J. Taylor Perron

Associate Professor

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Dino Bellugi

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Reed College

Rainfall extremes and landslides


Graduate Students

Kim Huppert


Landscape evolution on ocean islands

Maya Stokes

BS, Rice University

River network reorganization and ecology

Jaap Nienhuis

BSc, MSc, University of Twente

Co-advised by Andrew Ashton (WHOI)

Bedform evolution experiments and modeling


Undergraduate Students

Madison Douglas

Undergraduate Researcher

Vegetation controls on shallow landslide characteristics

Alumni and Past Visitors

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.


Paul Richardson

PhD 2015

Microclimates, topographic asymmetry and landscape evolution

Currently: Visiting Lecturer, Wellesley College

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 Michigan

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


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


Annora Borden

The Real Boss

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