Ellen E. Wohl – Curriculum Vitae




Professor of Geology and University Distinguished Professor

Dept of Geosciences

Colorado State University

Ft. Collins, CO 80523







Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, BS in Geology, 1984

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, PhD in Geosciences, 1988




1989-1989       Faculty Research Associate, Dept of Geosciences, University of Arizona

1989-1995       Assistant Professor, Dept of Earth Resources, Colorado State University

1995-2000       Associate Professor, Dept of Earth Resources, Colorado State University




Geological Society of America (Fellow)

American Geophysical Union (Fellow)




Graduation with honors from Arizona State University, magna cum laude

Sulzer Scholarship (University of Arizona), 1984-1985

Graduate Academic Scholarship (University of Arizona), 1984-1985, 1987-1988

SOCAL Fund Grant (University of Arizona), 1986-1987

Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid-of-Research, 1986-1987

Geological Society of America Research Grant, 1986-1987

Fulbright-Hays Postgraduate Research Grant, 1986-1987

Butler Scholarship (University of Arizona), 1987-1988

Gladys W. Cole Memorial Award, Geological Society of America, 1995

Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1995-1996

Water Center Award for Outstanding Contributions to Interdisciplinary Water Education, Research, and Outreach (Colorado State University), 2001

G.K. Gilbert Award, Association of American Geographers, 2000 and 2003

Kirk Bryan Award, Geological Society of America, 2009

Distinguished International Fellow, Department of Geography, Durham University, England, 2010

Scholarship Impact Award, Colorado State University, 2015

Outstanding Mentor Award, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, 2015

Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal, European Geosciences Union, 2017

CSU University Distinguished Professor, 2017

Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi


Theses and dissertations supervised and completed: 49 MS theses, 26 PhD dissertations


Assessing the potential for beaver restoration and likely environmental benefits (2017-2018), $19,880 from the City and County of Boulder, Colorado

Quantifying and predicting the attenuation of downstream fluxes associated with beaver meadows (2016-2018), $279,066 from the National Science Foundation (co-PI T. Covino, CSU)

Longitudinal patterns of organic carbon storage in mountainous river networks (2016-2019), $257,828 from the National Science Foundation

Collaborative Research: RAPID: Calibrating Shallow Geophysical Techniques to Detect Large Wood Buried in River Corridors (2016), $14,619 from the National Science Foundation (co-PI K. Sinha, CO School of Mines)

The 47th Annual Binghamton geomorphology Symposium (2016), $42,000 from the National Science Foundation (co-PIs S. Rathburn, CSU, F. Magilligan, Dartmouth)

Floodplain carbon storage in mountain rivers (2016-2017),  $15,749 from the National Science Foundation (DDRI for Nicholas Sutfin)

Geophysical characterization of the Sand Creek site, $27,000 from the National Park Service

The active channel and the ordinary high water mark (2015-2016), $27,834 from DOD-Army Corps of Engineers

Organic carbon storage in beaver meadows (2015-2016), $7,270 from the National Geographic Society

Floodplain-instream wood interactions in the Central Yukon River Basin (2014-2015), $15,810 from the National Geographic Society

Carbon fluxes to the Arctic Ocean via wood export from the Mackenzie River drainage basin (2012-2013), $9,575 from the National Geographic Society

Leaky Rivers: Nutrient Retention and Productivity in Rocky Mountain Streams Under Alternative Stable States (2012-2015), $633,745 from National Science Foundation (co-PI D. Walters,USGS)

Tropical Hydrology Workshop (2011), $13,070 from the US Army Research Office

Landscapes in the Anthropocene: Exploring the human connections (2010), $49,558 from National Science Foundation (co-PI A. Chin, University of Colorado)

Environmental flow strategy validation (2010-2012), $45,000 from USDA Forest Service

White River analysis (2009-2012), $75,000 from USDA Forest Service

Watershed to local scale characteristics and function of intermittent and ephemeral streams on military lands (2010-2014), $1,499,657 from U.S. Army Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (co-PIs D. Cooper, S. Kampf, CSU)

RAPID: Pre-disturbance surveys of wood loads in headwater streams of the Colorado Front Range (2009-2010),$30,435 from National Science FoundationSGER: Influence of postglacial rebound on river longitudinal profiles in Sweden (2007-2009), $35,000 from National Science Foundation

Development of a national protocol for riparian assessment (2007-2009), $117,500 from USDA Forest Service

Wood loading in headwater neotropical forest streams (2007-2010), $283,030 from National Science Foundation

Measurements of roughness coefficient for steep channels (2007-2009), $257,204 from National Science Foundation

Mapping longitudinal distribution of wood along forest streams (2005-2006), $21,071 from USDA Forest ServiceTesting the existence of a threshold discharge in bedrock channels (2005-2008), $203,617 from National Science Foundation

Develop service-wide concepts for riparian habitat and stream restoration (2004-2007), $303,692 from National Park Service (co-PI D. Cooper, CSU)

Assessing snow-making impacts to stream channels (2004-2006), $75,004 from USDA Forest Service (co-PI B. Bledsoe, CSU)

Geomorphic effects of a jokulhlaup (2004-2005), $61,474 from National Science Foundation

Rivers, roads, and people: Complex interactions of overlapping networks in watersheds (2003-2007), $1,700,000 from National Science Foundation (co-PIs, J. Loomis, J. Ramirez, M. Laituri,CSU)

International Collaboration: Flow hydraulics along step-pool channels (2003-2004), $6804 from National Science Foundation

Assessment of historical and contemporary land-use impacts on pool habitat in the Upper South Platte River drainage basin (2003-2006), $73,212 from USDA Forest Service

Anabranching channels in jointed bedrock: an integrated flume and field study (2003-2005), $124,781 from National Science Foundation (co-PI G. Springer, Ohio University)

Flow hydraulics along step-pool channels (2003-2004), $8,000 from National Science Foundation

Gradient-related trends in mountain channel geometry (2003), $11,300 from National Science Foundation

Quantifying historical and contemporary coarse sediment input and storage and fine sediment storage along Black Canyon (2002-2003), $50,012 from US National Park Service

Hierarchical physical classification of western streams (2000-2004), $788,144 from EPA (co-PIs B. Bledsoe, L. Poff, C. Watson, CSU)

Wetland, Aquatic and Riparian Protocols (2000-2005), $142,550 from USDA Forest Service (co-PIs D. Cooper and L. Poff, CSU)

North Fork Gunnison River Improvement Project (2000-2001),$50,000 from the North Fork River Improvement Association (co-PI D. Cooper, CSU)

Quantitative modeling of channelized flow within a karst stream (2000-2002), $102,185 from National Science Foundation

Hydraulic resistance of large woody debris in step pool channels (2000-2001), $2,175 from the National Science Foundation (REU supplement)

Characterizing channel disturbance regimes in hydroclimatically extreme regions (2000-2003), $162,639 from the US Army Research Office

Chemical weathering in granitic channels of India and the United States (1999-2001), $12,192 from the National Science Foundation

Hydraulic resistance of large woody debris in step pool channels (1999-2001), $78,200 from the National Science Foundation

Acquisition of hydraulics instrumentation for field-based research (1999-2004), $54,068 from the National Science Foundation

Instrumentation for disturbance regimes of hydrologically extreme regions (1999-2000), $122,562 from US Army Research Office

Modeling flows for fish habitat maintenance (1998-2000), $45,000 from the Colorado Division of Wildlife

Inventory of current and historic erosion-control projects in the Rio Puerco basin and quantification of sediment yields (1998-2000), $45,150 from the US Bureau of Land Management

Mitigation of mountain-channel sedimentation resulting from reservoir sediment releases (1998- 2000), $72,670 from the National Science Foundation

Channel response to reservoir sedimentation (1997-1998), $25,000 from Colorado Water Conservation Board, Trout Unlimited, and U.S. Bureau of    Reclamation

Flow resistance of large woody debris in headwater streams (1997-1999), $70,400 from NCASI (Ntnl Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement)

Lithologic controls on bedrock channel morphology (1995-1996), $35,000 from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Flood hazards associated with glacier-lakes in the eastern Himalaya Mountains (1994-1997), $82,756 from the National Science Foundation

Energy expenditure in deep, narrow bedrock canyons (1994), $7000 from the Geological Society of America

