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*David, S.R., Edmonds, D.A., and Letsinger, S., Mapping Floodplain Topography; Implications for Morphodynamics of Floodplains and their Channel Networks, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (in review).

Twilley, R.T., Bentley, S.J., Chen, Q.J., Edmonds, D.A., Hagen, S.C., Lam, N., Willson, C.S., Xu, K., Braud, D., and Peale, H.R., Co-evolution of wetland landscapes, flooding and human settlement in the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain, Sustainability Science (in review).

Sawyer, A.H., Edmonds, D.A., and Knights, D., Surface water-groundwater interactions in river-dominated deltas, Geophysical Research Letters

*Moron, S, Edmonds, DA, Amos, K, A new explanation for the origin of anabranching rivers based on alluvial bar theory, Geophysical Research Letters, (in review)

*Nardin, W., Edmonds, D.A., and Fagherazzi, S., Feedbacks between vegetation and sediment fluxes in deltaic islands during flood, Advances in Water Resources (in review)

23. *Nijhuis, A., Edmonds, DA., *Caldwell, RL, Cederberg, JA, Slingerland, RL, Best, JL, Parsons, DR, and Robinson, RAJ, Fluvio-deltaic avulsions during relative sea-level fall, Geology (in press) DOI

22. Fagherazzi, S. Edmonds, D.A., Nardin, W., Leonardi, N., Canestreslli, A., Falcini, F., Jerolmack, D., Mariotti, G., Rowland, J.C., and Slingerland, R.L., Dynamics of river mouth deposits, Review of Geophysics (in press).

21. Burpee A.P., Slingerland, R.L., Edmonds, D.A., Parsons, D., Best, J., Cederberg, J., McGuffin, A., *Caldwell, R.L., *Nijhuis, A., and Royce, J., (2015) Grain size control on the morphology and stratigraphy of river-dominated deltas, Journal of Sedimentary Research DOI

20. Liang, M.L., N.G. Geleynse, D.A. Edmonds, and P.P. Passalacqua, (2015) A reduced-complexity model for river delta formation: Part II – Validation of the flow routing scheme, Earth Surface Dynamics 3.1, p. 87-104

19. *Nardin, W., and Edmonds, D.A., (2014) Optimal vegetation height for sedimentation in deltaic marshes, Nature Geoscience, v. 7, no. 10, p. 722-726.

18. *Caldwell, R.C., and Edmonds, D.A., (2014) A numerical modeling study of the effect of sediment properties on delta process and morphology JGR-Earth Surface. DOI

17. Hajek, E.A., and Edmonds, D.A., (2014) Is river avulsion style controlled by floodplain morphodynamics? Geology. DOI

16. Canestrelli, A., Nardin, W., Edmonds, D.A., Fagherazzi, S., and Slingerland R.L., (2014) Importance of frictional effects and jet instability on the morphodyanmics of river mouth bars and levees JGR-Oceans, 119. DOI

15. Edmonds, D.A. and Caldwell, R.C., (in press) River Delta Processes and Shapes, Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, ed. Y.Q. Wang.

14. Nardin, W., Mariotti, G., Edmonds, D.A., Guerico, R., and Fagherazzi, S., (2013), Growth of river mouth bars in sheltered bays in the presence of frontal waves, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 118, 872–886. DOI

13. Snyder, N.P., Nesheim, A.O., Wilkins, B.C., and Edmonds, D.A., (2012) Predicting grain size in gravel-bedded rivers using digital elevation models: application to paraglacial watersheds in Maine, Geological Society of America Bulletin DOI        

12. Edmonds, D.A. (2012) Restoration Sedimentology, Nature Geoscience,  5 (11): 758 DOI

11. Edmonds, D. A., (2012) Stability of backwater influenced bifurcations: a study of the Mississippi-Atchafalaya bifurcation. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L08402. DOI.

10. Edmonds, D. A., Paola, C., Hoyal, D., Sheets, B. (2011) Metrics to quantify the morphology of river deltas and their channel networks. Journal of Geophysical Research—Earth Surface. DOI

9. Edmonds, D.A., Shaw, J., and Mohrig, D., (2011) Topset-dominated deltas: a new model for river delta stratigraphy, Geology, 39, p. 1175–1178. DOI

8. Paola, C., Twilley, R., Edmonds, D. A., Kim, W., Mohrig, D., Parker, G., Viparelli, E., Voller, V. (2011) Natural Processes in Delta Restoration: Application to the Mississippi Delta. Annual Reviews of Marine Science, 25.

7. Wolinsky, M., Edmonds, D. A., Martin, J., Paola, C. (2010). Delta Allometry: Growth Laws for River Deltas. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L21430. DOI.

6. Edmonds, D.A., R.L. Slingerland, J. Best, D. Parsons, N. Smith (2010), The response of river-dominated delta networks to permanent changes in river discharge, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L12404. DOI

5. Edmonds, D. A., and R. L. Slingerland (2010), Significant effect of sediment cohesion on delta morphology, Nature-Geoscience, 3, 105–109. DOI.

4. Edmonds, D.A., D. Hoyal, B. Sheets, and R. Slingerland (2009), Predicting delta avulsions: Implications for coastal wetland restoration, Geology, 37, 759–762. DOI.

3. Smith, N.D., Perez-Arlucea, M., Edmonds, D.A., and Slingerland, R.L., (2009) Elevation adjustments of paired natural levees during flooding of the Saskatchewan River, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI

2. Edmonds, D. A., and R. L. Slingerland (2008), Stability of delta distributary networks and their bifurcations, Water Resources Research, 44, W09426. DOI.

1. Edmonds, D. A., and R. L. Slingerland (2007), Mechanics of river mouth bar formation: Implications for the morphodynamics of delta distributary networks, Journal of Geophysical. Research, 112, F02034. DOI