sedimentary systems lab
college of arts + sciences · department of geological sciences


  • Peer-reviewed publications.
    * Indicates student or post-doc author advised by Edmonds.
  • Millard, C., Hajek, E., Edmonds, DA, Evaluating controls on crevasse-spay size: Implications for floodplain-basin filling, Journal of Sedimentary Research, in review.
  • 31. *Moron, S., Edmonds, D.A., Amos, K. 2016. The role of floodplain width and alluvial bar growth as a precursor for the formation of anabranching rivers, Geomorphology. DOI
  • 30. Rossi, V.M., Kim, W., Lopez, J.L., Edmonds, D.A., Geleynse, N., Olariu, C., Steel, R., Hiatt, M. and Passalacqua, P. 2016. Impact of tidal currents on delta-channel deepening, stratigraphic architecture and sediment bypass beyond the shoreline. Geology. DOI
  • 29. Edmonds, D.A., Hajek, E.A., *Downton, N. and Bryk, A. 2016. Avulsion flow-path selection on rivers in foreland basins. Geology. DOI
  • 28. *David, S.R., Edmonds, D.A. and Letsinger, S. 2016. Controls on the occurrence and prevalence of floodplain channels in meandering rivers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms DOI
  • 27. 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. 2016. Co-evolution of wetland landscapes, flooding and human settlement in the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain. Sustainability Science 1-21. DOI
  • 26. Tejedor, A., Longjas, A., *Caldwell, R.C., Edmonds, D.A., Zaliapin, I. and Foufoula-Georgiou, E. 2016. Quantifying the signature of sediment composition on the topologic and dynamic complexity of river delta channel networks and inferences towards delta classification. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43. DOI
  • 25. *Nardin, W., Edmonds, D.A. and Fagherazzi, S. 2016. Influence of vegetation on spatial patterns of sediment deposition in deltaic islands during flood. Advances in Water Resources. DOI
  • 24. Sawyer, A.H., Edmonds, D.A. and Knights, D. 2015. Surface water-groundwater connectivity in deltaic distributary channel networks. Geophys. Res. Lett. 42. DOI
  • 23. *Nijhuis, A., Edmonds, D.A., *Caldwell, R.L., Cederberg, J.A., Slingerland, R.L., Best, J.L., Parsons, D.R. and Robinson, R.A.J. 2015. Fluvio-deltaic avulsions during relative sea-level fall. Geology 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. 2015. Dynamics of river mouth deposits. Review of Geophysics. DOI
  • 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 Link
  • 20. Liang, M.L., Geleynse,N.G., Edmonds, D.A. and Passalacqua, P.P. 2015. A reduced-complexity model for river delta formation: Part II – Validation of the flow routing scheme. Earth Surface Dynamics 3.1:87-104
  • 19. *Nardin, W. and Edmonds, D.A. 2014. Optimal vegetation height for sedimentation in deltaic freshwater marshes, Nature Geoscience 7(10):722-726 DOI
  • 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. 2014. 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. and 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 39:1175–1178. DOI
  • 8. Paola, C., Twilley, R., Edmonds, D.A., Kim, W., Mohrig, D., Parker, G., Viparelli, E. and 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. and Paola, C. 2010. Delta Allometry: Growth Laws for River Deltas. Geophysical Research Letters 37:L21430. DOI.
  • 6. Edmonds, D.A., Slingerland, R.L., Best, J., Parsons, D. and Smith, N. 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 Slingerland, R.L. 2010. Significant effect of sediment cohesion on delta morphology. Nature-Geoscience 3:105–109. DOI.
  • 4. Edmonds, D.A., Hoyal, D., Sheets, B. and Slingerland, R. 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 Slingerland, R.L. 2008. Stability of delta distributary networks and their bifurcations. Water Resources Research 44:W09426. DOI.
  • 1. Edmonds, D.A. and Slingerland, R.L. 2007. Mechanics of river mouth bar formation: Implications for the morphodynamics of delta distributary networks. Journal of Geophysical Research 112:F02034. DOI


Dr. Doug Edmonds
Indiana University
Department of Geological Sciences
Room G425
1001 E. 10th St.
Bloomington IN 47405