The Watershed Processes Research Team is part of the Aquatic and Terrestrial
Ecosystems Work Unit of the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Boise, ID. The
Team members include one Research Hydrologist, two Research Geomorphologists,
one post-doctoral Ecologist, and three Professional Support Hydrologists. Current research projects
investigate the consequences of disturbance in watersheds to soil productivity,
downstream habitat and water quality, and proper management tools to maintain
riparian and near slope areas.
We are conducting research on on-site and watershed response to logging, road
construction and fire; sediment routing and transport in streams; stream
temperature modeling; flow requirements for channel maintenance;
groundwater/surface water dynamics and chemistry in mountain riparian zones;
effects of sediment and flow dynamics on aquatic habitat; and spatial
distribution of snow and snowmelt processes.
Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems
Research Work Unit
Fisheries and Watershed