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Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner is Senior Ecologist and Branch Chief at the US Army Corps of Engineers' Institute for Water Resources (IWR). His work is divided between the leadership of an interdisciplinary group of 20 subject matter experts, and technical work as a freshwater ecology subject matter expert. Paul's work at IWR addresses a variety of technical and policy related questions in the areas of decision support, climate change, conservation and planning, and integrated water resources management. Paul participates in a number of domestic and international interagency workgroups, and other collaborations, focused on climate change science, policy, and planning. Paul represents the Department of Defense on the Subcommittee on Water Availably and Quality, and he leads the Society for Freshwater Science's Subcommittee on Climate Change. Paul is also responsible for leadership of the U.S. Federal Partnership supporting Mexico's development of their national wetlands inventory and Mexico's National Wetlands Advisory Council. Prior to joining IWR, Paul worked as landscape ecologist for the EPA's Regional Vulnerability Assessment program (analyzing the vulnerability of ecological resources and the stressors threatening them) and served as research ecologist, and science and policy analyst assigned to the National Center for Environmental Assessment. Paul has also worked as the Senior Aquatic Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy's South-central division, where he was responsible for multi-scale strategic habitat conservation and planning.


River/stream ecology Hydrology and geomorphology Rivers/Streams - Instream Habitat Rivers/Streams - Streambank/Riparian Watershed and water delivery management (dams, reservoirs) (incl. dam removal/fish passage) Adaptation (management response and facilitation)