Earth & Planetary Sciences

How does the orientation of a hillslope affect the types of soils forming on those slopes? How is this linked to the types of vegetation growing on those slopes and the geological processes that shape hillslopes? (Mentor: Les McFadden/McFadden Lab)

How do soils in the landscapes of this area reflect the different ages of different parts of the landscape, such as fluvial terraces and alluvial fans? (Mentor: Les McFadden/McFadden Lab)