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F. Richard "Ric" Hauer

Environmental Science Advisory Committee

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RAF’s Environmental Science Advisory Committee is led by F. Richard “Ric” Hauer, Professor of Limnology at Flathead Lake Biological Station (FLBS) and the University of Montana in Missoula.

Ric joined the faculty of UM in 1986 and has conducted ecological and environmental research in the mountain regions of North and South America from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and Chile. He specializes in the fields of stream and river ecology, which spans a broad array of subdisciplines such as geomorphology, hydrology, nutrient cycling, bioenergetics, energy flow through food webs, and population and community ecology.

Ric has taught Stream Ecology at FLBS since 1983 and has authored over 100 scientific articles appearing in international journals. He is the lead author/editor of the book Methods in Stream Ecology (1996, 2006), the most extensively used textbook in the topic of stream and river ecology worldwide.

Hauer is also a pilot holding a commercial SEL and flies a Cessna 185 for pleasure and business. His pursuit of sound science enhances RAF credibility and his passion for flying into the backcountry motivates him to add his expertise to the RAF mission.

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