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Dr. Patrick Belmont

Dr. Patrick Belmont

Watershed Sciences

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Hours: By Appointment, Office Location: NR 322
Phone: 435-797-3794
Email: patrick.belmont@usu.edu

Biography

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Patrick received his PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Prior to coming to USU in 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Minnesota working with the National Center for Earth Surface Dynamics. His research combines hydrology and geomorphology with general interests in sediment dynamics and feedbacks between geomorphic and ecological systems. 

Specific research topics include:

  • watershed hydrology
  • sediment transport processes and geochemical fingerprinting
  • river channel and aquatic habitat changes in response to disturbance events and climate change
  • analysis of high resolution topography and bathymetric data
  • water quality metrics related to sediment

His PhD research focused on landscape evolution and aquatic ecology, studying the long-term sediment dynamics and landscape influences in stream ecosystems. During his postdoctoral research, he led a large collaborative project developing a sediment budget and morphodynamic sediment routing model for the Le Sueur River, southern Minnesota. At Utah State he continues to develop his research program in watershed hydrology, environmental geochemistry, and geomorphology. 

Current Post-docs and Graduate Students:
Karthik Kumarasamy – Research Scientist
Brendan Murphy – Postdoctoral Researcher
Sara Kelly - PhD Watershed Sciences
Mitchell Donovan - PhD Watershed Sciences
Adam Fisher - MS - Watershed Sciences 
Jabari Jones - MS Watershed Sciences
Jacob Stout - MS Watershed Sciences
Natalie Gillard - MS Watershed Sciences

Courses Taught:
WATS 4490/6490 Small Watershed Hydrology Fall
WATS 6491: Streamflow Analysis -Fall
WATS 3700 Fundamentals of Watershed Science -Spring
WATS 6260: Watershed Sciences Graduate Student Induction Course -Summer
WATS 6900: Sediment Transport in Stream Assessment and Design -Summer

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