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Kurt Imhoff

Imhoff, Kurt


Office: CHCB 338


Current Office Hours

Wednesday 12 - 1 pm

Thursday 11 am - 12 pm


B.S. Environmental Science (Water Science and Resources) Oregon State University. Spring 2013.

M.S. Geosciences Candidate, University of Montana. Expected Graduation Spring 2015.

Courses Taught

GEO 102: Introduction to Geology

Field of Study

Advisor: Dr. Andrew Wilcox

Fluvial geomorphology, aquatic ecology, hydrology, climate and flow regimes in the American West, disturbance/land-use erosion in watersheds.

Thesis project (working) title: Sediment Routing Through Headwater Confluences: Effects of Local Morphology on Grain Kinematics

I look to investigate processes of sediment transport through tributary junctions, at a wide range of planform geometries and bed morphologies, to better understand grain-specific transport and how individual contributing tributaries affect confluence structure through deposition. This work will hopefully be paired with ongoing regional fisheries research to correlate confluence morphology to habitat quality for aquatic organisms.

Professional Experience

Research Intern, Ecology Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Richland, WA. June 2010 - August 2013 (seasonal)

Honors / Awards

Summa Cum Laude, Oregon State University Class of 2013.


Backpacking, fly fishing, skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, berry-picking, snorkeling, soccer, learning about federal land management, reading, and watching baseball.