Participating Faculty, UW Quaternary Research Center
Adjunct Professor, UW Civil & Environmental Engineering
Participating Faculty, UW Astrobiology Program
Office: JHN 341
Interests: Geomorphology (fluvial, hillslope, tectonic, and planetary)
Research Groups: Geomorphology, Quaternary Research, Planetary Sciences, Planetary Surfaces
Vivian Leung, Interactions between wood and sediment transport; Sarah Schanz, Strath terrace formation in SW Washington
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.