#PrePrint: Hydrogeomorphic and biotic drivers of instream wood in the Columbia River Basin, USA @PeerJPrePrints @AlanKasprak @FluvialWheaton

The questions: how much wood occurs in monitored streams of the Pacific Northwest? What processes - wood growth (forest composition and structure), climate, hydrology that contributes and evacuates wood from channels - correspond to these wood loads?
The study sub-basins: the Wenatchee, Entiat, Tucannon, John Day, Grande Ronde, Lemhi, and South Fork Salmon.

Based on demand for a recent paper that Alan Kasprak, Rebecca Rossi, and I, et al. submitted, I recently archived a preprint of our manuscript "Hydrogeomorphic and biotic drivers of instream wood differ across sub-basins of the Columbia River Basin, USA."

This manuscript breaks down how wood loading, and the hydrogeomorphic and ecological processes that govern it, differ across seven Columbia River sub-basins that are monitored for salmon and steelhead habitat. Read the whole thing at PeerJ PrePrints.

The punchline: not all watersheds have the same process domains to contribute wood...and the water to move it...to a stream.