Postdoctoral Fellow

Nathan LyonsNathan J. Lyons
Postdoctoral Fellow



Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2014
M.S., North Carolina State University, 2011
B.A., Guilford College, 2009

Research Interests

Fluvial and Tectonic Geomorphology, Stream Incision and Hillslope Response to Climatic and Tectonic Forcing, Erosion and Sediment Flux in Mountainous Regions


Lyons N.J., Starek M., Wegmann K.W., Mitasova H. (2015) Bank erosion of legacy sediment at the transition from vertical to lateral stream incision. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 40, 1764–1778, DOI: 10.1002/esp.3753.

Lyons N.J., Mitasova H., Wegmann K.W. (2014) Improving mass wasting inventories by incorporating debris flow topographic signatures, Landslides 11, 385–397, DOI: 10.1007/s10346-013-0398-0.

Starek M., Mitasova H., Wegmann K.W., Lyons N.J. (2013) Space-time cube representation of stream bank evolution mapped by terrestrial laser scanning. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 10, 1369–1373, DOI: 10.1109/LGRS.2013.2241730.

Mitasova H., Harmon R.S., Weaver K., Lyons N., Overton M. (2012) Scientific visualization of landscapes and landforms. Geomorphology 137, 122–137, DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.09.033.

Gallen S.F., Wegmann K.W., Frankel K.L., Hughes S., Lewis R.Q., Lyons N., Paris P., Ross K., Bauer J.B., Witt A.C. (2011) Hillslope response to knickpoint migration in the Southern Appalachians: implications for the evolution of post-orogenic landscapes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36, 1254–1267, DOI: 10.1002/esp.2150.

Conference Abstracts

Lyons N.J., Wegmann K.W., Raley M. (2013) Topographic and Genetic Markers of Landscape Change: Landslides and Isolated Fish Populations Demarcating Basin-wide Erosional Waves Above the Cascadia Subduction Zone. American Geophysical Union Meeting, December 9–13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

Lyons N.J., Wegmann K.W. (2013) Quantifying coupling between landslides and stream incision above the Cascadia Subduction Zone, Clearwater River Basin, WA. GSA National Meeting, October 27–30, 2013, Denver, CO.

Lyons N.J., Wegmann K.W., Gosse J.C., Bayasgalan G. (2013) Generation of Summit Plateaus by Periglacial Processes: Implications for Tectonic Interpretations. GSA National Meeting, October 27–30, 2013, Denver, CO.

Lyons N.J., Wegmann K.W., Mitasova H., Starek M.J. (2013) The Contribution of Stream Turbidity Characterized with a Terrestrial Laser Scanner along Richland Creek, North Carolina. Water Resources Research Institute of North Carolina Annual Conference, March 20–21, 2013, Raleigh, NC.

Lyons N.J., Mitasova H., Wegmann K.W. (2012) The critical drainage area of debris flow activity and its application to landslide inventories in the southern Appalachians. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 4.

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