research is field-based and directed toward the following:
- In the Susquehanna River, how do flow hydraulics and
sediment loads relate to the channel morphology and
aquatic habitat? What was the impact of historic
logging on the watershed and how have the stream
channels changed over the past two hundred years? How
does the hyporheic zone relate to the pools and riffles
in the river?
- How well are the thousands of restoration structures
built on streams in the Susquehanna watershed performing?
What land use, hydrologic, and geomorphic factors are
impacting them? What approaches might be used? How can we
reconnect abandoned sections of the floodplain to the
river? How can we improve aquatic habitat in local
- How did the palustrine and rivering wetlands along the
Susquehanna River form? How old are they? What is their
- Brief description of various projects I've worked on
over the past twenty years.