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Faculty Image Andrew C. Wilcox
Office: CHCB 357
Phone: (406) 243-4761
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Curriculum Vita: View/Download CV


Current Position:

Associate Professor

Field Of Study:



Process Geomorphology

Fluvial Geomorphology

Fundamentals of Graduate Research

Advanced Topics in Geomorphology


Ph.D., Geosciences, Colorado State University, 2005

M.S., Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley, 1996

B.A., History, Stanford University, 1992


Director, University of Montana Center for Riverine Science and Stream Renaturalization

Selected Publications:

Wilcox, A.C., J. Major, and J. O’Connor. 2014. “Rapid reservoir erosion, hyperconcentrated flow, and downstream deposition triggered by breaching of 38 m tall Condit Dam, White Salmon River, Washington.” Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 119, DOI: 10.1002/2013JF003073.

Wilcox, A.C., A.A. Wade and E.G. Evans. 2014. “Drainage events from a glacier-dammed lake, Bear Glacier, Alaska: Remote sensing and field observations.” Geomorphology 220: 41–49, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.05.025.

Hyde, K., A.C. Wilcox, K. Jensco, S. Woods. 2014. “Effects of vegetation disturbance by fire on channel initiation thresholds.” Geomorphology 214:84-96, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.03.013

Evans, E. and A. C. Wilcox. 2014. “Fine-sediment infiltration dynamics in a gravel-bed river following a sediment pulse.” River Research and Applications 30(3): 372-384, doi: 10.1002/rra.2647.

Other Publications:

Wilcox, A.C. and P. B. Shafroth. 2013. “Coupled hydrogeomorphic and woody-seedling responses to controlled flood releases in a dryland river.” Water Resources Research 49, 2843–2860, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20256.

Woelfle-Erskine, C., A. C. Wilcox, and J. N. Moore. 2012. “Combining historical and process perspectives to infer ranges of geomorphic variability and inform river restoration in a wandering gravel-bed river.” Earth Surface Processes & Landforms doi: 10.1002/esp.3276.

Moore, J.N., A.S. Arrigoni and A.C. Wilcox. 2012. “Impacts of dams on annual flow regimes in three headwater sub-basins of the Columbia River Basin, USA. Journal of the American Water Resources Association doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2012.00660.x.

Wilcox, A. C., F. Comiti, E. E. Wohl, and L. Mao. 2011. “Hydraulics, morphology and energy dissipation in steep step-pool streams .” Water Resources Research 47: W07514, doi:10.1029/2010WR010192.

Fuller, B. M., L. S. Sklar, Z. G. Compson, K. J. Adams, J. C. Marks, and A.C. Wilcox. 2011. “Ecogeomorphic feedbacks in regrowth of travertine step-pool morphology after dam decommissioning, Fossil Creek, Arizona.” Geomorphology 126:314-332, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.05.010.

Shafroth, P. B., A.C. Wilcox, D.A. Lytle, J. T. Hickey, D. C. Andersen, V.B. Beauchamp, A. Hautzinger, , L. McMullen, and A. Warner. 2010. “Ecosystem effects of environmental flows: modeling and experimental floods in a dryland river.” Freshwater Biology 55:68-85, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2009.02271.x.

Wilcox, A. C., B. L. Peckarsky, B. W. Taylor, and A. C. Encalada. 2008. “Hydraulic and geomorphic effects on mayfly drift in high-gradient streams at moderate discharges.” Ecohydrology 1:176-186.

Cui, Y. and A. C. Wilcox.  2008.  “Development and application of numerical modeling of sediment transport associated with dam removal.” In M. Garcia, ed. Sedimentation Engineering: Theory, Measurements, Modeling and Practice (ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 110). American Society of Civil Engineers.  pp. 995–1020.

Wilcox, A. C. and E. E. Wohl.  2007.  “Field measurements of three-dimensional hydraulics in a step-pool channel.”  Geomorphology 83:215–231.

Comiti, F., L. Mao, A. Wilcox, E. E. Wohl, and M. A. Lenzi.  2007.  “Field-derived relationships for flow velocity and resistance in step-pool streams.”  Journal of Hydrology 340:48–62.

Wilcox, A. C. and E. E. Wohl.  2006.  “Flow resistance dynamics in step-pool channels: 1. Large woody debris and controls on total resistance.”  Water Resources Research 42: W05418, doi:10.1029/2005WR004277.

Wilcox, A. C., J. M. Nelson, and E. E. Wohl.  2006.  “Flow resistance dynamics in step-pool channels: 2. Partitioning between grain, spill, and woody debris resistance.”  Water Resources Research 42: W05419, doi:10.1029/2005WR004278.

Wohl, E. E. and A. Wilcox.  2005. “Channel geometry of mountain streams in New Zealand.”  Journal of Hydrology 300:252–256.

Wilcox, A. and J. Harte. 1997. “Ecosystem services in a modern economy: Gunnison County, Colorado.” In G. Daily, ed. Nature’s Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems.  Island Press, Washington, D.C. pp. 311–328.