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Fluvial Geomorphology Group

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

The Fluvial Geomorphology Group studies the movement of water, sediment, organic matter, nutrients and other molecules through watersheds to better understand watershed hydrology, geomorphology, and biogeochemistry. We also investigate how watershed land use and river channel restoration practices influence hydrologically mediated processes such as surface-groundwater interaction, sediment transport, and channel evolution.

Fluvial Geomorphology Staff

Melinda Daniels, Ph.D.

Melinda Daniels, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist
Kristen McCarthy

Kristen McCarthy

Research Technician
David Montgomery

David Montgomery

Research Watershed Manager

Fluvial Geomorphology News

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Local environment and individuals’ beliefs: the dynamics shaping public support for sustainability policy in an agricultural landscape
Granco, G., M. Caldas, J. Bergtold, J.L. Heier Stamm, M. Mather, M. Sanderson, M. Daniels, A. Sheshukov, D. Haukos,and S. Ramsey. 2022. Journal of Environmental Management 301: 113776.
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Beyond the light effect: how hydrologic and geomorphologic stream features control microbial distribution across pool sequences in a temperate headwater stream
Ouellet V., M.D. Daniels, M. Peipoch, L. Zgleszewski, N. Watson, E. Gibson, S. Krause, and J. Kan. 2021. Ecohydrology, early online access.
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Achieving equilibrium as a semi-alluvial channel: anthropogenic, bedrock, and colluvial controls on the White Clay Creek, PA, USA
Bodek, S., J.E. Pizzuto, K.E. McCarthy, and R.A. Affinito. 2021. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 126(10): e2020JF005920.
Four scientists collect simulated rainfall from soil in a cornfield in White Clay Creek watershed.
Saving Streams With Good Science
Building trust in the scientific process starts with communicating our research to non-scientists. To that end, our scientists share snapshots of three long-term experiments.
Kristen McCarthy at Niagara Falls.
Meet “Waterfallologist” Kristen McCarthy
McCarthy's friends started calling her a “waterfallologist” during her undergrad years. A continuing focus on water quality and resources led her to the Stroud Center.