In partnership with Utah Water Watch, and with a grant from the USU Extension, we recently launched a citizen science mobile app for iOS devices to allow volunteer scientists to track and record their observations on beaver dam building activity. If you'd like to help improve BRAT and help UDWR better manage beavers, take part in monitoring beaver using our new Beaver Monitoring App (developed by EcoTech Solutions in Partnership with Utah State University Extension)!
Originally posted May 13, 2014, 9:22 PM by Joe Wheaton
Joe Wheaton and Patrick Belmont (USU) joined a working group of researchers at the USGS's Powell Center in Fort Collins, CO to explore 'Exploiting high resolution topography data for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer across landscapes: Opportunities, challenges, and needs'. The group is led by Patrick Belmont and Paola Passalacqua, and will meet three times over the next year to work on a state of the science synthesis and potential edited volume. Thanks to the USGS Powell Center for their support of this important effort.
Originally posted Mar 28, 2014, 1:48 AM by Joe Wheaton
Originally posted Jan 31, 2014, 7:23 PM by Joe Wheaton
Joe will give a talk at the Restoring the West conference on October 17th from 2:00 to 2:30 on "Beaver: Restoration liaison between riparian and upland systems".
See here for talk:
Originally posted Oct 3, 2013, 9:31 AM by Joe Wheaton
CUAHSI's Fall 2013 Cyberseminar Series Presents
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Investigating River Processes
CUAHSI's "Graduate Student Invitational" Cyberseminar Series is set to begin this October. Our speakers this fall have been nominated by the graduate student community and bring new research to the CUAHSI cyberseminar series. We hope that you will participate and look forward to your presence on Fridayafternoons at 3:00pm Eastern Time. Joining is as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1. Connect to the cyberseminar online at
2. Auto-connect or dial in directly: 1-866-244-8528
3. Your participant code is 274556
Friday, October 18 @ 3pm ET
Dr. Joseph Wheaton, Utah State University
Geomorphic Change Detection - Harnessing
Repeat High Resolution Topography Friday, November 8 @ 3pm ET
Dr. Mark Fonstad, University of Oregon
Cellular Modeling and Monitoring of Riverscapes
Friday, October 25 @ 3pm ET
*Early Career Scientist Cyberseminar*
Laura Erban, Stanford University
Arsenic in Deep Groundwater: InSAR and
Hydromechanical Modeling in the Mekong Delta Friday, November 15 @ 3pm ET
Dr. Daniel Rothman, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
Branching of Stream Networks
Originally posted Oct 3, 2013, 9:18 AM by Joe Wheaton
Joe will host a webinar on "Cheap and Cheerful Stream & Riparian Restoration - with Beaver?" on Jul 25, 2013 2:00 PM MDT. To register, visit:
This webinar is targeted at members of the National Riparian Service Team. The target audience is anyone interested in the conservation and restoration of riparian systems and the role that beaver can play in this management. The first hour of this webinar will include a presentation by Joe Wheaton from Utah State University on techniques and research surrounding partnering with beaver in restoration design. There will be a 30 minute question and answer session after the presentation. The meeting is being organized by Jeremy Christensen of Grand Canyon Trust.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If you can't make the webinar, a recording of the meeting will be posted later at http://beaver.joewheaton.org.
Originally posted Jul 23, 2013, 8:37 PM by Joe Wheaton
Joe will give a general talk to the public on the basics on this unique animal. The talk will cover beaver impacts on their environment, and research on beaver-assisted habitat restoration. See here for more information.
Beaver – Nuisance or Restoration Partner?
Wednesday, May 29, 6:00PMRSVP requested, but not required. To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 435-649-1767.
Wheaton JM. 2013. Beaver - Nuisance or Restoration Partner, Presentation to Swanner Ecocenter: Park City, UT. Download PDF.
For more information about Beaver, visit http://beaver.joewheaton.org.
Originally posted May 29, 2013, 8:49 AM by Joe Wheaton
An article by ET-AL members Joe Wheaton and Alan Kasprak and colleagues in the UK and Spain was just published online in the Journal of Geophyscial Research - Earth Surface. The article provides some of the first empirical field tests of classic braiding mechanisms. The article has been highlighted by AGU in their Journal Highlights and appeared in a 'Resesarch Spotlight' in EOS by Balcerak (2013) in June. See here for a press release from USU or here for a press release from coauthors at the University of Southampton.
Originally posted May 29, 2013, 7:26 AM by Joe Wheaton
On March 14, 2013, Joe delivered the 1st Annual American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Lecture at University of Oregon's Department of Geography. Joe's talk will be on “Recent advances in geomorphic change detection”.
Originally posted Jan 19, 2013, 10:01 AM by Joe Wheaton
On February 20th, Joe will deliver the Wildland Resources seminar. He will give a talk on 'Cheap and Cheerful Stream Restoration...Employing Rodents?', where he will focus on work he, Nick Bouwes, Michael Pollock, Chris Jordan, Steve Bennett and others have been pushing on restoring streams with low-cost, process-based restoration strategies for restoring streams. In particular, he will focus on their work in Bridge Creek where beaver have been the main agent of change and dynamism.
Originally posted Jan 19, 2013, 9:55 AM by Joe Wheaton