Principal Investigator

J. Taylor Perron

Associate Professor

Bio, CV and contact details

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dino Bellugi

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Reed College

Rainfall extremes and landslides


Seulgi Moon

PhD, Stanford University
BS, MS, Seoul National University, Korea

Bedform evolution and Tectonic geomorphology


Affiliated Researchers

Giulio Mariotti

W. O. Crosby Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD, Boston University
BSc, MSc, University of Florence

Hydrodynamics, mechanics, and biochemistry of microbial mats in sedimentary environments


Nelson Fernandes

Visiting Professor

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Landslides and landscape evolution

Graduate Students

Kim Huppert


Landscape evolution on ocean islands

Paul Richardson

BS, University of Washington

Microclimates and landscape evolution

Jaap Nienhuis

BSc, MSc, University of Twente

Co-advised by Andrew Ashton (WHOI)

Bedform evolution experiments and modeling


Alan Richardson

MSc, University of Edinburgh
BA, Trinity College Dublin

Co-advised by Alison Malcolm and Chris Hill

Computational methods for flow routing and landscape evolution

Lúcia Silva

Visiting Graduate Student

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Landslides and landscape evolution

Undergraduate Students

Madison Douglas

Undergraduate Researcher

Vegetation controls on shallow landslide characteristics

Alumni and Past Visitors

Scott McCoy

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2012-2013

Mechanics of river capture

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Ken Ferrier

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010-2012

Influence of climate on landscape evolution

Currently: Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology


Justin Kao

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011-2012

Bedform evolution and modeling

Currently: Software developer at Dropbox, Inc.


Terry Blackburn

PhD 2012 (Advisor: S. Bowring)

Continental erosion over billion-year timescales

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz


Ben Black

PhD 2013 (Co-advised with Lindy Elkins-Tanton)

Fluvial erosion on Titan

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley


Mike Sori

PhD 2014 (Co-advised with Maria Zuber)

Time series analysis of paleoclimate proxies on Mars

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Arizona

Michael Toomey

PhD 2013 (Co-advised with Jeff Donnelly and Andrew Ashton, WHOI)

Controls on the morphology of Pleistocene coral reefs

Currently: Jackson School Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Austin

Yodit Tewelde

MS 2013 (Co-advised with Maria Zuber)

Fluvial erosion on Titan

Hendrik Lenferink

MS 2012 (Co-advised with Bill Durham)

Experimental constraints on Mars megaflood dynamics

Currently: Instructor at Maine Maritime Academy

Mirna Slim

MS 2013 (Co-advised with Brian Evans)

Topographic stress and rock fracture

Currently: PhD student at MIT

Scott Miller

Visiting Scholar, 2009-2012
University of Michigan

Paul Myrow

W. O. Crosby Visiting Professor, 2010
Colorado College

Juan Ramon Terven Salinas

Visiting Graduate Student, 2013

Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Mexico

Sensor technologies for morphologic scanning of laboratory experiments

Mathieu Lapôtre

Visiting student, 2010
Université de Strasbourg

Drainage network evolution

Currently: PhD student at Caltech


Elizabeth Bailey

Undergraduate Researcher, 2013-2014

Polar climate records on Mars and drainage network morphology on terrestrial planets

Currently: PhD student at Caltech

Naomi Schurr

Undergraduate Thesis advisee, 2013-2014

Climate sensitivity of soil creep

Currently: PhD student in robotics at MIT

Melody Liu

Undergraduate Researcher, 2012

Cosmogenic measurements of erosion rates on Kaua'i

Abby Koss

Undergraduate Researcher, 2009-2012

Wave ripple experiments and Mars floods

Currently: PhD student in atmospheric chemistry at CU Boulder

Michelle Slosberg

Undergraduate Thesis advisee, 2011

Long-term erosion rates on Kaua'i

Jocelyn Fuentes

Undergraduate Researcher, 2010

Wave ripple experiments

Jennifer Hamon

Undergraduate Thesis advisee, 2009-2010

Equilibrium form of retreating hillslopes


Patricia Walsh

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