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.

I am currently looking for a motivated graduate student to work on the effects of coarse woody debris on debris flow runout in southeast Alaska, starting summer 2018. 


Bryan Allen (M.S.), Hydrology of a western Cascade landslide complex


Max Bordal (M.S.), Channel erosion mechanisms and knickpoint behavior in urban landscapes


Rebecca Garriss (M.S.), Tectonic and climatic controls on deep-seated landslides in the Puget Lowlands


Justin McCarley (M.S.), Using 3D surficial modeling and hydrologic measurements to monitor a Cascade landslide complex



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