Who We Are

The Geomorphology Research Group operates under the supervision of Dr. David R. Montgomery at the University of Washington, and consists of a team of staff and graduate students working on hillslope, fluvial, and tectonic geomorphology and historical ecology (or environmental history).

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, David R. Montgomery Montgomery, D. R., 2007, Dirt: Erosion of Civilizations, University of California Press, 296 p. (translated into Japanese, German, Turkish, Korean, and Estonian)

[Review in Nature]   [Review in Crop Science]   [Review in blogs.agu.org]
[Review in knowwhereyourfoodcomesfrom.com]

King of Fish, D. R. Montgomery Montgomery, D. R., 2003, King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon, Westview Press, Boulder, 290 p.


Download PDF: Rapid Soil Production and Weathering in the Southern Alps, New Zealand Larsen, Isaac J., Almond, Peter C., Eger, Andre, Stone, John O., Montgomery, David R., Malcolm,Brendan, Rapid Soil Production and Weathering in the Southern Alps, New Zealand, Science, v. 343, p. 637-640, 7 February 2014.

Regional soil erosion in response to land use and increased typhoon frequency and intensity Montgomery, D. R., Huang, M. Y.-F., and Huang, A Y.-L., Regional soil erosion in response to land use and increased typhoon frequency and intensity, Quaternary Research, v. 81, p. 15-20, 2014

Huang, M. Y.-F., and Montgomery, D. R., Altered regional sediment transport regime after a large typhoon, southern, Taiwan, Geology, v. 41, p. 1223-1226, 2013

Montgomery, D. R., Faith in floods: Field and theory in landscape evolution before geomorphology, Geomorphology, v. 200, p. 9-19, 2013

Erosion of the Tsangpo Gorge by megafloods, eastern Himalaya Lang, K. A., Huntington, K. W., and Montgomery, D.R., Erosion of the Tsangpo Gorge by megafloods, eastern Himalaya, Geology, v. 41, p 1003-1006, 2013.

Bandfield, J. L., Edwards, C. S., Montgomery, D. R., and Brand, B., The dual nature of the martian crust: Young lavas and old clastic materials, Icarus, v. 222, p. 188-199, 2013.

Buffington, J. M., and Montgomery, D. R., Geomorphic classification of rivers, Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 9, Fluvial Geomorphology, Shroder, J. F. (Ed. In Chief), Wohl, E. (volume ed.), pp. 730-767, Academic Press, San Diego, 2013.

Weekes, A. A., Torgersen, C. E., Montgomery, D. R., Woodward, A., and Bolton, S., A process-based hierarchical framework for monitoring glaciated Alpine headwaters, Environmental Management, v. 50, p. 983-997, 2012.

The evolution of creationism Montgomery, D. R., The evolution of creationism, GSA Today, v. 22, no.11, November, 2012.

Huang, A. Y.-L., and Montgomery, D. R., Topographic locations and size of earthquake- and typhoon-generated landslides, Tachia River, Taiwan, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms,, in press

Download PDF:Landslide erosion coupled to tectonics and river incision Larsen, Isaac J. and Montgomery, David R., Landslide erosion coupled to tectonics and river incision, Nature Geoscience Letters, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1479, 27 May 2012.

Download PDF: Streamflow response in small upland catchments in the Chilean Coastal Range to the 8.8-Mw Maule earthquake on 27 February 2010 Mohr, C., Montgomery, D. R., Huber, A., Bronstert, A., and Iroumé, A, Streamflow response in small upland catchments in the Chilean Coastal Range to the 8.8-Mw Maule earthquake on 27 February 2010, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, v. 117, F02032, doi:10.1029/2011JF002138, 2012.

Bandfield, J. L., Edwards, C. S., Montgomery, D. R., and Brand, B., The dual nature of the martian crust: Young lavas and old clastic materials, Icarus, v. 222, p. 188-199, 2013.

Download PDF:The wood cycle in structuring forested floodplains in the Pacific Northwest Collins, B. D., Montgomery, D. R., Fetherston, K., and Abbe, T. B., The wood cycle in structuring forested floodplains in the Pacific Northwest, Geomorpohology, v. 139-140, p. 460-470, 2012.


 

Contact Us

David R. Montgomery
Geomorphological Research Group
Department of Earth & Space Sciences
Box 351310 University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195-1310

bigdirt@uw.edu