David Leigh, Geomorphology

David Leigh

Research Emphasis:

Quaternary Studies, Geomorphology, Geoarcheology, Environmental, and Soils

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Dr. David S. Leigh
204 Geography-Geology Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Office Phone:  706.542.2346

FAX Number:  706-542-2388

E-Mail:  dleigh@uga.edu

Web Page:  http://geography.uga.edu/index.php?/directory/profile/leigh-david-s

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)

Journal Articles

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

Leigh, David S. 2017. Vertical accretion sand proxies of gaged floods along the upper Little Tennessee River, Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. Sedimentary Geology. DOI:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.09.007.

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 für 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.

Jensen, C. K., et al. (2014). Scales and arrangements of large wood in first- through fifth-order streams of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Physical Geography 35(6): 532-560.

Rogers, James C.; Leigh, David S. 2013. Modeling stream-bank erosion in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Physical Geography. 34: 4-5. 354-372.

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.

Benstead, Jonathan P., and David S. Leigh, 2012, An Expanded Role for River Networks. Nature Geoscience 5:678-679.

Wang, L. and Leigh, D.S. 2012. Late Holocene paleofloods in the Upper Little Tennessee River Valley, Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. The Holocene, 22(9): 1061-1066. DOI: 10.1177/0959683612437863.

Markwith, Scott ; Leigh, David 2011. Comparison of estimated and experimental subaqueous seed transport. Ecohydrology.

McDonald, J.M., Leigh, D.S. 2011. Terminal Pleistocene through Holocene Evolution of Whiteoak Bottoms, a Southern Blue Ridge Mountains Peatland. Wetlands, 31 (4), 783-797

Leigh, D.S., 2010. Morphology and channel evolution of small streams in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Southeastern Geographer. 50:397-421.

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

Walters, D.M., Roy, A.H., Leigh, D.S. 2009. Environmental indicators of macroinvertebrate and fish assemblage integrity in urbanizing watersheds. Ecological Indicators, 9: 1222-12333

Leigh, D.S., and P.A. Webb. 2006. Holocene erosion, sedimentation, and stratigraphy at Raven Fork,Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. Geomorphology. 78: 161-177.

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.

Price, K., and D.S. Leigh. 2006. Morphological and sedimentological responses of streams to human impact in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. Geomorphology. 78: 142-160.

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

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.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.


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