Dr. David Rowbotham

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Assistant Professor / Faculty of Arts and Science - Biology and Chemistry and Geography - Geography and Geology
Full-time Faculty
BA (Honours), York University
MA, University of Waterloo
PhD, University of Waterloo
Areas of Specialization:

Terrain analysis; natural hazards; geomorphology; geographic information systems

Research Interests:

Hazardous slope processes; mountains; digital elevation models; Western Cordillera; Himalaya

Current & Future Research:

Debris flow hazards using analysis of digital elevation models

Routing of phosphorus through the Wasi River watershed


Rowbotham, D. N., de Scally, F., and J. Louis (2005) The identification of debris torrent basins using morphometric measures derived within a GIS. Geografiska Annaler87A(4): 527-537. 

De Scally, F., Mattson, L.E., and D. N. Rowbotham (2003/04). Five Mile Creek : the 1999 debris flow.Western Geography13/14: 1-18.

Jones, N. and D. N. Rowbotham (2000/01) Glaciological and historical analyses at the Boundary Glacier, Canadian Rocky Mountains.Western Geography10/11: 30-42.

Rowbotham, D. N. and D. Dudycha (1998). GIS modelling of regional slope stability in Phewa Tal watershed, Nepal. Geomorphology 26 (1-3): 151-170.