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Ecological Restoration

Ecological Restoration

This research area focuses on the principles to design ecosystems for the mutual benefit of humans and nature. Research includes the design, monitoring, and restoration of ecosystems.

Areas of interest

  • Ecological Engineering 
  • Design of Best Management Practices  
  • Determining and Designing Suitable Aquatic Habitat 
  • Hydraulic and Sediment Transport Modeling and Analysis 
  • Stream, River, Floodplain, and Wetland Restoration


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    Jonathan Czuba, P.E. , bio

    Assistant Professor: River and floodplain processes and restoration; sediment transport; ecohydraulics and ecomorphodynamics

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    Zachary Easton , bio

    Professor and Extension Specialist: Hydrology and water quality, best management practices, modeling

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    W. Cully Hession, P.E. , bio

    Professor and Graduate Program Director: Ecological engineering, influence of human activities on streams, stream channel & floodplain interactions, techniques for measuring and improving in-stream habitat, and development of technologies and strategies for successful stream restoration

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    David Sample, P.E. , bio

    Professor and Extension Specialist: Urban stormwater management, watershed modeling, and design of best management practices

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    Durelle Scott , bio

    Associate Professor and Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Studies: Material fate and transport through streams and wetlands

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    Tess Wynn Thompson , bio

    Associate Professor: Ecological engineering; stream and wetlands restoration; urban stormwater management