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Fremier Ecology Lab @ WSU Ecology of [Riverine] Ecosystems

Welcome to the Riverine Ecology Lab @ Washington State University

The [Riverine] Ecology Lab focuses on understanding stream and riparian (aka riverine) ecosystems around the world with a focus in western North America. We use a set of geospatial and field based tools. Sample projects:

  • Authority corridors – Mapping the legal-ecological landscape for re-building habitat connectivity
  • Quantitative food webs to evaluate riverine restoration actions
  • High-resolution change detection of floodplain morphology using UAVs (drones) and terrestrial lidar
  • Resilience of headwater-dependent water resource systems across the Americas
  • Microplastics in the human food web of the Lower Amazon River
  • Pathways to keep the food system within socio-environmental limits

Evaluating the influence of large wood placement on hyporheic exchange [Tucannon River, WA]

Hyporheic exchange influences fish growth through food web effects [Methow River, WA]

Seed dispersal through water sets up riparian vegetation trajectories [Cosumnes River, CA]

Invertebrate production [not biomass] better evaluates restoration success for fish [Hancock Springs WA]

Quantifying reservoir sedimentation rates in the Volta River Basin [Burkina Faso]

Application of drones and terrestrial lidar to quantify erosion rates [Clark Fork River Delta, ID]

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