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.
Senior Research Scientist
Research Watershed Manager
Staff Scientist, Part-Time Environmental Educator
Fluvial Geomorphology News
Evaluating environmental change and behavioral decision-making for sustainability policy using an agent-based model: a case study for the Smoky Hill River Watershed, Kansas
Granco, G., J.L. Heier, J. Stamm, J.S. Bergtold, M.D. Daniels, et.al. 2019. Science of The Total Environment 695:133769.
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!
Our internship program, now in its 47th year, has ushered through hundreds of interns who have come in search of meaningful work.
Occupied and abandoned structures from ecosystem engineering differentially facilitate stream community colonization
Tumolo, B.B., L.K. Albertson, W.F. Cross, M.D. Daniels, and L.S. Sklar, 2019. Ecosphere 10(5):e02734.
Understanding freshwater resource problems
Daniels, M., M. Caldas, J.H. Stamm, M. Sanderson, J. Bergtold, G. Granco, M. Mather, J. Alstrup, and D. Haukos. 2019. Open Access Government 2:320–321.
Bison and cattle grazing impacts on grassland stream morphology in the Flint Hills of Kansas
Grudzinski, B.P., and M.D. Daniels. 2018. Rangeland Ecology & Management 71(6):783–791.