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Patricia McDowell

Professor Emeritus, Geography
Environmental Studies, Geography
Phone: 541-346-4567
Office: 275 Condon Hall
Office Hours: M 2-3pm
Research Interests: Geomorphology, river management and restoration, Quaternary environments


B.A., 1971, M.A., 1977, Illinois Institute of Technology; Ph.D., 1980, Wisconsin, Madison. (1982)


Effects of human impacts on streams and watersheds

Fluvial and eolian geomorphology and sedimentology

Effects of Quaternary climatic change on landforms, soils, hydrology, and vegetation



  • CAS 220: Science Circle
  • Geog 360: Watershed Science and Policy
  • Geog 4/527: Fluvial geomorphology
  • Geog 322: Geomorphology
  • Geog 607: Seminar on River Planform