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Usernametthompson 
Expert ID767 
Profile StatusActive 
Last NameWynn Thompson 
First NameTheresa 
Non Federal PartnerVirginia Tech 
DepartmentBiological Systems Engineering 
Phone540.231.2464 
Emailtthompson AT vt.edu 
Primary CapabilityFluvial Geomorphology 
Secondary CapabilityWetlands - Physical 
Other Capability 1Water Quality 
Other Capability 2Engineering 
PositionAssociate Professor 
SA-CESU PI StatusNot yet participated 
Research InterestsMy research program focuses on the protection and restoration of stream and wetland systems, including quantifying how riparian vegetation reinforces streambanks and changes flow energy, improving the measurement and modeling cohesive streambank erosion, and evaluating how changes in water chemistry affect bank erosion rates. This research is conducted at the StREAM Lab, an outdoor stream laboratory near the VT main campus. To improve urban stormwater bioretention design, I have designed, constructed, and monitored full scale systems. Currently, I am collaborating on the development of an improved wetland water balance design model, specifically focusing on improving surface water hydrology calculations used in common design models. 
Profile last updated5/27/2015 4:36:10 PM 

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