James G. "Jim" MacBroom

Lecturer in River Processes and Restoration

Teaching Statement

FES 61024a  RIVER PROCESSES and RESTORATION

This course provides an introduction to the geo-physical processes of natural and disturbed rivers, with quantitive and qualitive aspects of watershed scale processes (runoff, sediment loads), corridor scale form and processes (floodplains, riparian wetlands), and river channel form and processes. Understanding how natural river systems work provides the basis for restoring disturbed systems, including rivers that have been previously channelized, dredged, or urbanized; plus rivers that have been impacted by dams, dikes, diversions, and discharges. 

The course includes lectures, readings, local field trips, and “hands on” team projects.