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Peter Goodwin, Ph.D.

Office: Center for Ecohydraulic Research College of Engineering Boise
Phone: 208-364-6164
Email: pgoodwin@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: College of Engineering
322 E. Front St., Suite 340
Boise, Idaho 83702

College of Engineering
Civil Engineering
DeVlieg Presidential Professor in Ecohydraulics and Professor of Civil Engineering

Campus Locations: Boise

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Ecological restoration and enhancement of river, wetland and estuarine systems
    • Simulation models for flood management, sediment management, geomorphic evolution and environmental management
  • Biography
    Peter Goodwin, the DeVlieg Presidential Professor in Ecohydraulics and professor of civil engineering, is recognized internationally for his research, with particular contributions in the field of sedimentation and the impact of river management on ecosystems.
    He is the founding and current director of the Center for Ecohydraulics Research at the University of Idaho, which he has developed into an internationally-recognized research center.

    He joined the University of Idaho in 1996, after earning his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.

    In his research, Dr. Goodwin has demonstrated a commitment to scholarship and education as an integral part of research. He is committed to developing the careers of other academics, and has provided support, advice and mentoring to people around the world.

    Dr. Goodwin is based in Boise.

    Professional Qualifications
    Civil Engineer (P.E.), California and Idaho
    Chartered Engineer (C. Eng.), United Kingdom
    European Ingenieur

    Professional Memberships
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    American Society of Engineering Education
    Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
    Institution of Civil Engineers (United Kingdom)
    International Association for Hydraulic Research

    Dr. Goodwin has taught undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses in fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, sediment transport, hydrology, aquatic ecosystem restoration and computational hydraulics.

  • Selected Publications

      Benjankar, R*., G. Egger, K. Jorde, P. Goodwin, N.F. Glenn, 2011.  Dynamic floodplain vegetation model development for the Kootenai River, USA. Journal of Env. Mngmt.

      Parkinson, S*., D. Caamaño, P. Goodwin and R. Benjankar*, 2011.  Field Evaluation of Pool Sustainability in Gravel Bed Rivers.  34th IAHR World Congress.  Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World.  Brisbane, Australia, June 26-July 1, 2011. 3706.

      + Sagar Neupane*, Erika Ottenbreit*, S.M. Helalur Rashid*, Joseph Wagenbrenner*, Peter Goodwin, Daniele Tonina and David R. Tuthill, Jr., 2011. Re-Building Consensus In The Henry’s Fork Watershed: A Technical And Social Case Study Leading To A Path Forward For The Henry’s Lake Outlet.  10th Annual River Restoration Northwest Symposium.  Session 8. Skamania Lodge, Washington.  Feb 1-3.

      Caamaño, D.*, P. Goodwin and J. Buffington, 2010.  Flow structure through pool-riffle sequences and a conceptual model for their sustainability in gravel-bed rivers.  River Res. Applic. 26: 1–13

      Caamaño, D*., Goodwin, P., Buffington, J.M., Liou, J.C., Daley-Laursen, S., 2009.  A unifying criterion for velocity reversal hypothesis in gravel-bed rivers. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. ASCE. 135(1). 66-70.

      + Tonina, D.*, C.H. Luce, S.R. Clayton*, S.M. Ali*, J.J. Barry*, B. Rieman,  P. Goodwin,  J.M. Buffington, C.E. Berenbrock*, 2008.. Hydrological Response to Timber Harvest in Northern Idaho: Implications for Channel Scour and Persistence of Salmonids. Hydrological Processes, 22.

      Bernhardt E.S., Palmer, M.A., , J.D. Allan,  G. Alexander*, K. Barnas*, S. Brooks*, J. Carr, S. Clayton*, C.N. Dahm, J. Follstad Shah*, D.L. Galat, S.Gloss, P.Goodwin, D.D. Hart, B. Hassett*, R. Jenkinson*, S. Katz, G.M. Kondolf, P.S. Lake, R. Lave, J.L. Meyer, T.K. O’Donnell, L. Pagano, B. Powell and E. Sudduth*, 2005.  Synthesizing U.S. River Restoration Efforts.  Science, 308, April 29, 636-637.

      *  denotes graduate student

      + denotes publication from graduate class

  • Outreach Projects
    • Red River Restoration Demonstration Project 
    • Simulation of flows and sediment transport in headwater systems 
    • Simulation of flow and water quality in the Tijuana Estuary 
    • A state-of-the-science review of Tidal Wetland Restoration with the ASCE Task Committee on Tidal Wetland Restoration 
    • Scientific adviser to several government agencies related to river and wetland management issues
    • Conference organizing committees for Hydroinformatics and ASCE Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference

    Current Professional Activities

    • Vice-President, 2007-present International Association for Hydraulic Research, 2003-2007
    • Science Board, Louisiana Coastal Action Plan (rebuilding the ecosystem and wetlands of coastal Louisiana post-Hurricane Katrina).
    • NSF CLEANER Science Plan Committee for CLEANER: 2005-06
    • Independent Science Board: CALFED San Francisco Bay-Delta Program (2005-present)
    • Scientific Steering Committee, Patagonia Ecosystems Research Center (CIEP). A multi-national research initiative for the sustainability of Patagonia, Chile (2005-present) with 12 countries currently participating.
  • Awards and Honors
    • Research Excellence Award, 2008. University of Idaho
    • Lemley International Individual Award for the Environment, 2007
    • Outstanding Faculty Award, 2006. College of Engineering, University of Idaho
    • Gledden Senior Fellowship, 2003
    • Fulbright Award, 2003-2004