- Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
- IU Bloomington
Quinn Lewis is a fluvial geomorphologist researching the processes and landforms associated with flowing water on the surface of the earth. His research interests are centered on advancement of fluvial geomorphology and water resources through innovative fieldwork and geospatial methods such as remote sensing and GIS , with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to complex problems. Quinn researches how landscapes change due to flowing water, and how rivers and land might be affected by climate and environmental changes.
Quinn’s current research uses a new, technologically advanced drone to image rivers and hillslopes in unprecedented detail and focuses specifically on two of Indiana’s most important rivers, the White River and the East Fork White River. This work allows for improved understanding of how flowing water shapes the landscape. These rivers drain water from much of Indiana, so understanding how these rivers interact with the landscape, and how that interaction might change in the future, is critical for improving the environmental resilience of the state.