Dr. Patrick Belmont
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.
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