Prof. William Dietrich

Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Science
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-4767
510-643-9980 (fax)

Bill Dietrich also has an appointment in the Department of Geography and the Earth Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  He is affiliated with the Archeological Research Facility, the Energy and Resources Group, the Earth Resources Center, and the California Water Resources Research Center (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).

He is currently supervising or sharing in the supervision of seven graduate students.  In addition two post-doctoral fellows are currently working with him.  The projects by the students and post-docs are described on the Berkeley Geomorphology Group web page.

The following received Ph.D.'s at Berkeley under Dietrich's supervision:  Steve Reneau (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Cathy J. Wilson (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Peter Whiting (Case Western University), Dave Montgomery (University of Washington), Deborah Loewenherz (England), Nelson Fernandes (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Michele Seidl (Pew Trust), Mei-Ling Hsu (National Taiwan University), Jim McKean (University of Canterbury, New Zealand), Raymond Torres (University of South Carolina), Suzanne Anderson (University of California, Santa Cruz),  Arjun Heimsath (Dartmouth), and Josh Roering (University of Oregon- co-supervised with Jim Kirchner)    The following have received M.S. degrees at Berkeley:  Dean Kinerson (University of Nevada) and Fred Booker (Berkeley).

Berkeley-based research group

I work closely with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows on a wide range of problems.  Our research projects share a common theme: we are seeking mechanistic, quantitative understanding of the form and evolution of landscapes.  In addition, we are seeking linkages between ecological and geomorphic processes, as well as building tools to tackle pressing environmental problems.  Our approach is to use field work, laboratory experiments, and numerical modeling to quantify and explore geomorphic processes.  One result of these combined approaches has been the development of "geomorphic transport laws" that can be field-calibrated and used in both landscape evolution modeling and in practical applications.  We have used high resolution laser altimetry to create detailed topographic maps and cosmogenic nuclide analysis to obtain estimates of rates of processes and to quantify transport laws. Numerical modeling work is underway to exploit both the high resolution topography and rate measurements to explore controls on landscape morphology.

A crucial link between tectonics and landscape evolution is river incision and valley development. Our group is exploring river incision into bedrock by debris flows and the role of sediment loading on rates of incision by fluvial processes (students John Stock and Leonard Sklar).  Hydraulics and sediment transport in steep channels (greater than about 5 to 8% ) are poorly understood and little studied.  Jim Kirchner, Dave Furbish (Florida State University) and I are working with Elowyn Yager (graduate student) on laboratory and field experiments to explore these common yet understudied channels. Geoff Day (student) and I are working on what controls the rate of floodplain deposition on a large lowland river in Papua New Guinea where sediment waste from a large mine provide a strong chemical tracer (as well as create significant environmental change).  This work is directed in part at contributing to floodplain deposition model development and testing by Gary Parker (U. Minnesota) and is located at a site under consideration for the NSF-sponsored MARGINS project.  On many floodplains, meander cutoffs and floodplain lakes are connected to the mainstem by small well defined channels, sometimes many kilometers in length. Landuse activity has removed many such channels from lowland floodplain systems.   Partly motivated by restoration opportunities, Joel Rowland (student) is exploring their mechanism of formation and maintenance.  Douglas Allen (student) working with others has developed a simple model for predicting stream temperature throughout a watershed on the hottest low flow day of the year.  This model has been used in several watersheds in California and Oregon.  Finally Taylor Perron (student) and I are collaborating with Alan Howard (U. Virginia) on a new project to explore what processes may be responsible for creating relatively recent channels on steep slopes on Mars.

Mauro Casadei (post-doc) is testing a model for predicting which storms cause shallow landslides.  He is also working on an extension to our SHALSTAB model (see below) to map the part of the channel network is influenced by debris flows.  Yantao Cui (Stillwater Sciences) is developing numerical model for routing sediment through channel networks in order to predict travel time and downstream attenuation of episodic sediment loads.  Both of these projects are being done collaboratively with  Norm Miller (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Norm has developed methods for taking large scale predicted rainfall and "downscaling" it to hillslope scale.  Such data can then be used in channel network-based runoff models and in slope stability models.   We are exploring the ability to use precipitation forecasts to make landslide forecasts.

