How will climate change affect channel morphology and salmonid habitat in mountain basins?

Scoured streambed

Explore some of the hypotheses about how climate change will affect stream channel morphology, and scour regimes.

John Buffington
USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station

Producer - Michael Furniss
Videography - Freshwaters Illustrated
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

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What is 'reach scale morphology', and how climate change might affect this.

Hypotheses about climate driven changes in scour regimes.

How these might affect salmonid species in mountain ecosystems.

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