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Baker_Matthew.jpg (w x h, 0 KB) Matthew E. Baker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore Co.

Matt is a spatial ecologist who is interested in the effect of landscape pattern on ecosystem processes in streams. Matt has colloborated with us on a variety of projects, most recently the development of a new method for identifying biodiversity and ecological commuunity thresholds (Threshold Indicator Taxa Analysis, or TITAN), which appeared in the British Ecological Society's new journal, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, in 2010.
Bernhardt_Emily Emily S. Bernhardt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Duke University

Emily is a leading researcher in the areas of stream biogeochemistry and ecosystem restoration. We are collaborating with the Bernhardt lab on mountaintop mining studies, particularly stream community and ecosystem response to mountaintop removal. We are also collaborating on a 5-y NSF funded study on the environmental implications of nanomaterials.
Brooks_Bryan.jpg (w x h, 0 KB) Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D.
Professor, Environmental Science, Baylor University

Bryan is a core member of the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research and partner in crime at the BEAR facility here at Baylor. Bryan is a leading scientist in ecological risk assessment, particularly in the field of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). Bryan's interests in experimental streams and stressor identification align closely with our lab.
Doyle_Robert.jpg (w x h, 0 KB) Robert D. Doyle, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Biology;
Director, Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research, Baylor University

Robert is a wetland ecologist who has particular interests in the ecology and physiology of aquatic plants, reservoir limnology, and enzymatic activities in periphyton. Robert is the cornerstone of the aquatic science program at Baylor and was instrumental in cultivating the unique relationship between Baylor and the City of Waco, which ultimately allowed the BEAR facility to be a reality.
Matson_Cole Cole W. Matson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Baylor University

Cole recently came to Baylor from Duke University, where he was project coordinator the the Center for Environmental Implications of NanomaTerials (CEINT). We are collaborating with the Matson lab on trophic transfer of silver and cerium nanoparticles in contrasting pulse vs press additions to wetland (Duke) and stream (Baylor's BEAR facility) mesocosms.
Walker_Coowe.jpg (w x h, 0 KB) Coowe M. Walker, M.S.
Watershed Specialist, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Homer, AK

Coowe was trained as a wetland ecologist and is currently managing several major research projects on the lower Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Our lab, along with Dennis Whigham from the Smithsonian, is collaborating with Coowe and KBRR staff on two projects examining the influence of wetland geomorphic setting on juvenile salmon use of headwater streams.
Whigham_Dennis.jpg (w x h, 0 KB) Dennis F. Whigham, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, MD

Besides being about the nicest guy on the planet, Dennis is a highly accomplished ecologist. Dennis' expertise is remarkably broad, from wetland functions on the landscape to woodland herbs to the genetics of mycorrhizal fungi and their associations with orchids. We are currently colloborating with Dennis on wetland-stream linkages in the Kenai Peninsula, as well as developing ecological indicators in Chesapeake Bay.
Winemiller_KO.jpg (w x h, 0 KB) Kirk O. Winemiller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University

Kirk is a world-renowned fish ecologist with a research emphasis on evolution and community structure of tropical fishes. We are working with Kirk on a 3-year project funded by the state of Texas to refine and validate habitat quality and fish community indices for wadeable streams.