Integrative riparian ecosystem modeling along the Yampa River, Colorado (1994-1996), $39,777 from The Nature Conservancy’s Ecosystem Research Program

Integration of palynological and geomorphological analyses to determine paleoenvironmental conditions at the Hudson-Meng site (1993), $11,925 from the USDA Forest Service (co-investigator E. Kelly, CSU)

Reconstruction of past river discharge in central Russia (1992), $3400 from the National Research Council and the National Academy of Science

Regional flood hazard analysis (1991-1993), $299,930 from the National Science Foundation (co-investigator J. Salas, CSU)

Validation of water yield thresholds on the Kootenai National Forest (1992-1994), $110,745 from the USDA Forest Service (co-investigator L. MacDonald, CSU)

Paleoflood records in the southern Negev Desert (1991-1992), $7200 from the US-Israel Educational Foundation

An evaluation of flooding in the vicinity of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (1991-1992), $40,000 from the USDI National Park Service

Controls on subalpine channel morphology (1991-1992), $20,000 from the USDA Forest Service

Fluvial terraces: A tool for integrating geomorphic processes, climatic and tectonic events, and landscape development (1990-1992), $102,608 from the National Science Foundation (co-investigator D. Merritts, F&M College)

Holocene paleofloods of northern Australia (1989-1991), $24,050 from the National Geographic Society (co-investigator V. Baker, U. Az.)

Paleoflood history of Redfield Canyon, Arizona (1989), $5711 from the Arizona Department of Water Resources


Refereed Publications


Wohl, E., Lininger, K.B., and Scott, D.N. in press. River beads as a conceptual framework for building carbon storage and resilience to extreme climate events into river management. Biogeochemistry.

Liver, B., Wohl, E., Jackson, K.J. and Sutfin, N.A. in press. Historical land use as a driver for alternative states of stream form and function in forested mountain watersheds of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

Wohl, E., Lininger, K.B., Fox, M., Baillie, B. and Erskine, W.D. 2017. Instream large wood loads across bioclimatic regions. Forest Ecology and Management 404: 370-380.

Wegener, P., Covino, T. and Wohl, E. 2017. Beaver-mediated lateral hydrologic connectivity, fluvial carbon and nutrient flux, and aquatic ecosystem metabolism. Water Resources Research 53: 4606-4623.

Wohl, E., Lininger, K.B. and Baron, J.S., 2017. Land before water: the relative temporal sequence of human alteration of freshwater ecosystems in the conterminous United States. Anthropocene 18: 27-46.

Wohl, E., 2017. Connectivity in rivers. Progress in Physical Geography 41: 345-362.

Righini, M., Surian, N., Wohl, E., Marchi, L., Comiti, F., Amponsah, W., and Borga, M. 2017. Geomorphic response to an extreme flood in two Mediterranean rivers (northeastern Sardinia, Italy): analysis of controlling factors. Geomorphology 290: 184-199.

Wohl, E. 2017. The significance of small streams. Frontiers of Earth Science 11: 447-456.

Garrett, K.K. and Wohl, E.E. 2017. Climate-invariant area-slope relations in channel heads initiated by surface runoff. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42: 1745-1751.

Sutfin, N.A. and Wohl, E. 2017. Substantial soil organic carbon retention along floodplains of mountain streams. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface 122:1325-1338.

Wohl, E., Hall, R.O., Jr., Lininger, K.B., Sutfin, N.A., and Walters, D.M. 2017. Carbon dynamics of river corridors and the effects of human alterations. Ecological Monographs 87: 379-409.

Wohl, E. and Scott, D. 2017. Transience of channel head locations following disturbance. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42: 1132-1139.

Scott, D.N., and Wohl, E.E. 2017. Evaluating carbon storage on subalpine lake deltas. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42: 1472-1481.

Rathburn, S.L., Bennett, G.L., Wohl, E.E., Briles, C., McElroy, B., and Sutfin, N. 2017. The fate of sediment, wood, and organic carbon eroded during an extreme flood, Colorado Front Range, USA. Geology 45: 499-502.

Lininger, K.B., Wohl, E., Sutfin, N.A. and Rose, J. 2017. Floodplain downed wood volumes: a comparison across three biomes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42:1248-1261.

Kramer, N., Wohl, E., Hess-Homeier, B., and Leisz, S. 2017. The pulse of driftwood over multiple timescales in a great northern river. Water Resources Research 53: 1928-1947.

Kramer, N. and Wohl, E. 2017. Rules of the road: A qualitative and quantitativesynthesis of large wood transport through drainage networks. Geomorphology 279: 74-97.

Ortega, J., Gómez-Heras, M., Fort, R., and Wohl, E. 2017. How does anisotropy in bedrock river granitic outcrops influence pothole genesis and development? Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42: 956-968.

Laurel, D. and Wohl, E. 2017. Examining the effect of geomorphic characteristics on pool temperatures for native fish habitat management in mountainous stream networks. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42: 1299-1307.

Ortega-Becerril, J.A., Jorge-Coronado, A., Garzon, G., and Wohl, E. 2017. Sobrarbe Geopark: an example of highly diverse bedrock rivers. Geoheritage 9: 533-548.

Wohl, E. 2016. River geomorphic complexity. Progress in Physical Geography 40, 598-615.

Records, R., Wohl, E., and Arabi, M. 2016. Phosphorus in the river corridor. Earth-Science Reviews 158: 65-88.

Wohl, E., Rathburn, S., Chignell, S., Garrett, K., Laurel, D., Livers, B., et al. 2017. Mapping longitudinal stream connectivity in the North St. Vrain Creek watershed of Colorado. Geomorphology 277: 171-181.

Wohl, E. 2017. Bridging the gaps: an overview across time and space of wood in diverse rivers. Geomorphology 279: 3-26.

Livers, B. and Wohl, E. 2016. Sources and interpretation of channel complexity in forested subalpine streams of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Water Resources Research 52, 3910-3929.

Wohl, E. and D.N. Scott. 2017. Wood and sediment storage and dynamics in rivercorridors. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42, 5-23.

Wohl, E., B.P. Bledsoe, K.D. Fausch, N. Kramer, K.R. Bestgen, and M.N. Gooseff. 2016. Management of large wood in streams: an overview and proposed framework for hazard evaluation. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 52, 315-335.

Chin, A., L. An, J.R. Florsheim, L.R. Laurencio, R.A. Marston, A.P. Solverson, G.L. Simon, E. Stinson, and E. Wohl. 2016. Investigating feedbacks in human-landscape systems: lessons following a wildfire in Colorado, USA. Geomorphology 252, 40-50.

Wohl, E., S.N. Lane, and A.C. Wilcox. 2015. The science and practice of river restoration. Water Resources Research 51, 5974-5997.

Sutfin, N., E. Wohl, and K. Dwire. 2016. Banking carbon: a review of organic carbon reservoirs in river systems. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41, 38-60.

Kramer, N. and Wohl, E. 2015. Driftcretions: the legacy impacts of driftwood on shoreline morphology. Geophysical Research Letters 42, 5855-5864.

Wohl, E. 2015. Particle dynamics: the continuum of bedrock to alluvial river segments. Geomorphology 241, 192-208.

Wohl, E. 2015. Legacy effects on sediments in river corridors. Earth-Science Reviews 147, 30-53.

Wohl, E. 2015. Of wood and rivers: bridging the perception gap. WIREs Water 2, 167-176.

Jackson, K.J. and E. Wohl. 2015. Instream wood loads in montane forest streams of the Colorado Front Range, USA. Geomorphology 234, 161-170.

Wohl, E., B.P. Bledsoe, R.B. Jacobson, N.L. Poff, S.L. Rathburn, D.M. Walters, and A.C. Wilcox. 2015. The natural sediment regime: broadening the foundation for ecosystem management. BioScience 65, 358-371.

Livers, B. and Wohl, E. 2015. An evaluation of stream characteristics in glacial versus fluvial process domains in the Colorado Front Range. Geomorphology 231: 72-82.

Caskey, S.T., T.S. Blaschak, E. Wohl, E. Schnackenberg, D.M. Merritt, and K.A. Wire. 2015. Downstream effects of stream flow diversion on channel characteristics and riparian vegetation in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 40, 586-598.

Wohl, E. 2014. A legacy of absence: wood removal in U.S. rivers. Progress in PhysicalGeography 38: 637-663.

