Current Research Interests

  • Physical-ecological interactions in river ecosystems
  • Implications of physical riverine complexity for organic carbon storage
  • Large wood in river floodplains
  • Effects of beaver activities on downstream fluxes of material in river corridors

Logjam on North St. Vrain Creek, Coloradodownstream under jam 2

Beaver on Dall River, Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Current graduate student projects

  • Assessing fine sediment in relation to fish habitat along the Poudre River after wildfire (Aaron Katz, MS student)
  • Evaluating watershed- to reach-scale sources of geomorphic resilience after wildfire (Shayla Triantafillou, MS student)
  • Evaluating the effective of post-fire rehabilitation measures along streams (Katie Larkin, MS student)
  • Geomorphic effects of large wood accumulations (Anna Marshall, PhD student)
  • Geomorphic influences on salmonid recolonization in a post-fire environment (Mickey Means-Brous, MS student)