This is a notice of potential student research opportunities that could begin in fall 2014, winter 2015, or fall 2015, depending upon the applicant and funding details.
PhD or MS Research Assistantship in “Shedding new light on sandbar dynamics in Grand Canyon using emerging SFM photogrammetry techniques"
Funding is available at either the MS or PhD level for a student to explore the application of 'structure from motion' techniques to studying alluvial sandbars. The research objective is to better understand the highly localized nature of sandbar responses to hydrologic regime. This requires a rapid technique for accurately surveying subaerial sandbars to complement long-term data sets. This would allow GCMRC to extend their annual monitoring of sandbars, which extends back to the early 1990s, from 40-50 sites per year to 100's of sites. The student would be based at Utah State University in the Department of Watershed Sciences in the Ecogeomorphology and Topographic Analysis Lab (http://etal.joewheaton.org). Dr. Joe Wheaton would act as the primary supervisor, but the student would work closely with USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring Research Center staff – specifically Dr. Paul Grams and Dr. Daniel Buscombe (www.gcmrc.gov) -- and a large group of academic and government researchers working in Grand Canyon and throughout the Colorado River Basin.
The ideal candidate should have, or is keen to develop, skills in GIS and/or a high-level programming language such as Matlab/Python/IDL; an interest in image processing/photogrammetry; a background in geomorphology/geology/geography/engineering or related discipline. Strong writing and communication skills are essential. The project will involve extended field work in the Grand Canyon, so field experience is a must. Interested prospective students should send an email of interest, with CV, cover letter, example of writing, a cartographic example (i.e. figures or maps), and any questions to Joe.Wheaton@usu.edu
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is a researcher in the ET-AL, who's ongoing research on the decline of the white bark pine was recently featured in a cover article
of the Huffington Post. The article is titled 'In The American West, A Battle Unfolds Over Bugs, Climate Change And The Fate Of An Iconic Species'.
CUAHSI's Fall 2013 Cyberseminar Series Presents
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Investigating River Processes CUAHSI's "Graduate Student Invitational" Cyberseminar Series is set to begin this October. Our speakers this fall have been nominated by the graduate student community and bring new research to the CUAHSI cyberseminar series. We hope that you will participate and look forward to your presence on Fridayafternoons at 3:00pm Eastern Time. Joining is as easy as 1, 2, 3...
1. Connect to the cyberseminar online at
2. Auto-connect or dial in directly: 1-866-244-85283. Your participant code is 274556
|Friday, October 18 @ 3pm ET|
Dr. Joseph Wheaton, Utah State University
Geomorphic Change Detection - Harnessing
Repeat High Resolution Topography
| ||Friday, November 8 @ 3pm ET|
Dr. Mark Fonstad, University of Oregon
Cellular Modeling and Monitoring of Riverscapes
|Friday, October 25 @ 3pm ET |
*Early Career Scientist Cyberseminar*
Laura Erban, Stanford University
Arsenic in Deep Groundwater: InSAR and
Hydromechanical Modeling in the Mekong Delta
| ||Friday, November 15 @ 3pm ET|
Dr. Daniel Rothman, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
Branching of Stream Networks
Joe will host a webinar on "Cheap and Cheerful Stream & Riparian Restoration - with Beaver?" on Jul 25, 2013 2:00 PM MDT. To register, visit:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3177144753149151744
This webinar is targeted at members of the National Riparian Service Team
. The target audience is anyone interested in the conservation and restoration of riparian systems and the role that beaver can play in this management. The first hour of this webinar will include a presentation by Joe Wheaton from Utah State University on techniques and research surrounding partnering with beaver in restoration design. There will be a 30 minute question and answer session after the presentation. The meeting is being organized by Jeremy Christensen of Grand Canyon Trust
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
If you can't make the webinar, a recording of the meeting will be posted later at http://beaver.joewheaton.org
Joe will give a general talk to the public on the basics on this unique animal. The talk will cover beaver impacts on their environment, and research on beaver-assisted habitat restoration. See here for more information.
Beaver – Nuisance or Restoration Partner?
Wednesday, May 29, 6:00PM
RSVP requested, but not required. To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 435-649-1767.
On February 20th, Joe will deliver the Wildland Resources seminar
. He will give a talk on 'Cheap and Cheerful Stream Restoration...Employing Rodents?', where he will focus on work he, Nick Bouwes, Michael Pollock, Chris Jordan, Steve Bennett and others have been pushing on restoring streams with low-cost, process-based restoration strategies for restoring streams. In particular, he will focus on their work in Bridge Creek where beaver have been the main agent of change and dynamism.
and his lab hosted Joe for their seminar series in October to give a talk on 'Cheap and Cheerful Stream Restoration and Monitoring'. Special thanks to Andrew and his lab (particularly Sharon Bywater-Reyes
) for making it such an enjoyable trip and showing off some of the local field sites on the Clarks Fork and Bitterroot Rivers.
- Wheaton JM. 2012 (Invited Seminar). Cheap and Cheerful Stream Restoration and Monitoring, University of Montana Department of Geosciences Colloquium: Missoula, Montana.