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Elowyn Yager, Ph.D., P.G.

Elowyn Yager, Ph.D., P.G.

Professor | Co-Director, Center for Ecohydraulics Research


Center for Ecohydraulics Research



Mailing Address

Center for Ecohydraulics Research
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
322 E. Front St., Suite 340
University of Idaho
Boise, Idaho 83702

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of California at Berkeley, 2006
  • B.A., Geology, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, 1998

  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Sediment transport
  • River restoration
  • Channel evolution
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Turbulence
  • Hillslope and post-fire erosion

Elowyn Yager joined the Center of Ecohydraulics Research and the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in the Fall of 2007. Her research interests focus on gaining a mechanistic understanding of the interactions between flow turbulence, sediment transport and river morphology. She uses field and laboratory experiments to elucidate the processes that control flow and sediment flux on hillslopes and in river channels. This knowledge is then used to improve predictions of flow and sediment flux throughout river systems. An understanding of sediment transport is particularly important in areas impacted by increased fire severity and human activities (e.g. logging, grazing, mining, dam removal or construction). She also has research projects on river restoration and post-fire hillslope erosion.

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Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 102

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Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022

Phone: 208-885-6782