"Natural disturbances, land management, and human expansion affect water quality and quantity and the aquatic resources. Our research explores the complex relationships among the physical, chemical and biological properties of watersheds, the ecosystem processes that sustain biodiversity, and resource conservation and restoration. In so doing, we meet the science needs of resource managers and natural resource policy makers." Dr. Frank McCormick

From discoveries about basic ecological and biological processes, we develop models to predict watershed responses to changing landscape and climate conditions. Because managers need tools to evaluate environmental change and manage terrestrial and aquatic resources, we develop science applications to transfer knowledge into scientifically sound management recommendations.