Portrait of Brandee Carlson
Postdoctoral Scholar
• Coastal sediment transport • Geomorphology

Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS)


I study controls on geomorphology and the development of stratigraphy in fluvial-deltaic systems.

My research seeks to answer the following questions: What controls the evolution of river-delta and coastline geomorphology? How is stratigraphy developed in modern fluvial-deltaic systems? I approach these questions by coupling field measurements, physical experiments, and numerical models. I am interested sedimentary in processes that span seconds to thousands of years, from grain-scale sediment transport to the generation of large-scale stratigraphy. I use insights from modern systems to inform coastal sustainability efforts and to elucidate the depositional history of sedimentary basins.


  • Ph.D.: Rice University , 2020
  • B.Sc.: University of Texas, 2013


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2020