Welcome to the Costigan Lab in the School of Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette!
We study rivers- from intermittent to large continental rivers. We also study the interplay between organisms and their environment. Research is focused on various aspects of open channel hydraulics, hydrology, morphology, and ecosystem ecology.
We are interested in how science can be integrated in water management and policy where rivers are considered as coupled human and natural systems.
Hot In Press:
Costigan, K. H., and J. E. Gerken. 2016. Channel morphology and flow structure of an abandoned channel under varying stages, Water Resources Research, 52, DOI:10.1002/2015WR017601. [PDF]
Costigan, K.H., K.L. Jaeger, C.W. Goss, K.M. Fritz, P.C. Goebel. 2016. Controls on flow permanence in intermittent rivers: A framework of hydrogeomorphic processes across space and time. Ecohydrology. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1712. [PDF]
*Fencl, J.S., M.E. Mather, K.H. Costigan, and M.D. Daniels. 2015. How Big of an Effect Do Small Dams Have?; Using Geomorphological Footprints to Quantify Spatial Impact of Low-Head Dams and Identify Patterns of Across-Dam Variation. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141210
15 Sept 2016- Summer came and went in the blink of an eye
22 May 2016- Katie convened and presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science. It was nice seeing old and new faces.
25 April 2016- Katie is back from serving on an Ecosystem Science- whirlwind, but I learned a lot.
20 March 2016- Katie helped lead a fieldtrip for the GSA sectional conference meeting to the USACE structures.
29 Feb 2016- Katie, Morgan, and Dr. Broussard traveled to meet with Dr. Brantley of the USACE to tour the Morganza Spillway structure. Morgan is planning on studying sedimentation near the structure for her thesis.
Last updated April 2016