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About James M. Helfield

My research focuses on rivers and riparian forests. I am especially interested in processes affecting the habitat and ecology of Pacific salmon and trout, and the ways in which these processes respond to and recover from anthropogenic stress. A recurring theme in my work is the interconnectedness and interdependence of rivers and their surrounding watersheds, and the need for habitat restoration strategies to recognize these linkages.


Present Faculty Member, Western Washington University Western Expert
Present Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences, Western Washington University Huxley College of the Environment

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Department of Environmental Sciences
Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9181
Tel: 360-650-7285
Fax: 360-650-7284


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