Dr Cherie Westbrook’s research featured in Canadian Geographic Magazine

Associate Professor Cherie Westbrook of the Centre for Hydrology and Dept of Geography & Planning and her wetland ecohydrology research team’s results were featured in this month’s Canadian Geographic article on Rethinking the Beaver.
In the article, Dr Westbrook explains the ecohydrological approach to study of hydrology where beaver are present, and the tremendous impact beaver dams have in enhancing groundwater recharge. She also notes the impact of beaver-enhanced surface and groundwater storage in headwater streams on reducing the variability of streamflow, including maintaining low flows in drought situations. More information on Dr Westbrook’s research can be found here.