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is an Assistant Professor at Utah State University and a fluvial
geomorphologist with over a decade of experience in river restoration,
including working with beaver in restoration. Joe runs the
Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab at Utah State U. and is a
leader in the monitoring and modeling of riverine habitats and
watersheds. He is the co-director of the Intermountain Center for River
Rehabilitation & Restoration. He worked four years in consulting
engineering before completing his B.S. in Hydrology (2003, UC Davis),
M.S. and Ph.D. in Hydrologic Sciences (2003, UC Davis; 2008, U. of
Southampton, UK). He has worked as a lecturer (U. of Wales 2006-08),
Research Assistant Professor (Idaho State U. 2008-09) and is an
Assistant Professor at Utah State U. (2009-present) where he teaches
GIS, Fluvial Hydraulics and Ecohydraulics.
is president of Eco
Logical Research, Inc.(ELR) and an adjunct faculty at USU.
He is an aquatic ecologist who has been
designing and implementing large scale stream restoration projects, some of
which include using beaver as a restoration engineer. For the past 14 yrs, he
has been developing monitoring and research programs to assess and recover fish
population and their habitat.
received his bachelors in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in
M.S. and Ph.D. at USU in
Aquatic Ecology in 1994 and 1998.
then worked for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as Fish Population
Analyst and Biometrician.
In 2000, he
started his own consulting firm, ELR that currently employees about 30 people
throughout the Pacific Northwest.
also an adjunct faculty in the Department of Watershed Sciences, USU where he
teaches courses on fish habitats and fish ecology.
is a Research Fisheries Biologist at NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science
Center and is currently located in Corvallis, OR with the EPA's Western
Ecology Division. Chris runs the Mathematical Biology and Systems
Monitoring Program in the NWFSC's Conservation Biology Division. Chris
was a graduate student at the UW (Ph.D., Zoology) and was faculty at
CU-Boulder before moving to NOAA/NWFSC in 1999. Current research
activities include the design and implementation of large-scale
monitoring programs to evaluate the efficacy of recovery actions for ESA
listed salmonids in the Pacific Northwest.
is the Utah Forests Program Manager for the Grand Canyon Trust. Mary
leads the Trust’s Beaver Project, organizing field assessments and
methodology; and supervising four Utah Forests Program staff; and
interns and volunteers. She leads Trust communications with the three
Colorado Plateau national forests in Utah (Dixie, Fishlake, and Manti-La
Sal). Mary joined the Trust in 2003 to organize efforts to obtain
greater care for native wildlife, vegetation, and ecosystems on the
Three Forests. With a B.S. in Sociology (1967), Masters in Elementary
Education (1970; U of Wisconsin, Madison), and Masters and Ph.D. in
Botany (1979, 1983; Claremont Graduate School), Mary has worked as a
staff scientist for toxics reform, environmental law, and public lands
conservation organizations for 30 years.
Wally MacFarlane is
a veteran geospatial professional with nearly 15 years of experience developing
and using innovative GIS, photogrammetry and remote sensing techniques to
assess climate and land-use induced environmental change. Within his highly
productive career Wally’s skills have been instrumental on over 30 different
natural resource related projects for federal, state, municipal and NGO
organizations and agencies. Wally is one of the co-founders of Treefight.org, and recently has been working to develop BRAT (Beaver Restoration Assessment Tool).
John Stella is an an Assistant Professor and Riparian Ecologist in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management at
University of New York. John's research interests are riparian and
stream ecology, beaver ecology, plant ecohydrology and dendroeecology
and river corridor restoration. John teaches courses at SUNY in
Watershed Ecology and Management as well as Restoration Ecology. John
received a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Mangement from UC
Berkeley in 2005.
Milada Majerova is a post-doctoral research fellow with the
Intermountain Center for River Rehabilitation and Restoration (ICRRR) in the
Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University and in the Utah Water
Research Laboratory. She received her PhD in hydrology and ameliorations from
technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia and her Master’s Degree in Forest
Ecology with emphasis on stream management and restoration, also from the
Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia. Her doctoral research focused on
modeling of flood wave attenuation in mountainous streams altered by various
types of in-stream structures. As a researcher at USU, she has been involved in
water and sediment flux study on the Cub River, ID, sandbar monitoring program
on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, sediment transport study on the Walker
River, NV, and temperature and flow study of beaver dams on Curtis Creek, UT.