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Professor, Geomorphology
Year Started at JMU: 1998
Contact Info

Research Description
  • Frequency of landslides and catastrophic storms in the Appalachians
  • Sediment transport in river systems
  • Role of geology in controlling the availability of groundwater resources
  • GEOL 110: Physical Geology
  • GEOL 210: Applied Physical Geology
  • GEOL 340: Environmental Soil Science
  • GEOL 377: Earth Surface Processes
  • GEOL 399: Field Geology
  • PhD in Environmental Sciences, 1999, University of Virginia
  • MS in Geology, 1991, Southern Illinois University
  • BS in Geology, 1988, James Madison University
Select Publications
  • Sherwood, W.C., Hartshorn, A., and Eaton, L.S., 2010, Geology, Soils, and Land Use in the Eastern Blue Ridge and Western Piedmont of Central Virginia, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO.
  • Wieczorek, G.F., Eaton, L.S., Morgan, B.A., Wooten, R.M., and Morrissey, M., 2009, An examination of selected historical rainfall-induced debris-flow events within the central and southern Appalachian Mountains of the Eastern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1155, 25 p.
  • Kochel, R.C., Nickelsen, R.P., and Eaton, L.S., 2009, Catastrophic Middle Pleistocene Jökulhlaups in the Upper Susquehanna River: Distinctive Landforms from Breakout Floods in the Central Appalachians, Geomorphology, v. 110, p. 80-95.

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