Aquatic Ecology Branch
The Aquatic Ecology Branch conducts science for ecological conservation at a landscape scale. Our work emphasizes population, community, and ecosystem ecology, addressing research questions of specific importance for the eastern United States and Appalachian region. Our capabilities include genetics and genomics, landscape ecology, stream fish ecology, GIS and remote sensing, and statistical modeling. We apply a variety of experimental and statistical approaches to assess ecological status and trends, and to understand the underlying causes of ecological resilience and change.