James Pizzuto

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ProJ Pizzutofessor, Department of Geological Sciences

University of Delaware

James Pizzuto is a professor of geology at the University of Delaware. His focus is on fluvial geomorphology, with emphasis on sediment transport and human impacts on rivers and fluvial landforms. Recent studies focus on the effects of dams and dam removal on rivers, novel methods for measuring and modeling river bank erosion, documenting sediment residence times using fallout radionuclide tracers, and quantifying temporal scales of fine-grained sediment transport and storage through watersheds using sediment budget data and mathematical models. He received his Ph.D. in hydrogeology from the University of Minnesota in 1982, and B.A. in geology from Carleton College in 1975. Dr. Pizzuto is currently serving as the President of AGU’s Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group with a seat on the AGU Council.