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Are we asking too much of our streams?


Topic 7:

Thursday, March 19th 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Are we asking too much of our streams? What do streams tell us about the environment that we – and they – live in? What services do streams provide us? How do we value what streams need vs. what we need from them? Read more about it by clicking these links.

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Discussion starts at 7 p.m. with expert Dr. W. Breck Bowden, Patrick Professor of Watershed Science & Planning, Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources, University of Vermont.

 

Dr. W. Breck Bowden received his B.Sc. with majors in both Zoology and Chemistry from the University of Georgia in 1973. He earned his M.Sc. from North Carolina State University for a project in which he developed a novel method to enumerate bacteria in estuarine water samples, with a scanning electron microscope. Breck continued his academic affiliation with North Carolina State University, but moved to the newly formed Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts (USA) to co-lead an interdisciplinary research project focused on the structure and function of tidal, freshwater wetlands, a little-studied but important wetland type on the east coast of the United States. Breck earned his Ph.D. in 1982, for his work on nitrogen cycling in this wetland type.

In 1997 Dr. Bowden accepted a new position as Team Leader for Catchment and Biospheric Processes at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research New Zealand, Ltd. in Lincoln, New Zealand. Shortly thereafter, he was also appointed as Programme Leader for the Integrated Catchment Management Programme. The goal of this program is to improve the ability to manage land and water resources in New Zealand to achieve ecological sustainability and maintain biodiversity. This program is ongoing and has served as a model for collaboration among research organizations and among researchers and stakeholder groups, including indigenous Maori communities. While in New Zealand, Breck helped develop opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study sustainable management of natural resources through his involvement as an Advisory Board Member for EcoQuest International, a novel study-abroad program located in Kaiaua, near Auckland.

Dr. Breck Bowden, Patrick Professor of Watershed Science & Planning, Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources, University of Vermont
Dr. Breck Bowden on the water. In 2002, Dr. Bowden was invited to occupy the newly-created Patrick Chair in Watershed Science and Planning. This position was made possible by a generous, $1 million gift from the Robert and Genevieve Patrick Trust to the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. The purpose of this endowed Chair is to promote research, teaching, and outreach on sustainable management of natural resources through an integrated watershed management perspective. This integrated perspective includes multiple disciplines, diverse stakeholders, participatory processes, and a focus on the links between environmental, social, and economics processes. In 2004 Breck was appointed as the Director of the Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center, which is part of the National Institutes for Water Resources network on state Land Grant university campuses in the US.

In addition to his formal appointments, Dr. Bowden has been a member of the Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research (ArcLTER) program since 1987. The ArcLTER is a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary program managed by the Ecosystem Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This research program focuses on the influences of direct and indirect human impacts on the basic ecology of terrestrial, lake, and stream ecosystems in the Arctic. Dr. Bowden continues to collaborate with a team of scientists who have focused on stream ecosystems and their functions in the Arctic landscape. In addition, he is the UVM representative for the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrological Sciences, Inc (CUAHSI) which is working through the National Science Foundation to help define future, large-scale research on hydrological processes.

Dr. Bowden speaks frequently at public and professional meetings and is the author of over 75 scientific papers and reports.
 

 
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