recent journal articles

  • Tamminga A, Eaton BC, Hugenholtz C,. (minor revisions requested). UAS-based remote sensing of fluvial change following an extreme flood event. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

  • McParland DJ, Eaton BC, Rosenfeld JS. ( in press). At-a-station hydraulic geometry simulator. River Research and Applications. doi: 10.1002/rra.2851.

  • Tamminga A, Hugenholtz C, Eaton BC, Lapointe MF. (in press). Hyperspatial remote sensing of channel reach morphology and hydraulic fish habitat using and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV): a first assessment in the context of river research and management. River Research and Applications. doi: 10.1002/rra.274.

  • Whitehead K, Hugenholtz CH, Myshak S, Brown O, LeClair A, Tamminga A, Eaton BC. 2014. Remote sensing of the environment with small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), part 2: scientific and commercial applications. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, 2(3), 86-102.

  • Eaton BC, Hassan MA. 2013. Scale-dependent interactions between wood and channel dynamics: modelling jam formation and sediment storage in gravel-bed streams. Journal of Geophysical Re- search - Earth Surface: 118: 2500-2508.

  • Davidson SL, Eaton BC. 2013. modeling channel morphodynamic response to variations in large wood: implications for stream rehabilitation in degraded watersheds. Geomorphology: 202: 59-73.

  • Owens PN, Giles TR, Petticrew EL, Leggat M, Moore RD, Eaton BC. 2013. Muted responses of streamflow and suspended sediment flux in a wildfire-affected watershed. Geomorphology: 202: 128-139.

  • Eaton BC, Hassan MA, Davidson SL. 2012. Modelling Wood Dynamics, Jam Formation and Sediment Storage in a Gravel-Bed Stream. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface: doi:10.1029/2012JF002385

  • Eaton BC, Church M. 2011. A rational sediment transport scaling relation based on dimensionless stream power. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms: 36(7): 901-910.

  • Eaton BC, Moore RD, Giles TR. 2010. Forest fire, bank strength and channel instability: the “unusual” response of Fishtrap Creek, British Columbia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms: 35(1): 1167-1183.

  • Eaton BC, Millar RG, Davidson S. 2010. Channel patterns: braided, anabranching and single-thread. Geomorphology: 120: 353-364. note: this version corrects several formatting errors that persist in the official published version of this paper

  • Eaton BC, Andrews CAE, Giles TR, Phillips JC. 2010. Wildfire, morphologic change and bed material transport at Fishtrap Creek, British Columbia. Geomorphology: 118: 409-424.

  • Phillips JC, Eaton BC. 2009. Detecting the timing of morphologic change using stage-discharge regressions: a case study at Fishtrap Creek, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Water Resources Journal: 34(3): 285-300.

  • Eaton BC, Giles TR. 2009. Assessing the effect of vegetation-related bank strength on channel morphology and stability in gravel bed streams using numerical models. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms: 34: 712-713.

  • Ashmore PE, Biron PM, Eaton B, Rennie C. 2009. Recent Canadian research on fluvial sediment transport and morphology since 2003. Canadian Water Resources Journal: 34(2): 149-162.

  • Eaton BC, Church M. 2009. Channel stability in bedload dominated streams with non-erodible banks: inferences from experiments in a sinuous flume. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 109(F03011): doi: 10.1029/2007JF000902.

  • Eaton BC, Hassan MA, Phillips JC,. 2008. A method for using magnetic tracer stones to monitor changes in stream channel dynamics. Streamline, 12(1): 22-28.

  • Phillips JC, Eaton BC. 2008. Techniques for monitoring channel disturbance: a case study of Fishtrap Creek, British Columbia. Streamline, 12(1): 16-21.

  • Eaton BC. 2008. Potential channel changes following wildfire: applying the UBC Regime Model to Fishtrap Creek, BC. Streamline, 12(1): 28-33.

  • Eaton BC, Church M. 2007. Predicting downstream hydraulic geometry: A test of rational regime theory. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 112(F03025): doi: 10.1029/2006JF000734.

