Principal Investigator

J. Taylor Perron

Assistant 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


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

Primary advisor: A. Ashton (WHOI)

Bedform evolution experiments and modeling


Alan Richardson

MSc, University of Edinburgh
BA, Trinity College Dublin

Primary advisors: A. Malcolm and C. Hill

Computational methods for flow routing and landscape evolution

Mike Sori

BS, Duke University

Primary advisor: M. Zuber

Time series analysis of paleoclimate proxies on Mars

Undergraduate Students

Elizabeth Bailey

Undergraduate Researcher

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

Madison Douglas

Undergraduate Researcher

Cosmogenic measurements of erosion rates on Kaua'i and vegetation controls on shallow landslide characteristics

Naomi Schurr

Undergraduate Researcher

Climate sensitivity of soil creep

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: Junior Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, in residence at Harvard University
Beginning summer 2014: 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: Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Beginning summer 2014: Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz


Ben Black

PhD, 2013 (Primary advisor: L. Elkins-Tanton)

Fluvial erosion on Titan

Currently: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley


Michael Toomey

PhD 2013 (Primary advisor: J. Donnelly, WHOI)

Controls on the morphology of Pleistocene coral reefs

Currently: Jackson School Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, UT Austin

Yodit Tewelde

MS 2013 (Co-advisor: M. Zuber)

Fluvial erosion on Titan

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

Hendrik Lenferink

MS 2012 (Primary advisor: W. Durham)

Experimental constraints on Mars megaflood dynamics

Currently: Instructor at Maine Maritime Academy

Mirna Slim

MS 2013

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

Mathieu Lapôtre

Visiting student, 2010
Université de Strasbourg

Drainage network evolution

Currently: PhD student at Caltech


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: NOAA, Colorado

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

The Real Boss