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Education

PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering: Colorado State University
MA, Geography: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BS, Environmental Science: Duke University

Biography

Joel Sholtes, PhD, PE, teaches civil engineering specializing in water resources engineering: hydraulics, hydrology and water resource management. His professional and academic experiences focus on physical river processes (river hydraulics and fluvial geomorphology) with applications to stream rehabilitation, riverine infrastructure management and flood hazards. Prior to teaching at CMU, Sholtes worked for the Bureau of Reclamation, Sedimentation River Hydraulics Group.

Joel Sholtes' curriculum vitae. Learn more about his research.

Selected Publications

Sholtes, J.S., Ubing, C., Randle, T. Fripp, J., and Cenderelli, D. (2018). Managing infrastructure in the stream environment. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. https://doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12692  

 

Sholtes, J.S. Yochum, S.E., Bledsoe, B.P., Scott, J.A. (2018). Longitudinal variability in channel response to floods. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4472  

 

Schook, D., E. Carlson, J.S. Sholtes, and D.J. Cooper (2016). Effects of moderate and extreme flow regulation on Populus growth along the Green and Yampa Rivers, CO and UT. River Res. & Applications. 32(8), 1698-1708. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.3020 

 

Sholtes, J.S. and B.P. Bledsoe (2016) Half-yield discharge: process-based metric for predicting bankfull discharge. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 04016017. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001137

 

Sholtes, J.S., K. Werbylo, and B.P. Bledsoe (2014) A physical context for the theoretical approach of sediment transport magnitude-frequency analysis in alluvial channels. Water Resources Research. 50(10), 7900-7914. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014WR015639

 

Sholtes, J.S. and M.W. Doyle. (2010) Impact of channel restoration on flood wave attenuation. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 137(2), 196-208. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000294

 

BenDor, T., J.S. Sholtes, and M.W. Doyle. (2009) Landscape characteristics of a stream and wetland mitigation banking program. Ecological Applications. 19(8), 2078-2092. https://doi.org/10.1890/08-1803.1