David Leigh, Geomorphology
Quaternary Studies, Geomorphology, Geoarcheology, Environmental, and Soils
Primary Organization: University of Georgia
Dr. David S. Leigh
204 Geography-Geology Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Office Phone: 706.542.2346
FAX Number: 706-542-2388
CWT Data Sets:
4058 (Sediment Source Ascription of Forest Roads in the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin)
4070 (Multi-millennial Record of Erosion and Fires in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA)
4068 (Late-Holocene paleofloods in the Upper Little Tennessee River valley, Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA.)
3027 (Intensive Stream Survey Geomorphology Data from 2010 to 2011 at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Otto, NC)
4047 (Coweeta LTER Synoptic Data from 56 sampling sites located in the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin from 2009 (geomorphological))
CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)
Cecala, K. K., J. C. Maerz, B. J. Halstead, J. R. Frisch, T. L. Gragson, J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, D. S. Leigh, C. R. Jackson, J. T. Peterson, and C. M. Pringle. 2018. Multiple drivers, scales, and interactions influence southern Appalachian stream salamander occupancy. Ecosphere 9(3):e02150. 10.1002/ecs2.2150
McDonald, J.M., D.S. Leigh, and C.R. Jackson. 2018. Continental-, Watershed-, and Local-Scale Influences on Winter Stormflow Characteristics in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Journal of Hydrology 563:643-656. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.06.013
Jackson, C. R., Leigh, D. S., Scarbrough, S. L., and Chamblee, J. F. 2015. Herbaceous Versus Forested Riparian Vegetation: Narrow and Simple Versus Wide, Woody and Diverse Stream Habitat. River Res. Applic., 31: 847-857. doi: 10.1002/rra.2783.
Leigh, D.S., Gragson, T. and Coughlan, M. 2015. Pedogenic effects of mid- to late-Holocene conversion of forests to pastures in the French western Pyrenees. Zeitschrift fÃ¼r Geomorphologie. 59:225-245.
Leigh, David S., Theodore L. Gragson, Michael R. Coughlan. 2015. Colluvial legacies of millennial landscape change on individual hillsides, place-based investigation in the western Pyrenees Mountains, Quaternary International. DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.08.031
Wang, Lixin and Leigh, David S. 2015. Anthropic signatures in alluvium of the Upper Little Tennessee River valley, Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. Anthropocene. 11:35-47. doi:10.1016/j.ancene.2015.11.005.
Bain, D. J, Green, M. B, Campbell, J. L, Chamblee, J.F., Chaoka, S., Fraterrigo, J.M., Kaushal, S. S, Martin, S. L, Jordan, T. E, Parolari, A. J, Sobczak, W. V, Weller, D. E, Wolheim, W. W, Boose, E. R, Duncan, J., Gettel, G. M, Hall, B. R, Kumar, P., Thompson, J. R, Vose, J.M., Elliott, E. M and Leigh, D.S. 2012. Legacy Effects in Material Flux: Structural Catchment Changes Predate Long-Term Studies. Bioscience. 62(6):575-584.
Carter, T., C.R. Jackson, A. Rosemond, C. Pringle, D. Radcliffe, W. Tollner, J. Maerz, D. Leigh. A. Trice. 2009. Beyond the urban gradient: barriers and opportunities for timely studies of urbanization effects on aquatic ecosystems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 28(4):1038-1050
Price, K., and D.S. Leigh. 2006. Comparative water quality of lightly- and moderately-impacted streams in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 120: 269-300.
Roy, A.H., Rosemond, A.D., Leigh, D.S., Paul, M.J., Wallace, J.B. 2003. Habitat-Specific Responses of Stream Insects to Land Cover Disturbance: Biological Consequences and Monitoring Implications, 22(2):292-307
Books and Book Sections
Coughlan, M.R., Leigh, D.S., Gragson, T.L., Le Couédic, M. 2018. Holocene anthropization of mid-elevation landscapes around Pic d’Orhy, Western Pyrenees. Chapter in: Archaeology Of Mountain Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Research Strategies of Agro-Pastoralism. Accepted and in press, Upland Regions. Institute of Mediterranean and European Archaeology. SUNY Press, Binghamton, New York
Leigh, D.S. 2015. Multi-millennial Record of Erosion and Fires in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. Pages 167-202 in: Greenberg, C. and Collins, B. (editors). Natural Disturbances and Range of Variation: Type, Frequency, Severity, and Post-disturbance Structure in Central Hardwood Forests. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
Webster, J.R., Benfield, E.F., Cecala, K.K., Chamblee, J.F., Dehring, C.A., Gragson, T.L., Cymerman, J.H., Jackson, C.R., Knoepp, J.D., Leigh, D.S., Maerz, J.C., Pringle, C., Valett, H.M., 2012. Water Quality and Exurbanization in Southern Appalachian Streams. In River Conservation and Management (Chapter on Catchment Conservation, Ecosystem Integrity and Threats to River Systems). P.J. Boon and P.J. Raven, eds. Published 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., p. 91-107
Conference Proceedings (Published Papers and Abstracts)
Coughlan, M.R., Leigh, D.S., Gragson, T.L., Le Couédic, M., 2017. Holocene anthropization of mid-elevation landscapes around Pic d’Orhy, Western Pyrenees. Paper presented a the 10th Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology (IEMA) Visiting Scholar Conference on Archaeology of Mountain Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Research Strategies of Agro-Pastoralism in Upland Regions, April 8-9, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
Gragson, T.L., Coughlan, M.R., Leigh, D.S., Response Diversity and the Evolution of Pastoral Landscapes in the Western Pyrenees from the Middle Holocene to the Present. Paper presented at the International Landscape Archaeology Conference, 20 June, 2018, Newcastle University, Newcastle, U.K.
Gragson, T.L., Coughlan, M.G., Leigh, D.S., 2017. Contingency & Agency in the Holocene Anthropization of Mountain Landscapes of the Western Pyrenees. Paper presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria
Leigh, D. S., Gragson, T. L.. 2017. Anthropic changes to the biotic factor of soil formation from forests to managed grasslands along summits of the western Pyrenees Mountains, France. Paper presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2017.
Leigh, D.S., Gragson, T.L., 2017. Soil Biogeochemical and Biophysical Footprint of Forest to Pasture Conversion in the Western Pyrenees Mountains, France. Paper presented at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in New Orleans, LA
Milewski, A., Leigh, D.S., 2017. Paleofloods in the Tennessee River Basin: Records of Megafloods using Tractive-load Deposits. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Seattle, Washington
Riedel, M.S., J.M. Vose, and D.S. Leigh. 2003. The road to TMDL is paved with good intentions-Total maximum daily loads for a wild and scienic river in the southern Appalachians, pp. 356-366. In Proceedings of the Total maximum daily load environmental regulations II, 8-12 November 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.
Conference Posters and Presentations
Jackson, C.R., J.R. Webster, K.K. Cecala, J.R. Frisch, J.E. Kirsch, J.C. Maerz, D.S. Leigh, J.T. Peterson, C.M. Pringle, and J.D. Knoepp. 2018. Hydrologic, Morphologic, and Water Quality Effects of Rural Development in Streams of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, May 20-24, Detroit, MI.
Leigh, D. S., Milewski, A.M., Speakman, J., 2017. Paleofloods in the Tennessee River Basin: Pilot Demonstration by The University of Georgia. University of Georgia Geomorphology Laboratory Research Report 6 Submitted to the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) on January 31, 2017 or EPRI Task ID: 1-071143-01-01