Erosion and sedimentation research is conducted at the Southwest Watershed Research Center to:
- Determine upland and channel erosion and sedimentation processes and their impact on water quality, semiarid landscape evolution and the health and sustainability of rangeland ecosystems
- Develop new technology to determine the rate of soil loss an ecosystem can endure and still remain economically and ecologically sustainable
Lane, L. J., Hernandez, M., Nichols, M. H. Processes Controlling Sediment Yield from Watersheds as Functions of Spatial Scale. Journal of Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1997, pp. 355-369. Published 1997.