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Frank Heitmuller

Dr. Frank Heitmuller

Associate Professor

Bio

My research interests are focused on geomorphology, sedimentology, and near-surface hydrology of fluvial and estuarine systems along the northern Gulf (of Mexico) Coast. As a geographically-trained geologist, I collaborate with geologists, geographers, ecologists, and engineers to understand abiotic dynamics affecting ecosystems and policies for land use and hazard mitigation.

  • PHD - University of Texas at Austin (2009)
  • MA - University of Texas at Austin (2002)
  • BS - Florida State University (1998)

Physical Geology, Physical Geology Lab, Geomorphology, Geomorphology Lab, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Sedimentology Lab, Soils, Fluvial Geomorphology, Hydrology, Geological Field and Research Methods, Field Geology, Sedimentary Environments, Gulf Coast Geology

  • Overbank sedimentation from the historic AD 2011 flood along the Lower Mississippi River, USA, GEOLOGY, 2017, 10.1130/G38546.1
  • Lithologic and hydrologic controls of mixed alluvial-bedrock channels in flood-prone fluvial systems: Bankfull and macrochannels in the Llano River watershed, central Texas, USA, GEOMORPHOLOGY, 2015, 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.12.033
  • Channel adjustments to historical disturbances along the lower Brazos and Sabine Rivers, south-central USA, GEOMORPHOLOGY, 2014, 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.08.020
  • Impact of Prescribed Burns on Marsh Surface Elevation: Big Branch Marsh, Louisiana, Southeastern Geographer, 2013, 10.1353/sgo.2013.0008
  • The role of sediment-transport evaluations for development of modeled instream flows: Policy and approach in Texas, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 2012, 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.12.033
  • Hydrologic connectivity of oxbow lakes along the lower Guadalupe River, Texas: The influence of geomorphic and climatic controls on the "flood pulse concept", JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 2012, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.10.029
  • Characteristics of fluvial bed material in and adjacent to instream aggregate extraction pits along the Bouie River in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 2012
  • MAGNITUDE AND FREQUENCY RELATIONS OF BANKFULL FLOWS AND BED-MATERIAL ENTRAINMENT IN THE LLANO RIVER WATERSHED, CENTRAL TEXAS, USA, PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, 2011, 10.2747/0272-3646.32.6.533
  • Determining hydrocarbon distribution using resistivity, Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, southwestern Mississippi, Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 2014
  • 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, 2009, 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.06.010
  • Registered Professional Geologist
  • Geological Society of America
  • Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists
  • Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers
  • Mississippi Geological Society
  • Mississippi Academy of Sciences
  • English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Spanish (Limited Working)

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Contact Me

Walker Science Building (WSB) 123 map

Hattiesburg

Email
Franklin.HeitmullerFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4729

Areas of Expertise

fluvial geomorphology, coastal geomorphology, sedimentology, hydrology, soils