Associate Professor

Burt Hall

Burt Hall 218

2651 SW Orchard Avenue

2651 SW Orchard Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Brief Research Interests: 

Sediment transport processes and rates in fluvial, coastal, and continental shelf systems, as well as event-scale to centennial-scale sediment deposition


Research Interests

The transfer of sediment through riverine and coastal environment, as well as short-timescale depositional histories (fortnightly to centennial timescales). Much of this work is centered in the Arctic and sub-Arctic, where environmental conditions are rapidly changing, driving changes in how sediments are dispersed through fluvial systems and deposited and reworked on continental shelves.


Ph.D., Oceanography, University of Washington, 2017
M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington, 2013
B.S., Geological Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008

Selected Publications

Eidam, E.F., Sutherland, D.A., Ralston, D.K., Conroy, T., Dye, B., 2021. Shifting sediment dynamics in the Coos Bay Estuary in response to 150 years of modification. JGR-Oceans.

Eidam, E.F., Sutherland, D.A., Duncan, D., Kienholz, C., Amundson, J.M., Motyka, R.J. 2020. Morainal bank evolution and controls on terminus dynamics during a tidewater glacier stillstand. JGR-Earth Surface.

Eidam, E.F., Sutherland, D.A., Ralston, D.K., Dye, B., Conroy, T., Schmitt, J., Ruggiero, P., Wood, J. 2020. Impacts of 150 years of shoreline and bathymetric change in the Coos Estuary, Oregon, USA. Estuaries and Coasts.

Eidam, E.F., Nittrouer, C.A., Lundesgaard, Ø., Homolka, K., Smith, C. 2019. Variability of sediment accumulation rates in an Antarctic fjord. Geophysical Research Letters, 46.

Sutherland, D.A., Jackson, R.H., Kienholz, C., Amundson, J.M., Dryer, W.P., Duncan, D., Eidam, E.F., Motyka, R.J. and Nash, J.D. 2019. Direct observations of submarine melt and subsurface geometry at a tidewater glacier. Science, 365(6451), 369–374.

Lundesgaard, Ø., Winsor, P., Truffer, M., Merrifield, M., Powell, B., Statscewich, H., Eidam, E., Smith, C.R. 2019. Hydrography and energetics of a cold subpolar fjord: Andvord Bay, western Antarctic Peninsula. Progress in Oceanography, 181, 102224.

Eidam, E.F., Ogston, A.S., Nittrouer, C.A. 2019. Formation and removal of a coastal flood deposit. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(2), 1045–1062.

Glover, H.E., Ogston, A.S., Miller, I.M., Eidam, E.F., Rubin, S.P. and Berry, H.D. 2019. Impacts of Suspended Sediment on Nearshore Benthic Light Availability Following Dam Removal in a Small Mountainous River: In Situ Observations and Statistical Modeling. Estuaries and Coasts, 1-17.