Amalie Orme

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Professor / Geomorphology, Fluvial & Coastal processes
(818) 677-3864
Office location:
Sierra Hall, Room 130-C



  • Ph.D. Geography (1983) University of California, Los Angeles

Courses Taught

  • Coastal Geomorphology
  • Earth Science
  • Earth's Changing Climate
  • Field Techniques
  • Geomorphology
  • Introduction to Research in Geography

Selected Publications and Presentations

Post-Fire Erosion Rates on Southern California Hillslopes Late Quaternary Tectonics and Hydrology--Owens Lake, CA 

Research and Interests

Quaternary Climate Change

Geomorphology (Coastal and Fluvial) 

Current Graduate Student Research

  • Brown, Forrest, Geomorphic response of stream widening and bank stability to anthropomorphic land use, McGee Creek, Long Valley, California
  • Devera, Luis, Ecogeomorphic responses to wildfire: Carpinteria Salt Marsh, Santa Barbara County, California
  • Notto, Christopher, Geomorphic process monitoring in a fluvial environment using UAS-derived data
  • Seguerra, Jamie, Characteristics of Chinook Salmon spawning habitat in a regulated lowland river: A case study of the San Joaquin River, California
  • Tejeda, Jonathan, Assessing differential tree mortality in juniper woodlands: relationship of spatial structures to tree size class

Grad Students 2015-present


Dirgo, Dannon, Geomorphic response to accelerated sediment transport and erosion in tectonically active streams

Rose, Marcella, Nebkha morphology, distribution and stability on the Black Rock Playa, Nevada


Brown,Deshawn, Using LANDSAT 8 OLI/TIRS imagery and the normalized difference snow index to analyze runoff for 2017-2018 in the North Fork Feather River Watershed, California

D'Alfonso, Danielle, Investigation of the depositional environment of clustered boulders in Nojoqui Valley, Santa Barbara County, California

Kitao, Eiko, Determining the age and correlation of emergent marine terraces, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Santa Barbara County, California


Hager, Nicolas, Landscape response to fire: vegetation propagation and soil erosion monitoring with UAV imagery

Robison, Sean, A test of a habitat suitability index for black bears in northeastern Minnesota


Margousian, Armen, Armenian diaspora


Aguilar, Luis, Change in chaparral species dominance in a Mediterranean ecosystem under a changing fire regime