Please join the Water Research Center in the second presentation of the spring seminar series.  Attendance is free but registration is required.

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 12:00-1:00
Using Drone-based Technologies to Map Stream Characteristics and Salmon Spawning Habitat

Alex Fremier, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Dr. Fremier and Co-PI Daniel Auerbach developed drone-based technologies to measure stream velocity, temperature, and morphology.  These measurements help identify and quantify salmon spawning habitat and offer new methodologies for environmental monitoring.  Dr. Fremier will share the details of their study and work with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in the Wenatchee River.

Dr. Fremier is an Associate Professor in the School of the Environment at Washington State University.  His research explores how abiotic processes structure ecosystems, how organisms alter the abiotic process, and how the linked systems alter landscape trajectories – from immediate to geological timescales.  He specializes in river-floodplain systems.

Dr. Auerbach earned his Ph.D. from Washington State University in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.  His research focuses on the use of remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs, drones) at the meso-scale.  His specific area of focus is on the integration of RPVs in fisheries science, revolving around the riverine setting and salmonids

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