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The Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds

 

The University of Oklahoma Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds (CREW) conducts research focusing on watershed biogeochemistry and ecological engineering.

The faculty, staff and students of CREW seek to understand:

  • The biogeochemical transport and fate of materials and energy in all environmental media on the watershed-scale, with a focus on water quality in drastically disturbed catchments.
  • The opportunities and challenges presented by ecological engineering, the design of sustainable ecosystems integrating society and the natural environment for mutual benefit, with emphasis on mine water passive treatment systems, stream and wetland restoration, and similar ecotechnologies.  

 

Mayer Ranch Passive Treatment System
Mayer Ranch Passive Treatment System at the Tar Creek Superfund Site near Commerce, OK, shortly after construction in February 2009.