ET-AL) has been working on lately include:
This column gives an overview of my research interests, whereas the menu boxes to the right provide direct links to specific projects, study sites and/or tools. You can find my publications here. Recent lab publications are announced here.
My research is driven by a basic curiosity about how natural and disturbed river systems work. Much of the work I have done has had a very methodological focus, as I believe we have rapidly moved from a fundamentally 'data-poor' situation to a 'data-rich' environment. Although, increasingly we can acquire impressive datasets to capture snapshots of the environment and measure the processes that shape it, we do not yet have the tools to use this extra information intelligently. Underlying the development of better tools is but also a basic question about whether or not all this new information can actually help us better understand these systems. Thus, the projects that I work on cover a mix of blue-skies and applied themes:MORPHED) that shed some light on this question. I would also like to more rigorously test long-standing conceptual models like the intermediate disturbance hypothesis and shifting-habitat-mosaic.
EXAMPLE PROJECTS: Morphological Sediment Budgeting; Big River Protocol Development; Improving Monitoring Protocols for Watersheds in the Columbia Basin; Uncertainties in River Restoration
My research strategy is simple. Work hard. Do good work transparently so others can repeat it. Publish what you can and make the rest available (e.g dissemination on web) for others to extend, test, explore, refute and/or improve.