On the more practical side,  considerable effort is being exerted to develop digital terrain tools for tackling problems of watershed analysis, especially cumulative watershed effects issues, Total Maximum Daily Load restrictions, and linkages between salmonid populations, habitat change and effects of timber harvesting practices.  We have developed and validated a model (SHALSTAB, available at web page) for predicting the spatial pattern of relative shallow landslide potential.  This model is now being tested  by many groups.  The model is serving to guide forest practices in some watersheds in the Pacific Northwest.  It is also being considered for use in urban landslide hazard mapping.  We hope to expand this approach to other processes in the watershed in order to link landuse and ecosystem response.


I am  involved in several collaborative projects led by others.  I am working with Meg Conkey (Department of  Anthropology- : to apply a soil production and transport model to assist in the prediction of the location and fate of artifacts left by  late Pleistocene people in the southern France.  For many years I  have been collaborating with Ana Coelho Neto (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, ( in a study to explore landscape response to climate change in southeastern Brasil (with a particular focus on the Pleistocene- Holocence transition).   I am  collaborating David Furbish (Florida State University ( on the underlying mechanisms responsible for diffusive like transport of soil on hillslopes.   I am working with Mary Power (Berkeley, to pursue linkages between geomorphic processes and food web structure and dynamics. Strong collaborations are also underway with Frank Ligon ( and colleagues at Stillwater Sciences (Berkeley) to develop tools for quantifying the influence of landuse on river ecosystems.


1. Dietrich, W. E., 1975, Surface water resources of San Juan County, in, Geology and Water Resources of the San Juans, R.H. Russel (ed.), Water Supply Bulletin No. 46, Washington Department of Ecology, p. 59-125.
2. Dietrich, W. E. and T. Dunne, 1978, Sediment budget for a small catchment in mountainous terrain: Zeit. für Geomorph., Suppl. Bd. 29, p. 191-206.
3. Dunne, T., W. E. Dietrich and M. Brunengo, 1978, Recent and past erosion rates in semi-arid Kenya: Zeit. für Geomorph., Suppl. Bd. 29, p. 130-140.
4. Dunne, T., W. E. Dietrich and M. Brunengo, 1979, Rapid evaluation of soil erosion and soil lifespan in the grazing lands of Kenya: Proc. Internatl. Assoc. Hydrol. Sci., Canberra Symposium on the Hydrology of Areas of Low Precipitation, p. 421-428.
5. Dietrich, W. E., J. D. Smith and T. Dunne, 1979, Flow and sediment transport in a sand bedded meander: Jour. of Geol.,  v. 87,  p. 305-315.
6. Dunne, T., W. E. Dietrich and M. Brunengo, 1980, Simple, portable equipment for erosion experiments under artificial rainfall: Jour. Agric. Engineer. Res., v. 25, p. 1-8.
7. Dunne, T. and W. E. Dietrich, 1980, Experimental study of Horton overland flow on tropical hillslopes:  I. Soil condition, infiltration and frequency of runoff: Zeit. für Geomorph., Suppl. Bd. 35, p. 40-59.
8. Dunne, T. and W. E. Dietrich, 1980, Experimental study of Horton overland flow on tropical hillslopes:  II. Hydraulic characteristics and hillslope hydrographs: Zeit. für Geomorph., Suppl. Bd. 35, p. 60-80.
9. Dunne, T., W. E. Dietrich, N. Humphrey and D. Tubbs, 1981, Geologic and geomorphic aspects of gravel supply in western Washington,  in, Proc. on Salmon-spawning Gravels, J.J. Cassidy (ed.), Wash. State Water Res. Center, Report No. 39, p. 75-100.
10. Dietrich, W. E., T. Dunne, N.F. Humphrey and L.M. Reid, 1982, Construction of sediment budgets for drainage basins: in  Sediment Budgets and Routing in Forested Drainage Basins, F.J. Swanson, R.J. Janda, T. Dunne, and D.N. Swanston (eds.), U.S.D.A. Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-141,  Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, Oregon, p. 5-23.
11. Dunne, T. and W. E. Dietrich, 1982, Sediment sources in tropical catchments: Proc. Soil Erosion and Conservation in the Tropics, Amer. Soc. of Agronomy Symp., Colorado State University, August 1979, Spec. Publ., no. 43, p. 41-55.
12.  Dietrich, W. E., 1982, Settling velocity of natural particles: Water Resources Research, v. 18, no. 6, p. 1615-1626.
13. Dietrich, W. E., 1982, Mechanics of a river meander: in, Field Trip Guidebook 1982 Conference of the American Geomorphological Field Group, Pinedale, Wyoming, L. B. Leopold (ed.), p. 18-29.
14. Dietrich, W. E., D. Windsor and T. Dunne, 1982, Geology, climate, and hydrology of Barro Colorado Island: in, Seasonal Rhythms and the Ecology of a Tropical Forest: Seasonal Rhythms and Long-term Changes, E.G. Leigh, Jr.,  A. S. Rand and D. M. Windsor (eds.), Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., p. 21-46.
15. Dietrich, W. E. and J. D. Smith, 1983, Influence of the point bar on flow through curved channels, Water Resources Research v. 19, no. 5, p. 1173-1192.
16. Dietrich, W. E. and R. Dorn, 1984, Significance of thick deposits of colluvium on hillslopes: a case study involving the use of pollen analysis in the coastal mountains of Northern California, Jour. Geol., v. 92, p. 147-158.
17. Dietrich, W. E. and J. D. Smith, 1984, Processes controlling the equilibrium bed morphology in river meanders, in: Rivers '83: Proceedings of a Specialty Conference on River Meandering, October, 1983; Am. Soc. Civ. Engineers, p. 759-769.
18. Dietrich, W. E., J. D. Smith, and T. Dunne, 1984, Boundary shear stress, sediment transport and bed morphology in a sand-bedded river meander during high and low flow,  in: Rivers '83: Proceedings of a Specialty Conference on River Meandering, October, 1983; Am. Soc. Civ. Engineers, p. 632-639.
19. Dietrich, W. E. and J. D. Smith, 1984, Bedload transport in a river meander, Water Resources Research, v. 20,  p. 1355-1380.
20.Reneau, S. L., W. E. Dietrich, C. J. Wilson, and J. D. Rogers, 1984, Colluvial deposits and associated landslides in the northern S.F. Bay Area, California, USA, Proceedings IV International Symposium on Landslides, Toronto, 1984, pp. 425-430.
