As a research and development team for Bonneville Power Administration, we produce both peer-reviewed manuscripts of important scientific contributions as well as programmatic annual reports describing our progress.  We also present findings and strategies to numerous planning groups within watersheds and scientific conferences as we collaborate with others.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Habitat Data CollectionCrew variability in topographic surveys for monitoring wadeable streams: a case study from the Columbia River Basin.Grande RondeColumbia Habitat Monitoring ProgramEcoLogical Research
Habitat Data Collection A methodological intercomparison of topographic survey techniques for characterizing wadeable streams and riversLemhiColumbia Habitat Monitoring ProgramEcoLogical Research2013
Habitat Data Collection Methods and ToolsStreamlining Field Data Collection with Mobile AppsNAEcoLogical Research2014
Fish Life Stage Factors and MetricsComparison of Tributary Survival Estimates of Steelhead using Cormack–Jolly–Seber and Barker Models: Implications for Sampling Efforts and DesignsLife Cycle ModelingEcoLogical Research2014
Fish Life Stage Factors and MetricsEvaluating probability sampling strategies for estimating redd counts: an example with Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)Probability Sampling DesignsNOAA-Fisheries2008
Fish Life Stage Factors and MetricsSpatial ecological processes and local factors predict the distribution and abundance of spawning by steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) across a complex riverscapeJohn DayLife Cycle ModelingNOAA-Fisheries2013
Riparian VegetationMethods for Successful Establishment of Cottonwood and Willow along an incised Stream in Semiarid Eastern Oregon, USABridge CreekRiparian PlantingsSouth Fork Research2011
Riparian VegetationEvaluation of dryland riparian restoration with cottonwood and willow using deep-planting and herbivore protectionBridge CreekRiparian PlantingsSouth Fork Research2015
Habitat Metrics Hydrogeomorphic and Biotic Drivers of Instream Wood Differ Across Sub-basins of the Columbia River Basin, USColumbia Habitat Monitoring ProgramEcoLogical Research2015
Fish Life Stage Factors and MetricsIndividual condition and stream temperature influence early maturation of rainbow and steelhead trout, Oncorhynchus mykissJohn DayLife Cycle ModelingNOAA-Fisheries2011
Habitat: Instream TemperatureDeveloping an Effective Model for Predicting Spatially and Temporally Continuous Stream Temperatures from Remotely Sensed Land Surface TemperaturesJohn DayModeling Instream TemperaturesSouth Fork Research2015
Fish Life Stage Factors and MetricsVariability in expression of anadromy by female Oncorhynchus mykiss within a river network. John DayLife Cycle ModelingNOAA-Fisheries2011
Using Inverse Probability Bootstrap Sampling to Eliminate Sample Induced Bias in Model Based Analysis of Unequal Probability SamplesCHaMP WatershedsProbability Sampling DesignsSouth Fork Research2015
Fish Life Stage Factors and MetricsInfluence of sex, migration distance, and latitude on life history expression in steelhead and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)Life Cycle ModelingNOAA-Fisheries2014
Restoration TechniquesGeomorphic changes upstream of beaver dams in Bridge Creek, an incised stream channel in the interior Columbia River basin, eastern OregonBridge CreekPartnering with Beaver to Restore Instream ComplexityNOAA-Fisheries2007
Restoration TechniquesUsing Beaver Dams to Restore Incised Stream EcosystemsBridge CreekPartnering with Beaver to Restore Instream ComplexityNOAA-Fisheries2014
Habitat Data CollectionA Comparison of the Performance and Compatibility of Protocols Used by Seven Monitoring Groups to Measure Stream Habitat in the Pacific NorthwestJohn DayColumbia Habitat Monitoring ProgramUS Forest Service2010
Macroinvertebrate MetricsSuccesses, failures, and opportunities in the practical application of drift-foraging modelsForaging Models2013
Habitat: Instream TemperatureProjected climate-induced habitat loss for salmonids in the John Day River network, Oregon, U.S.A.John DayClimate Changes to StreamsUniversity of Washington2012
Geomorphic Change Detection Landscape-scale geomorphic change detection: Quantifying spatially variable uncertainty and circumventing legacy data issues.Utah State University2015
Managing Monitoring DataWhy is data sharing in collaborative natural resource efforts so hard and what can we do to improve it?NASouth Fork Research2014
BioenergeticsA quantitative approach to combine sources in stable isotope mixing modelsNOAA-Fisheries2011
Macroinvertebrate MetricsEstimation of salmonid habitat growth potential through measurements of invertebrate food abundance and temperatureJohn DayEcoLogical Research2014
GeomorphologyAccounting for uncertainty in DEMs from repeat topographic surveys: improved sediment budgetsUtah State University2015
Habitat Data Collection Methods and ToolsA simple, interactive GIS tool for transforming assumed total station surveys to real world coordinates – the CHaMP transformation toolCHaMP WatershedsColumbia Habitat Monitoring ProgramUtah State University2012
GeomorphologyThe Blurred Line Between Form and Process: A Comparison of Stream Channel Classification FrameworksCHaMP WatershedsRiverStylesUtah State University2016
Habitat MetricsError modeling of DEMs from topographic surveys of rivers using Fuzzy Inference SystemsCHaMP WatershedsColumbia Habitat Monitoring ProgramUtah State University2016
Restoration TechniquesAdapting Adaptive Management for Testing the Effectiveness of Stream Restoration: An Intensively Monitored Watershed Example/a>AsotinIntensively Monitored WatershedsUtah State University2016
Habitat: Instream TemperatureAlteration of stream temperature by natural and artificial beaver dams/a>Bridge CreekIntensively Monitored WatershedsEcoLogical Research2017
Fish Life Stage Factors and MetricsAn assessment of the geographic closure assumption in mark-recapture abundance estimates of anadromous steelhead populationsBridge CreekIntensively Monitored WatershedsEcoLogical Research2017
GeomorphologyThe Valley Bottom Extraction Tool (V-BET): A GIS tool for delineating valley bottoms across entire drainage networksCHaMP WatershedsGeospatial ToolsUtah State University2016
Restoration TechniquesProgress and Challenges of Testing the Effectiveness of Stream Restoration in the Pacific Northwest Using Intensively Monitored WatershedsAsotin; Bridge CreekIntensively Monitored WatershedsUtah State University2016
Restoration TechniquesEcosystem experiment reveals benefits of natural and simulated beaver dams to a threatened population of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)Bridge CreekIntensively Monitored WatershedsEcoLogical Research2016
Fish Life Stage Factors and MetricsDesign and monitoring of woody structures and their benefits to juvenile steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) using a net rate of energy intake modelCHaMP WatershedsColumbia Habitat Monitoring ProgramEcoLogical Research2017
Habitat MetricsHydrogeomorphic and Biotic Drivers of Instream Wood Differ Across Sub-basins of the Columbia River Basin, USACHaMP WatershedsColumbia Habitat Monitoring ProgramUtah State University2016
GeomorphologyModeling the capacity of riverscapes to support beaver damsUtahGeospatial ToolsUtah State University2017
GeomorphologyGeomorphic mapping and taxonomy of fluvial landformsColumbia Habitat Monitoring ProgramUtah State University2015