Yochum, S.E., B.P. Bledsoe, E. Wohl, and G.C.L. David. 2014. Spatial characterization of roughness elements in high-gradient channels of the Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado, USA. Water Resources Research 50: 6015-6029.

Sutfin, N.A., J. Shaw, E. Wohl, and D. Cooper. 2014. A geomorphic classification of ephemeral channels in a mountainous, arid region, southwestern Arizona, USA. Geomorphology 221: 164-175.

Wohl, E. 2014. Time and the rivers flowing: fluvial geomorphology since 1960. Geomorphology 216: 263-282.

Scott, D.N., D.R. Montgomery, and E. Wohl. 2014. Log step and clast interactions in mountain streams in the central Cascade Range of Washington State, USA. Geomorphology 216: 180-186.

Polvi, L.E., E. Wohl and D.M. Merritt. 2014. Modeling the functional influence of vegetation type on streambank cohesion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39,1245-1258.

Kramer, N. and E. Wohl. 2014. Estimating fluvial wood discharge using time-lapse photography with varying sampling intervals. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39, 844-852.

Beckman, N. and E. Wohl. 2014. Carbon storage in mountainous headwater streams: the role of old-growth forest and logjams. Water Resources Research 50, 2376-2393.

Beckman, N. and E. Wohl. 2014. Effects of forest stand age on the characteristics of logjams in mountainous forest streams. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39, 1421-1431.

Chin, A., L.R. Laurencio, M.D. Daniels, E. Wohl, M.A. Urban, K.L. Boyer, A. Butt, H. Piegay, and K.J. Gregory. 2014. The significance of perceptions and feedbacks for effectively managing wood in rivers. River Research and Applications 30, 98-111.

Wohl, E. and N. Beckman. 2014. Controls on the longitudinal distribution of channel-spanning logjams in the Colorado Front Range, USA. River Research and Applications 30, 112-131.

Chin, A., J.L. Florsheim, E. Wohl, and B.D. Collins. 2014. Feedbacks in human-landscape systems. Environmental Management 53, 28-41.

Harden, C.P., A. Chin, M.R. English, R. Fu, K.A. Galvin, A.K. Gerlak, P.F. McDowell, D.E. McNamara, J.M. Peterson, N.L. Poff, E.A. Rosa, W.D. Solecki, and E.E. Wohl. 2014. Understanding human-landscape interactions in the “Anthropocene.” Environmental Management 53, 4-13.

Wohl, E. and N. Beckman. 2014. Leaky rivers: implications of the loss of longitudinal fluvial disconnectivity in headwater streams. Geomorphology 205, 27-25.

Ortega, J.A., M. Gómez-Heras, R. Perez-López, and E. Wohl. 2014. Multi-scale structural and lithologic controls in the development of stream potholes on granite bedrock rivers. Geomorphology 204, 588-598.

Wohl, E., A.K. Gerlak, N.L. Poff, and A. Chin. 2014. Common core themes in geomorphic, ecological, and social systems. Environmental Management 53, 14-27.

Cadol, D. and E. Wohl. 2013. Variable contribution of wood to the hydraulic resistance of headwater tropical streams. Water Resources Research 49, 4711-4723.

Wohl, E. 2013. Landscape-scale carbon storage associated with beaver dams. Geophysical Research Letters 40, 1-6.

Ortega, J.A., E. Wohl and B. Livers. 2013. Waterfalls on the eastern side of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA. Geomorphology 198, 37-44.

Wohl, E. 2013. Migration of channel heads following wildfire in the Colorado Front Range, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38, 1049-1053.

Wohl, E. 2013. Floodplains and wood. Earth-Science Reviews 123, 194-212.

Wohl, E. 2013. Wilderness is dead: Whither critical zone studies and geomorphology in the Anthropocene? Anthropocene 2: 4-15.

Wohl, E. 2013. Redistribution of forest carbon caused by patch blowdowns in subalpine forests of the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27, 1205-1213.

Polvi, L. and E. Wohl. 2013. Biotic drivers of stream planform – implications for understanding the past and restoring the future. BioScience 63, 439-452.

Wohl, E. 2013. The complexity of the real world in the context of the field tradition in geomorphology. Geomorphology 200, 50-58.

Jimenez, M.A. and E. Wohl. 2013. Solute transport modeling using morphological parameters in step-pool reaches. Water Resources Research 49, 1-15, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20102.

Wohl, E. and F.L. Ogden. 2013. Organic carbon export in the form of wood during an extreme tropical storm, Upper Rio Chagres, Panama. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38, 1407-1416.

Rathburn, S.L., Z.K. Rubin, and E.E. Wohl. 2013. Evaluating channel response to an extreme sedimentation event in the context of historical range of variability: Upper Colorado River, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38, 391-406.

David, G.C.L., C.J. Legleiter, E. Wohl and S.E. Yochum. 2013. Characterizing spatial variability in velocity and turbulence intensity using 3-D acoustic Doppler velocimeter data in a plane-bed reach of East St. Louis Creek, Colorado, USA. Geomorphology 183:28-44.

Dubinski, I.M. and E. Wohl. 2013. Relationships between block quarrying, bed shear stress, and stream power: A physical model of block quarrying in a jointed bedrock channel. Geomorphology 180-181: 66-81.

Wohl, E., K. Dwire, N. Sutfin, L. Polvi and R. Bazan. 2012. Mechanisms of carbon storage in mountainous headwater rivers. Nature Communications 3:1263, doi:10.1028/ncomms2274.

Ethridge, F.G., Wohl, E., Gellis, A., Germanoski, D., Hayes, B.R., Ouchi, S. 2012. Memorial to Stanley A. Schumm (1927-2011). Geological Society of America Memorials 41, 51-56.

Dust, D. and E. Wohl. 2012. Characterization of the hydraulics at natural step crests instep-pool streams via weir flow concepts. Water Resources Research W09542, doi:10.1029/2011WR011724.

Wohl, E. 2012. Identifying and mitigating dam-induced declines in river health: Three case studies from the western United States. International Journal of Sediment Research 27, 271-287.

Wohl, E. et al. 2012. The hydrology of the humid tropics. Nature Climate Change 2, 655-662.

Wohl, E., S. Bolton, D. Cadol, F. Comiti, J.R. Goode, and L. Mao, 2012. A two end-member model of wood dynamics in headwater neotropical rivers. Journal of Hydrology 462-463, 67-76.

Cadol, D., S. Kampf and E. Wohl. 2012. Effects of evapotranspiration on baseflow in a tropical headwater catchment. Journal of Hydrology 462-463, 4-14.

Sabo, J.L., K. Bestgen, W. Graf, T. Sinha and E. Wohl. 2012. Dams in the Cadillac Desert: downstream effects in a geomorphic context. The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology 1249, 227-246.

Yochum, S., G.C.L. David, B. Bledsoe, and E. Wohl. 2012. Velocity prediction in high-gradient channels. Journal of Hydrology 424-425, 84-98.

Polvi, L.E. and E. Wohl. 2012. The beaver-meadow complex revisited – the role of beaver in post-glacial floodplain development. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 37, 332-346.

Rubin, Z., S.L. Rathburn, E. Wohl, and D.L. Harry. 2012. Historic range of variability in geomorphic processes as a context for restoration: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 37, 209-222.

Dust, D. and E. Wohl. 2012. Conceptual model for complex river responses using an expanded Lane’s relation. Geomorphology 139-140, 109-121.

Kramer, N.R., E. Wohl, and D. Harry. 2012. Using ground penetrating radar to ‘unearth’ buried beaver dams. Geology 40, 43-46.

Wohl, E. and D. Dust. 2012. Geomorphic response of a headwater channel to augmented flow. Geomorphology 138: 329-338.

Wohl, E. 2011. What should these rivers look like? Historical range of variability and human impacts in the Colorado Front Range, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36: 1378-1390.

Wilcox, A.C., E.E. Wohl, F. Comiti and L. Mao, 2011. Hydraulics, morphology, and energy dissipation in an alpine step-pool channel. Water Resources Research 47:W07514, doi: 10.1029/2010WR010192.

David, G.C.L., E.E. Wohl, S.E. Yochum, and B.P. Bledsoe, 2011. Comparative analysis of bed resistance partitioning in high gradient streams. Water Resources Research 47:W07507, doi:10.1029/2010WR009540.

