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.


HUNTER, C. S., MOORE, R. D. and MCKENDRY, I. G. 2019 ‘Evaluation of the North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) precipitation fields in a topographically complex domain’ Hydrological Sciences Journal

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



LEACH, J. A. and MOORE, R. D. 2015 ‘Observations and modeling of hillslope throughflow temperatures in a coastal forested catchment’ Water Resources Research 51(5), 3770-3795



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 System Sciences 18(5), 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 39(1), 15-31

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(3), 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(6), 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 System Sciences 18(2), 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(3), 1238–1249