Primary Affiliation: Department of Watershed Sciences
- Director of Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab,
- Co-Director of Intermountain Center for River Rehabilitation and Restoration
- Faculty of Ecology Center
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.
complete list of scholarly contributions.