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David Montgomery

David Montgomery
  Professor
  Office: JHN 341
     ESS Mailing Address
  Phone: 206-685-2560
  Fax:
  Email: bigdirt@uw.edu
  Homepage: http://gis.ess.washington.edu/grg/

  Research Groups: Geomorphology, Quaternary Research, Planetary Sciences, Planetary Surfaces

Areas of Interest:
Geomorphology (fluvial, hillslope, tectonic, and planetary)

Education:
Ph.D., Geomorphology, University of California, Berkeley

Current Research Interests:
David R. Montgomery studies the evolution of topography and the influence of geomorphological processes on ecological systems and human societies. He received his B.S. in geology at Stanford University (1984) and his Ph.D. in geomorphology from UC Berkeley (1991). His published work includes studies of the evolution and near-extirpation of salmon, fluvial and hillslope processes in mountain drainage basins, the evolution of mountain ranges (Cascades, Andes, and Himalaya), and the analysis of digital topography. Current research includes field projects in eastern Tibet and the Pacific Northwest of North America.

Graduate Students:
Vivian Leung, Interactions between wood and sediment transport; Sarah Schanz, Strath terrace formation in SW Washington