Joel Sholtes

Joel Sholtes
PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University

Rivers are formative in both how they shape the landscape and interact with human and ecological communities that live in or near them. Understanding what drivers (flow and sediment) influence the form of different rivers is a fundamental and ongoing question in river science and management, which I am exploring. I am pursuing a PhD in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at CSU where I study how different ranges of flows (common to infrequent) balance sediment inputs in coarse and fine bedded rivers. A number of tools help me investigate this question including theoretical relationships between flow frequencies and sediment movement in rivers, as well as data-driven analyses of flow and sediment movement relationships on rivers across the U.S. 

Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2014-2015
Other Affiliations: 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering