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.
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
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
1/12/14 – 31/08/15
Constraining the topographic signature of erosion rates and processes using high resolution topography
23/09/13 – 22/09/16
Climate History Controls Future Landslide Hazard
17/11/12 – 31/12/15
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.