Landscape evolution, tectonic geomorphology, impacts of climate change on hillslope and fluvial systems, numerical simulation of landform development.
My interests lie in geomorphology and landscape evolution. My group seeks to understand the physics of diverse geomorphic processes, and how these processes interact to shape terrain and move sediment. Some of our efforts are geared toward understanding the evolution of the earth's surface over geologic time; others focus on contemporary issues such as gully development and erosional threats to toxic waste repositories. We also develop and share open-source software technology to support computational modeling of diverse earth-surface processes. Through teaching, I strive to equip students with the skills in writing and quantitative analysis that they need to understand, investigate, and make informed decisions about our fascinating and dynamic planet.