Elowyn Yager, Ph.D.
College of Engineering
Campus Locations: Boise
Department of Civil Engineering
Ph.D. in Geology from University of California at Berkeley, 2006
B.A. in Geology from State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, 1998
Dr. Yager joined the Center of Ecohydraulics Research and the Department of Civil Engineering in the Fall of 2007.
Her research interests focus on gaining a mechanistic understanding of the interactions between flow turbulence, sediment transport and river morphology. She uses field and laboratory experiments to elucidate the processes that control flow and sediment flux on hillslopes and in river channels. This knowledge is then used to improve predictions of flow and sediment flux throughout river systems. An understanding of sediment transport is particularly important in areas impacted by increased fire severity and human activities (e.g. logging, grazing, mining, dam removal, or construction).
Dr. Yager is actively collaborating with researchers at Arizona State University, University of California, Berkeley, and the Swiss Institute WSL.
Personal webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/emyager/home
- E.M. Yager (Invited, in review), Chapter 9.3.3 Bed entrainment and pavement, Elsevier Treatise on Geomorphology, edited by Ellen Wohl.
- E.M. Yager, J. Turowski, D. Rickenmann and B.W. McArdell (in revision), The impact of high magnitude, low frequency flow events on channel grain size and morphology, Natural Hazards.
- B.T. Yuill*, M.H. Nichols, E.M. Yager (2010), Coarse bed material patch evolution in low-order, ephemeral streams, Catena.
- J. Turowski, E. Yager, A. Badoux, D. Rickenmann, P. Molnar (2009), The impact of exceptional events on erosion, bedload transport and channel stability in a step-pool channel, Earth Surface Landforms and Processes.
- Yager, E.M, J.W. Kirchner, and W.E. Dietrich, (2007), Calculating bedload transport in steep, boulder-bed channels, Water Resources Research, 43, W07418, doi:10.1029/2006WR005432.
- Perron, J. T., M. P. Lamb, C. D. Koven, I. Y. Fung, E. Yager, and M. Ádámkovics (2006), Valley formation and methane precipitation rates on Titan, J. Geophys. Res., 111, E11001, doi:10.1029/2005JE002602.
- Prediction and measurement of sediment transport rates in steep, mountain channels.
- The influence of emergent vegetation on turbulence, sediment flux and channel morphology.
- The effects of sediment supply on sediment patch dynamics and aquatic habitat.
- The impact of climate change and fire on sediment production on hillslopes, river morphology and aquatic habitat.
- NSF-CAREER Award, 2009-2014
- The Berkeley Fellowship, 1998-2001. University of California
- Dean's Outstanding Senior in Science and Mathematics, 1998. State University of New York at Buffalo