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About Patrick Belmont

My scientific interests span hydrology and geomorphology with an emphasis on landscape and river channel change over geologic and human timescales. Specifically, my research involves development of water and sediment budgets, numerical modeling of sediment transport, geochemical sediment fingerprinting, mathematical modeling of fluvial and hillslope geomorphology, quantitative landscape morphometric analysis, and use of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides to study Earth-surface processes.


Present Associate Professor, Utah State University Quinney College of Natural Resources, Watershed Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

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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


August 2003 - August 2007 Ph.D., Lehigh University
July 2001 - July 2003 M.S., Lehigh University
September 1996 - May 2000 B.S., Texas Christian University

Peer-Reviewed Publications (21)

Reports (7)