David Lawson Adams
Pursuing a Universitas 21 Joint PhD between the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Melbourne (UoM)
Hometown: Mt Evelyn, Australia
Research Area: Water, Ice, Landscapes (Fluvial geomorphology)
Supervisors: Brett Eaton (UBC) and Ian Rutherfurd (UoM)
Degrees: BEnv(Hons), University of Melbourne
Entry Date: 2017
Research Statement: My doctoral research concerns the behaviour of steep, gravel-bedded rivers. In nature, measuring river processes is challenging, and subsequently, I aim to reproduce these processes using scaled physical models. Combining remote sensing, hydraulic modelling, and statistics, I develop novel analyses that explicate process feedbacks that give rise to river behaviour.
Adams, D.L. & Eaton, B.C. (2022) A comparison of 1D and 2D bedload transport functions under high excess shear stress conditions in laterally constrained gravel-bed rivers: a laboratory study. Earth Surface Dynamics 10, pp. 895-907.
Adams, D.L. (2021) Morphodynamics of an erodible channel under varying discharge. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 46(12), pp. 2414-2420.
Adams, D.L. & Zampiron, A. (2020) Short communication: Multiscalar drag decomposition in fluvial systems using a transform-roughness correlation (TRC) approach. Earth Surface Dynamics 8, pp. 1039—1051.
Adams, D.L. (2020) Towards bed state morphodynamics in gravel-bed rivers. Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment 44(5), pp. 700—726.