Jaeger, K.L. and E. Wohl, 2011. Channel response in a semi-arid stream to removal of tamarisk and Russian olive, Water Resources Research 47: W02536, doi:10.1029/2009WR008741.

Cadol, D. and E. Wohl, 2011. Coarse sediment movement in the vicinity of a logjam in a neotropical gravel-bed stream, Geomorphology 128: 191-198.

Wohl, E., 2011. Threshold-induced complex behavior of wood in streams. Geology 39:587-590.

Henkle, J.E., E. Wohl and N. Beckman, 2011. Locations of channel heads in the semiarid Colorado Front Range, USA. Geomorphology 129: 309-319.

Polvi, L.E., E.E. Wohl, and D.M. Merritt, 2011. Geomorphic and process domain controls on riparian zones in the Colorado Front Range. Geomorphology 125: 504-516.

Wohl, E., L.E. Polvi, and D. Cadol, 2011. Wood distribution along streams draining old-growth floodplain forests in Congaree National Park, South Carolina, USA. Geomorphology 126: 108-120.

Wohl, E. and D. Cadol, 2011. Neighborhood matters: patterns and controls on wood distribution in old-growth forest streams of the Colorado Front Range, USA. Geomorphology 125: 132-146.

Wohl, E. 2010. A brief review of the process domain concept and its application to quantifying sediment dynamics in bedrock canyons. Terra Nova 22: 411-416.

Sabo, J.L., T. Sinha, L.C. Bowling, G.H.W. Schoups, W.W. Wallender, M.E. Campina, K.A. Cherkauer, P.L. Fuller, W.L. Graf, J.W. Hopkins, J.S. Kominoski, C. Taylor, S.W. Trimble, R.H. Webb, and E.E. Wohl. 2010. Reclaiming freshwater sustainability in the Cadillac Desert. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 21263-21270.

Goode, J.R. and E. Wohl, 2010. Coarse sediment transport in a bedrock channel with complex bed topography. Water Resources Research 46: W11524.

Graf, W.L., E. Wohl, T. Sinha and J.L. Sabo, 2010. Sedimentation and sustainability of western American reservoirs. Water Resources Research 46: W12535.

David, G.C.L., E. Wohl, S.E. Yochum, and B.E. Bledsoe. 2010. At-a-station hydraulic geometry of steep mountain streams, Colorado, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35: 1820-1837.

Dust, D.W. and E. Wohl. 2010. Quantitative technique for assessing the geomorphic thresholds for floodplain instability and braiding in the semi-arid environment. Natural Hazards 55: 145-160.

Goode, J.R. and E. Wohl, 2010. Substrate controls on the longitudinal profile of bedrock channels: implications for reach-scale roughness. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface 115: F03018.

Cadol, D. and E. Wohl. 2010. Wood retention and transport in tropical, headwater streams, La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. Geomorphology 123: 61-73.

Pike, A.S., Scatena, F.N. and Wohl, E. 2010. Longitudinal patterns in stream channel geomorphology in the tropical montane streams of the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35: 1402-1417.

Wohl, E., D.A. Cenderelli, K.A. Dwire, S.E. Ryan-Burkett, M.K. Young, and K.D. Bausch, 2010. Large instream wood studies: a call for common metrics. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35: 618-625.

Jaeger, K.L., E. Wohl, and A. Simon. 2010. A comparison of average rates of fluvial erosion between the south-western and south-eastern United States. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 35: 447-459.

David, G.C.L., E. Wohl, S.E. Yochum, and B. E. Bledsoe. 2010. Controls on spatial variations in flow resistance along steep mountain streams. Water Resources Research 46: W03513.

Wohl, E. and K. Jaeger. 2009. Geomorphic implications of hydroclimatic differences among step-pool channels. Journal of Hydrology 374: 148-161.

Wohl, E., F. Ogden, and J. Goode. 2009. Episodic wood loading in a mountainous neotropical watershed. Geomorphology 111: 149-159.

Cadol, D., E. Wohl, J.R. Goode, and K.L. Jaeger. 2009. Wood distribution in neotropical  forested headwater streams of La Selva, Costa Rica. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34: 1198-1215.

Comiti, F., D. Cadol, and E. Wohl. 2009. Flow regimes, bed morphology, and flow resistance in self-formed step-pool channels. Water Resources Research 45: W054424, 18 pp.

Pollen-Bankhead, N., A. Simon, K. Jaeger, and E. Wohl. 2009. Destabilization of streambanks by removal of invasive species in Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona. Geomorphology 103: 363-374.

Chin, A., S. Anderson, A. Collison, B.J. Ellis-Sugai, J.P. Haltiner, J.B. Hogervorst, G.M. Kondolf, L.S. O’Hirok, A.H. Purcell, A.L. Riley and E. Wohl. 2009. Linking theory and practice for restoration of step-pool streams. Environmental Management 43:645-661.

Thompson, D.M. and Wohl, E. 2009. The linkage between velocity patterns and sediment entrainment in a forced-pool and riffle unit. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34: 177-192.

Wohl, E. and Jaeger, K.L. 2009. A conceptual model for the longitudinal distribution of wood in mountain streams. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34: 329-344.

David, B.P. Bledsoe, D.M. Merritt, and E. Wohl. 2008. The impacts of ski slope development on stream channel morphology in the White River National Forest, Colorado, USA. Geomorphology 103: 375-388.

Wohl, E. and Goode, J.R. 2008. Wood dynamics in headwater streams of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Water Resources Research 44, W09429.

Wohl, E. and David, G.C.L. 2008. Consistency of scaling relations among bedrock and alluvial channels. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surfaces 113: F04013.

Nowakowski, A.L. and Wohl, E. 2008. Influences on wood load in mountain streams of the Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming, USA. Environmental Management 42: 557-571.

Oswald, E.B. and Wohl, E. 2008. Wood-mediated geomorphic effects of a jökulhlaup in the Wind River Mountains, Wyoming. Geomorphology 100: 549-562.

Chin, A., Daniels, M.D., Urban, M.A., Piegay, H., Gregory, K.J., Bigler, W., Butt, A.Z., Grable, J.L., Gregory, S.V., Lafrenz, M., Laurencio, L.R. and Wohl, E. 2008. Perceptions of wood in rivers and challenges for stream restoration in the United States. Environmental Management 41: 893-903.

Wohl, E. 2008. Substrate influences on the formation of straths in the Poudre River drainage, Colorado Front Range. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surfaces 113: F01007, 12 pp.

Wohl, E. and Merritt, D.M. 2008. Reach-scale channel geometry of mountain streams. Geomorphology 93: 168-185.

Wohl, E. 2007. Channel-unit hydraulics on a pool-riffle channel. Physical Geography 28:233-248.

Wohl, E. and Merritts, D.J. 2007. What is a natural river? Geography Compass 1: 871-900.

Comiti, F., Mao, L., Wilcox, A., Wohl, E.E., and Lenzi, M.A. 2007. Field-derived relationships for flow velocity and resistance in high-gradient streams. Journal of Hydrology 340: 48-62.

Wohl, E., Cooper, D., Poff, L.R., Rahel, F., Staley, D. and Winters, D. 2007. Assessment of stream ecosystem function and sensitivity in the Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming. Environmental Management 40: 284-302.

Dubinski, I.M. and Wohl, E. 2007. Estimates of coarse sediment mobility in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River, Colorado. Environmental Management 40: 147-160.

Goode, J.R. and Wohl, E. 2007. Relationships between land-use and forced-pool characteristics in the Colorado Front Range. Geomorphology 83: 249-265.

Rengers, F.K. and Wohl, E. 2007. Grain-size trends of gravel bars on the Rio Chagres, Panama. Geomorphology 83: 282-293.

Legleiter, C.J., Phelps, T.L. and Wohl, E. 2007. Geostatistical analysis of the effects of stage and roughness on reach-scale spatial patterns of velocity and turbulence intensity. Geomorphology 83: 322-345.

Wilcox, A.C. and Wohl, E. 2007. Field measurements of three-dimensional hydraulics in a step-pool channel. Geomorphology 83: 215-231.

Springer, G.S., Tooth, S. and Wohl, E. 2006. Theoretical modeling of stream potholes based upon empirical observations from the Orange River, Republic of South Africa. Geomorphology 82: 160-176.

