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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Kathleen A. Dwire

Research Ecologist
240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: 970-498-1016


Current Research

Distribution of riparian plant species and communities in relation to hydrologic and geomorphic variables and disturbance (natural and anthropogenic), Influence of prescribed and natural fire on riparian plant species and communities, Organic matter dynamics (surface and subsurface) in stream-riparian ecosystem, Aquatic Ecology - Distribution of riparian plant species in relation to environmental variables, management, and disturbance.Organic matter dynamics (surface and subsurface) in stream-riparian ecosystem. Watershed Processes - Effects of wildland fire on stream-riparian processes and biota; post-fire recovery of riparian vegetation. Large wood Debris dynamics in Rocky Mountain streams; influence of riparian condition, management, and disturbance. Characterization of riparian, alpine, and slope wetlands and linkages to streams in Rocky Mountain headwater basins.

Education

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, BA Environmental Biology, 1975
  • University of California, Davis, MS Plant Ecology, 1983
  • Oregon State University, Ph.D. Fisheries, 2001

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Research Highlights

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RMRS-2013-115
Carbon Storage in Mountain Rivers Studied

Findings show that low-gradient, broad valley bottoms with old-growth forest or active beaver colonies store the majority of above- and below-gr ...

2013


Last updated on : 08/02/2013