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Ben Mirus

My research focuses on landslide hydrology and thresholds for landslide warning systems. My background is in hillslope hydrology and numerical modeling of surface and near-surface hydrological processes, which I apply to improve quantitative characterization of landslide initiation potential. I manage several real-time landslide monitoring sites and the national landslide inventory database.


   2015-present      Research Geologist, Landslides Hazards Program, USGS, Golden, CO

   2013-2014            Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

   2010-2013            Hydrologist, Unsaturated Zone Flow Project, USGS, Menlo Park, CA

   2005-2009            Physical Scientist, Unsaturated Zone Flow Project, USGS, Menlo Park, CA



   2009                     Ph.D. in Hydrogeology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

   2001                     B.A. in Geology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA