Welcome to the Fluvial Habitats Center website, which is a joint research facility shared by  Dr. Joe Wheaton's Ecogeomorphology and Topographic Analysis Lab (ET-AL) and Dr. Nick Bouwes's Eco Logical Research Lab at Utah State University in the Department of Watershed Sciences

Recent Publications out of FHC

  • New manuscript: Riparian vegetation as an indicator of riparian condition This manuscript presents a flexible approach to assessing riparian vegetation departure from historic condition. In this case study, LANDFIRE data was used to assess riparian condition across the entire state ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2016, 10:29 AM by Nate Hough-Snee
  • The Valley Bottom Extraction Tool (V-BET) Our paper, "The Valley Bottom Extraction Tool (V-BET): a GIS tool for delineating valley bottoms across entire drainage networks" was recently published in the journal Computers & Geosciences.  The paper ...
    Posted Nov 22, 2016, 8:59 AM by Wally Macfarlane
  • Is high-resolution vegetation mapping a valuable stream restoration tool ? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/307560726_High-resolution_riparian_vegetation_mapping_to_prioritize_conservation_and_restoration_in_an_impaired_desert_river
    Posted Sep 1, 2016, 3:34 PM by Wally Macfarlane
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People in the Lab... Coming & Going

  • 2016 marks the most significant transformation of personnel in FHC history During 2016, graduate students Alan Kasprak and Nate Hough-Snee, researchers James Hensleigh, Elijah Portugal, Eric Wall, and Kenny DeMeurichy and GIS Technician Taylor Dudunake moved on to further their ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2016, 8:29 AM by Wally Macfarlane
  • The Newest Addition to the Lab Family... Nevermind those Child Labor Laws Our lab gurus Sara Bangen and Elijah Portugal are the proud parents (yes they're married) of a an adorable new baby girl. Although only a few days old, Elijah ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2015, 10:13 AM by Joe Wheaton
  • Alan Kasprak successfully defends PhD, and accepts new position ET-AL doctoral student Alan Kasprak successfully defended his dissertation earlier this year. He is now starting a two-year Mendenhall Postdoc Fellowship with the USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2016, 10:03 AM by Chalese Hafen
  • Jeannine Huenemann leaving After working with the ET-AL staff for nearly a year as a business/marketing manager, she has recently joined USU’s Ecology Center. She is now working on the ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2015, 10:13 AM by Joe Wheaton
  • Chalese Hafen joins ET-AL With a recently completed Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science from USU, Chalese now works with us as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician. Most recently, she monitored brine shrimp ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2015, 8:39 AM by Jeannine Huenemann
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News from JoeWheaton.org

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ET-AL FHC News

  • ET-AL Graduate Students Publish Stream Classification Synthesis - UPR & USU Today Pick Up Story A team of ET-AL former and current graduate students (KasprakHough-SneeCamp & Jensen) decided to take a class project in a River Styles short course to compare various ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2016, 1:55 PM by Joe Wheaton
  • Business Insider picks up on IMWs . . . and Steve An AP article from Business Insider give a brief overview of salmon restoration work in the PNW. Specifically focusing on IMWs. Bridge Creek gets a mention, and Steve Bennett has ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2016, 6:54 AM by Joe Wheaton
  • The Media Just Cant Get Enough of Those Walmart Beaver! On Saturday January 23rd, Elijah Portugal from the FHC was interviewed again by Jennifer Pemberton from Utah Public Radio's excellent program on water issues in Utah, The Source. The ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2016, 9:48 AM by Elijah Portugal
  • FHC/ELR Beaver Mitigation Project with Walmart Makes Headlines The FHC , ELR , and Anabranch Solutions have been working for the past year with Dan Miller from the Bear River Watershed Council, to help the South Logan Walmart and ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2015, 8:48 AM by Joe Wheaton
  • Beaver: Back to the Future video now online! The Grand Canyon Trust has just released a new 13-minute video “Beaver: Back to the Future,” featuring ET AL's own Nick Bouwes. It also includes four Forest Service ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2015, 1:58 PM by Jeannine Huenemann
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