Kondolf, G.M., Boulton, A.J., O’Daniel, S., Poole, G.C., Rahel, F.J., Stanley, E.H., Wohl, E., Bång, A., Carlstrom, J., Cristoni, C., Huber, H., Koljonen, S., Louhi, P., and Nakamura, K. 2006. Process-based ecological river restoration: visualizing three-dimensional connectivity and dynamic vectors to recover lost linkages. Ecology and Society 11 (2): 5 [online].

Wohl, E. 2006. Human impacts to mountain streams. Geomorphology 79: 217-248.

Flores, A.N., Bledsoe, B.P., Cuhaciyan, C.O., and Wohl, E. 2006. Channel-reach morphology dependence on energy, scale, and hydroclimatic processes with implications for prediction using geospatial data. Water Resources Research 42:W06412.

Wilcox, A.C. and Wohl, E. 2006. Flow resistance dynamics in step-pool streams channels: 1. Large woody debris and controls on total resistance. Water Resources Research 42: W05418.

Wilcox, A.C., Nelson, J.M., and Wohl, E. 2006. Flow resistance dynamics in step-pool streams channels: 2. Partitioning between grain, spill, and woody debris resistance. Water Resources Research 42: W05419.

Merritt, D.M. and Wohl, E.E. 2006. Plant dispersal along rivers fragmented by dams. River Research and Applications 21: 1-26.

Sable, K.A. and Wohl, E. 2006. The relationship of lithology and watershed characteristics to fine sediment deposition in streams of the Oregon Coast Range. Environmental Management 37: 659-670.

Springer, G.S., Tooth, S., and Wohl, E.E. 2005. Geometry and dynamics of pothole growth as defined by field data and modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface 110: F04010.

Stewart, G., Anderson, A., and Wohl, E. 2005. Two-dimensional modeling of habitat suitability as a function of discharge on two Colorado rivers. River Research and Applications 21:


Chin, A. and Wohl, E. 2005. Toward a theory for step pools in stream channels. Progress in Physical Geography 29: 275-296.

Jaquette, C., Wohl, E. and Cooper, D. 2005. Establishing a context for river rehabilitation, North Fork Gunnison River, Colorado. Environmental Management 35: 593-606.

Wohl, E. 2005. Compromised rivers: understanding historical human impacts on rivers in the context of restoration. Ecology and Society.

Wohl, E., Angermeier, P.A., Bledsoe, B., Kondolf, G.M., MacDonnell, L., Merritt, D.M., Poff,  N.L., Palmer, M.A., and Tarboton, D. 2005. River restoration. Water Resources Research 41: 10.1029/2005WR003985, 12 p.

Wohl, E. and Merritt, D.M. 2005. Prediction of mountain stream morphology. Water Resources Research 41: 10.1029/2004WR003779, 10 p.

Wohl, E. and Wilcox, A. 2005. Channel geometry of mountain streams in New Zealand. Journal of Hydrology 300: 252-266.

Wohl, E. 2004. Limits of downstream hydraulic geometry. Geology 32: 897-900.

Wohl, E., Kuzma, J.N. and Brown, N.E. 2004. Reach-scale channel geometry of a mountain river. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 29: 969-981.

Zelt, R.B. and Wohl, E.E. 2004. Channels and organic debris in adjacent burned and unburned watersheds a decade after wildfire, Park County, Wyoming. Geomorphology 57: 217-233.

Rathburn, S. and Wohl, E. 2003. Predicting fine sediment dynamics along a pool-riffle mountain channel. Geomorphology 55: 111-124.

Springer, G.S., Wohl, E.E., Foster, J.A. and Boyer, D.G. 2003. Testing for reach-scale adjustments of hydraulic variables to soluble and insoluble strata: Buckeye Creek and Greenbrier River, West Virginia. Geomorphology 56: 201-217.

Steinberger, N. and Wohl, E. 2003. Impacts to water quality and fish habitat associated with maintaining natural channels for flood control. Environmental Management 31: 724-740.

Wohl, E. and Rathburn, S. 2003. Mitigation of sedimentation hazards downstream from reservoirs. International Journal of Sediment Research 18: 97-106.

Merritt, D.M. and Wohl, E.E. 2003. Downstream hydraulic geometry and channel adjustment during a flood along an ephemeral, arid-region drainage. Geomorphology 52: 165-180.

Phippen, S.J. and Wohl, E. 2003. An assessment of land use and other factors affecting sediment loads in the Rio Puerco watershed, New Mexico. Geomorphology 52: 269-287.

MacFarlane, W.A. and Wohl, E.E. 2003. The influence of step composition on step geometry and flow resistance in step-pool streams of the Washington Cascades. Water Resources Research 39: ESG3-1 to ESG3-13.

Wohl, E. and Legleiter, C.J. 2003. Controls on pool characteristics along a resistant-boundary channel. Journal of Geology 111: 103-114.

Cenderelli, D.A. and Wohl, E.E. 2003. Flow hydraulics and geomorphic effects of glacial-lake outburst floods in the Mount Everest region, Nepal. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 28: 385-407.

Curran, J.H. and Wohl, E.E. 2003. Large woody debris and flow resistance in step-pool channels, Cascade Range, Washington. Geomorphology 51: 141-157.

Wohl, E. and Achyuthan, H. 2002. Substrate influences on incised channel morphology. Journal of Geology 110: 115-120.

Ehlen, J. and Wohl, E. 2002. Joints and landform evolution in bedrock canyons. Transactions, Japanese Geomorphological Union 23: 237-255.

Merritt, D.M. and Wohl, E.E. 2002. Processes governing hydrochory along rivers: hydraulics, hydrology, and dispersal phenology. Ecological Applications 12: 1071-1087.

Springer, G.S. and Wohl, E.E. 2002. Empirical and theoretical investigations of sculpted forms in Buckeye Creek Cave, West Virginia. Journal of Geology 110: 469-481.

Wohl, E.E. and Merritt, D.M. 2001. Bedrock channel morphology. Geological Society of America Bulletin 113: 1205-1212.

Cenderelli, D.A. and Wohl, E.E. 2001. Peak discharge estimates of glacial lake outburst floods and “normal” climatic floods in the Mount Everest region, Nepal. Geomorphology 40: 57-90.

Rathburn, S.L. and Wohl, E.E. 2001. One-dimensional sediment transport modeling of pool recovery along a mountain channel after a reservoir sediment release. Regulated Rivers 17: 251-273.

Trayler, C.R. and Wohl, E.E. 2000. Seasonal changes in bed elevation in a step-pool channel, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 32: 95-103.

Wohl, E.E. and Thompson, D.M. 2000. Velocity characteristics along a small step-pool channel. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 25: 353-367.

Wohl, E.E. and Cenderelli, D.A. 2000. Sediment deposition and transport patterns following a reservoir sediment release. Water Resources Research 36: 319-333.

Wohl, E.E. 2000. Substrate influences on step-pool sequences in the Christopher Creek drainage, Arizona. Journal of Geology 108: 121-129.

Thompson, D.M., Wohl, E.E. and Jarrett, R.D. 1999. Velocity reversals and sediment sorting in pools and riffles controlled by channel constrictions. Geomorphology 27: 229-241.

Thompson, D.M., Nelson, J.M., and Wohl, E.E. 1998. Interactions between pool geometry and hydraulics. Water Resources Research 34: 3673-3681.

Blizard, C.R. and Wohl, E.E. 1998. Relationships between hydraulic variables and bedlam transport in a subalpine channel, Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. Geomorphology 22: 359-371.

Kelly, E.F., Blecker, S.W., Yonker, C.M., Olson, C.G., Wohl, E.E. and Todd, L.C. 1998. Stable isotope composition of soil organic matter and phytoliths as paleoenvironmental indicators. Geoderma 82: 59-81.

Pruess, J., Wohl, E.E. and Jarrett, R.D. 1998. Methodology and implications of maximum paleodischarge estimates for mountain channels, upper Animas River basin, Colorado, USA. Arctic and Alpine Research 30: 40-50.

Wohl, E.E. 1998. Uncertainty in flood estimates associated with roughness coefficient. ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 124: 219-223.

Wohl, E.E. and Ikeda, H. 1998. Patterns of bedrock channel erosion on the Boso Peninsula, Japan. Journal of Geology 106: 331-345.

