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David B. Arscott, Ph.D.
Vice President, Executive Director, Research Scientist
Riverine landscape ecology, dynamics; aquatic invertebrate, fish, algal ecology; aquatic food web structure, dynamics; habitat conservation; land-water interactions
Land use and land cover impacts and their effects on water quality and quantity
Fluvial geomorphology, hydrology and stream ecosystem ecology of both “natural” and human-modified river systems from reach to watershed scales
David H. Funk
Entomologist, Director of Facilities
Aquatic insect biology, especially the resolution of species using genetics, reproductive biology and life history data; photographing aquatic insects in their native habitat
Population and evolutionary ecology of stream insects; energy and nutrient exchange within streams and watersheds; benthic monitoring and water quality assessment
Environmental microbiology and molecular microbial ecology of aquatic ecosystems, particularly freshwater and estuaries
Dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry, aquatic microbial ecology, and nutrient cycling
Bernard W. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Scientist
Role of water quality monitoring in conservation; population and community ecology of temperate and tropical aquatic invertebrates
Aquatic microbial ecology; primary productivity and energy flow; nutrient cycling; population dynamics and ecology of introduced bacteria
Flow of nutrients to streams and rivers and how those nutrients are processed, transformed and transported by the stream and river ecosystem
Cycling of organic matter through watersheds; composition and ultimate fate of organic matter within river systems
Population boundaries among freshwater fishes; impacts of human activities on the genetic diversity, demographics, and stress response in native fish populations
Barry Evans, Ph.D.
Adjunct Science Faculty
Development of GIS-based software to support activities in the areas of pollutant load modeling, TMDL assessment, source water protection, and evaluation of pollution mitigation strategies at the watershed level.