Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Joel P Johnson

Joel P Johnson
Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: joelj@jsg.utexas.edu
Work: +1 512 232 5288
Office: EPS 3.136
Mailcode: C9000

Dr. Joel Johnson's research focuses on quantifying active surface processes on hillslopes and in fluvial channels, in order to relate active surface processes to the evolution of topography over both short and long timescales. Common themes include understanding feedbacks in complex geomorphic systems, interpreting relationships between landscape process and form, and separating signatures of external forcing from internal system dynamics. Research topics include quantifying how climate gradients and bedrock properties influence topographic development, understanding controls on tsunami and storm surge deposition, and constraining feedbacks between sediment transport rates, sediment sorting and the evolution of bed roughness in mountain rivers.

For more information, see my other website: http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/johnson-geomorphology/

Areas of Expertise

Process geomorphology, feedbacks between channel morphology and hydrology and sediment transport, landscape sensitivity to climate and lithology, bedrock river erosion, flash floods, arroyo erosion, canyon formation, environmental monitoring and sensor networks, laboratory flume experimentation, numerical modeling, tsunami sediment transport and deposition.


Research Locations



Postdocs

Yael Storz-Peretz, 2016 - 2016, University of Texas at Austin; Ben Gurion University of the Negev


Graduate Students

Paul J Southard (Supervisor)

Juliana Spector, M.S., 2017 (Supervisor)
University of Texas at Austin

Emily Marino, M.S., 2017 (Supervisor)
University of Texas at Austin

Brendan Murphy, Ph.D., 2016 (Supervisor)
University of Texas at Austin

Kealie Goodwin Pretzlav, Ph.D., 2016 (Supervisor)
University of Texas at Austin

Lindsay Olinde, Ph.D., 2015 (Supervisor)
University of Texas at Austin

Megan Ferre, M.A., 2015 (Supervisor)
University of Texas at Austin

Alexander Aronovitz, M.S., 2012 (Supervisor)
University of Texas at Austin


YearSemesterCourse
2019Fall GEO 291 Geomorphol/Surface Procs Smnr
2019Fall GEO 271C Geomorphol/Surface Procs Smnr
2019Fall GEO 145E Professional Ethics In Geosci
2019Spring GEO 385Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2019Spring GEO 171C Jackson Scholars Seminar
2019Spring GEO 365Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2019Spring GEO 302E Earth, Wind, And Fire
2018Fall GEO 145E Professional Ethics In Geosci
2018Fall GEO 271T Earth Surface Seminar
2018Fall GEO 291 Earth Surface Seminar
2018Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Geological Sciences
2018Spring GEO 385Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2018Spring GEO 365Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2018Spring GEO 302E Earth, Wind, And Fire
2017Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Geological Sciences
2017Spring GEO 385Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2017Spring GEO 365Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2017Spring GEO 302E Earth, Wind, And Fire
2016Fall GEO 291 Geomorphology Seminar
2016Fall GEO 271C Geomorphology Seminar
2016Spring GEO 385Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2016Spring GEO 365Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2016Spring GEO 420K Intro To Field And Strat Meths
2015Fall GEO 394 Rsch In Geological Sciences
2015Fall GEO 291 Geomorphology Seminar
2015Fall GEO 271C Geomorphology Seminar
2015Spring GEO 302E Earth, Wind, And Fire
2015Spring GEO 365Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2015Spring GEO 385Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2015Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Geomorphology
2014Fall GEO 394 Rsch In Geomorphology
2014Fall GEO 291 Geomorphology Seminar
2014Fall GEO 271C Geomorphology Seminar
2014Spring GEO 394 Rsch In Geomorphology
2014Spring GEO 385Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2014Spring GEO 365Q Geomorphology Process & Form
2014Spring GEO 420K Intro To Field And Strat Meths