Wohl, E.E. and Ikeda, H. 1998. The effect of roughness configuration on velocity profiles in an artificial channel. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 23: 159-169.

Wohl, E.E., Madsen, S.M. and MacDonald, L.H. 1997. Characteristics of log and clast bed steps in step-pool streams of northwestern Montana, USA. Geomorphology 20: 1-10.

Fanok, S.F. and Wohl, E.E. 1997. Assessing the accuracy of paleohydrologic indicators, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 33: 1091-1102.

Wohl, E.E. and Ikeda, H. 1997. Experimental simulation of channel incision into a cohesive substrate at varying gradients. Geology 25: 295-298.

Hammack, L. and Wohl, E. 1996. Debris-fan formation and rapid modification at Warm Springs Rapid, Yampa River, Colorado. Journal of Geology 104: 729-740.

Wohl, E.E., Anthony, D.J., Madsen, S.W., and Thompson, D.M. 1996. A comparison of surface sampling methods for coarse fluvial sediments. Water Resources Research 32: 3219-3226.

Thompson, D.M., Wohl, E.E., and Jarrett, R.D. 1996. A revised velocity-reversal and sediment-sorting model for a high-gradient, pool-riffle stream. Physical Geography 17: 142-156.

Grimm, M.M., Wohl, E.E. and Jarrett, R.D. 1995. Coarse-sediment distribution as evidence of an elevation limit for flash flooding, Bear Creek, Colorado. Geomorphology 14: 199-210.

Hilmes, M.M. and Wohl, E.E. 1995. Changes in channel morphology associated with placer mining. Physical Geography 16: 223-242.

Wohl, E.E. 1995. Estimating flood magnitude in ungaged mountain channels, Nepal. Mountain Research and Development 15: 69-76.

Wohl, E.E. and Georgiadi, A.G. 1994. Holocene paleomeanders along the Sejm River, Russia. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie 38: 299-309.

Mejia-Navarro, M. and Wohl, E.E. 1994. Geological hazard and risk evaluation using GIS: Methodology and model applied to Medellin, Colombia. Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists XXXI: 459-481.

Wohl, E.E., Fuertsch, S.J. and Baker, V.R. 1994. Sedimentary records of late Holocene floods along the Fitzroy and Margaret Rivers, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 41: 273-280.

Wohl, E.E., Greenbaum, N., Schick, A.P. and Baker, V.R. 1994. Controls on bedrock channel incision along Nahal Paran, Israel. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 19: 1-13.

Wohl, E.E. and Grodek, T. 1994. Channel bed-steps along Nahal Yael, Negev desert, Israel. Geomorphology 9: 117-126.

Wohl, E.E., Webb, R.H., Baker, V.R. and Pickup, G. 1994. Sedimentary flood records in the bedrock canyons of rivers in the monsoonal region of Australia. Colorado State University Water Resources Paper 107, 102 pp.

Adenlof, K.A. and Wohl, E.E. 1994. Controls on bedload movement in a subalpine stream of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. Arctic and Alpine Research 26: 77-85.

Merritts, D.J., Vincent, K.R., and Wohl, E.E. 1994. Long river profiles, tectonism, and eustasy: A guide to interpreting fluvial terraces. Journal of Geophysical Research (Special Issue on Tectonics and Topography) 99(B7): 14,031-14,050.

O’Connor, J.E., Ely, L.L., Wohl, E.E., Stevens, L.E., Melis, T.S., Kale, V.S. and Baker, V.R. 1994. A 4500-year record of large floods on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Arizona. The Journal of Geology 102: 1-9.

Wohl, E. 1993. Bedrock channel incision along Piccaninny Creek, Australia. The Journal of Geology 101: 749-761.

Wohl, E.E., Vincent, K.R. and Merritts, D.J. 1993. Pool and riffle characteristics in relation to channel gradient. Geomorphology 6: 99-110.

Wohl, E. 1992. Gradient irregularity in the Herbert Gorge of northeastern Australia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 17: 69-84.

Wohl, E.E. 1992. Bedrock benches and boulder bars: Floods in the Burdekin Gorge of Australia. Geological Society of America Bulletin 104: 770-778.

Murray, A., Wohl, E. and East, J. 1992. Thermoluminescence and excess 226Ra decay dating of late Quaternary fluvial sands, East Alligator River, Australia. Quaternary Research 37: 29-41.

Wohl, E. and Pearthree, P.A. 1991. Debris flows as geomorphic agents in the Huachuca Mountains of southeastern Arizona. Geomorphology 4: 273-292.

Book Chapters

Wohl, E., P.R. Bierman and D.R. Montgomery. 2017. Earth’s dynamic surface: the past 50 years in geomorphology. In, M.E. Bickford, ed., The Web of Geological Sciences: Advances, Impacts, and Interactions: New Papers to Celebrate GSA’s 125th Anniversary, Geological Society of America Special Paper 523. Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, doi:10.1130/2016.2523(01).

Wohl, E. 2015. Rivers in the critical zone. In, J.R. Giardino and C. Houser, eds., Principles and Dynamics of the Critical Zone, Elsevier, pp. 267-293.

Wohl, E. 2014. Dryland channel networks: resiliency, thresholds, and management metrics. In, R.S. Harmon, S.E. Baker, and E.V. McDonald, eds., Military Geosciences in the Twenty-First Century, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, pp. 147-158.

Wohl, E. 2011. Seeing the forest and the trees: wood in stream restoration in the Colorado Front Range, United States. In, A. Simon et al., eds., Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools, AGU Press, Washington, D.C., p. 399-418.

Wohl, E., 2011. Water follows the people: analysis of water use in the western Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA. In, I.P. Martini and W. Chesworth, eds., Landscapes and Societies. Springer, p. 391-406.

Wohl, E., Chin, A., Haltiner, J.P., and Kondolf, G.M., 2011. Managing stream morphology with check dams. In, C. Conesa Garcìa and M.A. Lenzi, eds., Check dams, morphological adjustments and erosion control in torrential streams. Nova Publishers, New York, p. 135-149.

Wohl, E. 2010. Analysing a natural system. In, N. Clifford, S. French, and G. Valentine, eds., Key Methods in Geography, 2nd edition. SAGE Publications, London, p. 253-273.

Rathburn, S.L., Merritt, D.M., Wohl, E.E., Sanderson, J.S., and Knight, H.A.L. 2009. Characterizing environmental flows for maintenance of river ecosystems: North Fork Cache la Poudre River, Colorado. In, L.A. James, S.L. Rathburn, and G.R. Whittecar, eds., Management and restoration of fluvial systems with broad historical changes and human impacts. Geological Society of America Special Paper 451, Boulder, Colorado, p.143-157.

Wohl, E., Egenhoff, D. and Larkin, K. 2009. Vanishing riverscapes: a review of historical channel change on the western Great Plains. In, L.A. James, S.L. Rathburn, and G.R. Whittecar, eds., Management and restoration of fluvial systems with broad historical changes and human impacts. Geological Society of America Special Paper 451, Boulder, Colorado, p. 131-142.

Wohl, E., Palmer, M.A. and Kondolf, G.M. 2008. The US experience. In, G. Brierley and K. Fryirs, eds., River futures. Island Press, Washington, D.C., p. 174-200.

Wohl, E. 2007. Hydrology and discharge. In, A. Gupta, ed., Large rivers of the world. Wiley and Sons, p. 29-44.

Wohl, E. 2007. Review of effects of large floods in resistant-boundary channels. In, H. Habersack, ed., Gravel-bed rivers: from process understanding to river restoration.Elsevier, pp. 181-212.

Wohl, E. 2005. Downstream hydraulic geometry along a tropical mountain river. In, R. Harmon, ed., The Rio Chagres: A multidisciplinary profile of a tropical watershed. Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 169-188.

Wohl, E. and Springer, G. 2005. Bedrock channel incision along the Rio Chagres, Panama. In, R. Harmon, ed., The Rio Chagres: A multidisciplinary profile of a tropical watershed. Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 189-209.

Montgomery, D.R. and Wohl, E.E. 2004. Rivers and riverine landscapes. In, A. Gillespie, S.C. Porter, and B.F. Atwater, eds., The Quaternary period in the United States. Elsevier, Amsterdam,  pp. 221-246.

