About Georgie

I am a geomorphologist interested in understanding, quantifying and modeling sediment transfer and landscape change in response to disturbances (e.g. deglaciation, climate change, tectonic uplift). To this end, I am particularly interested in the application of remote sensing as well as exploring the potential of simplified numerical models. In previous work I have investigated the evolution of ice-cored moraines at the foreland of a retreating glacier in Iceland, the response of landslides and debris flows to climate change in a Swiss mountain basin, and the response of earthflows (slow moving landslides) to tectonic uplift in northern California. Please see my website at the link above for further information on these projects. During my current postdoc at CSU and the US Forest Service (where I am primarily based), I am assessing channel response in the Front Ranges to the 2012 High Park fire and catastrophic 2013 flood with Sandra Ryan (US Forest Service) and Sara Rathburn. I am also involved in a project investigating the response of several alpine catchments in Italy to climate change in collaboration with Sara Rathburn and researchers in Italy.

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Education

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering - ETH Zurich
Switzerland, 2013

MSc, Geography - Durham University
UK, 2009

BSc, Geography - Durham University
UK, 2008