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Matthew J Cashman, Ph.D.

Matthew Cashman is a Geomorphologist at the MD-DE-DC Water Science Center.

Matthew's interests are in the interdisciplinary interactions between hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology. His current research focuses on machine-learning modeling of ecological and habitat conditions, erosion and habitat mapping using Unmanned Aerial Systems and gage data, and developing tools to identify the sources of sediment degrading river habitat, including sediment fingerprinting.



Professional Experience

  • Geomorphologist, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Baltimore, MD; Aug 2016 - Present

    Geomorphologist and hydrologist working at the Maryland/ Delaware/ DC Water Science Center conducting research on excess fine sediment in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed using sediment fingerprinting techniques

Education and Certifications

  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

  • M.S., Biological Sciences (Ecology), Fordham University, Bronx, NY

  • Ph.D., River Science, Queen Mary University of London and Freie Universität Berlin

    Dissertation: The effect of large wood on river physical habitat and nutritional dynamics 

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Cashman MJ. 2018. Structure-from-Motion surveying: A paradigm shift in geomorphic monitoring (invited seminar). Towson University. Towson, MD; March 9, 2018.

  • Cashman MJ and J Bell. 2018. Structure-from-Motion Surveying:

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