Professor Rebecca Hodge
|Professor in the Department of Geography||316||+44 (0) 191 33 43503|
|Professor , Catchments and Rivers||316||+44 (0) 191 33 43503|
|Professor , Hazards and Surface Change||316||+44 (0) 191 33 43503|
2022 - present: Professor, Department of Geography, Durham University
2016 - 2022: Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Durham University
2011 - 2016: Lecturer, Department of Geography, Durham University
2007 - 2011: Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow.
2003 - 2006: PhD, ‘Grain-scale approaches to modelling and measuring fluvial sedimentology and bedload transport’, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge. Awarded October 2007.
My research interests are primarily in the area of fluvial geomorphology, with a particular focus on sediment transport. I use a combination of numerical modelling and field measurements to quantify sediment and flow processes. In both approaches I am interested in the application of new techniques, for example the use of Cellular Automaton models, CT scanning and Terrestrial Laser Scanning, and 3D printing. A key focus of my research is the way in which small scale processes upscale, for example the way in which the properties and interactions of sediment grains affect sediment flux at the reach scale. I am happy to be contacted about possible PhD projects in these areas.
- 2019: i-CONN: Interdisciplinary connectivity: Understanding and managing complex systems using connectivity science, Interreg (ERDF) Europe, €4 million, 2019-10-01 - 2023-09-30
- 2018: Listening to Rivers: Using Sound to Measure Water Velocity(£15780.00 from )
- 2014: How does the development of particle scale structure control river scale morphology?(£174957.34 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
- 2013: Quantifying the controls on sediment patch formation in bedrock rivers using a scaled physical model(£2995.00 from Royal Geographical Society)
- 2022: Gordon Warwick Medal: I was awarded the Gordon Warwick Medal by the British Society for Geomorphology for excellence in geomorphological research by someone within 15 years of being awarded their doctorate.
Chapter in book
- Hodge, R.A. (2017). Sediment processes in bedrock-alluvial rivers: Research since 2010 and modelling the impact of fluctuating sediment supply on sediment cover. In Gravel-Bed Rivers: Process and Disasters. Tsutsumi, D. & Laronne, J. Chichester, UK Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. 639-670.
- Hodge, R.A. & Buechel, M.E.H. (2022). The influence of bedrock river morphology and alluvial cover on gravel entrainment: Part 2. Modelling critical shear stress. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 47(14): 3348-3360.
- Buechel, Marcus E. H., Hodge, Rebecca A. & Kenmare, Sophie (2022). The influence of bedrock river morphology and alluvial cover on gravel entrainment: Part 1. Pivot angles and surface roughness. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 47(14): 3361-3375.
- Osborne, William A., Hodge, Rebecca A., Love, Gordon D., Hawkin, Peter & Hawkin, Ruth E. (2022). The Influence of In‐Channel Obstacles on River Sound. Water Resources Research 58(4): e2021WR031567.
- Osborne, Wm. Alexander, Hodge, Rebecca A., Love, Gordon D., Hawkin, Peter & Hawkin, Ruth E. (2021). Babbling brook to thunderous torrent: Using sound to monitor river stage. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 46(13): 2656-2670.
- Maniatis, G., Hoey, T., Hodge, R., Rickenmann, D. & Badoux, A. (2020). Inertial drag and lift forces for coarse grains on rough alluvial beds measured using in-grain accelerometers. ESurf 8: 1067-1099.
- Hodge, Rebecca, Voepel, Hal, Leyland, Julian Sear, David & Ahmed, Sharif (2020). X-ray computed tomography reveals that grain protrusion controls critical shear stress for entrainment in fluvial gravels. Geology 48(2): 149-153.
- Voepel, H., Leyland, J., Hodge, R.A., Ahmed, S. & Sear, D. (2019). Development of a vector-based 3D grain entrainment model with application to X-ray computed tomography (XCT) scanned riverbed sediment. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 44(15): 3057-3077.
- Ferguson, R., Hardy, R. & Hodge, R. (2019). Flow resistance and hydraulic geometry in bedrock rivers with multiple roughness length scales. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 44(12): 2437-2449.
- Turowski, Jens M. & Hodge, Rebecca (2017). A probabilistic framework for the cover effect in bedrock erosion. Earth Surface Dynamics 5(2): 311-330.
- Ferguson, R.I., Sharma, B.P., Hodge, R.A., Hardy, R.J. & Warburton, J. (2017). Bed load tracer mobility in a mixed bedrock/alluvial channel. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface 122(4): 807-822.
- Ferguson, R.I., Sharma, B.P., Hardy, R.J,, Hodge, R.A. & Warburton, J. (2017). Flow resistance and hydraulic geometry in contrasting reaches of a bedrock channel. Water Resources Research 53(3): 2278-2293.
- Maniatis, G., Hoey, T.B., Hassan, M.A., Sventek, J., Hodge, R.A., Drysdale, T. & Valyrakis, M. (2017). Calculating the explicit probability of entrainment based on inertial acceleration measurements. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 143(4): 04016097.
- Hodge, R.A. & Hoey, T.B. (2016). A Froude-scaled model of a bedrock-alluvial channel reach: 2. Sediment cover. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 121(9): 1597-1618.
- Hodge, R.A. & Hoey, T.B. (2016). A Froude-scaled model of a bedrock-alluvial channel reach: 1. Hydraulics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 121(9): 1578-1596.
- Hodge, R.A., Hoey, T., Maniatis, G. & Leprêtre, E. (2016). Formation and erosion of sediment cover in an experimental bedrock-alluvial channel. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41(10): 1409-1420.
- Hodge, R.A., Sear, D.A. & Leyland, J. (2013). Spatial variations in surface sediment structure in riffle-pool sequences: a preliminary test of the Differential Sediment Entrainment Hypothesis (DSEH). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38(5): 449-465.
- Hodge, R.A. & Hoey, T.B. (2012). Upscaling from grain-scale processes to alluviation in bedrock channels using a cellular automaton model. Journal of Geophysical Research 117: F101017.
- Hodge, R.A., Hoey, T.B. & Sklar, L.S. (2011). Bed load transport in bedrock rivers: The role of sediment cover in grain entrainment, translation and deposition. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 116: F04028.
- Hodge, R.A. (2010). Using simulated Terrestrial Laser Scanning to analyse errors in high-resolution scan data of irregular surfaces. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 65(2): 227-240.
- Hodge, R.A., Brasington, J. & Richards, K. (2009). In situ characterization of grain-scale fluvial morphology using Terrestrial Laser Scanning. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 34(7): 954-968.
- Hodge, R.A., Brasington, J. & Richards, K. (2009). Analysing laser-scanned digital terrain models of gravel bed surfaces: linking morphology to sediment transport processes and hydraulics. Sedimentology 56(7): 2024-2043.
- Hodge, R.A., Richards, K. & Brasington, J. (2007). A physically-based bedload transport model developed for 3-D reach-scale cellular modelling. Geomorphology 90(3-4): 244-262.
- Richards, K., Bithell, M., Dove, M. & Hodge, R.A. (2004). Discrete-element modelling: methods and applications in the environmental sciences. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 362(1822): 1797-1816.