USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station



Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

(208) 373-4340
(208) 373-4391 (FAX)

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Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems


Author Profiles

Christine L. May
Research Ecologist
Pacific Southwest Research Station
1700 Bayview Drive
Arcata, CA  95521
(707) 826-1276




o       B.S. Natural Resources, Humboldt State University  1994

o       M.S. Forest Hydrology, Humboldt State University  1998

o       Ph.D. Fisheries Science, Oregon State University  2001

Research Interests


o Interdisciplinary research that focuses on the interactions between physical and biological processes in aquatic systems.


o Exploring hydrologic and geomorphic processes that shape river ecosystems.


o Investigating the linkages between forests and streams.

Relevant Publications

May, C.L.  1998.  Debris flow characteristics associated with forest practices in the central Oregon Coast Range.  M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

May, C.L. and R.E. Gresswell.  2000.  The influence of non-fish bearing streams on the structure of fish bearing streams in the Coast Range Mountains of Oregon.  In:  Proceedings of Wild Trout VII.

May, C.L.  2001.  Spatial and temporal dynamics of sediment and wood in headwater streams of the Oregon Coast Range.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, OR.

May, C.L.  2002.  Debris flows through different forest age classes in the central Oregon Coast Range.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association.  (in press)

Relevant Projects


o       Investigating the large-scale effects of fire and fuels management on fish and wildlife habitat.


o       Investigating the role of headwater streams in linking upland forests to downstream processes.



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