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Dr. Joe Wheaton

Job Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Affiliation: Department of Watershed Sciences
Secondary Affiliations:

Utah State University
Watershed Sciences Department
5210 Old Main Hill, NR 210
Logan UT 84322-5210

Office:  NR 360
Office Phone: 435-554-1247

Personal Website
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Curriculum Vitae



Refer to Joe's website for a description of Joe's Research Interests.


Joe Wheaton is an Assistant Professor at Utah State University and a fluvial geomorphologist with over a decade of experience in river restoration, including working with beaver in restoration. Joe runs the Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab in Utah State University's Department of Watershed Science 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. He worked four years in consulting engineering before completing his B.S. in Hydrology (2002, UC Davis), an M.S. in Hydrologic Sciences (2003, UC Davis), and a Ph.D. in Geography (2008, University of Southampton, UK). He worked as a lecturer in Physical Geography (University of Wales 2006-08), Research Assistant Professor in Geology (Idaho State University, 2008-09) before becoming an Assistant Professor at Utah State Univeristy (2009-present) where he teaches courses on  geomorphology, fluvial hydraulics, ecohydraulics, GIS, geomorphic change detection, and river restoration.

Scholarly Contributions

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