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Keyword: geomorphic controls

Geomorphic controls on Great Basin riparian vegetation at the watershed and process zone scales

Publications Posted on: September 13, 2010
Riparian ecosystems supply valuable resources in all landscapes, but especially in semiarid regions such as the Great Basin of the western United States. Over half of Great Basin streams are thought to be in poor ecological condition and further deterioration is of significant concern to stakeholders.

Geomorphic controls on salmon nesting patterns described by a new, narrow-beam terrestrial-aquatic lidar

Publications Posted on: December 17, 2008
Riverine aquatic biodiversity is rapidly being lost worldwide, but preservation efforts are hampered, in part because studies of these dynamic environments are limited by cost and logistics to small local surveys. Full understanding of stream ecosystems requires precise, high-resolution mapping of entire stream networks and adjacent landforms.