Georgina Bennett

Postdoctoral Research Associate, US Forest Service and Colorado State University




I am a geomorphologist interested sediment transfer, natural hazards and landscape change resulting from disturbances (e.g. deglaciation, climate change, tectonic uplift). To this end, I am particularly interested in the application of remote sensing as well as exploring the potential of simplified numerical models. In previous work I have investigated the evolution of ice-cored moraines at the foreland of a retreating glacier in Iceland, the response of landslides and debris flows to climate change in a Swiss mountain basin, and the response of earthflows (slow moving landslides) to tectonic uplift and climate change in northern California.
During my current postdoc at CSU and the US Forest Service, I am assessing the response of channels in the Colorado Front Range to an extreme flood in 2013. I am also involved in a project forecasting future debris flow hazard in an alpine catchment and continue to monitor earthflow activity in northern California from satellite imagery.

***In January 2017 I will start a lectureship (assistant professorship) in natural hazards in the Environmental Sciences department at University of East Anglia, UK***

***I have 2 new PhD studentship opportunities available starting October 2017. Please see Funding Opportunities for further details***


Georgina Bennett
US Forest Service
240 W Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Email: georgieb[at]

Office phone: (970)4981249

Affiliated websites

Environmental Sciences Department, University of East Anglia

CSU Fluvial Geomorphology Group website

Air, water and aquatic environments program, US Forest Service

UO Earth Surface Laboratory website

Hydrology and Water Resources Management, ETH Zurich