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Steven Goodbred Jr.

Steve Goodbred

Professor and Chair
Office: 5733 Science & Engineering Bldg
Phone: (615) 343-6424

Personal Webpage

Bangladesh ISEE Project 
    (Integrated Social, Environmental,
                  and Engineering research)


Ph.D. College of William & Mary, 1999
          (Virginia Institute of Marine Science)

M.S. University of South Florida, 1994
          (College of Marine Science)

B.S. Boston University, 1991
         (Dept. of Earth and Environment)


  • Sedimentary systems
  • Quaternary environments
  • Coastal, marine, and deltaic processes

Links (for full publication list)

Google Scholar page

Research Gate page

Recent Publications

(*student and **post-doc author)

Reitz, M.D., *Pickering, J.L., Goodbred, S.L., Paola, C., Steckler, M., and Seeber, L., 2015. Effects of tectonic deformation and sea level on river path selection: theory and application to Bangladesh. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, 120 (4), 671-689.

*Auerbach, L.W., Goodbred Jr, S.L., Mondal, D.R., **Wilson, C.A., Ahmed, K.R., Roy, K., Steckler, M.S., Small, C., Gilligan, J.M., Ackerly, B.A., 2015. Flood risk of natural and embanked landscapes on the Ganges–Brahmaputra tidal delta plain. Nature Climate Change, 5(2): 153-157.

**Wilson, C.A. and Goodbred, Jr., S.L., 2015. Construction and Maintenance of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta: Linking Process, Morphology, and Stratigraphy.  Annual Review of Marine Science, 7: 67-88.

Goodbred, Jr., S.L., *Youngs, P.M., *Ullah, Md.S., *Pate, R.D., Khan, S.R., Kuehl, S.A., Singh, S.K., Rahaman, W., 2014, Piecing together the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river delta: Application of Sr sediment geochemistry to reconstruct river-channel histories and Holocene delta evolution. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 126: 1495-1510.

*Pickering, J.L., Goodbred, Jr., S.L., Reitz, M., *Hartzog, T.R., Mondal, D.R., and Hossain, Md.S., 2014. Holocene channel avulsions inferred from the Late Quaternary sedimentary record of the Jamuna and Old Brahmaputra river valleys in the upper Bengal delta plain. Geomorphology, 227: 123-136.

*Rogers, K.G., Goodbred, Jr., S.L., Mondal, D.R., 2013. Monsoon sedimentation on the ‘abandoned’ tide-influenced Ganges-Brahmaputra delta plain. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, 131: 297-309.