- Ph.D. Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University
- M.Sc. Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University
- B.A. Geology, Colorado College
I study the mechanics and probabilistic elements of sediment transport and landscape evolution with Dr. Brian Yanites and Dr. Doug Edmonds. My work at IU focuses on describing the relationship between forests and surface characteristics, hydrology, and channel networks.
Sediment transport is the primary mechanism that shapes hills and valleys. However, although it is ubiquitous actually watching sediment move about is rarely achieved at relevant scales. Using mathematical theory, numerical modeling, carefully designed experiments, and field work, I work to describe the underlying physics, statistics, and probability of processes that shape the world around us but often evade observation.