Dr. Joseph Michael Wheaton
Joe Wheaton is an Assistant Professor at USU and a fluvial geomorphologist with over a decade of experience in river restoration. Joe runs the Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab in USU'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 Southhampton, 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 University (2009-present) where he teaches courses geomorphology, fluvial hydraulics, ecohydraulics, GIS, geomorphic change detection, and river restoration.
Current Graduate Students:
For List of Current Students see here
- WATS 4930/6920 - Advanced GIS & Spatial Analyses
- WATS 4631/6921 - GIS Research Projects
- WATS 6915 - GIS Fundamentals
- WATS 6215 - Graduate Student Induction Course
- WATS 6900 - Fluvial Hydraulics and Ecohydraulics
- WATS 6900 - Sediment Transport in Stream Assessment and Design
- WATS 6900 - Geomorphic Change Detection
- WATS 6900 - Partnering with Beaver in Restoration Design Workshop
For further description of courses Joe teaches see here
Prospective Graduate Students:
See here for current opportunities.