My research interests lie at the crossroads of several disciplines that can generally be classified as watershed science. Specifically, my research program includes development of water and sediment budgets, sediment transport processes and sediment fingerprinting, linking fluvial and hillslope geomorphology, quantitative landscape morphometric analysis, dissolved organic matter production and transport through watersheds, light penetration in fluvial systems, and application of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides to study Earth-surface processes and long-term landscape change.
Automatic geomorphic feature extraction from lidar in flat and engineered landscapes (with Paola Passalacqua and Efi Foufoula-Georgiou), Water Resources Research (2012)
High-resolution topographic data derived from light detection and ranging (lidar) technology enables detailed geomorphic observations...
Closing the Gap Between Watershed Modeling, Sediment Budgeting, and Stream Restoration (with Sean M.C. Smith and Peter R. Wilcock), Geophysical Monograph Series (2011)
The connection between stream restoration and sediment budgeting runs both ways: stream restoration is proposed...
Floodplain Width Adjustments in Response to Rapid Base Level Fall and Knickpoint Migration, Geomorphology (2011)
Landscape Evolution in South-Central Minnesota and the Role of Geomorphic History on Modern Erosional Processes (with K. B. Gran, S. S. Day, N. Finnegan, C. Jennings, J. W. Lauer, and P. R. Wilcock), GSA Today (2011)
Large Shift in Source of Fine Sediment in the Upper Mississippi River (with Karen B. Gran, Shawn P. Schottler, Peter R. Wilcock, Stephanie S. Day, Carrie Jennings, J. Wesley Lauer, Enrica Viparelli, Jane K. Willenbring, Daniel R. Engstrom, and Gary Parker), Environmental Science & Technology (2011)
Although sediment is a natural constituent of rivers, excess loading to rivers and streams is...
Contributions to Books
Kirk Bryan Field Trip: Holocene Landscape Evolution and Erosional Processes in the Le Sueur River, Central Minnesota (with K. Gran, C. E. Jennings, C. Wittkop, and S. S. Day), Guide Book for 2011 GSA National Meeting Kirk Bryan Field Trip, Minneapolis, MN (2011)
A CDI Collaboration: Geosciences and Engineering for Intelligent Digital Watersheds (with E. Foufoula, J. Schnoor, and P. Passalacqua), A CDI Collaboration: Geosciences and Engineering for Intelligent Digital Watersheds (2011)
A Numerical Model for Sediment Tracer Movement Through an Actively Evolving Floodplain (with J. W. Lauer, E. Viparelli, and G. Parker), A Numerical Model for Sediment Tracer Movement Through an Actively Evolving Floodplain (2011)
An Integrated Sediment Budget for the Le Seuer River Watershed, An Integrated Sediment Budget for the Le Seuer River Watershed (2011)
Investigating Sediment Source to Sing Processes in a Post-Orogenic Landscape (with T. L. Marstellar, K. L. Frankel, and K. W. Wegmann), Investigating Sediment Source to Sing Processes in a Post-Orogenic Landscape (2011)