The Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute (OEWRI) is in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at Missouri State University. The institute supports efforts to protect and restore water quality and supply in the Ozarks Region of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. It provides a hub for science-based monitoring and assessment of water and sediment quality trends, watershed function and disturbance, and land use/land cover change in the Ozarks. In addition, it implements research projects aimed at solving environmental problems by working in partnership and cooperation with university researchers, environmental groups, and governmental agencies.
April 27, 2013
Graduate students Tylene Coonts, Virgil Cane, Aubree Vaughan, Kris Breckenridge, Ezekiel Kuehn, and Andrea Mayus participated in the 20th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum held on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Ezekiel received an outstanding poster award for his study entitled “Contributions of Stream Bank Erosion to Sediment Loads in a Southwest Missouri River.”
April 26, 2013
Aaron Pavlowsky, Michael Jahnke, Sara Cheek, and Joshua Elson participated in the 4th annual College of Natural and Applied Sciences Undergraduate Research Day on Friday April 26, 2013.
March 8, 2013
OEWRI staff and students attended the 2013 Upper Midwest Stream Restoration Symposium in La Crosse, Wisconsin February 24-27. Kris Breckenridge won first place in the student poster competition for her thesis research, “Field-Based Measurements of Bed-Load Transport in an Urban Stream in the Missouri Ozarks."