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Courses Taught

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AUT 2014ESS/OCEAN2303/58450%Nittrouer

Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
James Shea Award2014National Association of Geology Teachersfor excellence in science communication
Scholar in Residence2013Town Hall, Seattle
WA State Book Award2013Washington Center for the Bookfor The Rocks Don't Lie
Outstanding Researcher2012College of the Environment, Univ. of Washington
MacArthur Fellow2008John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation
Washington State Book Award2008Washington Center for the Bookfor Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Fellow2007Geological Society of America
Fellow2007American Geophysical Union
Exceptional Reviewer2007Geological Society of America Bulletin
Kirk Bryan Award for research excellence2006Geological Society of America, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Outstanding reviewer recognition2006Geological Society of America Bulletin
Washington State Book Award2004Washington Center for the Bookfor King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Washingtons Water Resources2004Washington Chapter of the American Water Resources Associationfor Restoration of Puget Sound Rivers
Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing1993, 1995Water Resources Research
Louderback Award1990U. C. Berkeley Dept. of Geology and GeophysicsCitation for Excellence

Public and Community Service

Type of Service
Jan 10Minnesota Organics Conference, Minneapolis
Jan 22AWRA mixer, UW, Seattle
Jan 29Friends of UW Libraries, UW, Seattle
Feb 3Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Assoc., London, Ontario
Feb 12Leadership Fireside, UW, HUB, Seattle
Feb 13WA Technology Alliance, Rainier Club, Seattle
Feb 21Toronto Organic Alliance, Toronto, Canada
Feb 24Innovative Farmers Assoc. of Ontario, London, Ontario
March 5Katchemak Bay Science Conference, Alaska
March 24Center for Inquiry, Amherst, New York
March 26Dean’s Lecture, Radclife Istitute, Harvard, Cambridge, MA
March 28Feeding the Future, Connecticut College
April 21Mercer Island Kayak Club
May 15SW Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon
May 20Save Our Soils, Malmö, Sweden
May 28 & 29The Real Truth About Health Conference, Orlando, Florida
June 3Henry Art Gallery, UW, Seattle
June 4NW Horticultural Society, Center for Urban Hort, WA
June 510th International Whitehead Conference, Pamona, CA
Sept 15UW Bookstore, Seattle
Sept 21Biosolids conference, Lake Chelan, WA
Oct 13UW Natural Hazards Series, Kane Hall, Seattle
Oct 20Town Hall, Seattle
Nov 3SETAC Conference, Salt Lake City
Nov 18Town Hall, Seattle
Dec 2Calgary, Canada
Dec 3Town Hall, Seattle
Dec 6Powell’s City of Books, Portland, OR
Dec 8Farming Smarter Conference, Lethbridge, Alberta
Dec 10UW Bookstore, Seattle
Dec 15Facebook, Seattle

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

Bierman, P. R., and Montgomery, D. R., 2014, Key Concepts in Geomorphology, W. H. Freeman, New York, 494 p.

Montgomery, D. R., and Biklé, A., 2016, The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health, W. W. Norton, New York, 309 p. (translated into Japanese).

Montgomery, D. R., 2012, The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood, W. W. Norton, New York, 302 p. (translated into Japanese).

Wartman, J., Montgomery, D. R., Keaton, J., Anderson, S., Benoît, J., deLaChapelle, J., and Gilbert, R., The March 22, 2014, Oso landslide, Washington, USA, Geomorphology, v. 253, p. 275-288.

Benoît, J., Keaton, J., Wartman, J., Anderson, S., deLaChapelle, J., Gilbert, R., and Montgomery, D., The Oso, Washington, USA landslide: Lessons learned through field reconnaissance and data collection, Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, in press, 2015.

Montgomery, D. R., Dirty Business, in Dirt: A Love Story—36 Writers Get Down to Earth, edited by B. Richardson, University Press of New England, p. 134-140, 2015.

Prasicek, G., Larsen, I., and Montgomery, D. R., Tectonic control on the persistence of glacially-sculpted topography in the New Zealand Southern Alps, Nature Communications, v. 6: 8028, doi:10.1038/ncomms9028, 2015.

Guo, C., Montgomery, D. R., Zhang, Y., Wang, K., and Yang, Z., Quantitative assessment of landslide susceptibility along the Xianshuihe Fault, zone, Tibetan Plateau, China, Geomorphology, v. 248, p. 93-110, 2015.

Keaton, J. R., Wartman, J., Anderson, S. A., Benoît, J., deLaChapelle, J., Gilbert, R. B., and Montgomery, D. R., GEER response to the Oso Landslide, Geostrata, July/August, p. 28-34, 2015.

