Its Northern Range Limit, Southeastern British Columbia’ Northwest Science 90(2), 159-175   DOI: 10.3955/046.090.0208

CLARK, M. P., SCHAEFLI, B., SCHYMANSKI, S. J., SAMANIEGO, L., LUCE, C. H., JACKSON, B. M., FREER, J. E., ARNOLD, J. R., MOORE, R. D., ISTANBULLUOGLU, E., CEOLA, S. and HARMAN, C. 2016 ‘Improving the theoretical underpinnings of process‐based hydrologic models’ Water Resources Research 52(3), 2350-2365

KURYLYK, B. L., MOORE, R. D. and MCQUARRIE, K. T. B. 2016 ‘Scientific briefing: quantifying streambed heat advection associated with groundwater–surface water interactions’ Hydrological Processes 30(6), 987-992

PARKINSON, E., LEA, E. V., NELITZ, M., KNUDSON, J. M. and MOORE, R. D. 2016 ‘Identifying Temperature Thresholds Associated with Fish Community Changes in British Columbia, Canada, to Support Identification of Temperature Sensitive Streams’ River Research and Applications 32(3), 330-347

CHERNOS, M., KOPPES, M. and MOORE, R. D. 2016 ‘Ablation from calving and surface melt at lake-terminating Bridge Glacier, British Columbia, 1984–2013’ The Cryosphere 10(1), 87-102