I am a 4th generation South Floridian. I have a Bachelor's from Florida State University and a Master's from Florida International University in Environmental Studies. I am now beginning my first semester as a PhD student in the Department of Geographical Sciences at UMD. My research is focused on freshwater resource modeling and management. I love nature and traveling, so I am usually camping every chance I get. 

Areas of Interest

  • Hydrology
  • Natural Resource Management
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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Environmental Studies - FSU
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Environmental Studies - FIU


  • National Academy of Science (NAS) Young Scientist Summer Program (YSSP) Fellowship Grant
  • University Teaching and Learning Program (UTLP) Associate Level Certification


  • Freshwater Resource Supply Modeling for Developed and Undeveloped Watersheds

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Human Dimensions of Global Change - Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Cortney Gustafson
2176 LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
kgustaf1 [at] umd.edu