About Patrick Belmont
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.
|Present||Assistant Professor, Utah State University ‐ Quinney College of Natural Resources, Watershed Sciences|
Honors and Awards
- Department of Watershed Sciences Graduate Research Mentor of the Year Award, 2013
- Belmont et al., (2011, ES&T) Highlighted as an Editor’s Choice in Science October 21, 2011
- Gangodagamage et al., (2011, WRR) Selected as WRR Featured Article, Recognized in AGU Research Spotlight, EOS. volume 92, number 34
- Commencement Speaker, Lehigh University, Spring, 2007 Graduation Ceremony
- Graduate Student Leadership Award, Lehigh University, 2007
- TA of the Year, EES Department, Lehigh University, 2005
- Robert K. Fahnestock Memorial Research Award Recipient for 2005, GSA QG&G Division
- J. Hoover Mackin Award Recipient for 2005, GSA QG&G Division
Peer-Reviewed Publications (21)
TerEx Toolbox for semi-automated selection of fluvial terrace and floodplain ...
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (2014)
Terraces and floodplains are important indicators of near-channel sediment dynamics, serving as potential sediment sources and sinks. Increasing availability of ...
Toward generalizable sediment fingerprinting with tracers that are conservative and ...
Journal of Soils and Sediments (2014)
We show that measurements of conservative and nonconservative tracers (e.g., long- and short-lived radionuclides) can provide spatially integrated, yet temporally ...
Landscape evolution, valley excavation, and terrace development following abrupt postglacial ...
Geological Society of America Bulletin (2013)
Many high-latitude fluvial systems are adjusting to base-level changes since the last glaciation. Channels that experienced base-level fall may still ...
Revisiting scaling laws in river basins: New considerations across hillslope ...
Water Resources Research (2011)
Increasing availability of high‐resolution (1 m) topography data and enhanced computational processing power present new opportunities to study landscape organization ...
Geomorphic Evolution of the Le Sueur River, Minnesota, USA, and ...
Management and Restoration of Fluvial Systems with Broad Historical Changes and Human Impacts: Geological Society of America Special Paper 451 (2009)
There is clear evidence that the Minnesota River is the major sediment source for Lake Pepin and that the Le ...
Utah State University: Watershed Sciences Graduate Student Introduction Course
University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual Report (2011)
State University Department of Watershed Sciences runs an introductory course for all incoming graduate students (13 in Fall 2011) immediately ...