Brendan Murphy

Assistant Professor



Office: TASC 2 


  • Ph.D. Geological Sciences (2016) The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S. Geology (2010) The College of William & Mary

Brendan is a physical watershed scientist, specializing in geomorphology. His research focuses on the physical and coupled ecological dynamics of river systems, and includes studies of climatic controls on landscape evolution, watershed-scale sediment dynamics, and modeling population responses to environmental disturbance. Brendan’s multidisciplinary work involves collaborations with ecologists and engineers, as well as regular engagement with natural resource managers. He has a particular interest in post-wildfire erosion and modeling the associated sediment-related risks to downstream assets, such as water supply reservoirs and aquatic habitat.

Further information on Brendan's research can be found on his website.



Future courses may be subject to change.