Erin Bray

Assistant Professor
(818) 677-4668
Office location:
Bookstore Complex, Room 200



  • Ph.D., 2013, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., 2005, Brown University
  • B.S., 2003, Cornell University

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 465/465L: Fluvial Geomorphology
  • GEOG 476: River Restoration

Selected Publications

Bray, E.N., J. Dozier, and T. Dunne (2017), Mechanics of the energy balance in large lowland rivers, and why the bed matters, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL075317.

Bray, E.N. and T. Dunne (2017), Subsurface flow in lowland river gravel bars, Water Resources Research, 53, doi:10.1002/2016WR019514.

Bray, E.N. and T. Dunne (2017), Observations of bedload transport in a gravel bed river during high flow using fiber-optic DTS methods, Earth Surface Processes & Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.4164.

Olden, J.D., Konrad, C.P., Melis, T.S., Kennard, M.J., Freeman, M.C., Mims, M.C., Bray, E.N., Gido, K.B., Hemphill, N.P., Lytle, D.A., McMullen, L.E., Pyron, M., Robinson, C.T., Schmidt, J.C., and J.G. Williams, (2014), Are large-scale flow experiments informing the science and management of freshwater ecosystems? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12(3):176-185, doi:10.1890/130076.

Keller, A.A., Chen, X., Fox, J., Fulda, M., Dorsey, R., Seapy, B., Glenday, J., and E. Bray (2014), Attenuation coefficients for water quality trading. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(12):6788-6794, doi 10.1021/es500202x.

Konrad, C.P., Olden, J.D., Lytle, D.A., Melis, T.S., Schmidt, J.C., Bray, E.N., Freeman, M.C., Gido, K.B., Hemphill, N.P., Kennard, M.J., McMullen, L.E., Mims, M.C., Pyron, M., Robinson, C.T., and J.G. Williams (2011), Large-scale flow experiments for managing river systems. BioScience, 61(12):948-959, doi: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.12.5.

Research and Interests

River Systems, Hydrology, Fluvial Geomorphology