We are hydrologists and geomorphologists interested in how climatic patterns, human activities and natural disturbances interact to influence the transport of water and water borne materials. These transport dynamics are the dominant physical variables that control aquatic environment quality through the development of fluvial and coastal landforms and moderation of water quality, and motivate our research question.
- What are the lasting signatures of previous rain storms and floods?
- How do wildfires influence the amount and character of sediment flowing through rivers?
- What are the water quality consequences of shifting our sediment sources from uplands to agricultural fields?
- What are the dominant source and transport pathways of trash and microplastic?
Our research employs high resolution field monitoring, historical research, remote sensing, sedimentological techniques and modeling to answer these questions through and interdisciplinary analytical framework.