Douglas Edmonds is an associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and the Malcolm and Sylvia Boyce Chair in Geological Sciences. He studies how sediment movement, fluid flow and bed topography interact to create rivers, deltas and coastlines. He is interested in the physical interaction of these processes and how they create these environments.
He focuses on rivers, deltas and coasts because they are hotspots of human habitation and recorders of earth history. Predicting their evolution into the future is essential as climate is changing, and understanding how their deposits accumulate is necessary for reading the stratigraphic record.
Areas of Expertise
Rivers, deltas, coastlines, flooding, sediment.