My research focuses on investigating the dynamics of sediment transport in fluvial systems and how grain- and bedform-scale processes influence the geomorphic evolution of fluvial systems as a whole. I use an integrated approach involving a range of analogue, numeric, and field techniques to capture the dynamics of these systems at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Bridging the gaps between sediment transport dynamics observed in flumes, modern rivers, and numerical experiments is central to my work and enables the integration of these data with sedimentary structures preserved in the rock record. Although grain- to bedform-scale sediment transport has been studied for nearly 100 years, many aspects of the fundamental dynamics remain poorly understood and poorly constrained. Better understanding of sediment transport at this scale enables a more sophisticated understanding of river dynamics, landscape evolution, riparian management, and fluvial engineering.


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