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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.

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.

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.

Sholtes, J.S. and B.P. Bledsoe (2016) Half-yield discharge: process-based metric for predicting bankfull discharge. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 04016017.

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.

Sholtes, J.S. and M.W. Doyle. (2010) Impact of channel restoration on flood wave attenuation. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. 137(2), 196-208.

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.