Kimberly G. Rogers

Kimberly G. Rogers CV

Research Associate

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow


  • Ph.D.: Vanderbilt University, 2012
  • B.Sc.: University of Texas at Austin, 2000

Contact Information

(Office) 303 492-4771
(Fax) 303 735-8180
4001 Discovery Drive
Boulder, CO 80303


Sediment dynamics; coupled human-natural systems; environmental governance and institutions; deltaic and coastal geomorphology; continental margin evolution; global change

Research Interests

My work is broadly interdisciplinary, centering on large river deltas. I study interactions between climate, river & marine processes, and human decision making, and how these collectively shape floodplains, coasts, and nearshore environments.

I use integrated quantitative and qualitative methods such as computational models and ethnography. Mixed methods allow me to explore the complex feedbacks between global change (sea level rise, rainfall shifts) and human activity (land use, agriculture, infrastructure, water diversion). Stakeholder involvement is an integral part of my research approach.

Beyond human timescales, I am interested in the fate of river-borne material once it enters the ocean, and how particulate transfer across the land-sea boundary changes in space and time.


  • Visiting Scientist, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research-UfZ, Leipzig Germany, 2018
  • Visiting Scholar, Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University Bloomington, 2016
  • Research Affiliate, Center for the Analysis of Socioecological Landscapes, Indiana University Bloomington, 2016
  • Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2014
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