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.


NAMAN, S. M., ROSENFELD, J. S., JORDISON, E., KUZYK, M. and EATON, B. C. 2020 ‘Exploitation of Velocity Gradients by SympatricStream Salmonids: Basic Insights and Implications for Instream Flow Management’ North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40(2), 320-329

BOOKER​, W. and EATON, B. C. 2020 ‘Stabilising large grains in self-forming steep channels’ Earth Surface Dynamics 8(1), 51–67 10.5194/esurf-8-51-2020

DE REGO, K.​, LAUER, J. W., EATON, B. C. and HASSAN, M. 2020 ‘A decadal-scale numerical model for wandering, cobble-bedded rivers subject to disturbance’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(4), 912– 927



EATON, B. C., MOORE, R. D. and ​MACKENZIE, L. G​. 2019 ‘Percentile-based grain size distribution analysis tools (GSDtools)–estimating confidence limits and hypothesis tests for comparing two samples’ Earth Surface Dynamics 7(3), 789-806 10.5194/esurf-7-789-2019

NAMAN, S., ROSENFELD, J., NEUSWANGER, J. and EATON, B. C. 2019 ‘Comparing correlative and bioenergetics-based habitat suitability models for drift-feeding fishes’ Freshwater Biology ​64​(9), 1613-1626



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


Winter 2019
No GEOB course(s) were found for W2019 term.Winter 2019
No GEOB course(s) were found for W2019 term.