Dr. Lininger's research is focused on river and floodplain dynamics and the interactions between geomorphic processes and ecological processes. She is particularly interested in the influence of river and floodplain processes on the flux and storage of organic carbon; interactions between downed large wood, vegetation, and geomorphic processes; river and floodplain dynamics in the Sub-Arctic and Arctic; and coupled natural-human systems research related to rivers. Much of her research has been focused on large floodplain rivers, and she incorporates fieldwork, statistical modeling, and remote sensing methods into her work.
fluvial geomorphology, rivers and the carbon cycle, ecogeomorphology, large wood in rivers, floodplain dynamics, human impacts on river systems
GEOG 1011 - Environmental Systems: Landscapes and Water
Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Lect. and lab. Introduces landscapes and flowing water, emphasizing the formation and geographic distribution of mountains, volcanoes, valleys, and deserts, and their shaping by rivers and glaciers. Includes field trips.
GEOG 4241 - Principles of Geomorphology
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Studies weathering, mass-wasting, fluvial, wind, and marine processes and the resulting landforms. Same as GEOL 4241.
GEOG 5241 - Topics in Physical Geography
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Presents recent research topics that vary from year to year. Consult the online Schedule Planner for specific topics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.