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ET-AL Graduate Students Publish Stream Classification Synthesis - UPR & USU Today Pick Up Story

posted Mar 19, 2016, 1:05 PM by Joe Wheaton   [ updated Mar 19, 2016, 1:55 PM ]
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 stream classification approaches to a whole new level. They published their findings in PLOS-One this week and Utah Public Radio and USU Today both picked up the story.
What is neat about this contribution is a team of USU WATS graduate students led an effort to bring together some of the world´s leading experts on issues of stream classification and river management who have been on very different sides of a sometimes hostile debate. These students managed to point out the common ground among the different perspectives and provide a constructive, and meaningful scientific contribution from some co-authors that I am sure most in our discipline would have never predicted would find a unified message, much less write a paper together. All this as an extra-curricular, side project spurred from a class they took together here at Utah State. Pretty cool.