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College of Arts & Sciences
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

L. Allan James

Professor, Geography

Phone Number: 803-777-6117
Office: Callcott 206
Research Areas: Climate Change
Earth Systems
Environmental Risks & Hazards
Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
Water Resources & Hydrology
Research Summary:

Fluvial geomorphology, Erosion and sedimentation, Water resources, Flood hydrology and Quaternary science

Curriculum vitae: Download PDF
L. Allan James


GEOG 201: Introduction to Landforms
GEOG 347: Water as a Resource
GEOG 547: Fluvial Geomorphology
GEOG 549: Water and Watersheds
GEOG 747: Seminar in Physical Geography (topics vary)
GEOG 748: Geomorphology from Space


Representative Publications 

James, L.A., C. Harden, and J. Clague (eds.) 2013. Geomorphology of Human Impacts, Climate Change, and Natural Hazards.Volume 13 of Treatise on Geomorphology, J. Shroder (Chief Editor); Elsevier.

James, L.A., S. Walsh, and M.P. Bishop (eds.) 2012. Geomorphic Mapping and Spatial Analysis. Proc. 41st Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symp.; Columbia, SC, Oct. 15-17, 2010. New York: Elsevier; 198 pp.

Perveen, S., and L.A. James. 2012. Changes in correlation coefficients with spatial scale and implications for water resources and vulnerability data. Professional Geographer 64(3):389-400.

Bishop, M., A. James, J. Shroder, S. Walsh. 2012. Geospatial technologies and digital geomorphological mapping: Concepts, issues and research. Geomorphology 137: 5-26.

James, L.A. 2011. Contrasting geomorphic impacts of pre- and post-Columbian land-use changes in Anglo America. Physical Geography 32(5): 399-422; doi10.2747/0272-3646.32.5.399.

James, L.A. 2010. Sediment waves, bed waves, legacy sediment, and hydraulic myopia. Geography Compass 4/6: 576-598. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2010.00324.x

James, L.A., D.G. Watson, and W.F. Hansen. 2007. Using Lidar to map gullies and headwater streams under forest canopy: South Carolina, USA. Catena 71: 132-144.

James, L.A. 2006. Bed waves at the basin scale: implications to river management and restoration. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 31: 1692-1706.