Josh Roering, Department of Earth Sciences
Joshua "Josh" Roering is an expert on landslide processes and soil erosion and he uses field observations, laboratory experiments, computer models, and remote sensing to conduct his investigations. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences. His specialty is geomorphology, a discipline of geology that addresses the evolution of landscapes, including mountain building by tectonic and volcanic processes and erosion by rivers, glaciers, landslides, and other processes. Roering's research has led to fundamental insights on why many landscapes have an orderly appearance, with distinctive and evenly spaced valleys and ridges. He has also investigated the influence of land use practices, such as timber harvesting, on erosion and landscape dynamics.
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Slowing of landslide flows reflects California's drying climate (EurekAlert, June 1, 2016)
UO team opens window on landscape formation (Around the O, July 2, 2015)
As scientists examine landslide, questions about logging's potential role (National Geographic, April 4, 2014)
Investigation into causes of Oso landslide underway (Nature World News, April 1, 2014)