André Robert

Department of Geography

Professor

Office: Ross Building, S406
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 22002
Emailarobert@yorku.ca

My main teaching and research interests are in geomorphology (earth surface processes and landforms), with a particular emphasis on river processes and environment.

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Degrees

PhD Geography, University of Cambridge (UK)


Research Interests

River Science, Process Geomorphology

Current Research Projects

Large braided rivers: dynamics and evolution

Summary: 
An investigation of large braided rivers (Rockies, New Zealand and Alaska) and how they respond to changing climate conditions.

Large rivers of Asia: impacts of river regulation, human activities, and changing climate on channel evolution.

All Publications

Books

Robert, A. 2003. River Processes. An Introduction to Fluvial Dynamics. Arnold Publishers, London, UK, 214 p.

Journal Articles

Krymer, V. and Robert, A. 2014. Stream restoration and cribwall performance: a case study of cribwall monitoring in Southern Ontario. River Research and Applications, 30 (7), 865-873 doi:10.1002/rra.2684.

Robert, A. and Tran, T. 2012. Mean and turbulent flow fields in a simulated ice-covered channel with a gravel bed: some laboratory observations. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 37(9), 951-956 doi: 10.1002/esp.3211.

Robert, A. 2011. Flow resistance in alluvial channels. Progress in Physical Geography, 35(6), 765-781 doi: 10.1177/0309133311414604

Siddiqui, A. and Robert, A. 2010. Thresholds of erosion and sediment movement in bedrock channels. Geomorphology, 118, 301-313. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.01.011.

Phillips, R. and Robert, A. 2007. Hydrologic control of waveforms on small meandering rivers. Earth Processes and Landforms, 32, 1533-1546 doi:10.1002/esp.1483.

Schindler, R. and Robert, A. 2005. Flow and turbulence structure across the ripple-dune transition: an experiment under mobile bed conditions. Sedimentology, 52, 627-649.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/GEOG1400 6.0  Physical Geography LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/GEOG3540 3.0  Field Studies in Physical Geography LECT  


My main teaching and research interests are in geomorphology (earth surface processes and landforms), with a particular emphasis on river processes and environment.

Degrees

PhD Geography, University of Cambridge (UK)

Research Interests:

River Science, Process Geomorphology

Current Research Projects

Large braided rivers: dynamics and evolution

Summary: 
An investigation of large braided rivers (Rockies, New Zealand and Alaska) and how they respond to changing climate conditions.

Large rivers of Asia: impacts of river regulation, human activities, and changing climate on channel evolution.

All Publications

Books

Robert, A. 2003. River Processes. An Introduction to Fluvial Dynamics. Arnold Publishers, London, UK, 214 p.

Journal Articles

Krymer, V. and Robert, A. 2014. Stream restoration and cribwall performance: a case study of cribwall monitoring in Southern Ontario. River Research and Applications, 30 (7), 865-873 doi:10.1002/rra.2684.

Robert, A. and Tran, T. 2012. Mean and turbulent flow fields in a simulated ice-covered channel with a gravel bed: some laboratory observations. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 37(9), 951-956 doi: 10.1002/esp.3211.

Robert, A. 2011. Flow resistance in alluvial channels. Progress in Physical Geography, 35(6), 765-781 doi: 10.1177/0309133311414604

Siddiqui, A. and Robert, A. 2010. Thresholds of erosion and sediment movement in bedrock channels. Geomorphology, 118, 301-313. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.01.011.

Phillips, R. and Robert, A. 2007. Hydrologic control of waveforms on small meandering rivers. Earth Processes and Landforms, 32, 1533-1546 doi:10.1002/esp.1483.

Schindler, R. and Robert, A. 2005. Flow and turbulence structure across the ripple-dune transition: an experiment under mobile bed conditions. Sedimentology, 52, 627-649.


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/GEOG1400 6.0  Physical Geography LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/GEOG3540 3.0  Field Studies in Physical Geography LECT