Eitan Shelef

  • Associate Director, Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geology & Environmental Science

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • M.Sc. Geology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • B.Sc. Geology and Environmental Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Interest Summary

Geomorphology with a focus on hydrology and climate change

Research Interests

My research program studies the multi-scale interactions between geomorphology, climate, hydrology, and tectonics using a combination of field methods, process-based models, topographic analysis, and geospatial statistics. Research projects typically start with field observations, air photos, and topographic data that inspire hypotheses. We then use numerical and analytical models to quantitatively explore these hypotheses, and apply field-work-based, topographic, and statistical analyses to test model consistency with natural processes and forms. Our current research activities focus on linking climate-change with hillslope and riverine processes in Arctic regions, modeling of landscape evolution by various types of erosive processes, and deciphering environmental information from the geometry of channel networks.