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Sean LaHusen
Graduate Student
Office: JHN 330
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Interests: Geomorphology, landslide hazards, landscape evolution

Award Name
Awarding Body/Group
Description of Award
Parke Snavely, Jr. Cascadia Research AwardNov 2, 2015Geological Society of America
Anthony Qamar Memorial Fund AwardMay 21, 2015The Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
Best Surface Processes PresentationApril 2, 2015The Department of Earth and Space Sciences Research Gala
Best field photo - ESS Gala photo contestMarch 31, 2016ESS Gala
Robert G. and Nadine E. Bassett Endowed Fund in Earth and Spaces SciencesMay 10, 2018The Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Professional Talks
LaHusen, Sean, et al. "Megathrust Earthquakes and Coseismic Landslides in Cascadia: Insights from a New Inventory of Thousands of Landslides Dated Using Calibrated Surface Roughness." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2018. LaHusen, S.R., Booth, A.M., Duvall, A.R., Montgomery, D.R. (2017) DEVELOPING A REGIONAL LANDSLIDE CHRONOLOGY NEAR OSO, WASHINGTON (USA) USING TOPOGRAPHIC ROUGHNESS MEASURED FROM LIDAR IMAGERY (Invited Presentation). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 49, No. 6 doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-306990 LaHusen, S. R., Duvall, Grant, A. R., Wartman, J. (2016). Assessing the impact of coseismic landslides during the AD 1700 Cascadia megathrust earthquake along the coastline of the Pacific Northwest (USA). Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Expo. Denver, CO; Sep 26, 2016 LaHusen, S. R., Duvall, A. R., Booth, A. M., & Montgomery, D. R. Timing of long-runout landslides near Oso, WA reveals persistent postglacial hillslope instability. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Expo. Baltimore, MD; Nov 2, 2015 LaHusen, S. Catastrophic Complex Landslides on Sumas Mountain. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting and Expo. Denver, CO; Oct 27-30, 2013.
Research Interests
I am interested in how dynamic Earth surface processes and tectonics shape landscapes and affect societies worldwide. My current research pertains to landslides, erosion, and geomorphology in the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand.
In The News
New analysis shows Oso landslide was no fluke (The Seattle Times) -- Oso slide was not an outlier, new research says (The Everett Herald) -- Landslides like the Oso tragedy happen more frequently than you think, UW scientists say (GeekWire) -- Landslide researcher digs into the past (The Columbian)-- Dating historic activity at Oso site shows recurring major landslides (UW Today) --