Stream-restoration projects are usually designed to improve habitat quality for fishes.
These projects manipulate flow patterns, substrate distribution, and amount and
placement of large woody debris. Consequently, they also affect the size and composition
of the aquatic macroinvertebrate community. This research evaluates two types of fish
habitat restoration: off-channel structures...
This study investigates patterns of physical structure organization in stream
networks. In particular, it seeks to describe patterns of wood, boulders, pools and slope
that are evident in stream channels and to determine whether patterns of these elements
are influenced by network-level controls. The four in-stream parameters were
Differences in primary production and periphyton and macroinvertebrate
biomass between pairs of constrained (valley floor width of less than twice the active
channel width) and unconstrained reaches were investigated in Elk River and four
tributaries in southwest Oregon. In August 1991, macroinvertebrates were sampled
from individual cobbles, and rocks were...
Tracer-derived estimates of hydraulic resistance and transient hydraulic
storage were related to measures of pool volume and channel morphometric
variability in small streams of the Oregon coast, U.S.A. Fourteen
100 m study reaches in 3 streams were selected to compare channel
and hydraulic characteristics in streams representing a time series...
A framework is presented for a more causal explanation and ordering of stream characteristics than traditional means have used. Patterns of stream habitat distribution are related to particular characteristics of the geomorphology of watersheds. Variability in stream characteristics can be explained by the spatial distribution of properties of the watershed...
Channels that were scoured to bedrock by debris flows provided unique
opportunities to calculate the rate of sediment and wood accumulation, to make
inferences about processes associated with input and transport of sediment, and to gain
insight into the temporal succession of channel morphology following disturbance. In an
This study investigated the long-term consequences of timber stand removal on the recruitment, physical characteristics, and
spatial distribution of coarse woody debris in small (second- and third-order) streams of the Oregon Coast Range. A chronosequence of stream-stand systems, ranging from 21- to 140-years since disturbance (YSD), were sampled to determine...
This research was designed to broaden the understanding of how timber-harvest affects aquatic macroinvertebrates in perennial and intermittent headwater streams. This study compared emergent and benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages from 20 headwater streams in the central Oregon Coast Range that varied by harvest condition and flow duration. Through comparison of the...
This dataset includes the datasets of suspended sediment concentration and environmental variables used to model stream metabolism, and the modeled stream metabolism results for two streams. For more information, see Cargill, SK (2019). The Influence of Lithology on Stream Metabolism in Mountain Systems. MS Thesis, Oregon State University.
Large wood (LW) pieces are recognized as an important habitat component for salmon freshwater habitat. As such, they are often used in stream habitat restoration practices despite a lack of knowledge about their impacts on spatial and temporal hydraulic characteristics relevant to fish habitat. In this thesis we present results...