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.

Senior Research Scientist
Kristen McCarthy

Kristen McCarthy

Staff Scientist
David Montgomery

David Montgomery

Research Watershed Manager
Myriah Wadley

Myriah Wadley

Staff Scientist, Part-Time Environmental Educator

Fluvial Geomorphology News

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.
The Lehigh River in South Bethlehem with the SteelStacks in the background.
Why Is New York City Studying Pennsylvania’s Lehigh River?
Melinda Daniels, Ph.D., was interviewed as part of an NPR story about a study that’s causing concern among Pennsylvanians who depend on the river for their livelihoods.
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.
Diana Oviedo Vargas and Melinda Daniels in a Costa Rican forest.
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.