MES/CEE Assistant Professor Samuel Munoz is researching how the re-engineering of the Mississippi River to straighten and challelize it has had the unintended consequences of increasing the risk of severe flooding.
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- PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
- S.E. Munoz, S.G. Dee, El Niño Increases the Risk of Lower Mississippi River Flooding, Scientific Reports, 7, 2017, 1772
- J.R. Walsh, S.E. Munoz, M.J. Vander Zanden., Outbreak of an Undetected Invasive Species Triggered by a Climate Anomaly, Ecosphere, 7(12), 2016, 1-17
- S.E. Munoz, K. Gruley, A. Massie, D.A. Fike, S.S. Schroeder, J.W. Williams, Cahokia’s Emergence and Decline Coincided with Shifts of Flood Frequency on the Mississippi River, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(20), 2015, 6319-6324
- V.C. Radeloff, J.W. Williams, B.L. Bateman, K.D. Burke, S.K. Carter, E.S. Childress, K.J. Cromwell, C. Gratton, A.O. Hasley, B.M. Kraemer, A.W. Latzka, E. Marin-Spiotta, C.D. Meine, S.E. Munoz, et al., The Rise of Novelty in Ecosystems, Ecological Applications, 25(8), 2015, 2051-2068
- S.E. Munoz, S. Schroeder, D.A. Fike, J.W. Williams, A Record of Sustained Prehistoric and Historic Land use from the Cahokia Region, Illinois, USA, Geology, 42(6), 2014, 499-502
Research & Scholarship Interests
sedimentary records of environmental change, paleoclimate and climate change, rivers and fluvial processes, hydroclimatic extremes
Department Research Areas
September 1, 2017
Samuel Munoz joins the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in September 2017 as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Marine and Environmental Sciences.