Kirsten Vernin

Senior Research Assistant
Watershed Quality

Kirsten Vernin is a Senior Research Assistant at HARC focusing on watershed quality. In this role, she provides analysis and technical research support for projects including the Galveston Bay Regional Monitoring Database, the Double Bayou Watershed Protection Plan, and the Galveston Bay Report Card. Her research interests include understanding the connection between biodiversity, climate resiliency, and water quality improvements.

Ms. Vernin received her Master of Science in Environmental Analysis with a concentration in Environmental Sustainability from Rice University, and her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Texas A&M University. She previously worked as an environmental solutions analyst for RES, an ecological restoration company with headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Authored Publications and Related Projects

Bare, R., Jennings, M., Vernin, K., Song, Q. (2023) A Case for Cool Trees: Advancing Houston’s Tree Equity.

Bare, R., Glenn, S., Vernin, K. (2023) The Assimilative Capacity of Lake Livingston: Nutrients, Sediments, and High Flow Events. Retrieved from Texas Water Development Board website.

Bare, R., Vernin, K., Riley, S., Smith, M., Patin, J. (2023). Comprehensive Collaborative Coastal Resilience Plan. Retrieved from Community In- Power and Development Association website.

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