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Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment

Floods are natural disturbances that cause substantial erosion and movement of material around and between watersheds (photo by Dan Neary).

Floods are natural disturbances that cause substantial erosion and movement of material around and between watersheds

(photo by Dan Neary)
Researchers monitoring the establishment of invasive species after a wildfire near Missoula, Montana.

Researchers monitoring the establishment of invasive species after a wildfire near Missoula, Montana

A meandering river and its floodplain

New LIDAR technology is helping map river bathymetry, with potential applications to stream monitoring of basic channel geometry and water quality

Snow falling in high-elevation forests can constitute the largest source of streamflow in some western watersheds.

Snow falling in high-elevation forests can constitute the largest source of streamflow in some western watersheds

Soil horizons develop over centuries under the influence of parent material, topography, climate, soil biota, and vegetation (photo by Joseph O'Brien, USFS, Bugwood.org).

Soil horizons develop over centuries under the influence of parent material, topography, climate, soil biota, and vegetation

(photo by Joseph O'Brien, USFS, Bugwood.org)
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