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Fluvial Geomorphology Group

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

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.

Fluvial Geomorphology Staff

Melinda Daniels, Ph.D.

Melinda Daniels, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist
Jennifer Matkov

Jennifer Matkov

Research Technician, Part-Time Environmental Educator
David Montgomery

David Montgomery

Research Watershed Manager

Fluvial Geomorphology News

Heavy equipment at a wetland construction site.
Scientists Monitor New Wetland Designed for Flood Control and Improved Stream Habitat
Because of flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation provided Stroud Water Research Center with a ... Read More
Nature’s Engineers: Beavers Provide Benefits to Streams
Nature’s Engineers: Beavers Provide Benefits to Streams
“Before European colonization, beavers would have been ubiquitous across the northern United States Great Lakes region,” explains Melinda Daniels, Associate Research ... Read More
Land Use Effects on Stream Thermal Regime
Land Use Effects on Stream Thermal Regime
In this project, we measure stream temperatures throughout a series of small watersheds with land use ranging from very urbanized ... Read More
Water Science Careers: Fluvial Geomorphology
Water Science Careers: Fluvial Geomorphology
Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., describes her work as a fluvial geomorphologist at Stroud Water Research Center ... Read More
Welcome Summer Interns!
Welcome Summer Interns!
Stroud Center's internship program, now in its 44th year, has ushered through hundreds of interns who have come in search ... Read More
Crayfish May Help Restore Dirty Streams, Study Finds
Crayfish May Help Restore Dirty Streams, Study Finds
Stroud Water Research Center study finds crayfish may benefit insects, reduce sediment settling in impaired streams ... Read More
Intern Connects Culture and Environment
Intern Connects Culture and Environment
Emily Scott’s background is unique. Our interns are often students of environmental science, she majored in anthropology and religious studies ... Read More
Stream-Monitoring Technology Saves Time and Keeps Scientists Safe
Stream-Monitoring Technology Saves Time and Keeps Scientists Safe
An acoustic Doppler current profiler lets our scientists stay safe and dry while taking crucial streamflow measurements during flood conditions ... Read More