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Weekes will describe her research into the underlying landscape structure and its effects on the hydrologic regime of mountain watersheds. She will provide context, outline her research design, and present results and conclusions.
2011-07-26
2011-07-26
2005-02-17
Mollot will ask the question: Under what conditions should we restore conifer to stands currently dominated by hardwood in our effort to rehabilitate fish habitat? As a case study, she will consider the Cedar River watershed. She will review...
2011-07-26
2011-07-26
2005-02-17
Palmer will define sustainability. He will review recent trends in climate research, and consider the potential impacts of climate on sustainability. Next, he will turn to water demands. He will close by outlining strategies for enhancing...
2011-07-26
2011-07-26
2005-02-17
Latterell will describe a study that quantified the mechanism and rate of riparian wood input, wood distribution, abundance, and characteristics, transport rate and distances, and burial and recapture. The study site was Queets River in Olympic...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2005-02-17
Shandas will discuss challenges to urban watershed management. He will consider ecological research in urban areas and human preferences for vegetation along urban streams. He will describe a study that investigated how urban ecological...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2005-02-17
Roberts will discuss riparian vegetation changes, and how these may contribute to Hood Canal's dissolved oxygen issues. She will present historical evidence of the shift in plants, based on pollen evidence in Lake Washington. Next, she will...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2005-02-17
Bechtold will discuss floodplain ecosystem development. He will describe a study that looked into fine particle distribution as a constraint of organic matter dynamics in floodplain soils. He will present study results and implications.
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2005-02-17
Agee will question the precautionary principle, which works well in some situations, but may lead to negative results. As an example, he will discuss fire regimes in riparian zones. He will argue that in dynamic systems, choices must be evaluated...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2005-02-17
Mote will consider the roles and behavior of temperature and precipitation on stream flow. He will conclude that warming shifts flow from summer to winter, and that warming will continue, although the effect on precipiation is unknown.
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2005-02-17
Hamlet will provide an overview of hydrologic changes in the Western United States from 1916-2003. He will consider snowpack, water supply, temperature, precipitation, seasonal water balance, runoff, and soil moisture. He will offer some...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2005-02-17
Miles will provide an overview of climate variability as a baseline for projecting climate change. He will then present various climate change scenarios. He will outline hydrologic impacts, including snowpack, snowmelt, water supply, and the...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2007-02-17
Newell will present the results of a study investigating the migration behavior of sockeye salmon in Lake Washington. In the study, fish were tagged at the Ballard Locks before they came into Lake Washington. Then they were tracked to correlate...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2004-02-06
Honea will discuss the effect of salmon spawming on aquatic macroinvertebrate communities in streams. He will describe a study that aimed to determine if salmon spawning reaches support a greater biomass of aquatic macroinvertebrates, and to...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2004-02-06
Rattanaviwatpong will describe a study about water resource conflicts in northern Thailand. She will provide an overview of the research, including the study site, the water resource problem, research objectives, implementation, results,...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2004-02-06
Monohan will describe a study investigating the function of riparian buffers. First, she will provide some background about Puget Sound lowland agricultural streams: salmonid and agricultural uses. She will outline a comparison of pasture and row...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2004-02-06
Brett will review phosphorus transport in Seattle area urban and forest streams. He will describe a study that created a high resolution stream phosphorus concentration database in order to develop statistical time series models of stream...
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2004-02-06
Engstrom will discuss stormwater runoff from residential catchments. She will describe a study that monitored natural drainage systems in Seattle. She will consider construction, performance, and application of knowledge toward future projects.
2011-07-27
2011-07-27
2004-02-06
Conquest will review traditional sample designs. Next, she will discuss recent advances: ranked set sampling and multiple-panel sampling. She will describe "Visual Sample Plan" software, and then offer some conclusions.
2011-07-28
2011-07-28
2004-02-06
Palmer will discuss the impact of climate change on the Puget Sound region. He will consider potential changes to temperature, precipitation, water demands, stream flows, water temperature, floods, sediment loads, and vegetation. He will examine...
2011-07-28
2011-07-28
2004-02-06
Karr will discuss humanity's effects on salmon and rivers. He will identify the core problem: flawed indicators and models endorse values that promote unsustainable lifestyles. He will argue that we need improved indicators, so that we can create...
2011-07-28
2011-07-28
2004-02-06
Battisti will introduce the University of Washington Earth Initiative. He will present the goals of the project as well as its proposed activities and future directions.
2011-07-28
2011-07-28
2004-02-06
This field protocol describes how to measure dissolved oxygen and electrical conductivity in surface water and sub-surface (hyporheic) water.
2011-08-02
2011-08-02
2014-07-30
This field protocol describes how to collect surface and hyporheic (sub-surface) water samples.
2011-08-02
2011-08-02
2014-07-30
This field protocol describes how to install piezometers into the water table to measure and determine the direction of water movement.
2011-08-02
2011-08-02
2014-07-30
This field protocol describes how to survey stream cross-sections to give a representation of the geology of the channel.
2011-08-02
2011-08-02
2014-07-30
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