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Assistant Professor



Dr. Roderick Lammers received his Bachelor’s degrees from Purdue University. He then received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Colorado State University working on modeling the water quality impacts of stream channel erosion. After earning his degrees, he worked as a postdoctoral associate and research scientist at the University of Georgia. Dr. Lammers joined Central Michigan University as an Assistant Professor in 2021.

Dr. Lammers’ research is focused on using computer modeling to better understand complex water resources problems and designing solutions. He works mostly on urban stormwater, stream channel restoration, and flood management. He also has experience as an engineering consultant working on environmental remediation and water management.

Link to google scholar page:

  • Selsor H., Bledsoe B.P., and Lammers R.W. 2023. Recognizing flood exposure inequities across flood frequencies. Anthropocene, 42: 100371. DOI: 10.1016/j.ancene.2023.100371
  • Buhr D.X., Lammers R.W., and Bledsoe B.P. 2022. Global sensitivity analyses of key riparian nitrogen models. Environmental Modelling & Software, 158: 105542. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2022.105542.
  • Lammers R.W., Miller L., and Bledsoe B.P. 2022. Effects of design and climate on bioretention effectiveness for watershed-scale hydrologic benefits. Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 8(4): 04022011. DOI: 1061/JSWBAY.0000993
  • Cohen S., Syvitski J., Ashely T., Lammers R.W., Fekete B., Li H-Y. 2022. Spatial trends and drivers of bedload and suspended sediment fluxes in global rivers. Water Resources Research, 58: e2021WR031583. DOI: 10.1029/2021WR031583
  • Lammers R.W., Li A., Nag S., and Ravindra V. 2021. Prediction models for urban flood evolution for satellite remote sensing. Journal of Hydrology, 603: 127175. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.127175
  • Oleksy I., Beck W., Lammers R.W., Steger C., Wilson C., Christianson K., Vincent K., Johnson G., Johnson P., Baron J. 2020. The role of warm, dry summers and variation in snowpack on phytoplankton dynamics in mountain lakes. Ecology, 101(1): e03132. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3132
  • Lammers R.W., Dell T.A., and Bledsoe B.P. 2020. Integrating stormwater management and stream restoration strategies for greater water quality benefits. Journal of Environmental Quality, 49(3): 569-581. DOI: 10.1002/jeq2.20047
  • Lammers R.W., Bledsoe B.P. 2019. Quantifying pollutant loading from channel sources: Watershed-scale application of the River Erosion Model. Journal of Environmental Management, 234: 104-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.12.074
  • Parker S.R., Adams S.K., Lammers R.W., Stein E.D., and Bledsoe B.P. 2019. Targeted hydrologic model calibration to improve prediction of ecologically-relevant flow metrics. Journal of Hydrology, 573: 546-556. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.03.081
  • Lammers R.W., Bledsoe B.P. 2018. A network scale, intermediate complexity model for simulating channel evolution over years to decades. Journal of Hydrology, 566: 886-900. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.09.036
  • Lammers R.W., Bledsoe B.P. 2018. Parsimonious sediment transport equations based on Bagnold’s stream power approach. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43(1): 242-258. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4237
  • Lammers R.W., Bledsoe B.P. 2017. What role does stream restoration play in nutrient management? Critical Reviews in Environmental Science & Technology, 47(6): 335-371. DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2017.1318618
  • Lammers R.W., Bledsoe B.P., and Langendoen E.J. 2017. Uncertainty and sensitivity in a bank stability model: Implications for estimating phosphorus loading. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42(4): 612-623. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4004
  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, 2018
  • M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, 2015
  • B.S., Ecological Engineering, Purdue University, 2012
  • B.S., Ecological & Evolutionary Biology, Purdue University, 2012
  • Urban Stormwater Management
  • Stream Restoration
  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution
  • Natural Infrastructure
  • Flood Management

Courses Taught

  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Water Quality Management
  • Solid Waste Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  • Fluid Mechanics