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Why Research?

Research is an essential contribution by Missouri State that contributes to the public good, encourages faculty development and enhances the educational process.

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Debra Finn

A love for biology and landscape spatial patterns fuels Dr. Debra Finn’s passion for understanding stream ecology. She has more than 45 publications about streams to her name. 

An associate professor of biology at Missouri State University, Finn is driven to understand complexities that lie beneath the water, and how connectivity enables streams to flourish despite disturbances.


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The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access journal published by Missouri State University and affiliated with the American Democracy Project.