Meeting of the Minds Speaker
Shlemon Professor of Applied Geosciences, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Center for Watershed Sciences
Nicholas Pinter holds the Shlemon Chair in Applied Geosciences at University of California Davis.
Prof. Pinter studies earth-surface processes and hydrology applied to a range of problems. His main research emphasis is on river dynamics, flooding, and management of flood risk and other natural hazards. Pinter has worked primarily on large alluvial rivers and their floodplains, including the Mississippi, Missouri, Rhine, Danube, and others. Professor Pinter’s work also involves assessing and guiding state and federal policy on rivers and flooding. This research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, FEMA, MacArthur Foundation, von Humboldt Foundation, and the European Commission.