Group






Karl Wegmann
Ph.D.    Lehigh Univ., 2008
M.S.     Univ. of New Mexico, 1999
B.A.     Whitman College, 1996


I'm always interested in hearing from self-motivated students looking to join our research group. 

Please contact me or the students currently working with me for more information
karl_wegmann@ncsu.edu
office ph: +1-919-515-0380

This could be your office... well at least part of the year!


...and this is how you might commute to work...

PhD student Steve Smith Crossing the NF Quinault River






Current Graduate Students

Stephen G. Smith
Ph.D. student: 2012 - present
Research: Long-term record of seismically induced erosion preserved in Lake Quinault, Washington & Quantifying topographic relief since the late Miocene in the Hangay Mountains, central Mongolia

Gantulga Bayasgalan
Ph.D. student: 2013 - present
Research: Mongolia - Climatic and Tectonic Geomorphology of the Hangay Mountains, central Mongolia

John Wall
Ph.D. student 2013 - present
Research: Lidar geoarchaeology and sinkhole detection; co-advised by Dr. Del Bohnenstiehl (NCSU)
John's webpage

Matthew Morriss
M.S. student: 2013 - present
Research: Surficial Geology and Geomorphology of the Burnt River Corridor, eastern Oregon: Investigating Late Cenozoic Landscape Response to Snake River Downcutting

Catelyn Joyner
M.S. student: 2014 - present
Research: TBD; Co-advised by Dr. Elana Leithold (NCSU)

Current Undergraduate Students

Robert Lane           Geology major (2016) - Landslide Legion - Comparing gradients in hillslope sediment flux, precipitation, and rock uplift across the Olympic Mountains
Deanna Metivier     Geology major (2016) Landslide Legion - Comparing gradients in hillslope sediment flux, precipitation, and rock uplift across the Olympic Mountains
Hallie Nunamaker   Geology major (2016) - Using RockEval to quantify millpond legacy sediment stratigraphic sequences, Wake County, North Carolina
Catherine Opalka   Geology & Meteorology double major (2015) - Landslide Legion - Comparing gradients in hillslope sediment flux, precipitation, and rock uplift across the Olympic Mountains
Sharese Roberts    Geology & Science Education double major (2015) - Landslide Legion - Comparing gradients in hillslope sediment flux, precipitation, and rock uplift across the Olympic Mountains






Former Students: Where are they now?

     Graduate
  • Nathan Lyons (2014): Hillslope-Stream Coupling in Tectonically Active and Inactive Regions [PhD Dissertation].
    • Postdoctoral Researcher, Instituto de GeographíaUniversidad National Autónoma de México
  • Sean Gallen (2013): The Development of Topography in Ancient and Active Orogens: Case Studies of Landscape Evolution in the Southern Appalachians, USA and Crete, Greece [PhD Dissertation].
    • Research and Teaching Faculty - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mark Voli (2012):Tracing the Sources of Suspended Sediment Inputs to Falls Lake Reservoir, Neuse River, North Carolina [M.S. Thesis].
    • Watershed Scientist at Versar Inc, Columbia, MD
  • Robert Lewis (2011): The Lasting Impacts of Post-Colonial Agriculture and Water-Powered Milldams on Current Water Quality, Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolina [M.S. Thesis].
    • Hydrogeologist, Asheville, NC
    Undergraduate
  • Jennifer Cessna          2009         Graduate Student - Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
  • Joseph Kasperski        2010         Geologist - Golder Associates, Richmond, VA
  • Evan Riddle                2010         Graduate Student - Oregon State University
  • Kelly Johnson             2011         Graduate Student - Dept. of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, NC State University
  • John Mass                 2011         Geologist - AMEC Inc., Raleigh, NC
  • Julie Johnston            2011         Owner & Geologist - Johnston & Bowman Geologic Consulting, Olympia, WA
  • L. John Michaels         2011         Environmental Scientist, Albuquerque, NM
  • John DeDecker           2012         Graduate Student - Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • Nathan Simmons         2012         Geologist - O'Brien & Gere, Raleigh NC
  • Christopher Stanbery   2013         Graduate Student - Boise State University, ID