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Dr. Brian Yellen

Research Assistant Professor
Department of GeoSciences
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
233 Morrill Science Center
611 N. Pleasant Street
01003 Amherst


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

PAGES interests        ECN, Floods Working Group, Global Soil and Sediment - GloSS, LandCover6k
Topics        Extreme events, Floods, Forests, Sea level and coastal processes, Water
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene
Regions        Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere
Archives        Geomorphology, Lake sediments, Soil
Sector        Research
Discipline        (Paleo)limnology, Sedimentology
Computers        Matlab, QGIS
Laboratory        Grain-size, Isotopes, XRF



1. Marks, C.O., Yellen, B., Wood, S.A., Martin, E.H. (submitted to Ecosystems, Nov 2017). Contrasting response of forest productivity to soil properties along a floodplain-to-upland gradient.
2. Ahn, K.H., Yellen, B., Steinschneider, S. (2017). Dynamic Linear Models to Explore Time-Varying Suspended Sediment-Discharge Rating Curves. Water Resources Research, 53(5). DOI: 10.1002/2017WR020381.
3. Yellen, B., Woodruff, J.D., Ralston, D.K., MacDonald, D.G. and Jones, D.S. (2017). Salt wedge dynamics lead to enhanced sediment trapping within side embayments in high?energy estuaries. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122(3), pp.2226-2242. DOI: 10.1002/2016JC012595
4. Yellen, B., Woodruff, J., Cook, T., Newton, R. (2015). Historically unprecedented erosion from Tropical Storm Irene due to high antecedent precipitation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3896.
5. Cook, T. L., Yellen, B. C., Woodruff, J. D., & Miller, D. (2015). Contrasting human versus climatic impacts on erosion. Geophysical Research Letters,42(16), 6680-6687. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL064436
6. Yellen, B., & Boutt, D. F. (2015). Hydropeaking induces losses from a river reach: observations at multiple spatial scales. Hydrological Processes, 29(15), 3261-3275. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10438
7. Yellen, B., Woodruff, J. D., Kratz, L. N., Mabee, S. B., Morrison, J., & Martini, A. M. (2014). Source, conveyance and fate of suspended sediments following Hurricane Irene. New England, USA. Geomorphology, 226, 124-134. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.07.028