Rivers and the ecosystems they support have always captivated humans, leading curious scientists to broaden our understanding with ongoing research. In Explorer’s Guide to Rivers and Streams, Dr. Ryan Utz (Chatham University) presents a broad scientific understanding of rivers, streams, and the animals that reside within them, written accessibly for a general audience. Topics range from what causes river flows to rise and fall to the ecology of riverine fishes. Kayakers, anglers, and hikers alike will find many tools within Explorer’s Guide to Rivers and Streams to deepen their understanding of their favorite waterway.
Dr. Ryan Utz is an assistant professor of water resources at Chatham University and outdoor enthusiast with an obsession for backcountry camping. He has published over thirty-five scientific articles on subjects ranging from salmon restoration in California to long-term rising salinity levels in North American rivers. An avid outdoor enthusiast, he has also been published in Backpacker: https://www.backpacker.com/author/ryan-utz.