21. Dietrich, W.E. and J. Gallinatti, 1991, Fluvial geomorphology, in:  Field Experiments and Measurement Programs in Geomorphology, O. Slaymaker (ed.), A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam, p.169-229.
22. Dietrich, W. E., C. J. Wilson and S. L. Reneau, 1986, Hollows, colluvium and landslides in soil-mantled landscapes, in: Hillslope Processes, Sixteenth Annual Geomorphology Symposium, A. Abrahams (ed.), Allen and Unwin, Ltd., p. 361-388.
23. Higgins, C. G., D. R. Coates, V. R. Baker, W. E. Dietrich, T. Dunne, E.A. Keller, R. M. Norris, G.G. Parker Sr., M. Pavich, T. L. Péwé, J. M. Robb, J. D.Rogers, and C. E. Sloan, 1988, Landform development, Chapter 42 in The Geology of North America, v. O-2, Hydrogeology, Geological Society of America, p. 383-400.
24.Reneau, S. L., W. E. Dietrich, R.I. Dorn, C.R. Berger, and M. Rubin, 1986, Geomorphic and paleoclimatic implications of latest Pleistocene radiocarbon dates from colluvium-mantled hollows, California, Geology, v. 14, p. 655-658.
25. Reneau, S. L. and W. E. Dietrich, 1987, The importance of hollows in debris flow studies, in:  Debris Flows/Avalanches:  Process, Recognition and Mitigation, Reviews in Engineering Geology, Volume VII, J.E. Costa and G.F. Wiezcorek (eds.), Geological Society of America, p. 165-180.
26. Brimhall, G.H. and W. E. Dietrich, 1987, Constitutive mass balance relations between chemical composition, volume, density, porosity, and strain in metasomatic hydrochemical systems:  Results on weathering and pedogenesis, Geochimica et Cosmochima Acta, v. 51, no. 3, p.  567-587.
27. Dietrich, W. E., 1987, Mechanics of flow and sediment transport in river bends, in: River Channels:  Environment and Process, K. S. Richards (ed.), Institute of British Geographers Special Publication No. 18, Basil Blackwell, Inc., p. 179-227.
28. Reneau, S. L. and W. E. Dietrich, 1987, Size and location of colluvial landslides in a steep forested landscape,  Proc. Int. Symp. on Erosion and Sedimentation in the Pacific Rim, 3-7 August 1987, Corvallis, Ore., Int. Assoc. Hydrological Sciences Bull., Pub. no. 165, p. 39-48.
29. Wilson, C. J. and W. E. Dietrich, 1987, The contribution of bedrock groundwater flow to storm runoff and high pore pressure development in hollows, Proc. Int. Symp. on Erosion and Sedimentation in the Pacific Rim, 3-7 August 1987, Corvallis, Ore., Int. Assoc. Hydrological Sciences Bull., Pub. no. 165,  p. 49-59.
30. Dietrich, W. E., S. L. Reneau and C. J. Wilson, 1987, Overview: "Zero-order basins" and problems of drainage density, sediment transport and hillslope morphology, Proc. Int. Symp. on Erosion and Sedimentation in the Pacific Rim, 3-7 August 1987, Corvallis, Ore., Int. Assoc. Hydrological Sciences Bull., Pub. no. 165,  p. 27-37.
31. Whiting, P. J., W. E. Dietrich, L. B. Leopold, T. G. Drake, and R. L. Shreve, 1988, Bedload sheets in heterogeneous sediment, Geology, v. 16, p. 105-108.
32. Drake, T. G., R.L. Shreve, W. E. Dietrich, P.J. Whiting, and L. B. Leopold, 1988, Bedload transport of fine gravel observed by motion-picture photography, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, v. 192, p. 193-217.
33. Brimhall, G.H, C. J. Lewis, J. J. Ague W. E. Dietrich, J. Hampel, T. Teague, and P. Rix, 1988, Metal enrichment in bauxite by deposition of chemically-mature eolian dust, Nature, v. 333, p. 819-824.
34. Reneau, S. L., W. E. Dietrich, M. Rubin, D. J. Donahue, and J. T. Jull, 1989, Analysis of hillslope erosion rates using dated colluvial deposits, Journal of Geology, v. 97, p. 45-63.
35. Dietrich, W. E. and P.J. Whiting, 1989, Boundary shear stress and sediment transport in river meanders of sand and gravel, in S. Ikeda and G. Parker (Eds.), River Meandering, American Geophysical Union Water Resources Monograph 12, p. 1-50.
36. Montgomery, D. R., and W. E. Dietrich, Where do channels begin?, 1988, Nature, v. 336, p. 232-234.
37. Montgomery, D., and W. E. Dietrich, 1989, Channel initiation, drainage density and slope, Water Resources Research, v. 25, no. 8, p. 1907-1918.
38. Dietrich, W. E., J.W. Kirchner, H. Ikeda, and F. Iseya, 1989, Sediment supply and the development of the coarse surface layer in gravel-bedded rivers, Nature, v. 340, no. 6230, p. 215-217.
39. Wilson, C. J., W. E. Dietrich and T. N. Narasimhan, 1989, Predicting high pore pressures and saturation overland flow in unchannelled hillslope valleys, Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Institution of Engineering Australia, p.392-396.
