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The Virginia Tech Stream Research, Education and Management (StREAM) Lab is a unique, world-class research center focused on understanding the interactions of natural and human systems. 

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The intense upland urban and agricultural influences on the natural Stroubles Creek watershed system provide an ideal setting for downstream observations of the effects of further human development, stormwater management, and community stewardship behavior on water quality and aquatic ecology. StREAM Lab provides faculty and students with unique opportunities to concurrently conduct research, education, and outreach just kilometers from campus.

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Lab Director

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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

Lab Manager

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    Laura Lehmann , bio

    Environmental/Agricultural Research Manager: Instrumentation applications for water quality and environmental monitoring, communications for remote field monitoring, UAV operations for environmental research