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Edward Park

BA, Ohio State University

Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Research Fellow
Edward Park

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Biography

My research interests include fluvial geomorphology and remote sensing with emphasis on Tropical South America. Within South America, I am currently working on the Amazon, Parana, and Magdalena Rivers. In these regions, I have been particularly working on 1) sediment transport and morphodynamic modeling of large rivers, 2) channel-floodplain systems and ecological dynamics modeling in floodplains, 3) assessing the impacts of human activities on large fluvial systems and tropical biomes, and 4) GIS/Remote sensing applications for geomorphic change monitoring. I work with extensive field data in cooperation with quantitative tools such as statistics and remote sensing. Recognizing the limits of field measurements in fluvial modeling often due to the expensive maintenance cost and logistical difficulties, application of remote sensing provides with robust mean to monitor hydro-geomorphic and ecological changes of complex channel-floodplain systems, such as Amazon River in a high spatiotemporal resolutions. I strongly support multidisciplinary work and collaborate extensively with landscape ecologists, biologists, and hydraulic engineers.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Park E. and Latrubesse E. (In Press) Surface water types and sediment concentration distribution patterns at the confluence of mega rivers: Solimoes-Amazon and Negro rivers. Water Resources Research.

Park E. and Latrubesse E. (2014) Modeling suspended sediment distribution patterns of the Amazon River using MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 147, 232-242.

 

AWARDS & GRANTS

2015

1st Place in Student Paper Competition (PhD Level), Association of American Geographers (AAG) Water Resources Specialty Group (WRSG).

Continuing Graduate School College Fellowship, Office of Graduate School, University of Texas at Austin.

Tinker Field Research Grant, LILLAS, University of Texas at Austin.

Best Paper Award (co-authored), Association of American Geographers (AAG) Latin America Specialty Group (LASG).

Graduate Students Scholarship, LILLAS Benson Brazil Center, University of Texas at Austin.

M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman Doctoral Student Research Award (the highest student award in Geomorphology), Association of American Geographers (AAG) Geomorphology Specialty Group (GSG).

Veselka Field Research Grant, University of Texas at Austin.

Sim Travel Award, Korean-American Association of Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sciences (KAGES).

ALOS-PALSAR imagery grant: middle Amazon River floodplains for doctoral research. Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF).

2014

Professional Development Award. Office of Graduate School, University of Texas at Austin.

Graduate Continuing Fellowship, Office of Graduate School, University of Texas at Austin.

2013

Grant from contracted project, EAFIT University, Colombia. – Project title: Developing suspended sediment dispersion model in Baru using satellite imagery.

Google Earth Pro.

Google Earth Engine.

Travel Grant, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin.

2012

Pixoneer Scholarship Award, Korean-American Association of Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Sciences (KAGES).

Travel Grant, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin.


2011

Elected to Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

 

Interests

Fluvial geomorphology, Wetland ecology
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