Office: JHN 341
Interests: Geomorphology (fluvial, hillslope, tectonic, and planetary)
Research Groups: Geomorphology, Quaternary Research, Planetary Sciences, Planetary Surfaces
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.
Montgomery, D. R., and Biklé, A., 2022, What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health, W.W. Norton, New York.
Montgomery, D. R., 2017, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, W.W. Norton, New York. (translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, and Spanish).
Montgomery, D. R., and Biklé, A., 2016, The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health, W.W. Norton, New York. (translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean).
Montgomery, D. R., 2012, The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood, W.W. Norton, New York. (translated into Japanese).
Montgomery, D. R., 2007, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, University of California Press, Berkeley. (translated into Chinese, Estonian, French, Japanese, German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish).
Montgomery, D. R., 2003, King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon, Westview Press, Boulder. (translated into Russian).