  • Eaton BC, Church M, Davies TRH. 2006. A conceptual model for meander initiation in bedload-dominated streams. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 31: 875-891.

  • Eaton BC. 2006. Bank stability analysis for regime models of vegetated gravel bed rivers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 31: 1438-1444.

  • Eaton BC, Millar RG. 2004. Optimal alluvial channel width under a bank stability constraint. Geomorphology, 62: 35-45.

  • Eaton BC, Church M, Millar RG. 2004. Rational regime model of alluvial channel morphology and response. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 29(4): 511-529.

  • Eaton BC, Church M. 2004. A graded stream response relation for bedload dominated streams. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 109(F03011): doi: 10.1029/2003JF000062.

  • Eaton B, Church M, Ham D. 2002. Scaling and regionalization of flood flows in British Columbia, Canada. Hydrological Processes, 16(16): 3245-3263.

  • Eaton BC, Lapointe MF. 2001. Effects of large floods on sediment transport and reach morphology in the cobble-bed Sainte Marguerite River. Geomorphology, 40(3-4): 291-309.

  • Lapointe MF, Eaton BC, Driscoll S, Latulippe C. 2000. Modelling the probability of salmonid egg pocket scour due to floods. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 57: 1120-1130.

conference proceedings

  • Hassan MA, Smith BJ, Hogan DL, Luzi DS, Zimmermann AE, Eaton BC. 2008, Sediment storage and transport in coarse bed streams: scale considerations, in Habersack, H., Piegay, H., and Rinaldi, M., eds., Gravel-Bed Rivers VI: From Process Understanding to River Restoration, Elsevier, p. 473-496.

  • Eaton, BC. “Modeling stream channel response to changes in sediment supply using physical models”. Fifth International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, December 4-7, 2007.

book chapters

  • Eaton BC, Rosenfeld JS. (minor revisions requested). Mechanisms of flow and sediment transport affecting fluvial ecosystems. in Johnson EA, Martin YE (eds). Ecosystems: A Biogeoscience Approach. Cambridge University Press.

  • Eaton BC, Church M. (2014). The future state of Peace River. in Church M (ed). The Regulation of Peace River: a Case Study for River Management. John Wiley and Sons.

  • Church M, Ayles CP, Eaton BC. (2014). The floods of 1990 and 1996 on Peace River. in Church M (ed). The Regulation of Peace River: a case Study for River Management. John Wiley and Sons.

  • Millar RG, Eaton B. 2011. Bank Vegetation, Bank Strength and Application of the UBC Regime Model to Stream Restoration. In S. J. Bennett, and J. M. Castro (Eds.). Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems: Scientific Approaches, Analyses, and Tools. Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 194, AGU, Washington, D. C., pp. 475-485.

  • Eaton BC. 2013. Chapter 9.18: Hydraulic Geometry. In Wohl EE (ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology, vol. 9, Fluvial Geomorphology, Elsevier, Oxford, UK.pp. 314-329.

  • Eaton, BC and RD Moore. 2010. "Chapter 4: Regional Hydrology". Watershed Management: Compendium of Forest Hydrology and Geomorphology in British Columbia. Ed. Robin Pike. Victoria: Ministry of Forests.


  • Luzi DS, Eaton BC. December, 2009. Morphodynamics of a steep gravel bed stream: inferences from a Froude-scaled experimental river. American Geophysical Union 2009 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.

  • Phillips JC, Eaton BC, Giles T. December, 2006. Dynamics of a gravel bed stream in transition: Fishtrap Creek, British Columbia. American Geophysical Union 2006 Fall Meeting . San Francisco, California, United States.

  • Eaton, BC. Dec, 2004. Toward a theory of hydraulic geometry: the principle of flow resistance for the fluvial system (H43A-0351). American Geophysical Union 2004 Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California, United States.

Brett Eaton, Ph.D., P.Geo.

Associate Professor
Department of Geography
The University of British Columbia


Phone: 604.822.2257

Fax: 604.822.6150

Office: rm 143, Geography

E-mail: brett (dot) eaton (at) ubc (dot) ca