Alex Fox

Alex Fox

Hydrologic Science PhD Student

University of Wyoming


I am a PhD student at the University of Wyoming working in Professor Brent Ewers’ Ecophysiology Lab. I’m particularly interested in applying modern technology and informatics tools to study ecosystem fluxes and inform land management decisions.


  • Hydrology
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Biophysics
  • Ecoinformatics
  • Fluxin’ Around
  • Falling off of bicycles


  • PhD student in Hydrology (current)

    University of Wyoming

  • BA in Physics and Mathematics, 2018

    Oberlin College

Recent Posts

Installing rTREES in a virtual environment using conda

title: “Installing rTREES in a virtual environment using conda” author: Alex Fox draft: false date: 2023-05-10 tags: - Tutorials This tutorial is designed to help you run the TREES model in a “virtual environment,” a quarantine chamber for software, so that it doesn’t interfere with/get affected by your other R projects.

Working in Python with Jupyter and Anaconda

Image source: I wrote this tutorial to help people in my lab learn how to manage their python and R environments using anaconda. I’ve gotten some positive feedback on it, so hopefully you’ll find it helpful too.
Working in Python with Jupyter and Anaconda

Kernza Website

We made some social media pages for the Kernza project! Website: Instagram: @kernzawyoming

Kicking off Kernza

Back in October, my partner Hannah Rodgers and I applied for a Western SARE Professional+Producer grant under P.I. Professor Jay Norton, one of Hannah’s PhD Advisors, along with several farmers across eastern Wyoming, with the goal of evaluating the potential benefits for perennial grains in Wyoming, and hopefully adopting them as a commercial crop in the future.
Kicking off Kernza


Eddy Covariance Preprocessing Pipeline

I’m building a high-throughput data pipeline to process data from the US-CPk Ameriflux site. This is part of my PhD research. This page is incomplete. More to come later.

Modeling Kernza Drought Response

I’m studying how process models can be used to predict ecological consequences of different plant physiologies, especially with respect to drought resistance and perenniality. in eastern Wyoming dryland grain agriuculture.

Snowmelt Energy Budget Imbalances

I’m studying how snowmelt energy budgets can be used to constrain uncertainty in surface energy flux measurements at Rocky Mountain Ameriflux sites. This is part of my PhD research. This page is incomplete.

Recent Talks and Presentations

Linking Plant-Scale Processes to Ecosystem Function: PhD Proposal Defense Seminar

I gave my PhD proposal defense seminar today! I presented on my research for the weekly University of Wyoming Botany Department seminar series. Here you’ll find a recording of my talk as well as a link to my slides.

Botany Seminar Slides

The Ewers lab group gave a seminar to the UW botany department. See the slides here

Understanding ecosystem processes in the subalpine forests of Wyoming and Colorado under synergistic disturbances from bark beetles, wildfire, and climate change

I presented a poster on recent developments and projects at Rocky Mountain Ameriflux sites at the 2022 Ameriflux Annual Meeting Download the poster

Recent Publications

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Black hole spin axis in numerical relativity