Dr Rebecca Hodge
2011 - present: Lecturer, Department of Geography, Durham University
2007 - 2011: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow.
2003 - 2006: PhD, ‘Grain-scale approaches to modelling and measuring fluvial sedimentology and bedload transport’, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Awarded October 2007.
My research interests are primarily in the area of fluvial geomorphology, with a particular focus on sediment transport. I use a combination of numerical modelling and field measurements to quantify sediment processes. In both approaches I am interested in the application of new techniques, for example the use of Discrete Element and Cellular Automaton models, and Terrestrial Laser Scanning. A key focus of my research is the way in which small scale processes upscale, for example the way in which the properties and interactions of sediment grains affect sediment flux at the reach scale.
- Catchment, River and Hillslope Science (CRHS)
Journal papers: academic
- Hodge, R.A. Sear, D.A. & Leyland, J. Spatial variations in surface sediment structure in riffle-pool sequences: a preliminary test of the Differential Sediment Entrainment Hypothesis (DSEH). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 2012;n/a.
- Hodge, R.A. & Hoey, T.B. Upscaling from grain-scale processes to alluviation in bedrock channels using a cellular automaton model. Journal of Geophysical Research. 2012;117:F101017.
- Hodge, R.A., Hoey, T.B. & Sklar, L.S. Bed load transport in bedrock rivers: The role of sediment cover in grain entrainment, translation and deposition. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface. 2011;116:F04028.
- Hodge, R.A. Using simulated Terrestrial Laser Scanning to analyse errors in high-resolution scan data of irregular surfaces. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 2010;65:227-240.
- Hodge, R.A., Brasington, J. & Richards, K. Analysing laser-scanned digital terrain models of gravel bed surfaces: linking morphology to sediment transport processes and hydraulics. Sedimentology. 2009;56:2024-2043.
- Hodge, R.A., Brasington, J. & Richards, K. In situ characterization of grain-scale fluvial morphology using Terrestrial Laser Scanning. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 2009;34:954-968.
- Hodge, R.A., Richards, K. & Brasington, J. A physically-based bedload transport model developed for 3-D reach-scale cellular modelling. Geomorphology. 2007;90:244-262.
- Richards, K., Bithell, M., Dove, M. & Hodge, R.A. Discrete-element modelling: methods and applications in the environmental sciences. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences. 2004;362:1797-1816.
- 2010: Royal Geographical Society 30th International Geographical Congress Award, £750.
- 2010: Travel Bursary, UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology, £746.
- 2008: Investigating sediment cover in bedrock rivers, John Robertson Bequest, University of Glasgow, £750.
- 2008: Sediment transport processes in riffle-pool sequences, British Society for Geomorphology, £500. Co-Investigator: D. Sear (University of Southampton).