I. Home

II. Short Curriculum Vitae

III. Recent Publications
a) abstracts of recent work
complete list of publications

IV. Stream Ecology Textbook

V. River Raisin Watershed Project
a) Project Statement
b) Abstract of USDA Grant
c) River Raisin Publications
d) GIS in the Raisin
e) GIS at SNRE

VI. Recent Student's Thesis Work

VII. Aquatic Conservation Links


The River Raisin flows through a watershed that is largely agriculutral, but much variation can be seen in land use, soils and geology, and human activities. Some tributaries have good habitat and native biodiversity, others are "trashed". Our project seeks to understand how human activities, especially those associated with changing land use, affect the stream ecosystem. Hopefully, better management will result from improved knowledge. River and trees

Our project statement explains the broad goals of the River Raisin study, and the abstract of our current USDA grant provides more specific research activities. Numerous students have now completed their theses as part of this project and our list of publications is growing.

GIS plays a central role in the Raisin project. A GIS (Geographic Information System) provides the capability to overlay, integrate, and analyze spatial data, often assembled from a wide variety of sources.

Last updated January 25, 1998

J.D. Allan, School of Natural Resources & Environment
University of Michigan