Glen Leverich was one of the invited speakers at the AGU Chapman Conference on "Source to Sink Systems Around the World and Through Time" held January 24-27, 2011 in Oxnard, California. Convened by Drs. Charles Nittrouer and Steven Kuehl, the conference was attended by renowned geoscientists who study the production, transfer, and burial of terrestrial and marine materials on the Earth surface. This event provided an excellent opportunity for these researchers—geologists, geomorphologists, hydrologists, sedimentologists, and oceanographers—to present and discuss their individual work for the purpose of enhancing our understanding of source-to-sink systems from a global perspective.
As part of this conference, Glen and Dr. Derek Booth planned and led a field trip through the Santa Clara River watershed to view locations with active sediment production, transfer, and dispersal. The field trip was co-organized with Drs. Jonathan Warrick, Brian Romans, and Kathleen Marsaglia. Stillwater has been working in the watershed for over five years, beginning with a floodplain restoration feasibility study and continuing with more focused studies of sediment transport and geomorphic evaluations in the upper watershed and tributaries, as well as assessing estuarine water quality conditions.
Posted on 2 February 2011