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Research areas of the Susquehanna River Initiative
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Water quality monitoring
Microvariability in temperature and dissolved oxygen
Sediment transport and loads
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Surface Water Hydrology
Water budgets and evapotranspiration rates
Flood hydrology
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Groundwater Hydrology
Aquifer-river interactions
Karst aquifers and landscapes in the watershed
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• Stream capture
• Drainage basin evolution
• Glacial lake floods
• River valley wetlands
• Glacial bogs
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Fluvial Processes
• Logging Legacy and sediment storage in the watershed
• Process-based stream restoration
• Mapping the geomorphology and flow hydraulics of the West Branch Susquehanna

Building Upon Faculty Strengths


  • fluvial geomorphology
  • river hydraulics and sediment transport
  • catchment hydrology and evapotranspiration
  • stream and wetlands restoration
  • hydroclimatology and flooding
  • historic mills and impacts of logging
  • aqueous geochemistry
  • groundwater hydrology
  • environmental geophysics and
    shallow subsurface mapping
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  • • invertebrate biology and mammalogy
  • atmospheric chemistry and deposition
  • • environmental impacts of Marcellus Shale
  • limnology and dam removal
  • groundwater-surface water exchange
  • aquatic ecology and river productivity
  • nutrient loading and waste water treatment
  • biodiversity and climate change
  • water policy and environmental law
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