Andrew D. Wickert

Earth & Environmental Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2020
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Earth-Surface Response to Climate and Land-Use Change

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Increasingly frequent large storm events produce floods and landslides. These widen rivers, modify flood hazards, and reshape landscapes across Minnesota and around the world. Andrew Wickert links field observations, open-source sensor development, and physical experiments to develop comprehensive theory and numerical models that predict how changes in both climate and land use impact landscape stability. Through this, he works to explain the geological origins of our present landscape and inform sustainable land management into the future.