Leonard Sklar

Adjunct Professor, School of Environmental Science

Email: leonard_sklar@sfu.ca



  • Ph.D.  Geology and Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley 2003
  • M.Sc.  Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 1990
  • B.Sc.   Applied Science, New York University 1989
  • B.Eng.   Civil Engineering, Cooper Union 1989


Leonard is a geologist and civil engineer, specializing in hillslope and fluvial geomorphology. He was a Professor in the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University 2017-2021 and Professor in the Department of Earth and Climate Science at San Francisco State University 2003-2017. Leonard's current research projects are investigating: controls on the size of sediment particles produced on hillslopes and supplied to rivers; influences of sediment size on landscape evolution, debris flow hazards, and aquatic habitat; bedrock river channel erosion; and the influence of living organisms on river sediment transport and bank erosion.