Dr. Adam M. Booth 
Assistant Professor 
Department of Geology 
Portland State University 
17 Cramer Hall 
1721 SW Broadway 
Portland, OR 97201 
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Students: I am almost always looking for enthusiastic students broadly interested in Earth Surface Processes. A strong quantitative background is preferred. Please see the Research and Publications pages for a sample of past and current projects, and I am always excited to discuss new ideas. PSU graduate students are supported by competitively awarded teaching and research assistantships.


Bryan Allen (M.S.), Slope stability investigation and modeling failure mechanics of Silt Creek Earthflow


Rebecca Garriss (M.S.), Tectonic and Climatic Controls on Deep-seated Landslides in the Glaciolacustrine Environment of the Puget Lowlands; Green River Watershed, WA


Charles Boyd (M.S.), Determining controls on landslide distribution in Northwest Oregon


Tiffany Justice (M.S.), Automated Modeling and Slope Stability Investigation of Deep-Seated Landslides in Willapa Hills, WA


Cora Siebert (B.S.), Using Discrete Element Modeling to Analyze the Role of Coarse Woody Debris in Debris Flow Runout


Christian Sifford (B.S.), Debris flow runout in southeast Alaska



Max Bordal (M.S., 2018),
Quantifying Knickpoint Behavior and Erosion Mechanisms in an Urbanized Watershed, Bull Mountain, Washington County, Oregon

Justin McCarley (M.S., 2018), Using Repeat Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry to Monitor Reactivation of the Silt Creek Landslide in the Western Cascade Mountains, Linn County, Oregon

Joann Nelson (B.S. Honors Thesis, 2017), Image correlation of repeat lidar to quantify landslide deformation

Angela Piller (B.S. Honors Thesis, 2016), Landslide hazard mapping in Rwanda using logistic regression

Bryan Allen (B.S. Honors Thesis, 2016), Analysis of hydrologic flow paths within a large landslide complex

Dustin Cramer (B.S. McNair Scholar, 2015), Grain size effects on friction angles of scree slopes

Max Bordal (B.S. Honors Thesis, 2014), Numerical modeling of the transient response of rivers to tectonic perturbations

Justin McCarley (B.S. Computer Applications Minor project, 2014), Using image correlation software to measure landslide surface velocity fields