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Joe Wheaton

Joe Wheaton

Watershed Sciences

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: NR 360 - By appointment
IconPhone: (435) 554-1247

Educational Background

PhD, Geography, University of Southampton, Southhampton, United Kingdom, 2008
MS, Hydrologic Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, 2003
BS, Hydrology, University of California, Davis, California, 2002


Physical aspects of rivers and streams as well as feedbacks with the biota that occupy them


Dr. Wheaton is a fluvial geomorphologist with over a decade of experience in river restoration. He runs the Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab and is a leader in the monitoring and modeling of riverine habitats and watersheds. He is the co-director of the Intermountain Center for River Rehabilitation & Restoration. Dr. Wheaton teaches courses in geomorphology, fluvial hydraulics, ecohydraulics, GIS, geomorphic change detection, and river restoration.