• Dissertation: Bedrock river forms and processes

    Dissertation: Bedrock river forms and processes

    Key Findings 1) Feedbacks between substrate, channel morphology and hydraulics reflect balance between hydraulic driving forces and substrate erodibility. 2) Lithologically controlled bed forms in bedrock streams (bedrock ribs) influence sediment transport at potentially smaller scales than bed forms in alluvial channels. The strong influence of bedforms on coarse sediment transport suggested that […]

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  • Increased sediment delivery in mountain basins in a warming climate

    Increased sediment delivery in mountain basins in a warming climate

    Sediment delivery and transport through mountain rivers affects aquatic habitat and water resource infrastructure. This research synthesized existing data from central Idaho to explore (1) how sediment yields are likely to respond to climate change in semi-arid basins influenced by wildfire, (2) the potential consequences for aquatic habitat and water resource infrastructure, and […]

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  • This Chinook swam over 800 miles!

    Climate Change Effects on Salmon Habitat

    In this research we investigate how climate-driven changes in streamflow will alter the physical habitat for salmonids in mountain basins of different regions and hydroclimates. We explore the potential consequences for the incubation period of different salmonid species. Watersheds in northern latitudes provide critical habitat for salmon and trout, and […]

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  • Dynamics of sediment transport in stream potholes

    Dynamics of sediment transport in stream potholes

        Rivers carved into bedrock often display elegant sculpted features, such as potholes, reflecting processes of erosion. We are investigating the sediment transport dynamics of the gravel-sized tools potentially responsible for erosion (formation and maintenance) of these forms. These experiments were conducted this past winter at the Center for […]

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  • Measuring velocity distributions with an Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) at different points in the study reach for model calibration.

    Aquatic Habitat Modeling

    In my postdoc at the University of Idaho, I am working on a side project led by Dr. Daniele Tonina in the Lemhi River, Idaho. The work aims to compare 2-D numerical modeling results based on two different topographic mapping methods: 1) ground-based surveys using an RTK GPS, and 2) […]

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Jaime R. Goode

Fluvial Geomorphologist

Idaho offers an ideal setting to explore many of my research interests, while keeping the mind fresh with endless opportunities for mountain adventure and intellectual inquiry. I currently work as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Ecohydraulics Research, University of Idaho, where I work jointly with the US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station on research related to climate change and physical and ecological processes in mountain river systems.


Recent Posts

Winter 2013 – field recon

Winter 2013 – field recon

Balancing the hard work in the office this winter with snowy perspectives in the mountains of Idaho.

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Post-fire debris flows in the Middle Fork of the Boise River

Post-fire debris flows in the Middle Fork of the Boise River

John Buffington and I just returned from an 11 day trip to re-survey a one-mile section of the Middle Fork of the Boise River that experienced three simultaneous debris flow inputs following the Hot Creek Fire in 2003. The photo series below (credit: John Buffington) shows the rapid response of […]

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Middle Fork of the Salmon River, 2012

Middle Fork of the Salmon River, 2012

“Have I ever told you how much I LOVE my job!?” This phrase may be a little over used in my world, but who cares, it’s true.  I was able to book end my summer field work with two float trips down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, and […]

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Fluvial field fun in Scotland

Fluvial field fun in Scotland

One of the components of the Climate Change and Mountain Basins project that is my central postdoc research, is an investigation of how climate change might alter the flow regime and different habitat factors for different species in different regions. To this end, we are working with the Northern Rivers Institute at […]

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Whitewater for Science

Whitewater for Science

I have been fortunate to have rivers connecting all aspects of my life. Working on a project that is investigating the potential effects of climate change on salmon and trout habitat, I have had the privilege to float through the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in a kayak and raft […]

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