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Mark Nelson

Reclamation Office: Technical Service Center, Environmental Applications and Research
Contact Information: (303) 445-2225, snelson@usbr.gov

Research Funded by the Science and Technology Program

Mark Nelson began doing research for the Science and Technology Program in the 2004 fiscal year, with funding provided by the program as recently as the 2014 fiscal year. Projects were funded under the Science and Technology Program research topics Ecosystem Needs, Sediment Management and River Restoration, Invasive Species and Water Quality.

The following research projects were funded in whole or in part by the Science and Technology Program. Mark Nelson is listed as the principal investigator, or primary researcher. Click the project's title to view more information.

Ecological Costs of Streamflow Regulation

Project ID: 8721
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2012 - 2014
Research Results: contact Mark Nelson

Predicting the ecological consequences of hydrologic and thermal modification in wadeable streams: The climatic context

Project ID: 8224
Fiscal Year of Funding: 2014
Research Results: Is detection of long-term impacts using aquatic macroinvertebrates seasonally dependent? (interim, PDF, 1.1MB)

Streamflow and Nutrient Constraints on the Productivity and Habitat Quality of Desert Riparian Ecosystems in the West

Project ID: 15
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2012 - 2014
Research Results: Nitrogen effects in western riparian areas (interim, PDF, 1.0MB)

Effects of Climate Change on Riparian Vegetation Structure, Water Uptake, and Dependent Pollinators along Mainstem Rivers in the Colorado River Basin

Project ID: 310
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2010 - 2012
Research Results:

Salmon Spawning Gravels as a Critical Indicator of Restoration Potential: San Joaquin River, California

Project ID: 5683
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2011 - 2012
Research Results: Observations on the Hyporheic Environment along the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam (final, PDF, 851KB)

Zebra and Quagga Mussels: Environmental Effects and Spread of Quagga and Zebra Mussels in Flowing Water Systems in the western U.S.

Project ID: 4442
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2010 - 2012
Research Results:

Assessing the Ecological Costs of Streamflow Regulation

Project ID: 6188
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2010 - 2011
Research Results:

Invertebrate Communities Used as Indicators of River Restoration

Project ID: 1196
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2006 - 2009
Research Results: San Diego River Invertebrate Monitoring Program- Final Report (final, PDF, 1.4MB)

Developing Low-cost, Effective Methods for Evaluating Aquatic Ecosystems

Project ID: 101
Fiscal Years of Funding: 2004 - 2008
Research Results:

This information was last updated on October 25, 2014
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