• Aerial photo of lower Onion Creek, Iowa

The Applied Geomorphology lab is part of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management at Iowa State University. We study earth surface processes, the evolution of landscapes through these processes, and the impacts of management on process and form. We work in fluvial, glacial, and hillslope settings using various combinations of fieldwork, geospatial analysis, modeling and laboratory experiments.


Recent News

November 29, 2017

The North-central section of the Geological Society of America will be holding its annualĀ meetingĀ in Ames next spring, and the Applied Geomorphology lab will be there. Join us for a session we're co-convening on fluvial geomorphology in formerly-glaciated settings:

November 9, 2017

Pete attended the 2017 GSA annual meeting in Seattle in late October and had a busy week. These were a few of the highlights:

October 5, 2017

Pete will be contributing to this year's Urban Streambank Restoration and Bioengineering Methods training hosted by the Iowa Storm Water Education Partnership, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, in Des Moines, IA.