Placing the River in Context: James C. Knox, Fluvial Geomorphology, and Physical Geography

Jacob Bendix, Thomas R. Vale

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Abstract

We characterize the fluvial geomorphology research of James C. Knox by considering five of his scholarly papers, selected to illustrate not only some of Knox's methods and results but also his conviction that stream-sediment interactions are intricately connected to a range of environmental variables reflecting the scope of physical geography. Those variables, as we discuss, included hydrology, climate, vegetation, position in the drainage network, and human land use. We conclude with the suggestion that Knox's breadth of geomorphic vision was echoed in his approach to his own academic career, and his belief that academic institutions are best served by broad and integrative perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-335
Number of pages11
JournalGeography Compass
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Atmospheric Science

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