Montgomery, D. R., Soil: the forgotten frontier, The Geographer, Summer 2015, p. 8, 2015.

Montgomery, D. R., The real landscapes of the great flood myths, Nautilus, No. 9, July/August, p. 64-69, 2015.

Cornwall, C., Bandfield, J. L., Titus, T. N., Schreiber, B. C., and Montgomery, D. R., Physical abrasion of mafic minerals and basalt grains: Application to Martian aeolian deposits, Icarus, v. 256, p. 13-21, 2015.

Prasicek, G., Otto, J.-C., Montgomery, D. R., and Schrott, L., Glaciated valleys in Europe and western Asia, Journal of Maps, v. 11, p. 361-370, 2015.

Weekes, A. A., Torgersen, C. E., Montgomery, D. R., Woodward, A., and Bolton, S., Hydrologic response to valley-scale structure in alpine headwaters, Hydrological Processes, v. 29, p 356-372, 2015.

Keaton, J., Wartman, J., Anderson, S., Benoît, J., deLaChapelle, J., Gilbert, R., and Montgomery, D., Summary of the 22 March 2014 Oso landslide, Washington, USA, AEG News, v. 57, no. 4, p. 18-23, 2014.

Montgomery, D. R., Written on the land, Topos, v. 88, p. 97-101, 2014.

Keaton, J. R., Wartman, J., Anderson, S. A., Benoît, J., deLaChapelle, J., Gilbert, R., and Montgomery, D. R., The 22 March 2014 Oso landslide, Washington, Geotchnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association Report GEER-036, 2014.

Montgomery, D. R., Periodic bedrock ridge (Mars), Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms, Springer Science, New York, doi 10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_263-1, 2014.

Larsen, I. J., Montgomery, D. R., and Greenberg, H. M., The contribution of mountains to global denudation, Geology, v. 42, p. 527-530, 2014.

Scott, D. N., Montgomery, D. R., and Wohl, E. E., Log step and clast interactions in mountain streams in the central Cascade Range of Washington State, USA, Geomorphology, v. 216, p. 180-186, 2014.

Huang, A. Y.-L., and Montgomery, D. R., Topographic locations and size of earthquake- and typhoon-generated landslides, Tachia River, Taiwan, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 39, p. 414-418, 2014.

Prasicek, G., Otto, J.-C., Schrott, L., and Montgomery, D. R., Multi-scale curvature for automated identification of glaciated mountain landscapes, Geomorphology, v. 209, p. 53-65, 2014.

Larsen, I. J., Almond, P. C., Eger, A., Stone, J. O., Montgomery, D. R., and Malcolm, B., Rapid mountain weathering breaks global speed limit, Science, v. 343, p. 637-640, 2014.

Montgomery, D. R., Huang, M. Y.-F., and Huang, A. Y.-L., Regional soil erosion in response to land use and increased typhoon frequency and intensity, Taiwan, Quaternary Research, v 81, p. 15-20, 2014.

de Carvalho Júnior, O. A., Guimarães, R. F., Montgomery, D. R., Gillespie, A. R., Gomes, R. A. T., de Souza Martins, E., Silva, N. C., Karst depression detection using ALOS PRISM, ASTER and SRTM-derived digital elevation models in the Bambuí Group, Brazil, Remote Sensing, v. 6, p. 330-351, 2014.

Huang, M. Y.-F., and Montgomery, D. R., Altered regional sediment transport regime after a large typhoon, southern, Taiwan, Geology, v. 41, p. 1223-1226, 2013.

Montgomery, D. R., Faith in floods: Field and theory in landscape evolution before geomorphology, Geomorphology, v. 200, p. 9-19, 2013.

Lang, K. A., Huntington, K. W., and Montgomery, D.R., Erosion of the Tsangpo Gorge by megafloods, eastern Himalaya, Geology, v. 41, p 1003-1006, 2013.

Montgomery, D. R., Put a lid on it, Seattle Magazine, v. 22, no. 7 (July), p. 98, 2013.

Bandfield, J. L., Edwards, C. S., Montgomery, D. R., and Brand, B., The dual nature of the martian crust: Young lavas and old clastic materials, Icarus, v. 222, p. 188-199, 2013.

Buffington, J. M., and Montgomery, D. R., Geomorphic classification of rivers, in Shroder, J. F. (Ed. In Chief), Wohl, E. (volume ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 9, Fluvial Geomorphology, pp. 730-767, Academic Press, San Diego, 2013.

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