Dr. Carl J. Legleiter
I am a Physical Geographer and the leader of a research team focused on rivers, particularly the development and application of remote sensing techniques for characterizing fluvial systems. I earned BS degrees in Earth Sciences and Statistics from Montana State University and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California Santa Barbara. I worked with the USGS Geomorphology and Sediment Transport Laboratory briefly before joining the Department of Geography at the University of Wyoming. My work has been funded by grants from the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, the UW-NPS Research Center, and various other sources.
In addition to my research activities, I also taught classes in Physical Geography, Geomorphology, River Systems, Fluvial Geomorphology, and Remote Sensing of Rivers. I am currently advising two Ph.D. students.
In January 2016, I left the University for a position with the USGS National Research Program and returned to the Geomorphology and Sediment Transport Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. My research continues to focus on remote sensing of rivers.
Outside of academics, I enjoy sports of all kinds and am an avid road cyclist. I ran cross-country and track in high school and college, completed three marathons while in graduate school, and now am focused on cycling.
For further information on my research and teaching interests, please explore this web site, browse my publications, or refer to my CV. If you have any questions or would like to discuss prospects for joining our research group, please contact me.