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River Studies Branch


Mission The mission of the River Studies Branch is to develop interdisciplinary science to inform river management and restoration. The River Studies Branch carries out basic and applied research in support of ecosystem-level management and restoration of large rivers, streams, flood-plain wetlands, and aquatic resources by providing scientific understanding of riverine ecology, habitat dynamics, and effects of human-induced disturbances. Problems Addressed Most rivers in the world have been substantially altered from their natural state by multiple stressors including dams, water use, channelization, land use changes, and chemical pollution. Society has recognized that these alterations have resulted in diminished ecosystem health, [...]

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