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Dylan Ward

Dylan Ward
Ward's Research
Department of Geology
Assistant Professor
Process Geomorphology
Numerical Modeling

Dr. Ward studies the physical and chemical evolution of landscapes. He uses numerical computer models to understand how distinctive landforms emerge from the interaction between climate and the diversity of materials found at the Earth’s surface. He also uses a variety of tools such as cosmogenic dating and thermochronometry to establish the pace of landscape development. Areas of specialty include glacial and fluvial geomorphology, but he also pursues research on tectonic geomorphology and on the effects of material properties (i.e., rock type) on geomorphic processes. Dr. Ward maintains a keen interest in escarpments developed in layered rock as natural laboratories for the study of transient landscapes. He currently performs research throughout the western United States, to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Chilean Andes.

QARG Publications
Ward, D.J., R.S. Anderson, and P.J. Haeussler (2012), Scaling the Teflon Peaks: Rock type and the generation of extreme relief in the glaciated western Alaska Range. Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Surface, 117, F01031, DOI:10.1029/2011JF002068.

Ward D.J., M.M. Berlin, and R.S. Anderson (2011), Sediment dynamics below retreating cliffs. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.2129.