Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
University of British Columbia, 1995, BSc, Honours
McGill University, 1999, MSc
University of British Columbia, 2004, PhD


I am a fluvial geomorphologist interested in how rivers respond to landuse and environmental changes. My research group is conducting laboratory experiments and field studies as part of a larger effort to improve our understanding of stream channel (in)stability, fish habitat and bed material transport. In particular, we are focussing on the influence of disturbances such as forest fire on channel morphodynamics, the effect of large wood on sediment transport dynamics and the influence of hydropower generation on stream channel processes. I am also interested in the broader set of processes controlling landscape characteristics.


TAMMINGA, A. and EATON, B. C. 2018 ‘Linking geomorphic change due to floods to spatial hydraulic habitat dynamics’ Ecohydrology 11(8)

DAVIDSON, S. L. and EATON, B. C. 2018 ‘Beyond Regime: A Stochastic Model of Floods, Bank Erosion, and Channel Migration’ Water Resources Research 54(9), 6282-6298

MACKENZIE, L., EATON, B. C. and CHURCH, M. A. 2018 ‘Breaking from the average: Why large grains matter in gravel‐bed streams’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43(15), 3190-3196



MACKENZIE, L. and EATON, B. C. 2017 ‘Large grains matter: contrasting bed stability and morphodynamics during two nearly identical experiments’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(8), 1287-1295

EATON, B. C., MACKENZIE, L., JAKOB, M., and WEATHERLY, H. 2017 ‘Assessing erosion hazards due to floods on fans: physical modelling and application to engineering challenges’ Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 143(8)

EATON, B. C. and MILLAR, R. G. 2017 ‘Predicting gravel bed river response to environmental change using a physically based model’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(6), 994-1008



HUGUE, F., LAPOINTE, M. F., EATON, B. C., and LEPOUTRE, A. 2016 ‘Satellite based remote sensing of running water habitats at large, Riverscape scales: a new tool to analyze habitat heterogeneity for river ecosystem management’ Geomorphology 253, 353–369

MCPARLAND, D., EATON, B. C., and ROSENFELD, J. 2016 ‘At-a-station hydraulic geometry simulator’ River Res. Applic. 32(3), 399–410 doi: 10.1002/rra.2851



DAVIDSON, S. L., MACKENZIE, L., and EATON, B. C. 2015 ‘Large wood transport and jam formation in a series of flume experiments’ Water Resources Research 51(12), 10065-10077

DAVIDSON, S. L. and EATON, B. C. 2015 ‘Simulating riparian disturbance: Reach scale impacts on aquatic habitat in gravel bed streams’ Water Resources Research 51(9), 7590-7607

TAMMINGA, A., EATON, B. C., and HUGENHOLTZ, C. 2015 ‘UAS-based remote sensing of fluvial change following an extreme flood event’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 40(11), 1464-1476

TAMMINGA, A., HUGENHOLTZ, C., EATON, B., and LAPOINTE, M. 2015 ‘Hyperspatial Remote Sensing of Channel Reach Morphology and Hydraulic Fish Habitat Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)’ River Res. Applic. 31, 379-391



WHITEHEAD, K., HUGENHOLTZ, C. H., MYSHAK, S., BROWN, O., LECLAIR, A., TAMMINGA, A., and EATON, B. C. 2014 ‘Remote sensing of the environment with small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), part 2: scientific and commercial applications’ Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems 2(3), 86-102


Winter 2019

GEOB206 Geomorphic Processes and Hazards Sections

Earth surface processes shaping the landscape; identification of hazards and hazardous areas associated with these processes; introduction to techniques for measurement and analysis at various spatial and time scales; field trips are required.

Winter 2019

GEOB500 Contemporary Research Trends in Physical Geography Sections