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sedimentary systems lab

lab members

Doug Edmonds

doug edmonds

Director, Sedimentary Systems Lab.

My research focuses on the stratigraphy and dynamics of depositional sedimentary systems. Scales of interest range from detailed flow structures and sedimentation in rivers to whole system behavior of coastal systems and river belts. (link to CV).

Jon Czuba

jon czuba

Post-Doctoral Fellow

My research interests include river and watershed processes with a particular focus on river/floodplain hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and morphodynamics

Scott David

Scott David

Ph.D. student in Geological Sciences

Thesis Project: Morphodynamics of floodplain chute channels.

Rebecca Caldwell

Rebecca Caldwell

Ph.D. student in Geological Sciences

Thesis Project: Catchments to Coastlines: Determining the controls on the global distribution of deltaic morphology and stratigraphy

My research focuses primarily on deltaic systems, though extends to coastal, river, and basin-scale systems. I am interested in untangling the various controls on surface processes and morphology, as well as their preservation in the rock record. I accomplish these goals with a strong quantitative approach aimed at prediction, using a combination of forward numerical modeling coupled with field data (e.g., hydrodynamic, ground-penetrating radar, coring, mapping) and remotely sensed data. (link to CV)

Scott David

Graham Johnston

M.S. student in Geological Sciences

My primary research interests are sedimentology, geomorphology, and hydrogeology. I am pursuing my master’s degree while researching fluvial levee formations throughout the state of Indiana. I hope to better understand the relationship between suspended sediment transport during flooding events and the frequency and morphology of levee formations along river channels. (link to CV)

Elizabeth Olliver

Elizabeth Olliver

Ph.D. student in Geological Sciences

Thesis Project: Ecogeomorphic feebacks in Wax Lake Delta, LA

My research focuses on the interactions and feedbacks between the ecological and geomorphic components of coastal deltaic systems. I use a combination of remote sensing, field, and numerical modeling techniques in my ecogeomorphic studies of these systems. My current research focuses on the ecogeomorphic development of the coastal freshwater deltaic system of Wax Lake Delta in south-central Louisiana. (link to CV)

Jeff Valenza

Jeff Valenza

Ph.D. student in Geological Sciences

I love geology for the story that is revealed by careful observation and interpretation of the rock record. In particular, I am interested in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and geomorphology. Currently, I am researching fluvial channel avulsions using numerical modelling, remote sensing, and field observations. (link to CV)

undergraduate students

Caroline Bedwell

Caroline Bedwell

Nic Downton

Nic Downton

Max Price

Max Price

Not Pictured: Amelia Nelson

alumni

Office

Dr. Doug Edmonds
Indiana University
Department of Earth and
Atmospheric Sciences
Room G425
1001 E. 10th St.
Bloomington IN 47405

Phone

812-855-4512