Welcome to my research page!
View of a typical field day at one of my field sites, Fort Irwin, California.
My research interests cover a wide variety of topics. Much of my research involves using the cosmogenic isotopes, 10Be and 26Al to determine rates of landscape change. Presently, I am applying this technique to desert piedmonts in the Mojave Desert, large drainage basins in Namibia and Panama, and desert pavements in Arizona. I am also using 10Be and 26Al to date a large prehistoric landslide, the Blackhawk, in the Mojave Desert.
Check out the University of Vermont's Cosmogenic Isotope Extraction Laboratory web page to see other ongoing and completed projects.
I am also doing research on environmental geologic problems as well. I am have ongoing projects looking at slope instability (landslides and gullies) and at urban hydrology.
Click on any one of my projects to see the current status.
|Some research aspects are complete...||Close to being done...||Still in the beginning stages...|
|Desert Piedmonts, Mojave Desert, California (6 projects)||Landslide dating, Blackhawk Landslide, California||Hyper-arid sediment transport in Namibia|
|Tropical sediment transport in Panama||Landslide mechanics, Jeffersonville, Vermont||Colorado River Terraces|
|Urban Hydrology, Burlington, Vermont||Gully processes, Miller Brook, Vermont||Desert Pavements, Yuma, Arizona|
Below is a list of senior theses that I have advised.
Erin Black, GE ’06 – Turbidity of the Kayaderosseras Creek watershed
Megan Chadwick, GE ’06 – Buffers on the Battenkill: Maping Riparian Zones Using GIS
Michael Cleveland, GE ’06 – Long-term erosion rates of the Grand Canyon using 10Be
Davin Lyons, GE ’06 – Holocene climate change of Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes region, based on sediment cores
Derek Eaton, GE ’05 – Initiation and Growth Processes of the Miller Brook Gully, Stowe, VT
Daniel Feuer, GE ’05 – GIS Analysis of Tributary Basin Characteristics in the Upper Colorado River Basin
Luca Peppe, GE ’05 – Bedrock Depth Study of the Kayaderosseras Valley and a Reinterpretation of the Deglacial History
Veronica Russell, GE ’05 – Using 10Be to Discover the History of the Goldstone Piedmont at Fort Irwin, Mojave Desert, California
Robin Wiles-Skeels, ES 04
Evaluating the Effect of Land Use on
Peak Discharge and Runoff in the
Katrina Smith, GE 04 Paired Watershed Study of the East Branch Kayaderosseras
and Sturdevant Creek Near
William R. Foniri, GE 04
Using In Situ-Produced Cosmogenic 10Be
to Determine Surface History of the
David OConnor GE 03 Testing the Energy Budget Snowmelt Equation
*Lyman Persico GE '02 (UVM) - Tracing Painted Pebbles in the Mojave Desert: Annual Rates of Sediment Movement and the Impact of Off-road Vehicles
*Darrin Santos GE '99 (UVM) - Channel Initiation in the Mojave Desert
*Undergraduate field assistants
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