stream ecology

Hauer, Richard

Professor of Limnology and UM IoE Director
Division of Biological Sciences, Systems Ecology
The University of Montana - Missoula

Hauer joined UM and Flathead Lake Biological Station in 1986. Since 2001, he has held the chaired position of Professor of Limnology at Flathead Lake Biological Station. He divides his time between research and teaching. His recent research includes using remote sensing technologies from the BioStation’s research aircraft, which he pilots. Since 2009, he has guided the development of the new graduate program, Systems Ecology, and serves as the Program Director of this intercollegiate PhD program that serves the graduate students across the UM campus in large scale Systems Ecology.

Muhlfeld, Clint

Research Aquatic Ecologist and Research Associate Professor
Systems Ecology
USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center and The University of Montana Flathead Lake Biological Station

I am a Research Aquatic Ecologist for the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center in Glacier National Park and Research Associate Professor at The University of Montana's Flathead Lake Biological Station. My general research interests encompass the fields of aquatic ecology, fisheries biology, and conservation biology.

Payn, Robert

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My research focus is hydroecology, which is the study of the interaction of life with water in its environment. More specifically, I study the interactions of hydrological, chemical, and biological processes that determine the biogeochemical patterns observed in streams, rivers, and wetlands. Currently, my preferred approach is to use mechanistic simulation models to explore hypotheses, and then compare simulation results with field data to test and refine the hypotheses inherent in the model.

Poole, Geoffrey

Assistant Professor of Fluvial Landscape Ecology
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

I integrate concepts from the fields of hydrology, geomorphology, stream ecology, and landscape ecology to study river and floodplain ecosystems across spatial scales from stream reaches to river networks. My approach is primarily quantitative, integrating simulation modeling with spatial analysis.

Samantha Caldwell

Division of Biological Sciences
University of Montana

Shane Vatland

Montana State University


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