Our consortium has been prolific in developing the science and theoretical underpinnings essential to understanding and explaining how riverscapes work and are organized across a range of nested hierarchical spatial scales. We have also committed to building open-source algorithms, models and GIS tools to make it easier for researchers, professionals, practitioners and students to apply those concepts to their own riverscapes.
Our Reach-scale models:
Ecohyraulic fish habitat models
CHaMP Legacy Tools:
From 2011 to 2017, the Columbia Habitat Monitoring Program was the largest fish habitat monitoring program in the world. We coordinated the collection of high resolution topographic survey data and auxiliary habitat data at over 950 sites, with roughly 500 of those per year visited. Over CHaMP existence, we processed over 5500 survey visits. If that were all done by hand, it would have cost a fortune. We automated many of the workflows and tools to maintain quality assurance and to make it more economical.