Aquatic Systems Branch: Transdisciplinary research to address water-related environmental problems
Product Type:Fact Sheet
Author(s):Dong, Q., K. Walters
Suggested Citation:Dong, Q., K. Walters. 2015. Aquatic Systems Branch: Transdisciplinary research to address water-related environmental problems. Fact sheet 2014-3073. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. 4 p.
The Aquatic Systems Branch at the Fort Collins Science Center is a group of scientists dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary science and providing science support to solve water-related environmental issues. Natural resource managers have an increasing need for scientific information and stakeholders face enormous challenges of increasing and competing demands for water. Our scientists are leaders in ecological flows, riparian ecology, hydroscape ecology, ecosystem management, and contaminant biology. The Aquatic Systems Branch employs and develops state-of-the-science approaches in field investigations, laboratory experiments, remote sensing, simulation and predictive modeling, and decision support tools. We use the aquatic experimental laboratory, the greenhouse, the botanical garden and other advanced facilities to conduct unique research. Our scientists pursue research on the ground, in the rivers, and in the skies, generating and testing hypotheses and collecting quantitative information to support planning and design in natural resource management and aquatic restoration.