Earth Surface Processes Laboratory

University of Oregon


Josh Roering, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences


Georgie Bennett, 2013-present, Landsliding and the evolution of the Northern California Coastal Ranges


Corina Cerovski-Darriau, Ph.D, 2010-present, Landslide-driven sediment production in the Waipaoa River Basin, New Zealand

Alex Handwerger, Ph.D, 2009-present, Satellite interferometry for analyzing landslide-prone terrain

Jill Marshall, Ph.D, 2009-present, Biotic and climate controls on soil mantled landscapes

Nathan Mathabane, M.S., 2013-present, TBD

Brian Penserini, Ph.D, 2013-present, TBD

Kristin Sweeney, Ph.D, 2010-present, Experimental landscape evolution models and evolution of late Holocene bedrock channels


Adam Booth, Ph.D, 2012, Landslide detection using spectral methods and landscape evolution modeling

Ben Mackey, Ph.D, 2009, The contribution of large, slow-moving landslides to landscape evolution

Laura Stimely, M.S., 2009, (co-advised w/ D. Schmidt), Quantifying Landslide Movement at the Boulder Creek Earthflow Using L-band InSAR.

Max Calabro, M.S., 2008, (co-advised w/ D. Schmidt), An examination of surface displacement at the Portuguese Bend landslide, Southern California, using radar interferometry.

T.C. Hales, Ph.D, 2006, Climatic controls on rockfall erosion and mountain evolution [thesis pdf].

Suzanne Walther, M.S., 2006, Quantifying biogenic sediment transport on a forested, loess-mantled hillslope in the Blue Mountains, Eastern Washington [thesis pdf].

Amanda MacLeod, M.S., 2006, Coupling meteorological data with hydrologic and slope stability models to constrain controls on shallow landsliding [thesis pdf].

Molly Gerber, M.S., 2004, Geomorphic response to wildfire in the Oregon Coast Range [thesis pdf].

Michelle Mort, M.S., 2003, Quantifying rates of bedrock erosion by tree throw and root action in the Oregon Coast Range.

Cole Smith, B.S. honors thesis, 2009, Post-glacial incision of low-order valleys in the New Zealand Southern Alps.

Jacob Selander, B.S. honors thesis, 2004, Processes of knickpoint propagation and bedrock incision in the Oregon Coast Range [thesis pdf].

Jeremy Sierra Kobor, B.S. honors thesis, 2002, Using the stream power model and topographic data to quantify differential uplift in the Oregon Coast Range. [pdf]

Sarah Chylek, B.S. honors thesis, 2002, Quantifying the signature of captured streams in the Oregon Coast Range using digital elevation models.

Recent collaborators:

David Furbish, hydrology/geomorphology, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sci., Vanderbilt, University

Peter Reiners, thermochronology/geochemistry, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Arizona

Taylor Perron, geomorphology/planetary geology, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, MIT

Becky Dorsey, sedimentology/stratigraphy, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon

Gene Humphreys, geodynamics, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon

Peter Almond, soil science/Quaternary geology, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Jim McKean, geomorphology/engineering, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mtn. Research Station, Boise, Idaho

Bill Dietrich, geomorphology, Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Univ. California, Berkeley

Jim Kirchner, geochemistry/geomorphology, Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Univ. California, Berkeley