pools. Much of her research has been focused on creating recommendations for reducing impacts of forestry and agriculture in riparian areas. Dr. Rogers has taught both field and lecture courses on riparian functions and values to resource managers from state and federal agencies and the private sector, as well as real estate agents dealing with lakeshore properties. She received her Ph.D. in zoology (ornithology) from Michigan State University, her M.S. in environmental education from Southern Oregon State University, and her B.S. in biology from Central Michigan University.
Jack A. Stanford is the Bierman Professor of Ecology at the University of Montana and the director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He is interested in the many natural factors and disturbances that interact to determine the distribution of species and productivity of food webs in aquatic and terrestrial environs, as well human influences that alter natural biogeochemical patterns. Dr. Stanford has extensive experience studying the ecology of mountain rivers (Flathead, Columbia, Missouri, Colorado) and their interaction with the shallow subsurface. In particular, he has studied how flow regulation by dams and diversions alters important ecosystem processes, like interstitial flow, gravel transport, temperature patterns, and channel–floodplain connectivity. Dr. Stanford was a member of the NRC Committee on Watershed Management.
Laura J. Ehlers is a senior staff officer for the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council. Since joining the NRC in 1997, she has served as study director for eight committees, including the Committee to Review the New York City Watershed Management Strategy, the Committee on Riparian Zone Functioning and Strategies for Management, and the Committee on Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediment. She received her B.S. from the California Institute of Technology, majoring in biology and engineering and applied science. She earned both an M.S.E. and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.