Research interests:

Arid region hydrology, hillslope geomorphology, sediment transport processes, chemical weathering within soils, soil development, landsliding, landscape resoponse to transient tectonic and climatic forcing, and interactions between plants and geomorphology.

Career history:

2013- Senior Lecturer in Landscape Dynamics: School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2007-2013 Lecturer in Landscape Dynamics: School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2006-2007 Research Associate: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University, USA

PhD 2006 Environmental Engineering (emphasis Environmental Science) Vanderbilt University

Active research projects:

Software for quantifying shallow landslide hazards to transportation infrastructure under changing climate and forest management

Mudd, S.

1/01/16 – 30/04/16


Volcano-hydrologic hazards associated with the April 2015 eruption of Calbuco volcano, Chile

Calder, E. & Mudd, S.

1/07/15 – 31/03/16

Impact of Changing Climate and Sediment Supply on Coastal Wetland Survival

Mudd, S.

1/12/14 – 31/08/15

UK-based charities

Constraining the topographic signature of erosion rates and processes using high resolution topography

Mudd, S.

23/09/13 – 22/09/16

Non-EU other

Climate History Controls Future Landslide Hazard

Mudd, S.

17/11/12 – 31/12/15


Recent publications:

Hurst, M., Mudd, S., Grieve, S. and Milodowski, D., 2016. A nondimensional relief framework: data.

Grieve, S.W., Mudd, S.M., Hurst, M.D. and Milodowski, D.T., 2016. A nondimensional framework for exploring the relief structure of landscapes. Earth Surface Dynamics, 4(2), p.309.

Mudd, S.M., 2016. Detection of transience in eroding landscapes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

Grieve, S.W., Mudd, S.M. and Hurst, M.D., 2016. How long is a hillslope?. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

Gabet, E.J., Mudd, S.M., Milodowski, D.T., Yoo, K., Hurst, M.D. and Dosseto, A., 2015. Local topography and erosion rate control regolith thickness along a ridgeline in the Sierra Nevada, California. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40(13), pp.1779-1790.