NCED - the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics

University of Minnesota and Partner Institutions

St. Anthony Falls Lab
2 Third Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 624-4606
FAX: (612) 624-0066
Contact: Chris Paola, PhD., Director, Phone: (612) 624-8025

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Bioscience Field

Biosystems research

Partner Institutions

Research Programs

  • Desktop Watersheds Integrated Project's goal is to discover and advance the fundamental relations needed to predict landscape evolution and to model the coupling of ecosystem, landscape, and land-use dynamics

  • The Subsurface Architecture Integrated Project's goal is to understand how channel dynamics in depositional systems control the porosity, permeability, geometry and connectivity of subsurface fluid conduits and reservoirs so as to improve the prediction of subsurface architecture at all scales and facilitate exploration for and management of subsurface resources.

  • The Stream Restoration Integrated Project's goal is to advance the science and practice of stream restoration by conducting and coordinating research and by working with agency and industry partners to identify information needs, develop improved tools, and transfer this knowledge into practice