Wohl, E. and Oguchi, T. 2004. GIS and mountain hazards. In, M.P. Bishop, ed., Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology. Praxis Scientific Publishing, Chichester, UK, pp. 309-341.

Rathburn, S.L. and Wohl, E.E. 2003. Sedimentation hazards downstream from reservoirs. In, W.L. Graf, ed., Dam removal research: status and prospects. The John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, Washington, D.C., pp. 105-118.

Wohl, E.E. 2002. Modeled paleoflood hydraulics as a tool for interpreting bedrock channel morphology. In, P.K. House et al., eds., Ancient floods, modern hazards: principles and applications of paleoflood hydrology. American Geophysical Union Press, pp. 345-358.

Wohl, E. 2001. Rivers. In, A. Orme, ed., Physical geography of North America. Oxford University Press.

Wohl, E., Cenderelli, D. and Mejia-Navarro, M. 2001. Channel change from extreme floods in canyon rivers. In, D.J. Anthony et al., eds., Applying geomorphology to environmental management. Water Resources Publications, pp. 149-174.

Wohl, E.E. 1999. Incised bedrock channels. In, S.E. Darby and A. Simon, eds., Incised river channels: processes, forms, engineering and management. Wiley and Sons, Chichester, pp. 187-218.

Wohl, E. 1999. Boulders on the move: geomorphic hazards from floods and debris flows along mountain rivers.  In, Z.-Y. Wang, T.-W. Soong, and B.C. Yen, eds., Sediment transportand disasters. Special Issue of International Journal of Sediment Research (China), v. 14, p.285-293.

Wohl, E.E. 1998. Bedrock channel morphology in relation to erosional processes. In, K.J. Tinkler and E.E. Wohl, eds., Rivers over rock: fluvial processes in bedrock channels. Am. Geophys. Union Geophysical Monograph 107, pp. 133-151.

Tinkler, K.J. and Wohl, E.E. 1998. A primer on bedrock channels. In, K.J. Tinkler and E.E. Wohl, eds., Rivers over rock: fluvial processes in bedrock channels. Am. Geophys. Union Geophysical Monograph 107, pp. 1-18.

Tinkler, K.J. and Wohl, E.E. 1998. Field studies of bedrock channels. In, K.J. Tinkler and E.E. Wohl,       eds., Rivers over rock: fluvial processes in bedrock channels. Am. Geophys. Union Geophysical Monograph 107, pp. 261-277.

Thompson, D.M. and Wohl, E.E. 1998. Flume experimentation and simulation of bedrock channel processes. In, K.J. Tinkler and E.E. Wohl, eds., Rivers over rock: fluvial processes in bedrock channels. Am. Geophys. Union Geophysical Monograph 107, pp. 279-296.

Wohl, E. and Cenderelli, D. 1998. Flooding in the Himalaya Mountains. In, V.S. Kale, ed., Flood studies in India, Geological Society of India, Memoir 41, Bangalore, pp. 77-99.

Cenderelli, D.A. and Wohl, E.E. 1998. Sedimentology and clast orientation of deposits producedby glacial-lake outburst floods in the Mount Everest region, Nepal. In, J. Kalvoda and C.L. Rosenfeld, eds., Geomorphological hazards in high mountain areas, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 1-26.

Wohl, E.E. and Enzel, Y. 1995. Data for palaeohydrology. In, K.J. Gregory, L. Starkel, and V.R. Baker, eds., Global continental palaeohydrology. John Wiley and Sons, p. 23-59.

Mejia-Navarro, M., Wohl, E.E. and Oaks, S.D. 1994. Geological hazards, vulnerability, and risk assessment using GIS: Model for Glenwood Springs-Carbondale, Colorado. In, M. Morisawa, ed., Geomorphology and Natural Hazards, Elsevier, p. 331-354.

Salas, J.D., Wohl, E.E. and Jarrett, R.D. 1994. Determination of flood characteristics using systematic, historical and paleoflood data. In, G. Rossi, N. Harmancioglu, and V. Yevjevich, eds., Coping with floods. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, p. 111-134.

Books, Edited Volumes, and Other Special Publications

Wohl, E. 2017. Sustaining river ecosystems and water resources. Springer.

Wohl, E., M.K. Mersel, A.O. Allen, K.M. Fritz, S.L. Kichefski, R.W. Lichvar, T.L. Nadeau,

B.J. Topping, P.H. Trier, F.B. Vanderbilt. 2016. Synthesizing the scientific foundation for ordinary high water mark delineation in fluvial systems. Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., ERDC/CRREL SR-16-5, 198 pp.

Wohl, E. 2016. Rhythms of change in Rocky Mountain National Park. University Press of  Kansas.

Wohl, E. 2015. Transient landscapes: insights on a changing planet. University Press of Colorado.

Yochum, S.E., Comiti, F., Wohl, E., David, G.C.L., and Mao, L. 2014. Photographic guidance for selecting flow resistance coefficients in high-gradient channels. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-323, 91 pp. http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr323.pdf

Wohl, E. 2014. Rivers in the landscape: science and management. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK.

Wohl, E. (Ed.). 2013. Treatise on fluvial geomorphology. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Wohl, E. 2013. Wide rivers crossed: the South Platte and the Illinois of the American Prairie. University Press of Colorado.

Wohl, E. 2011. A world of rivers: environmental change on ten of the world’s great rivers. University of Chicago Press.

Wohl, E. 2010. Mountain rivers revisited. American Geophysical Union, Water Resources Monograph 19, 573 pp.

Wohl, E. 2009. Of rock and rivers: seeking a sense of place in the American West. University of California Press.

Wohl, E. 2009. Island of grass. University Press of Colorado.

Wohl, E. 2004. Disconnected rivers: Draining the vitality of U.S. Waterways. Yale University Press.

Wohl, E.E. 2001. Virtual Rivers: lessons from the mountain rivers of the Colorado Front Range. Yale University Press, New Haven, 210 pp.

Wohl, E. 2000. Mountain rivers. American Geophysical Union, Water Resources Monograph 14, 320 pp.

Wohl, E. 2000. (Ed.) Inland flood hazards: Human, riparian, and aquatic communities. Cambridge University Press, 498 pp.

Tinkler, K.J. and Wohl, E.E. 1998. (Eds.) Rivers over rock: fluvial processes in bedrock channels. Am. Geophys. Union Geophysical Monograph 107, 323 pp.

Wohl, E. 1994. Rain forest into desert. University Press of Colorado.



Manuscript Reviews


American Journal of Science; Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering; Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research; Canadian Journal of Forest Research; Catena; Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Earth-Science Reviews; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; Ecological Applications; Environmental Management; Forest Ecology and Management; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment; Geodinamica Acta; Geological Society of America Bulletin; Geological Society of America Special Paper series; Geology; Geomorphology; Geophysical Research Letters; Global and Planetary Change; GSA Today; Hydrological Processes; International Journal of Computers and Applications; International Journal of Sediment Research; Journal of the American Water Resources Association; Journal of Geology; Journal of Geophysical Research; Journal of Hydraulic Engineering;  Journal of Hydrology; Journal of Range Management; Journal of Sedimentary Petrology; Journal of Sedimentary Research; Limnology and Oceanography; Mountain Research and Development; National Park Service Proceedings Series; Natural Areas Journal; Polish Journal of Environmental Studies; Quaternary Research;  Regulated Rivers; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers; U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations; Water, Air and Soil Pollution; Water Management; Water Resources Research; Wetlands



Service to Societies and Journals


Editorial board of Geomorphology, 1996-present

Associate Editor, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 1997-2006

Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, 2001-2011

Editorial board of Environmental Management, 2007-2013

Editorial board of Geography Compass, 2007-present

Editorial board of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2008-2009; Associate Editor, 2010-


Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrology, 2010-2013

Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Bibliography of Environmental Science, 2013-present, http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/obo/page/environmental-science

Board member, Geological Society of America Foundation, 2017-present

Officer, Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division, Geological Society of

America, 2001-2005 (Chair, 2003-2004)

Member, Ordinary High Water Mark National Technical Committee, 2014-present

Member, Erosion & Sedimentation Committee, Am. Geophys. Union, 2001-2008

Member, Earth and Planetary Surface Process Focus Group, Am. Geophys. Union, 2009-present

