Karen Gran

Dept. of Geological Sciences

University of Minnesota, Duluth

1114 Kirby Dr.

Duluth, MN 55812


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I am a fluvial geomorphologist, which means I spend a lot of time in rivers, thinking about rivers, and enjoying rivers.  My research focuses on how rivers respond to change from Holocene-scale post-glacial evolution to century-scale anthropogenic land use changes to decadal-scale post-eruption landscape recovery.


GEOL 1042: Natural Disasters & Civilization

GEOL 1110: Geology & Earth Systems (class website – internal only)

GEOL 3210: Geomorphology (class website – internal only)

GEOL 4550: Tectonic Geomorphology (class website – internal only)

GEOL 5260: Fluvial Geomorphology (class website – internal only)

Research Links

          National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED)

Natural Resources Research Institute – Center for Water and the Environment

Fluvial Recovery at Mount Pinatubo

Le Sueur River sediment budget

Little Fork River geomorphic assessment

Riparian Vegetation in Braided Rivers:
                Sedimentology Group at University of Minnesota
                St. Anthony Falls Laboratory  

Mountain Drainage Basin Research Group at University of Washington

Related Links

University of Minnesota Duluth Dept. of Geological Sciences

University of Washington Dept. of Earth & Space Sciences

University of Minnesota Dept. of Geology & Geophysics

Carleton College Geology Dept.

Copy of my CV

Send me mail: kgran at d.umn.edu