Alison M Anders

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Research Interests

I study interactions between climate, erosion and tectonics with a focus on orographic precipitation and anthropogenic influences on landscape evolution. Active areas of research include: 1) measurement and modeling of climatological precipitation patterns at scales from 1km – 100km, 2) characterization of erosion rates in areas of spatially variable precipitation, 3) analysis of sediment sources and fluxes in agricultural landscapes, and, 3) numerical landscape evolution modeling. Field areas include the Olympic Mountains of Washington State, the Western Ghats of India, the Swiss Alps, and the Midwestern United States.


  • Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle, WA


  • GEOL 107: Physical Geology
  • GEOL 401: Geomorphology

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3024 Natural History Bldg.

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Research Output 2002 2018

Critical transition in critical zone of intensively managed landscapes

Kumar, P., Le, P. V. V., Papanicolaou, A. N. T., Rhoads, B. L., Anders, A. M., Stumpf, A. J., Wilson, C. G., Bettis, E. A., Blair, N., Ward, A. S., Filley, T., Lin, H., Keefer, L. L., Keefer, D. A., Lin, Y-F., Muste, M., Royer, T. V., Foufoula-Georgiou, E. & Belmont, P., Jun 2018, In : Anthropocene. 22, p. 10-19 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

agricultural practice
arable land
soil water
glacial-interglacial cycle
residual soil

Geomorphic expression of the Illinois episode glaciation (marine isotope stage 6) in Illinois: Moraines, sublobes, subglacial lineations, and possible ice streaming

Grimley, D. A., Phillips, A. C., McKay, E. D. & Anders, A. M., Jan 30 2018, Special Paper of the Geological Society of America. Geological Society of America, p. 1-25 25 p. (Special Paper of the Geological Society of America; vol. 530).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

marine isotope stage
Last Glacial
glacial-interglacial cycle
Laurentide Ice Sheet
landscape evolution