Dane Behrens is a water resources engineer specializing in the morphology and hydrology of coastal lagoons. His main focus is on applying research to advance the development of new tools for informing restoration in the coastal zone. He has planned and conducted extensive field study programs in the Russian, Gualala, and Navarro Rivers, which have included boat-based work, remote sensing, time-lapse photography, and surveying. Dane has extensive research- and project-based experience in developing and applying models to predict inlet dynamics and salmonid habitat in lagoons.
He has developed and applied hydrodynamic models to assess wetland restoration at sites throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. His ongoing work centers on the impacts of management practices and climate change on coastal lagoon hydrology. He has developed and applied hydrodynamic models to assess wetland restoration at sites throughout the Pacific Northwest.