Franklin Heitmuller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Geology

My research focuses on fluvial and coastal geomorphic systems of the northern Gulf Coast. I have investigated a number of river systems from Mexico to Mississippi that have been impacted by anthropogenic controls, including reservoirs, aggregate extraction, and land use. I have recently initiated research efforts to collect and interpret data associated with coastal sediment transport, with an emphasis on estuarine marshes and shorelines.

Heitmuller, F.T., 2014, Channel adjustments to historical disturbances along the lower Brazos and Sabine Rivers, south-central USA: Geomorphology, v. 204, p. 382–398.

Heitmuller, F.T., and Raphelt, N., 2012, The role of sediment-transport evaluations for development of modeled instream flows—Policy and approach in Texas: Journal of Environmental Management, v. 102, p. 37–49.

Heitmuller, F.T., 2011, Magnitude and frequency relations of bankfull flows and bed-material entrainment in the Llano River watershed, Central Texas, USA: Physical Geography, v. 32, p. 533–560.

Heitmuller, F.T., and Hudson, P.F., 2009, Downstream trends in sediment size and composition of channel bed, bar, and bank deposits related to hydrologic and lithologic controls in the Llano River watershed, Central Texas, USA: Geomorphology, v. 112, p. 246–260.