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Brian Yellen

Fellows Program Coordinator
Research Assistant Professor
UMass Amherst

Research Interests

I study catchment processes related to sediment and water movement at or near the earth’s surface. I am especially interested in the sedimentary and erosion signatures of extreme floods and how rivers interact with adjacent aquifers. My research informs water resource management, infrastructure planning, and fisheries management.


PhD - University of Massachusetts, Amherst. GeoSciences, 2016
MEd – University of Hawaii, Manoa. Teaching secondary science, 2008
BS – Brown University. Geology-Biology, 2006.


Department of Geosciences