Meet our 2014 UMSRS Invited Speakers!
Dr. Bruce Rhoads: Bruce Rhoads is a Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he also holds affiliate appointments in Geology, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research focuses on the geomorphology of rivers and streams, on watershed management, and on stream naturalization/restoration. In 2005 he received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on river dynamics and he currently is a Fellow at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. He also received the GK Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphic Research in 2012 from the Association of American Geographers. He has also served as a professional consultant on a variety of environmental projects and legal cases related to stream management, restoration, and mitigation.
Dr. Doug Schnoebelen: Doug serves as the Director of the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS), IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa. He has 24 years of experience working in river systems, modeling, and water-quality. In particular, recent research in real-time sensor technology and hydrodynamic modeling has provided new tools for a better understanding of the hydrology and ecology of river restoration.
Dr. Susan Galatowitsch: Susan Galatowitsch is Professor and Head of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at the University of Minnesota. She is a restoration ecologist specializing in aquatic systems: wetlands, rivers, and lakeshores. This research has led her to study the management of invasive species in a variety of aquatic systems throughout the Midwestern US, Great Plains, and South Africa. She has published two books - Ecological Restoration and Restoring Prarie Wetlands.
Dr. Hans Tritico: Dr. Hans Tritico is an assistant professor of Engineering at the University of Mount Union. He is one of the five founding members of the engineering department and devotes much of his energy nurturing the next generation of engineers. With a joint Ph.D. in civil engineering and fisheries ecology from the University of Michigan, Dr. Tritico brings 13 years of research experience in stream restoration and fish passage. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and Washington State University. Dr. Tritico’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Transportation, among others. He is married and has two young children.