Biographical Sketch





Professor of Geography and Geology,
Geomorphology Laboratory
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809, U.S.A.



Basil Gomez received a B.Sc. from Plymouth Polytechnic (1977) and a Ph.D. from the University of Southampton (1981). He held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Uppsala (1981-2), and was Radcliffe Meteorological Observer in the School of Geography and Lecturer in Physical Geography at Jesus and St. Catherine's Colleges, University of Oxford, before taking up his present position in 1988. He has also held visiting fellowships at the University of British Columbia (1984), the University of Tsukuba (1987), the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (1994), Wolfson College Oxford (1995), and the University of Canterbury (1997).

Basil is the Environmental Sciences Section Editor of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and a member of the editorial advisory board of Basin Research. His primary research interests lie in the fields of fluvial geomorphology and fluvial sediment transport (including bed load transport, flood plain sedimentation, and glacio-fluvial sediment transport). He also has an active interest in geoarchaeology, specifically in the ceramic ecology of Late Bronze Age and Late Roman Cyprus. The common theme of interactions between surface-water flow, sediment transport and river morphology over a variety of temporal and spatial scales permeates his research, which has sought to enhance appreciation of sediment transport processes operating in fluvial systems that range in size from small flumes to large river basins. The upper-division and graduate-level courses taught and research projects supervised by Basil at Indiana State University reflect this focus and his wide-ranging research interests within the broader field of process geomorphology.

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