Dr. Derek Booth has integrated academic research, teaching, and private practice throughout his 30+ year career as a geomorphologist in the fields of river and glacier dynamics and deposits, landscape processes, and geologic hazards: first with the US Geological Survey and the Basin Planning Program for King County (Washington), as a full-time research professor at the University of Washington, and more recently with Stillwater Sciences. His work emphasizes the field-based collection and analysis of physical data that best reflect landscape conditions and watershed processes, particularly those that respond most strongly to human disturbance. He is presently the Senior Editor of the international scientific journal Quaternary Research and an Adjunct Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Education: Ph.D., Geological Sciences; M.S.,
B.A., Geology, University of California at Berkeley, 1978
B.A., English Literature
Certifications: Professional Geologist, State of Washington (License #195); State of California (License #8402); Professional Engineer (Civil), State of Washington (License #36876)