The Fluvial Geomorphology Group studies the movement of water, sediment, organic matter, nutrients and other molecules through watersheds to better understand watershed hydrology, geomorphology, and biogeochemistry. We also investigate how watershed land use and river channel restoration practices influence hydrologically mediated processes such as surface-groundwater interaction, sediment transport, and channel evolution.
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We're studying how White Clay Creek can recover from deforestation and agricultural expansion and to what extent restoration practices can acclerate that recovery.
To truly make a difference requires, not only understanding freshwater systems, but working with all kinds of communities to protect them.
Learn how farmers and scientists can work together to maintain the health of soil and streams. Episode 2 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12.
Fluvial Geomorphologist Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., was interviewed by NBC10 Philadelphia about how climate change is impacting flooding in our region and our research to combat it.
Our internship program, now in its 47th year, has ushered through hundreds of interns who have come in search of meaningful work.
He's excited to be working to further understanding of freshwater ecosystems and to improve these systems through research, education, and restoration.
The internship experience allows undergraduates to see if they have the passion and fortitude necessary to meet the challenges of a research career.
Hydropsychid caddisflies spin silk mesh nets that they use to filter feed. These nets are important ecosystem engineering structures in flowing waters.