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

  • The DEM error models based on fuzzy inference systems we use in CHaMP published in WRR Sara Bangen and team just had a paper in Water Resources Research accepted that lays out how fuzzy inference systems are used in the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program to model ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2016, 2:30 PM by Joe Wheaton
  • BRAT capacity model published in Geomorphology The capacity model from the Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool (BRAT) was finally published as part of an invited contribution for a special issue in Geomorphology associated with the 2016 Bingahmton ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2016, 2:25 PM by Joe Wheaton
  • CHaMP instream wood in press at River Research and Applications  The ET-AL's Alan KasprakBecca RossiNick BouwesJoe Wheaton and the USFS's Brett Roper and I (Nate Hough-Snee) recently had our paper on models of ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2015, 10:23 AM by Nate Hough-Snee
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People in the Lab... Coming & Going

  • 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 Oct 26, 2015, 5:45 PM by Nate Hough-Snee
  • 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
  • Pete McHugh returns Having left Logan for the wilds of greener pastures, Pete has returned to work with a variety of modeling approaches (simulation and statistical) and ISEMP/CHaMP datasets. Pete was most ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2015, 9:33 AM by Jeannine Huenemann
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ET-AL FHC News

  • 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
  • The end of an era: Kasprak to defend Ph.D dissertation Mark your calendars: Alan Kasprak will be defending his dissertation Friday September 4th.
    Posted Aug 18, 2015, 10:17 AM by Nate Hough-Snee
  • New ‘Structure-from-Motion’ Sandbar Surveying Method used by Youth Citizen Scientists in Grand Canyon National Park “participating in citizen science has widen my perspective and understanding of Grand Canyon and why it is vital to protect it.”                                                                           -Grand Canyon Youth ParticipantYouth citizen scientists collect images ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2015, 9:49 AM by Jeannine Huenemann
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