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
David Montgomery

David Montgomery

Research Watershed Manager

Fluvial Geomorphology News

Aerial photographs of a recovering forest along White Clay Creek in Pennsylvania.
Patience is the Mother of Science: Long-Term Responses of a Stream to Reforestation
We're studying how White Clay Creek can recover from deforestation and agricultural expansion and to what extent restoration practices can acclerate that recovery.
Stream Reach: Building Communities from White Clay Creek to the Yangtze Basin
Stream Reach: Building Communities from White Clay Creek to the Yangtze Basin
To truly make a difference requires, not only understanding freshwater systems, but working with all kinds of communities to protect them.
Video still from Episode 2 of the WHYY "Stories From the Streams" video series
Stories From the Streams: Saving Soil, Saving Streams
Learn how farmers and scientists can work together to maintain the health of soil and streams. Episode 2 in the “Stories from the Streams” series from WHYY TV12.
Mitigating the Effects of Extreme Rain Events
Mitigating the Effects of Extreme Rain Events
Fluvial Geomorphologist Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., was interviewed by NBC10 Philadelphia about how climate change is impacting flooding in our region and our research to combat it.
Meet Our 2019 Summer Interns!
Meet Our 2019 Summer Interns!
Our internship program, now in its 47th year, has ushered through hundreds of interns who have come in search of meaningful work.
Joseph George on the Nisqually Glacier
Meet Joseph George: New Fluvial Geomorphology Research Technician
He's excited to be working to further understanding of freshwater ecosystems and to improve these systems through research, education, and restoration.
Photo of the Stroud Center's 2018 summer interns
Meet Our 2018 Summer Interns!
The internship experience allows undergraduates to see if they have the passion and fortitude necessary to meet the challenges of a research career.
Screenshot of Caddisflies, Engineering an Ecosystem video
Research Reveals Caddisflies are Ecosystem Engineers
Hydropsychid caddisflies spin silk mesh nets that they use to filter feed. These nets are important ecosystem engineering structures in flowing waters.