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Kory Konsoer 

Associate Professor


Ph.D. Geography, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2014
M.S. Geology, West Virginia University, 2008
B.S. Geology, Grand Valley State University, 2006


Dr. Konsoer is interested in process fluvial geomorphology, particularly the coevolution of river flows and channel morphology, and how vegetation influences rates of sediment transport and planform dynamics. Current research projects are focused on process-based field investigations using hydroacoustics to measure flow turbulence and high-resolution channel bathymetry, terrestrial LiDAR to examine bank roughness and rates of erosion, and geotechnical tests to analyze the resistance properties of floodplain materials. He is also interested in hydraulic geometry of channelized flows and the scaling relations among small to large rivers, submarine channels, and extra-terrestrial channels of Mars and Titan.

Selected Publications

Konsoer, K.M., Zinger, J.A., and Parker, G., 2013. Bankfull hydraulic geometry of submarine channels created by turbidity currents: Relations between bankfull channel characteristics and formative flow. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, vol. 118, pp. 1-13 doi: 10.1029/2012JF002422.

Konsoer, K.M., and Rhoads, B.L., 2013. Spatial-temporal structure of mixing interface turbulence at two large river confluences. Environmental Fluid Mechanics. Doi: 10.1007/s10652-013-9304-5.

Konsoer, K.M., and Kite, J.S., 2014. Application of LiDAR and discriminant analysis to determine landscape characteristics for different types of slope failures in heavily vegetated, steep terrain: Horseshoe Run watershed, West Virginia. Geomorphology, vol. 224, pp. 192-202.

Courses Taught

2051:  Physical Geography/LandWaterSurf


Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-0891
Fax: 225-578-4420

Office hours: TTH 10:00-11:00



Kory Konsoer's CV