Lisa  Davis

Associate Professor

  • 327 Farrah Hall
  • (205) 348-4992
  • lisa.davis@ua.edu

Office Hours

Variable; please e-mail for appointment.

Website

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Education

BA, University of Southern Mississippi, 1998

MPhil, University of Wales, Swansea, U.K., 2003

PhD, University of Tennessee, 2005

Research Interests

Fluvial Geomorphology, Erosional and Depositional Geomorphology of Rivers, Paleoflood Hydrology and Flood Science

Selected Publications

Erosional and Depositional Geomorphology in Rivers

Haney, N. R.* and L. Davis. 2015.  Potential controls of alluvial bench deposition and erosion in southern Piedmont streams, Alabama (USA). Geomorphology 241: 292-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.04.005.

Davis, L.and C. P. Harden. 2014.  Identification of factors contributing to bank stability in channelized, alluvial streams.  River Research and Applications 30(1): 71-80.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rra.2621.

Sherman, D. J., L. Davis, and S. L. Namikas. 2013. Sediments and Sediment Transport. In: Treatise on Geomorphology(Shroder, J., Jr., Ed. In Chief), Elsevier, Ltd., Oxford, U.K., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00013-0.

Royall, D., L. Davis, and D. R. Kimbrow*. 2010. In-channel alluvial benches in small watersheds: examples from the Southern Piedmont. Southeastern Geographer, Special Issue: Fluvial Processes in Small Southeastern Watersheds 50(4): 445-467. https://doi.org/10.1353/sgo.2010.0012.

Davis, L. 2009.  Sediment entrainment potential in modified alluvial streams: implications for re-mobilization of stored in-channel sediment. Physical Geography 30(3): 249-268, http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/0272-3646.30.3.249.

Geo-Eco Interactions

Atkinson, C. L., D. C. Allen, L. Davis, and Z. Nickerson. 2018. Enhancing system resiliency in streams through ecogeomorphic feedbacks: a review and directions moving forward. Geomorphology 305: 123-140, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.07.016

Lin, L. L. Davis, E. Chapman*, S. Cohen, and J. Edmonds. 2016. The influence of geomorphic unit spatial distribution on nitrogen retention and removal in a large river. Ecological Modeling 336: 26-35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.05.018.

Vaughn, R. S.* and L. Davis. 2015. Abiotic controls of emergent macrophyte density in a bedrock channel – The Cahaba River, AL (USA). Geomorphology 246:146-155.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.06.018

Davis, L., R. Lombardi*, M. Gage, M. Therrell, G. Stinchcomb, C. Stewart*, D. Leigh, A. Milewski, R. Speakman, L. Tran, H. Cyr, S. Horn, and L. McKay. 2017. Paleoflood evidence of past flooding events: investigation into the available sources of paleoflood evidence in humid environments. Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA:https://www.epri.com/ – /pages/product/3002010667/.

Paleoflood Hydrology and Flood Science

Davis, L., R. Lombardi*, M. Gage, M. Therrell, G. Stinchcomb, C. Stewart*, D. Leigh, A. Milewski, R. Speakman, L. Tran, H. Cyr, S. Horn,  and L. McKay. 2017. Paleoflood evidence of past flooding events: investigation into the available sources of paleoflood evidence in humid environments. Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, https://www.epri.com/ – /pages/product/3002010667/.

Shankman, D., L. Davis, and J. de Leeuw. 2009.  River management, landuse change, and future flood risk in China’s Poyang Lake region.  InternationalJournal of River Basin Management 7: 423-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15715124.2009.9635400.