Dr. John S. Richardson - Stream and Riparian Research Laboratory

Our research program addresses questions related to the mechanisms that structure stream and riparian area communities, and how various land-use practices affect those systems. In natural communities there are many processes that affect the rates of population growth (or decrease). We have taken a largely experimental approach to determining what those feedback processes are, how the rates are regulated, and how the multiple sets of interactions combine to affect population sizes and community structure.