Dan Scott, PhD, L.G.

Dan is a fluvial geomorphologist who studies how wood, sediment, and water interact to shape river corridors. In addition to working for WSE, Dan is a Research Scientist at Colorado State University. His research focuses on how wood and sediment dynamics shape streams and uses a combination of field data collection, remote sensing, and statistical analyses. With these tools and his knowledge of fluvial processes, he helps to develop the context and understanding that are key to solving complex river management challenges. To bridge the gap between academic research and river restoration practice, Dan applies novel research methods to address clients’ needs and works to improve the science of sustainable river management.

Dan currently lives in Lafayette, Colorado but developed his love for rivers and mountain landscapes growing up in the Washington Cascades. As an avid outdoor recreationalist, he spends his free time exploring desert canyons, high mountains, and wild rivers.