Jonathan Warrick

My research focuses on the intersection of rivers and the sea.  Topics include the movement of sediment within and from coastal watersheds, and how sediment can alter coastal landscapes and habitats. Recently these subjects have been addressed in my work on the Elwha River, Washington, where the largest dam removal project in U.S. history was completed in 2014.

Biography

Education

Ph.D., 2002, University of California, Santa Barbara

M.Sc., 1995, University Wisconsin-Madison

B.Sc., 1993, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Experience

Research Geologist, GS-15, 2016-present, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California

Research Geologist, GS-14, 2008-2016, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California

Research Geologist, GS-13, 2004-2008, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California

Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, GS-12, 2002-2004, USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Menlo Park, California

In The News

2017, Los Angeles Times article,  “Highway 1 was buried under a massive landslide. Months later, engineers battle Mother Nature to fix it

2016, The Department of Interior and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, International RiverPrize Finalist

2015, New York Times article, “When Dams Come Down, Salmon and Sand Can Prosper

2014, National Geographic news article, “World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River After Century of Electric Production

2013, Book, “Elwha: A River Reborn

2012, Front-page Seattle Times article, “Dam gone, nature rebuilds Elwha River beach

2009, Science Daily article, “Sediment Yield From The Tectonically Active Semiarid Western Transverse Ranges Of California

2006, Environmental Science & Technology news article, “California’s Shifting Sands”