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Benson 246D
University of Colorado Boulder

My interests lie in geomorphology and landscape evolution. My group seeks to understand the physics of diverse geomorphic processes, and how these processes interact to shape terrain and move sediment. Some of our efforts are geared toward understanding the evolution of the earth's surface over geologic time; others focus on contemporary issues such as gully development and erosional threats to toxic waste repositories.

Project Land Surface Change focuses on how water, sediment, and nutrients cycle through natural and managed systems. We use technological innovations in observation (e.g., drones; airborne lidar) and advances in numerical modeling of Earth surface dynamics to understand and predict land surface response to climatic and tectonic forcing.