Welcome to the lab of Desiree Tullos in the Biological and Ecological Engineering department at Oregon State University...
The common interest of our group is the exploration of river processes and management, based on the study of physical mechanics and their outcomes on the chemistry and biology in these dynamic systems. Through field studies and modeling, our research focuses on the response and recovery of stream systems around various river management strategies as well as our ability to reliably see those responses.
Current research includes:
- Responses to river restoration and engineering, including dam removal, engineered log jams, and dam reoperation
- Impacts of dam operations on flood risk reduction, water supply, hydropower generation, and environmental requirements
- Analysis of uncertainty in water resources modeling
- Effects of hydropower development in China
- Water quantity and quality dynamics of agricultural and restored riparian wetlands
- Mechanics of flow around dense vegetation
- Sediment management in reservoirs
- Salmonid behavior and hydraulics of Engineered Log Jams