Graduate research opportunities in fluvial geomorphology at CU Boulder
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States
Apply before: 1 December 2023

I am looking for graduate students to join my fluvial geomorphology research group ( at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Department of Geography beginning Summer or Fall 2024. I have multiple projects with graduate research assistant support, including 1) assessing the impact of human modifications to river corridors on floodplain carbon storage across regions using fieldwork, laboratory analyses, and geospatial modeling; 2) estimating watershed-scale storage of water and sediment due to beaver activity using field data and modeling approaches (in collaboration with Dr. Joel Sholtes at CU-Boulder/Colorado Mesa University); and 3) determining river corridor response to low head dam removal in high-gradient streams using fieldwork and morphodynamic modeling (in collaboration with Dr. Charlie Shobe ( at the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station (, with a start date of Summer 2024).

The deadline to apply to the CU Boulder Geography graduate program is December 1st, and details on applying can be found here ( Note that projects may be suitable for either a masters or PhD level student, but the Geography department requires a masters degree for acceptance into the PhD program. Our research group and department are committed to creating an equitable, supportive, and inclusive environment. Interested applicants should visit my website ( and send a CV and a general description of background/interests to


Katherine B. Lininger, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
University of Colorado at Boulder
GUGG 201G, 260 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0260
Traditional Territories of the Arapaho, Cheyenne and Ute Nations

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group