Desiree Tullos

Desiree Tullos
233 Gilmore Hall
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Associate Professor

Long Vita: 
Biographical Info
Research Interests/Specializations: 
  • Environmental fluid mechanics
  • River engineering and restoration
  • Systems analysis in water resources management
  • Hydrodynamic modeling

Current Research: 
  • Responses to river restoration and engineering, including dam removal, engineered log jams, and dam reoperation
  • Analysis of risk and uncertainty in water resources management
  • Mechanics of flow around vegetation
  • Sediment management in reservoirs
  • Reservoir operations under climate change
  • Sustainable flood management

Recent Publications

Tullos D, Walter C, Dunham J. 2016. Does resolution of flow field observation influence apparent habitat use and energy expenditure in juvenile coho salmon? Water Resources Research.DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018501.

Tullos D, Collins M, Bellmore R, Bountry J, Connolly P, Shafroth P, Wilcox C. 2016. Synthesis of common management concerns associated with dam removal. J. of the American Water Resources Association

Tullos D, Byron E, Galloway G, Obeysekera J, Prakash O, Sun YH. 2016. Review of challenges of and practices for sustainable management of mountain flood hazards. Natural Hazards

Zunka, J., Tullos, D., and Lancaster, S. 2015. Effects of sediment pulses on bed relief in bar-pool channels. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms DOI: 10.1002/esp.3697

DiFrancesco, K., and Tullos, D. 2014. Assessment of flood management systems’ flexibility with application to the Sacramento River basin,  California, USA. International Journal of River Basin Management, DOI: 10.1080/15715124.2014.917316

Tullos, D. D., E. Foster-Moore, D. Magee, B. Tilt, A. T. Wolf, E. Schmitt, F. Gassert and K. Kibler. 2013. Biophysical, Socioeconomic, and Geopolitical Vulnerabilities to Hydropower Development on the Nu River, China. Ecology and Society 18 (3): 16.

Tullos, D. and Wang, HW. Morphological responses and sediment processes following a typhoon-induced dam failure, Dahan River, Taiwan. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3446

Kibler, K., and Tullos, D. 2013. Cumulative biophysical impact of small and large hydropower development, Nu River, China. Water Resources Research; DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20243

Surfleet, C., and Tullos, D. 2013. Variability in effect of climate change on rain-on-snow peak flow events in a temperate climate. J. of Hydrology 249: 24-34.

Czarnomski, C., Tullos, D. Thomas, R., and Simon, A. 2012. Effects of vegetation canopy density and bank angle on near-bank patterns of turbulence and Reynolds stresses. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 138(11): 374-378. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000628