J. Taylor Perron


Bio, CV and contact details

Postdoctoral Researchers

Eric Deal

PhD, University of Grenoble, France

Erosion and sediment transport in rivers

Morgan Schmidt

PhD, University of Florida

Rivers and ancient agriculture in the Amazon

Graduate Students

Maya Stokes

BS, Rice University

River network reorganization and ecology

Sam Goldberg

AB, Harvard University

Large-scale drainage system evolution

Marjorie Cantine

BA, Wellesley College

Primary advisor: Kristin Bergmann

Bedform evolution

Rose Palermo

BS, UT Austin

Primary advisor: Andrew Ashton (WHOI)

Coastal processes on Titan

Jimmy Bramante

Primary advisor: Jeff Donnelly (WHOI)

Coral reef landscape evolution

Santiago Benavides

BS, UT Austin

Primary advisor: Glenn Flierl

Bedload sediment transport

Alumni and Past Visitors

Dino Bellugi

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013-2015

Rainfall extremes and landslides

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley


Seulgi Moon

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013-2015

Topographic stress and landscape evolution

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles


Giulio Mariotti

W. O. Crosby Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014

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

Currently: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University


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.


Kim Huppert

PhD 2017

Landscape evolution on ocean islands

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, GFZ Potsdam, Germany


Jaap Nienhuis

PhD 2015

Co-advised by Andrew Ashton and Liviu Giosan (WHOI)

Bedform evolution experiments and modeling

Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Tulane University


Paul Richardson

PhD 2015

Microclimates, topographic asymmetry and landscape evolution

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oregon

Alan Richardson

PhD 2015 (Co-advised by Alison Malcolm and Chris Hill)

Computational methods for flow routing and landscape evolution

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: Research Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey

Ben Black

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

Fluvial erosion on Titan

Currently: Assistant Professor, City University of New York


Terry Blackburn

PhD 2012 (Advisor: S. Bowring)

Continental erosion over billion-year timescales

Currently: Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz


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

Nelson Fernandes

Visiting Professor, 2014-2015

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Landslides and landscape evolution

Scott Miller

Visiting Scholar, 2009-2012
University of Utah

Paul Myrow

W. O. Crosby Visiting Professor, 2010
Colorado College

Lúcia Silva

Visiting Graduate Student, 2014-2015

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Landslides and landscape evolution

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


Aishah Alyammahi

Visiting student, Masdar Institute, UAE

Dust on Mars

Luiz Leal

Summer Undergraduate Researcher

Florida Tech

Rivers and ancient agriculture in the Amazon

Madonna Yoder

Undergraduate Thesis Advisee, 2017

Bathymetry of the Charles River Basin through time

Madison Douglas

Undergraduate Researcher

Vegetation controls on shallow landslide characteristics

Elizabeth Bailey

Undergraduate Researcher, 2013-2014

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

Naomi Schurr

Undergraduate Thesis Advisee, 2013-2014

Climate sensitivity of soil creep

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

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


Roberta Allard

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Kayla Bauer

Administrative Assistant

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