Trent Biggs


Trent BiggsProfessor of Geography
Storm Hall 305C | [email protected]
Curriculum Vitae | Research Website

Trent W. Biggs' research interests include the impacts of land use on hydrology, water quality, and sediment. Dr Biggs and his students use satellite imagery, fieldwork, and modeling to diagnose and analyze water-related problems that impact the environment and human welfare. His field locations include American Samoa, southern India, the Himalaya, and the US-Mexico border region. Most recently he and a team of students have analyzed the environmental consequences of urbanization on the US-Mexico border, with an emphasis on the origins of sediment that has damaged local estuaries.

  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2003
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000
  • B.A., Princeton University (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 1995
  • SUSTN 100: Environmental Science / Sustainability
  • GEOG 101: Earth’s Physical Environment
  • GEOG 375: Environmental Hydrology
  • GEOG 483: Watershed Analysis
  • GEOG 574: Water Resources
  • GEOG 576: Advanced Watershed Analysis
  • GEOG 780: Seminar in Watershed Modeling
  • Effects of land cover change on hydrology, sediment, and stream biogeochemistry
  • Remote sensing of land cover, terrain, and evapotranspiration
  • Isotopes in the hydrologic cycle
  • Watershed analysis for multi-scale characterization of land cover change
  • 3D photo reconstruction of stream channels and hillslopes