scientists & academic federation members
   Acton, Gary
   Barfod, Gry
   Delusina, Irina
   Glassley, William
   Kreylos, Oliver
   Roeske, Sarah
   Russell, Ann
   Thy, Peter
   Unruh, Jeffrey

research associates
   Alpers, Charles
   Bawden, Gerald
   Brooks, Elwood
   Eberhart-Phillips, Donna
   Hildebrand, Robert
   MacGregor, Ian
   Moore, Johnnie
   Roberts, Jeffery
   Shlemon, Roy
   von Huene, Roland
   Wiebe, Robert

postdoctoral fellows

Joan Florsheim

research areas


Joan L. Florsheim
Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara (1988)
Associate Research Geologist

Fluvial geomorphology and earth surface processes. Current research includes field investigations in fluvial systems in the Central Valley and in North Coastal California: floodplain processes and topography at intentional levee breaches for riparian restoration; the effect of anthropogenic disturbances on anastomosing rivers; effect of baselevel change on floodplain-fan sediment storage and channel morphology; and effect of land uses on sediment budgets and aquatic habitat. Other research interests include hillslope, watershed, estuarine and tidal wetland processes; influence of wildfire on geomorphic and hydrologic processes; ecology; and applied geomorphology.