Undergraduate research is fundamental to training the next generation of earth scientists. My research strives to drive students to complete excellent, publication ready research at the undergraduate level. In fact, I view undergraduate research as the perfect hybrid between teaching and research at a liberal arts school. Roughly 30% of students that work in my lab end up with a peer-reviewed publication in a well-regarded journal.
My research is broadly focused on post-glacial landscape evolution. Ongoing projects include:
- Anthropogenic impacts on fluvial systems in the North Carolina Piedmont including increased soil erosion in the past 200 years, increased sedimentation in local reservoirs, incision along streams, and increases in discharge associated with development.
- I am increasingly research active in the Blue Ridge Mountains including mapping of natural and anthropogenic terrace sequences.
- The timing of post-glacial terrace formation along the Rio Grande River in southern Colorado.
Funded student opportunities are often available. Talk to me to find out more. Google Scholar Page
My most recent publications include:
Eppes, M.C., Johnson, B.G., Describing soils in the field: a manual for geomorphologists, Treatise on Geomorphology, in press.
Stiefel, W.C.*, Cooley, S.C.*, Johnson, B.G., Increased colluvial hollow discharge and subsequent recovery after a low intensity wildfire in the Blue Ridge Mountains, USA, Hydrological Processes, 35, e13971, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13971
Johnson, B.G., Stream capture and the geomorphic evolution of Linville Gorge in the southern Appalachians, USA, Geomorphology, 368, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107360
Beeton, Jared, Johnson, Bradley, Geomorphology and Climate Change in the San Luis Valley, in The Geology, Ecology, and Human History of the San Luis Valley, University of Colorado Press, 2020.
Fulop, Emma*, Johnson, B.G., Keen-Zebert, A., A geochronology supported soil chronosequence for establishing the timing of shoreline parabolic dune stabilization, Catena, 178, 232-243, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2019.03.018
Spell, Rosalind*, Johnson, B.G. Anthropogenic alluvial sediments in North Carolina Piedmont gullies indicate swift geomorphic response to 18th century land-use practices, Physical Geography, 40: 6, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723646.2019.1574145