Michael Daniels

  • Interests

    • I am a physical geographer and geomorphologist with research interests in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, late Quaternary environmental change, alluvial stratigraphy, floodplain pedogenesis, geoarchaeology, and human modifications of river systems. My work investigates the development and behavior of geomorphic systems over timescales ranging from decades to several millennia.

  • Teaching

    • Courses taught regularly:

      Introductory Physical Geography
      Geomorphology
      Soils
      Fluvial Geomorphology
      History and Philosophy of Geography

      Courses taught occasionally:

      Environmental Change
      Natural Hazards and Society
      Sedimentology
      The Earth Transformed by Human Action
      Geography of Europe
      Geography of Music

  • Publications

    • Geiger, S., Daniels, J. M., Miller, S. N., & Nicholas, J. (2014). Hydrologic influence of rock glaciers in the La Sal Mountains, Utah. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 46(3), 645-658.

      Ryan, S., Bishop, E., & Daniels, J. M. (2014). Influence of large wood on channel morphology and sediment storage in headwater mountain streams, Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado. Geomorphology, 217, 73-88.

      Katz, H.A., Daniels, J.M., Ryan, S.E. 2013. Slope-area thresholds of road-induced gully erosion and consequent hillslope-channel interactions, Pikes Peak Highway, Colorado. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.3443.

      Conyers, L.B., Daniels, J.M., Haws, J.A., Benedetti, M.M. 2013. A late Paleolithic landscape analysis of coastal Portugal using ground penetrating radar. Archaeological Prospection 20:45-51.

      Katz, H.A., Daniels, J.M., Ryan, S.E. 2011. Rates of gully erosion along Pikes Peak Highway, Colorado, USA. Landform Analysis 17:75-80.

      Haws, J.A., Funk, C.L., Bicho, N.F., Benedetti, M.M., Daniels, J.M., Minckley, T.A., Denniston, R.F., Jeraj, M., Gibaja, J.F., Hockett, B.S. 2011. Paleolithic seascapes along the west coast of Portugal. In Bicho, N.F., Haws, J.A., Davis, L.G., eds., Trekking the Shore: Changing Coastlines and the Antiquity of Coastal Settlement. Springer, New York.

      Haws, J.A., Benedetti, M.M., Funk, C.L., Bicho, N.F., Daniels, J.M., Hesp, P.A., Minckley, T.A., Forman, S.L., Jeraj, M., Gibaja, J.F., Hockett, B.S. 2010. Coastal wetlands and the Neanderthal settlement of Portuguese Estremadura. Geoarchaeology 25:709-744.

      Benedetti, M.M., Haws, J.A., Funk, C.L., Daniels, J.M., Bicho, N.F. Hesp, P.A., Minckley, T. A., Ellwood, B. B., Forman, S. L. 2009. Late Pleistocene raised beaches of coastal Estremadura, central Portugal. Quaternary Science Reviews 28:3428-3447.

      Daniels, J.M. 2008. Distinguishing allogenic from autogenic causes of bed elevation change in late Quaternary alluvial stratigraphic records. Geomorphology 101:159-171.

      Daniels, J.M. 2007. Flood hydrology of the North Platte River headwaters in relation to precipitation variability. Journal of Hydrology 344:70-81.

      Prager, S.D., Daniels, J.M. Kelley, S. 2007. Sketch-based identification of bench and terrace slope breaks in the Laramie Basin, Wyoming. Transactions in GIS 11:701-717.

      Mayer, J.H., Waguespack, N.M., Surovell, T.S., and Daniels, J.M. 2007. Paleoindian geoarchaeology of the Barger Gulch area. Geological Society of America Field Guide 10: 79-99.

      Benedetti, M.M., Daniels, J.M., Ritchie, J. 2007. Predicting vertical accretion rates at an archaeological site on the Mississippi River floodplain: Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa. Catena 69:134-149.

      Daniels, J.M., Knox, J.C. 2005 Alluvial stratigraphic evidence for channel incision during the Mediaeval Warm Period on the central Great Plains, USA. The Holocene 15:736-747.

      Daniels, J.M. 2003. Floodplain aggradation and pedogenesis in a semiarid environment. Geomorphology 56:225-242.

      Knox, J.C., Daniels, J.M. 2002. Watershed scale and the stratigraphic record of large floods. In House, P.K., Webb, R.H., Baker, V.R., and Levish, D. R., eds. Ancient Floods, Modern Hazards: Principles and Applications of Paleoflood Hydrology. Water Science and Application Series, Vol. 5. American Geophysical Union. pp. 237-255.

      Daniels, J.M. 2002. Drainage network adjustment following channelization, Homochitto River Basin, Mississippi. Geoscience and Man vol. 36: 291-308. 

This portfolio last updated: Oct 31, 2014 6:18:50 AM