This are the newest, most advanced projects the Pasternack lab is working on at this time.
Comprehensive, spatially explicit, process-based studies using the 1-m scale as the basic building block for investigating rivers.
The fundamental bivariate linkages among river variables
These are projects that the Pasternack lab has been pursuing for many years and continues to do new research and outreach to draw the most out of the work that has been done.
What scientific knowledge and technological innovations are necessary to design and build natural riverine processes and landforms?
You cannot truly understand something, if you cannot create it, too. Here is how to design naturally complex river corridors
Waterfalls are amazing and complex natural phenomena, but we know surprising little about their hydraulics and morphodynamics.
How many days per year does a river provides each ecological function?
What are the physical processes responsible for water, sediment, and wood fluxes throughout a watershed?
What are the physical-biological linkages governing tidal freshwater delta landform evolution over multiple time scales?
What are the ecophysical processes responsible for landform evolution in estuaries?
These are projects that the Pasternack lab did in the past that we are not actively pursing at this time, but which could be re-energized if of interest to sponsors and students.
What are the physical processes of sediment generation, transport, and deposition in irrigation-dominated agricultural catchments?
How may society achieve the many goals it has for its urban rivers using a blend of the available management tools at its disposal?