Daniel Kroes


Dan Kroes has been employed as an ecologist by the USGS since 2001 (2001-06 National Research Program, Reston, Va; 2006-14 Louisiana Water Science Center, Baton Rouge, La; 2014-present Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Baton Rouge, La).  He has studied the effects of stream and floodplain geomorphology as it relates to climate, subsidence, sedimentation, channel avulsion, tree-growth, nutrient deposition, flow, and water residence times.  His master's research was completed at East Carolina University in 2001 under Mark M. Brinson, studying how floodplain wetlands and streams change in relation to rainfall and temperature.  He has studied streams in Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

Major topics of research are: The Hydraulic and sedimentary characterization of the Atchafalaya River Basin,  Stream Restoration, Floodplain Subsidence, Sediment and water movement over floodplains.



Bason CW, Kroes DE, Brinson MM. 2017. The effect of beaver ponds on water quality in rural Coastal Plain Streams. Southeastern Naturalist. 16:584-602. 

Hupp, C.R., D.E. Kroes, E.R. Schenk, G.B. Noe. 2015. Sediment and carbon sequestration in the lower Atchaflaya Basin, Louisiana. 3rd Joint Federal Interagency Conference on Sedimentation and Hydrologic Modeling, April 19-23, 2015 Reno, Nevada, USA. 3rd Joint Federal Interagency Conference on Sedimentation and Hydrologic Modeling, April 19-23, 2015, Reno, Nevada, USA; 04/2015

Kroes, D.E., Schenk, E.R., Noe, G.B., Benthem, A.J. 2015. Sediment and nutrient trapping as a result of a temporary Mississippi River floodplain restoration: The Morganza Spillway during the 2011 Mississippi River Flood. Ecological Engineering 82:91-102. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.04.056 [Download File]

Hupp, Cliff R.; Schenk, Edward R.; Kroes, Daniel; Willard, Debra A.; Townsend, Phil A.; Peet, Robert K., 2015. Patterns of floodplain sediment deposition along the regulated lower Roanoke River, North Carolina: annual, decadal, centennial scales. Geomorphology , 15 p. [Download File]

Kroes, D.E. and C.W. Bason. 2015. Sediment-trapping by Beaver Ponds in Streams of the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont and Coastal Plain, USA. Southeastern Naturalist 14:577-595. [Download File]

Scott, Durelle T.; Keim, Richard F.; Edwards, Brandon L.; Jones, C. Nathan; Kroes, Daniel E., 2014. Floodplain biogeochemical processing of floodwaters in the Atchafalaya River Basin during the Mississippi River flood of 2011. J of Geophysical Res. Biogeosciences.

Justus, B. G., S. V. Mize, J. Wallace, and D. Kroes. "Invertebrate and fish assemblage relations to dissolved oxygen minima in lowland streams of southwestern Louisiana." River Research and Applications30, no. 1 (2014): 11-28. [Download File]

Kroes, Daniel E., and Thomas F. Kraemer. "Human-induced stream channel abandonment/capture and filling of floodplain channels within the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana." Geomorphology 201 (2013): 148-156. [Download File]

Kroes, D.E. 2013. AUTOMATIC SURFACE ELEVATION TABLE (AUTO SET). Patent application. Docket No. USGS-34 1. [Download File]

Schenk, Edward R.; Hupp, Cliff R.; Richter, Jean M.; Kroes, Daniel E., 2010. Bank Erosion, Mass Wasting, Water Clarity, Bathymetry and a Sediment Budget Along the Dam-Regulated Lower Roanoke River, North Carolina. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1260, iv, 106 p.; 6 appendices (PDF, XLS) [Link]

Kroes, Daniel E., and Cliff R. Hupp. "The Effect of Channelization on Floodplain Sediment Deposition and Subsidence Along the Pocomoke River, Maryland." Journal of American Water Resources Association (2010): 686-699. [Download File]

Hupp, Cliff R., Charles R. Demas, Daniel E. Kroes, Richard H. Day, and Thomas W. Doyle. "Recent sedimentation patterns within the central Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana." Wetlands 28, no. 1 (2008): 125-140. [Download File]

Kroes, Daniel E., Cliff R. Hupp, and Gregory B. Noe. "Sediment, nutrient, and vegetation trends along the tidal, forested Pocomoke River, Maryland." In Ecology of tidal freshwater forested wetlands of the Southeastern United States, pp. 113-137. Springer Netherlands, 2007. [Download File]

Kroes, Daniel E., and Mark M. Brinson. "Occurrence of riverine wetlands on floodplains along a climatic gradient." Wetlands 24, no. 1 (2004): 167-177. [Download File]