SIUC stream ecology lab at LRRD.

SIUC stream ecology lab at LRRD.

Today Checo Colon-Gaud brought his SIUC advanced stream ecology class to LRRD for a lab.  Checo (holding before and after signs) is an NSF-funded postdoc famously featured in our Em2 video. I talked about our work and urban stream restoration.  Then the students moved...

Urban stream work with Inter-fluve.

Urban stream work with Inter-fluve.

Nobody’s measured it, but I’m sure tens of thousands of miles of small urban channels have the unresolved problems I study. I’ve just finished a couple of days in the field with Nick Nelson of Inter-fluve.  We’re doing a geomorphic study of a...

Minnesota geomorphology trip, part one.

Minnesota geomorphology trip, part one.

Two weeks ago Kate (my spouse and silent partner in LRRD) and I took a working vacation in Minnesota, first visiting the St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory.  Karen Campbell was kind enough to give us a tour. This is a fantastic facility.  Built in the...

Dunes and a beautiful delta in Lake Eyre.

Dunes and a beautiful delta in Lake Eyre.

Like some other bloggers I know, I can’t resist pointing to yet another image from NASA’s Earth Observatory site. This one if of Australia’s Lake Eyre basin. Just go read the description there. In how many places do we see a delta system and sand...

Saving trees in an incised urban stream.

Saving trees in an incised urban stream.

Cara and I spent a couple of days doing a geomorphic analysis of an urban stream in O’Fallon, Missouri (just west of St. Louis) last week. This one is deeply incised into a Missouri River Pleistocene terrace and is threatening some houses. But is has one thing...