Scott Lecce


Brewster A-235

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

PhD, Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MA, Geography, Arizona State University
AB, Geography, University of California, Berkeley


Areas of Interest: Fluvial geomorphology; Flood hydrology and geomorphology; Human impacts on channel morphology, erosion, and sedimentation; Geomorphic and hydrologic responses to environmental change; Floodplain sedimentation; Trace metal contamination

Dr. Lecce is a field-oriented fluvial geomorphologist interested in understanding the transport and storage of sediment in fluvial systems. Recent projects include “Geomorphic responses to extreme rainfall, catastrophic flooding, and dam failures across an urban to rural landscape”, “Floodplain and channel storage of mining-related lead in the Big River, Missouri”, and “Floodplain storage of sediment contaminated by mercury and copper from historic gold mining at Gold Hill, North Carolina”.

Dr. Lecce’s work appears in various peer-reviewed journals such as Geomorphology, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Journal of Hydrology, Physical Geography, Environmental Geology, Journal of Glaciology, and Journal of the American Water Resources Association. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service. Dr. Lecce has served as Editor-in-Chief of Geomorphology since 2016.


Courses Taught

  • GEOG 1250: Water in the Environment
  • GEOG 1250: Earth Surface Systems
  • GEOG 4210: Fluvial and Hydrological Processes
  • GEOG 6210: Advanced Fluvial and Hydrological Processes