Geol. Soc. Am. Committee on Committees, 1996

Geol. Soc. Am. Joint Technical Program Committee, 2004

GSA Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division Nominating Committee, 1996

GSA Quaternary Geol. & Geomorph. Division Panel Member, 1996-1998

GSA Quaternary Geol. & Geomorph. Division Abstracts Reviewer, 1993

GSA Quaternary Geol. & Geomorph. Division Mackin/Howard Committee, 1990-91, 1996-98,     2001-02

GSA Session Chair, annual meetings in 1993, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2007

Am. Geophys. Union Session Chair, Hydrology Days, 1992-1994, 1997-1998

AGU Student Presentation Judge, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2007

Member, Colorado Natural Hazards Mitigation Council, 1991-present

Trustee, Rocky Mountain Hydraulic Research Center, 1992-present

Panel member, NSF Hydrologic Sciences Program, 1999-2003

Am. Soc. Civil Engineers Paleoflood Hydrology Committee, 1999

Panel member, NSF Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics Program, 2005-2007

Panel member, NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

Program, 2016-2017

Member of the National Technical Committee on the Ordinary High Water Mark (Army Corps of

Engineers and US EPA), 2014-present


Invited Lectures, Review Panels, Advisory Boards


Invited lectures

US universities                                                Other universities

Baylor University                                            Aberystwyth University (Wales)

Boise State University                                     Chuo University (Japan)

Central Washington University                       Durham University (England)

College of Idaho                                              ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Colorado College                                            GFZ Potsdam (Germany)

Ohio State University                                      Griffith University (Australia)

Ohio Wesleyan University                              Hebrew University (Israel)

Oregon State University                                  Hokkaido University (Japan)

Skidmore College                                            Loughborough University (England)

St. Louis University                                        Mid-Sweden University

Texas A&M University                                  Newcastle University (England)

University of Arizona                                     Queen Mary University of London (England)

University of California, Berkeley                  Umeå University (Sweden)

University of California, Davis                       Universidad Complutense Madrid (Spain)

University of California, Santa Barbara          University of Cambridge (England)

University of Colorado, Boulder                     University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

University of Colorado, CO. Springs             University of Glasgow (Scotland)

University of Denver                                      University of Hull (England)

University of Illinois                                       University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

University of Iowa                                          University of Nottingham (England)

University of New Mexico                             University of Padova (Italy)

University of North Carolina, Charlotte          University of Salzburg (Austria)

University of Oklahoma                                  University of Southampton (England)

University of South Carolina                          University of Tokyo (Japan)

University of Vermont                                    University of Tsukuba (Japan)

University of Washington                               University of Western Ontario (Canada)

University of Wyoming                                  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

University of Melbourne (Australia)

University of Wollongong (Australia)



Am. Geophys. Union Gilbert Club

Army Research Office Workshop on Desert Processes

Australian Stream Management Conference, 2016

Chinese-American Frontiers of Science Meeting, 1999, 2000

Colorado Archeological Society

COACh International invited participant (Argentina 2013, Jamaica 2014, Namibia 2015, Rwanda 2016)

Colorado Natural Hazards Mitigation Council

Colorado Scientific Society

Estes Valley Land Trust

Geological Survey of Norway

Institute of Geography (Russia)

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Sciences (New Zealand)

NSF Workshop on Sediment-Induced Disasters

The Nature Conservancy

U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Geological Survey

Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada


Invited keynote speaker at Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium (1994, 2006, 2012); North American Benthological Society (2000); American Water Resources Association conference (2004); Colorado Riparian Association conference (2004); Second International Symposium on Riverine Landscapes, Sweden (2004); Gravel-Bed Rivers VI Workshop, Austria (2005); 7th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, China (2011); 4th Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds (2011); Mid-Atlantic Stream Restoration Conference (2011); MTNCLIM (Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains, 2012); River Restoration Northwest Conference (2012); American Society of Environmental Historians (2013); Southwest Stream Restoration Conference (2014); Wood in World Rivers III (2015); 8th Australian Stream Management Conference (2016); Catskills Environmental Research and Monitoring Conference (2016); RiverFlow (2016); Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference (2016); Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference (2016); European Geosciences Union (2017)


Review panels for Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program (1995); San Juan River Recovery Program (1997-2005); Chair, Physical Sciences Review Panel for Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (1998-2000); CALFED Battle Creek Restoration Plan (2003-2004); Building with Nature (The Netherlands, 2013); US Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board Panel for the review of the EPA Water Body Connectivity Report (2013); The New Delta (The Netherlands, 2014)


External PhD examiner for Macquarie University, Australia (2001, 2015); Umea University, Sweden (2004); University of Trento, Italy (2007); Southern Cross University, Australia (2010); University of Auckland, New Zealand (2014); University of Melbourne, Australia (2014); University of the West Indies, Jamaica (2014); University of Newcastle, Australia (2016); University of Wollongong, Australia (2016)


Advisory board for The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado Scientific Advisory Network (1997-present), Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center Science Advisors Board (2006-present)


International visitors hosted at Colorado State University


Takashi Oguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan (2001)

Yuichi Hayakawa, University of Tokyo, Japan (2005)

Francesco Comiti, University of Padova, Italy (2007)

Mario Jiménez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia (2010)

Jonathan Ryan, University of Nottingham, England (2011)

Jose Ortega, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (2012, 2015)
Michaela Wörndl, University of Innsbruck, Austria (2014)

Margherita Righini, University of Padova, Italy (2015)

William Amponsah, University of Padova, Italy (2015)

Fernando Ugalde, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (2015)

Lina Polvi Sjöberg, Umeå University, Sweden (2015)

Alfonso Pisabarro, University of Valladolid, Spain (2016)

Tania Santos, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2017-18)


Primary advisor for the following graduate students (completion date)

MS (49)                                                                      PhD (26)

Kathy Adenlof (1992)                                     Mario Mejia-Navarro (1995)

Susan Fuertsch (1992)                                                Nancy Hoefs (1996)

Mario Mejia-Navarro (1992)                          Brian Cluer (1997)

Michael Grimm (1993)                                   Mette Jordan (1997)

Marsha Hilmes (1993)                                    Douglas Thompson (1997)

Clifford Blizard (1994)                                   Edmund Wick (1998)

Lauren Hammack (1994)                                Dan Cenderelli (1998)

Michael Martin (1994)                                    David Merritt (1999)

Rebecca Smith (1994)                                     Sara Rathburn (2001)

Douglas Thompson (1994)                             Gregory Springer (2002)

Michael Liquori (1995)                                   Allen Gellis (2003)

Susan Madsen (1995)                                     Andrew Wilcox (2005)

Jill Minter (1996)                                            Nancy Brown (2006)

Jonathan Pruess (1996)                                   Ian Dubinski (2009)

Carolyn Trayler (1997)                                   Jaime Goode (2009)

Janet Curran (1999)                                        Kristin Jaeger (2009)

Jasper Hardison (2000)                                   Dan Cadol (2010)

Stephanie Phippen (2000)                               Gabrielle David (2011)

William MacFarlane (2001)                            Lina Polvi (2011)

Gregory Stewart (2001)                                  Natalie Beckman (2012)

Ronald Zelt (2002)                                          Susan Howe (2013)

Chris Jaquette (2003)                                      Dai Thomas (2014)

Tracy Phelps (2003)                                        Umit Duru (2015)

Kurt Sable (2004)                                           Nick Sutfin (2015)

Ian Dubinski (2005)                                        Natalie Kramer Anderson (2016)

Jaime Goode (2005)                                        Bridget Livers (2016)

Francis Rengers (2005)

Dan Cadol (2007)

Gabrielle David (2007)

Amy Nowakowski (2007)

Paul Dante (2009)

Lina Polvi (2009)

Zan Rubin (2010)

Jameson Henkle (2010)

Elizabeth Gilliam (2011)

Natalie Kramer (2011)

Tyanna Schlom (2012)

Nicholas Sutfin (2012)

Jonathan Garber (2013)

Simeon Caskey (2013)

Bridget Livers (2013)
Heidi Klingel (2013)

Karen Jackson (2014)

DeAnna Laurel (2014)

Dena Hicks (2015)

Dan Scott (2015)

Elizabeth Oswald (2015)

Krista Garrett (2016)

Andrew Pfeiffer (2017)