Nishani Moragoda

Degree Program: PhD

Research Areas

  • Impacts of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Activities on Water Resources
  • Global-scale Sediment Flux Modeling
  • Hydrological Modeling
  • Soil Erosion



  • MS, Geography, The University of Alabama, 2018
  • BS, Environmental Conservation & Management at University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016

Selected Publications

Moragoda, N., Kumar, M. and Cohen, S. (2022). Representing the role of soil moisture on erosion resistance in sediment models: Challenges and opportunities. Earth-Science Reviews, p.104032. DOI:

Moragoda, N. and S. Cohen, (2020). Climate-induced trends in global riverine water discharge and suspended sediment dynamics in the 21st century. Global and Planetary Change, p.103-199. DOI: