OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Water and Watersheds

Eco-Fluvial-Hydrology Lab

Our research is multidisciplinary and seeks to investigate the interactions between fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, and ecology at multiple scales ranging from individual stream reaches through small catchments up to the whole continent!  Our research strategy incorporates both field-based studies and data modeling utilizing detailed laboratory analysis such as water stable isotopes, streambed grain size distribution analysis, or benthic chlorophyll a concentrations.

Forest Soils Lab

The mission of our group is to understand the interaction of humans with forest ecosystems in the interest of sustainable management of forest, soil, and water resources.  We utilize a balanced approach of basic and applied research to examine the links between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems at multiple scales through the study of soil, water, sediment, nutrients, and carbon.  Further, we engage and educate students to manage land responsibly in the face of climate change, population growth and other pressures on natural resources. 

Example Projects:

Watersheds Research Cooperative

The mission of the Watersheds Research Cooperative (WRC) is to conduct research on the effects of current and expected forest practices on intensively managed commercial forestland on water quality, fisheries and other water-related values.

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