Rivers integrate the landscape, carrying and depositing water, sediment, large wood, carbon, and nutrients. My research is focused on river and floodplain dynamics and the interactions between geomorphic processes and ecological processes. I am particularly interested in the influence of river and floodplain processes on the flux and storage of organic carbon in floodplain soil and large wood; interactions between downed large wood, vegetation, and geomorphic processes; river and floodplain dynamics in the Sub-Arctic and Arctic; and coupled natural-human systems research related to rivers. Much of my research has been focused on large floodplain rivers, and I incorporate fieldwork, statistical modeling, and remote sensing methods into my work.
Recent courses taught
GEOG/GEOL 4241: Principles of geomorphology
Lininger, K. B., Wohl, E., Rose, J. R., & Leisz, S. J. (2019). Significant floodplain soil organic carbon storage along a large high latitude river and its tributaries. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 2121–2129. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL080996
Lininger, K. B., & Wohl, E. (2019). Floodplain dynamics in North American permafrost regions under a warming climate and implications for organic carbon stocks: A review and synthesis. Earth-Science Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.02.024
Lininger, K. B., Wohl, E., & Rose, J. R. (2018). Geomorphic Controls on Floodplain Soil Organic Carbon in the Yukon Flats, Interior Alaska, From Reach to River Basin Scales. Water Resources Research, (54), 1934–1951. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR022042
Wohl, E., Lininger, K. B., & Scott, D. N. (2018). River beads as a conceptual framework for building carbon storage and resilience to extreme climate events into river management. Biogeochemistry, 141(3), 365–383. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-017-0397-7
Wohl, E., Scott, D. N., & Lininger, K. B. (2018). Spatial distribution of channel and floodplain large wood in forested river corridors of the Northern Rockies. Water Resources Research, 54, 7879–7892. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR022750
Lininger, K. B., Wohl, E., Sutfin, N. A., & Rose, J. R. (2017). Floodplain downed wood volumes: a comparison across three biomes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(8), 1248–1261. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4072
Wohl, E., Lininger, K. B., & Baron, J. (2017). Land before water: the relative temporal sequence of human alteration of freshwater ecosystems in the conterminous United States. Anthropocene, 18, 27–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2017.05.004
Wohl, E., Hall, R. O., Lininger, K. B., Sutfin, N. A., & Walters, D. M. (2017). Carbon dynamics of river corridors and the effects of human alterations. Ecological Monographs, 87(3), 379–409. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1261
Wohl, E., Lininger, K. B., Fox, M., Baillie, B. R., & Erskine, W. D. (2017). Instream large wood loads across bioclimatic regions. Forest Ecology and Management, 404, 370–380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2017.09.013
Scott, D. N., Brogan, D. J., Lininger, K. B., Schook, D. M., Daugherty, E. E., Sparacino, M. S., & Patton, A. I. (2016). Evaluating survey instruments and methods in a steep channel. Geomorphology, 273, 236–243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.08.020
Lininger, K. B., & Latrubesse, E. M. (2016). Flooding hydrology and peak discharge attenuation along the middle Araguaia River in central Brazil. CATENA, 143, 90–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2016.03.043
Lininger, K. B., Records, R., Smull, E., and Wehner, C. (2016). Creating local support networks for graduate student women, Eos, available online at https://eos.org/opinions/creating-local-support-networks-for-graduate-student-women.