Fluvial Processes Stream Restoration Wetlands Restoration Stream Restoration Aquatic Ecology Acid Mine Drainage Land Use Impact Hydrogeology

The second component of the Susquehanna River Initiative’s vision is RESEARCH. We are creating a diverse community of faculty and students devoted to exploring the natural history of the Susquehanna River Basin. We value excellence in research seeks to develop a world-class research program on watershed science, environmental epidemiology, and environmental humanities within the watershed. These include:

  • Watershed science:
    • Historic land-use changes and impacts on fluvial systems
    • Flood hydrology and sediment transport
    • Evlauation of stream restroration methodology
    • Geomorphic history
    • Acid-mine drainage and remediation
    • Water quality
    • Stream ecology
    • Paleoflood hydrology
    • Karst hydrogeology
  • State of the River Report – Susquehanna River Assessment
    • Integration with Chesapeake Bay Foundation – State of the Bay Report
  • Publications and presentations at local, regional, and national levels
  • Integration with watershed groups, the SRHCES, SRBC, CBC, CBF, and universities
  • Development of Roaring Creek Experimental Watershed
  • Expanding hydrogeomorphic studies at the Long-Term Montandon Wetlands Research Site to include comprehensive restoration design and monitoring for mined areas
  • Developing on-campus (“backyard”) research projects: 1) fractured bed well-field (Geology), 2) soil stratigraphy pits, 3)analysis of campus solar and hydroclimatic data, and 4) Miller Run hydrology and restoration design


Ritter House • 635 Fraternity Road • Bucknell University • Lewisburg, PA 17837 • (570)577–1490
This initiative is funded in large part by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.