New group members

Two new people joined the group this fall. Kristin Chilton joined as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow who will be looking at how the orientation of fracture planes in bedrock channels influences plucking, and ultimately, bedrock erosion rates. Kristin did her PhD here at VT on the topic of lithology effects on landscape evolution with Jim Spotila. Kristis’s co-postdoc supervisor is Charlie Shobe from WVU. Maureen Fuller also starts this fall on her MS research. She’s working to better understand stability of, and sedimentation within, raised fish nest created by Bluehead Chubs in Tom’s Creek

Kristin Chilton – NSF Postdoc (left) and Maureen Fuller – MS student (right)