Landscapes record a planet’s past and offer clues about its future. Our research in Geomorphology – the scientific study of landscapes – deciphers these records to discover how geology, climate, and life intertwine to shape the surfaces of Earth and other planets and moons. We use fieldwork, mathematical and computational modeling, remote-sensing and spacecraft data, and laboratory experiments. Most of our work falls into three areas: Landscape Evolution, Planetary Surfaces, and the Human Landscape.

Changes in topography through time, especially rivers, and connections to climate and biology

Rivers, coasts, and climate on other worlds, with a focus on Mars and Saturn’s moon Titan

Geomorphology + Archaeology: How Earth’s surface steered the course of human prehistory

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