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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