Brandon R Forsythe

Highlights of Qualifications


Professional Experience

Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, The Pennsylviania State University, University Park, PA
Researcher (Watershed Specialist) February 2015 – present

US Geological Survey, Williamsport, PA April 2007 – February 2015 Hydrologic Technician

Anchorage Waterways Council, Anchorage, AK January 2006 - January 2008 Water Quality Monitor

US Air Force, Elmendorf AFB, AK January 1998 - March 2007 Coordinator and Maintenance Crew Leader


Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA January 2017 - Present Master’s Degree, Geographical Information Systems

University of Denver , Denver, CO April 2010 – March 2012 Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Systems, 4.0

Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK October 2005 - December 2008 Bachelors, cum laude, Environment Science, 3.5

Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL June 1998 - December 2006 Associates in Applied Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology

Publications, Posters, Presentations

Xiao, D., Shi, Y., Brantley, S. L., Forsythe, B., DiBiase, R., Davis, K., & Li, L. (2019). Streamflow generation from catchments of contrasting lithologies: The role of soil properties, topography, and catchment size. Water Resources Research, 55.

Brantley Susan, White Timothy, West Nicole, Williams Jennifer, Forsythe Brandon, Shapich Dan, Kaye Jason, Lin Hangsheng (Henry), Shi Yuning, Kaye Margot, Herndon Elizabeth, Davis Kenneth, He Yuting, Eissenstat David, Weitzman Julie, DiBiase Roman, Li Li, Reed Warren, Brubaker Kristen, Gu Xin (2018): Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Shale Hills in the Context of Shaver’s Creek Watershed. Vadose Zone Journal, 17(1):doi:10.2136/vzj2018.04.0092DOI: 10.2136/vzj2018.04.0092

Li Li, DiBiase Roman A., Del Vecchio Joanmarie, Marcon Virginia, Hoagland Beth, Xiao Dacheng, Wayman Callum, Tang Qicheng, He Yuting, Silverhart Perri, Szink Ismaiel, Forsythe Brandon, Williams Jennifer Z., Shapich Dan, Mount Gregory J., Kaye Jason, Guo Li, Lin Henry, Eissenstat David, Dere Ashlee, Brubaker Kristen, Kaye Margot, Davis Kenneth J., Russo Tess A., Brantley Susan L. (2018): The Effect of Lithology and Agriculture at the Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory. Vadose Zone Journal, 17(1):doi:10.2136/vzj2018.03.0063DOI: 10.2136/vzj2018.03.0063

Richardson, A.D., K. Hufkens, T. Milliman, D.M. Aubrecht, M. Chen, J.M. Gray, M.R. Johnston, T.F. Keenan, S.T. Klosterman, M. Kosmala, E.K. Melaas, M.A. Friedl, S. Frolking, M. Abraha, M. Alber, M. Apple, B.E. Law, T.A. Black, P. Blanken, D. Browning, S. Bret-Harte, N. Brunsell, S.P. Burns, E. Cremonese, A.R. Desai, A.L. Dunn, D.M. Eissenstat, S.E. Euskirchen, L.B. Flanagan, B. Forsythe, J. Gallagher, L. Gu, D.Y. Hollinger, J.W. Jones, J. King, O. Langvall, J.H. McCaughey, P.J. McHale, G.A. Meyer, M.J. Mitchell, M. Migliavacca, Z. Nesic, A. Noormets, K. Novick, J. O’Connell, A.C. Oishi, W.W. Oswald, T.D. Perkins, R.P. Phillips, M.D. Schwartz, R.L. Scott, O. Sonnentag, and J.E. Thom. 2017. PhenoCam Dataset v1.0: Vegetation Phenology from Digital Camera Imagery, 2000-2015. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

Bardo, Maya Bokunewicz, Susan Brantley, Lachlan Campbell, Matthew Carroll, Zachiah Cook, John Donoughe, Maria Duiker, Brandon Forsythe, Ava Fritz, Hannah Good, Kristen Lenze, Aaron Li, Emily Lieb, Kacy Mann, Lena Nyblade, Yvonne Pickering, Maria Rodriguez Hertz, Ethan Rowland, Eugene Ruocchio, Bryn Schoonover, Kathryn Thomas, Jennifer Zan Williams (2017): Monitoring, Collecting, and Analyzing the Water Quality Data of Streams in Central Pennsylvania2017 GSA Joint Section Meeting, Northeastern (52nd) and North-Central (51st), 19–21 March 2017 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Hoagland, B., T.A. Russo, X. Gu, L. Hill, J. Kaye, B. Forsythe, and S. L. Brantley 92017), Hyporheic zone influences on concentration-discharge relationships in a headwater sandstone stream, Water Resour. Res., 53, doi:10:10.1002/WR019717

DiBiase, R., Del Vecchio, J., Mount, G., Hayes, J., Comas, X., Lin, H., Zarif, F., Forsythe, B., and Brantley, S. “Quantifying the spatial variability in critical zone architecture through surface mapping and near-surface geophysics.” 2016 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA 14-18 Dec.

Mount, G., Guo, L., Comas, X., DiBiase, R., Hayes, J., Del Vecchio, J., Forsythe, B., Brantley, S. and Lin, H. “Characterizing Subsurface Lithology and Hydrological Processes at the Susquehanna Shale Hills CZO Using Multi-scale Near-surface Geophysical Measurements.” 2016 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA 14-18 Dec.

Williams, J.Z., Forsythe B, Carroll M, Ruocchio E, Pickering Y, and Brantley S (2015: Virtual Workshop on Data-Driven Hydrology Education, CUAHSI, Medford, MA