The primary objective of our research is to understand the linkages between sediment transport and channel geomorphology at various scales. This work has implications for models of landscape evolution, the effects of disturbance caused by high-magnitude events (floods and landslides), and the interplay between geomorphology, nutrient cycling, and aquatic ecosystems.

You can comprehend a piece of river.
A whole river that is really a river
is much to comprehend.

—John Graves, Good-Bye to a River, 1960


We cover graduate and undergraduate courses in geomorphology, hydrology, and water resources. Most of these courses have a separate laboratory component emphasizing field methods, data analysis, and modeling techniques. Select the link to the left to view descriptions of courses that are taught regularly.