Freshwater Ecosystem Science

Our work helps identify how to achieve and maintain healthy, resilient, freshwater ecosystems.

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Goals of our research include determining how nutrient pollution and other stressors affect stream life and the functions of freshwater ecosystems to inform sustainable management.

In collaborative teams, we strive to find the mechanisms underlying global change effects on streams and determine conditions that need to be avoided to maintain healthy functioning ecosystems.


We also aim to inspire the next generation of students and community members, including ecologists, farmers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and managers by teaching about water sustainability and river health.

Interested in joining the Rosemond Lab?