Bob on Lyell Glacier, Yosemite National Park

Robert S. Anderson

University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Geological Sciences
Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research - INSTAAR

303-492-6388 (fax)



Geomorphology, mechanics and timing of landscape evolution

Research Interests

My academic interests focus on the processes that drive landscape evolution, studied through monitoring of modern systems, numerical modeling of these systems constrained by modern rates, and establishment of a chronology that constrains the longer term pace of landscape evolution. While recent research has focused on alpine landscapes, and the glaciers and rivers that carve them, I remain interested in all landscapes, the processes that drive them, and the natural patterns that emerge.

See my picasa site for photographic gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/andersrsphoto/

Outstanding Awards

NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award 1991-1996.
Gladys Cole Award for research in arid regions, Geological Society of America, 1995.
Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2006


B.S., 1974, Williams College
M.S., 1977, Stanford University
Ph.D., 1986, University of Washington