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Aquatic and Riparian Ecosystems
My general interests are in surface water hydrology and fluvial geomorphology. I am particularly interested in sediment transport processes in steep gravel-bed mountain streams and fluvial sediment measurement methods. I am currently engaged in field studies measuring bedload sediment at a number of sites in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado and a study related to recent wildfire and sediment transport at a long-term research site at Little Granite Creek near Jackson, Wyoming. I am partly responsible for collecting data and maintaining the long-term climate and stream gauging instrumentation at the Fraser Experimental Forest in Colorado.
Dixon, M. and S. Ryan, 2001. Fluvial sediment studies at long-term gaging stations. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-xxx. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. XX p. In prep.
Dixon, M. and S. Ryan, 2001. Using an Underwater Video Camera for Observing Bedload Transport in Mountain Streams. In: Proceedings of the 7th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, March 25-29, 2001, Reno, NV.
Dixon, M., 2001. Stream baseflow and volcanic ash soils in subalpine basins of western Montana. Masters Thesis, In prep.
Dixon, M. and D. Potts, 1996. Effects of wildfire on stream baseflow. Proceedings: Watershed Restoration Management, Syracuse, New York, American Water Resources Association, J. McDonnell, J. Stribling, L. Nevelle, and D. Leopold, Eds.
Hydrologist/Fraser Experimental Forest Site Manager
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
Fraser Experimental Forest
4947 Grand County Road 73
P.O. Box 117
Fraser, CO 80442
Phone: (970) 726-5220
Fax: (970) 726-8972
USDA Forest Service - RMRS - RWU4352