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Robert Wells Additional Information
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BS, Civil Engineering, 1991, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

MS, Civil Engineering, 1995, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

PhD, Biological and Environmental Engineering, 2003, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Research Interests:

Gully erosion

Morphodynamics of channels

Erosion/Landform evolution assessment technologies

Sediment transport mechanics



Selected Publications:

Momm HG, Wells RR, Bennett SJ. 2017. Disaggregating soil erosion processes within an evolving experimental landscape. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms doi: 10.1002/esp.4268.

Wells RR, Momm HG, and Castillo C. 2017. Quantifying uncertainty in high-resolution remotely sensed topographic surveys for ephemeral gully channel monitoring. Earth Surface Dynamics 5: 347-367.

Liu QJ, Wells RR, Dabney SM, He JJ. 2017. Effect of water potential and void ratio on erodibility for agricultural soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 81: 622-632.

Wells RR, Momm HG, Bennett SJ, Gesch KR, Dabney SM, Cruse R, Wilson GV. 2016. A measurement method for rill and ephemeral gully erosion assessments. Soil Science Society of America Journal 80: 203-214.

Wells RR, Momm HG, Rigby JR, Bennett SJ, Bingner RL, Dabney SM. 2013. An empirical investigation of gully widening rates in upland concentrated flows. Catena 101: 114-121.


Selected Research Projects and Activities:

RUSLE2 (internal URL): RUSLE2 builds on the USLE and RUSLE1 erosion-prediction technology previously developed by the USDA-ARS and its cooperators. RUSLE2 includes several components: computer program that solves the many mathematical equations, interface that connects the user to RUSLE2 and the database, which is a large collection of input data values. More …



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