40. Reneau, S. L. and W. E. Dietrich, 1990, Depositional history of hollows on steep hillslopes, coastal Oregon and Washington, National Geographic Research, v. 6, no. 2, p. 220-230.
41. Kirchner, J., W. E. Dietrich, F. Iseya,, and H. Ikeda, 1990, The variability of critical boundary shear stress, friction angle, and grain protrusion in water-worked sediments, Sedimentology, v. 37, p. 647-672.
42. Reneau, S. L., W. E. Dietrich, D. J. Donahue, and A. J.T. Jull, 1990, Late Quaternary history of colluvial deposition and erosion in hollows, Central California Coast Ranges, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 102, no. 7, p. 969-982.
43. Dietrich, W. E., 1989, Slope morphology and erosion processes, in C. Wahrhaftig and D. Sloan (Eds.), Geology of San Francisco and Vicinity, Field Trip Guidebook T105, American Geophysical Union, p. 38-40.
44. Wilson, C. J., S. L. Reneau, and W. E. Dietrich, 1989, Hydrologic and erosional processes in hollows, Lone Tree Creek, Marin County, California, in W. M. Brown, III, (ed.), Landslides in Central California, Field Trip Guidebook T381, American Geophysical Union, p. 75-90.
45. Dietrich, W. E. and T. Dunne, 1993, The channel head, in  K. Beven and M. J. Kirkby (Eds.), Channel Network Hydrology, J. Wiley and Sons, p. 175-219.
46. Whiting, P. J., and W. E. Dietrich, 1991, Convective accelerations and boundary shear stress over a channel bar, Water Resources. Research, v. 27, no.5, p.783-796.
47. Whiting, P. J., and W. E. Dietrich, 1990, Boundary shear stress and roughness over mobile alluvial beds, Am. Soc. Civ. Eng., J. Hydraul. Eng., v.116 (12), p.1495-1511.
48. Reneau, S. L. and W. E. Dietrich, 1991, Erosion rates in the southern Oregon Coast Range:  evidence for an equilibrium between hillslope erosion and sediment yield, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 16, p.307-322.
49. Buffington, J. L., W. E. Dietrich and J. Kirchner, 1992, Friction angle measurements on a naturally formed gravel streambed: implications for critical boundary shear stress, Water Resources Research, Vol. 28, No.2, p.411-425.
50. Montgomery, D. R. and W. E. Dietrich, 1992, Channel initiation and the problem of landscape scale, Science, V.255, p.826-830.
51. Brimhall, G. H, O.A Chadwick, C. J. Lewis, W. Compston,, W. E Dietrich, M. E Power, D. Hendricks, and, J. Bratt,., 1992, Deformational mass transport and invasive processes in soil evolution, Science V. 255, p.695-702.
52. Dietrich, W. E., C. J. Wilson, D.R. Montgomery, J. McKean, and R. Bauer, 1992, Erosion  thresholds and land surface morphology, Geology, v. 20, p. 675-679.
53. Monaghan, M.C., J. McKean, W. E. Dietrich and J. Klein, 1992, 10Be Chronometry of bedrock-to-soil conversion rates, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., v. 111, p. 483-492.
54. Seidl, M. A. and W. E. Dietrich, 1992, The problem of channel erosion into bedrock, in K.H. Schmidt  and J. de Ploey (Editors), Functional geomorphology: landform analysis and models, Catena  Supplement 23, p. 101-124.
55.Dietrich, W. E., C. J. Wilson, D. R. Montgomery, and J. McKean, 1993, Analysis of erosion thresholds, channel networks and landscape morphology using a digital terrain model, J. Geology, Vol. 101, No.2, p.161-180.
56.McKean, J. A., W. E. Dietrich, R. C Finkel, J. R. Southon, and M. W. Caffee, 1993, Quantification of soil production and downslope creep rates from cosmogenic 10Be accumulations on a hillslope profile, Geology, v.21, p. 343-346.
57. Whiting, P. J. and W. E. Dietrich, 1993, Experimental constraints on bar migration through bends:  implications for meander wavelength selection, Water Resources Research, vol. 29, no. 4, p.1091-1102.
58. Montgomery, D. R. and W. E. Dietrich, 1994, A physically-based model for topographic control on shallow landsliding, Water Resources Research, vol.30, no.4, p.1153-1171..
59. Booker, F.A., W. E. Dietrich and L. M. Collins, 1993, Runoff and erosion after the Oakland Firestorm:  expectations and observations, California Geology, volume 46, number 6, p.159-173.
60. Whiting, P.J. and W. E. Dietrich, 1993, Experimental studies of bed topography and flow patterns in large-amplitude meanders:  1. Observations, Water Resources Research, v. 29, no.11, p. 3605-3614.
61. Whiting, P.J. and W. E. Dietrich, 1993, Experimental studies of bed topography and flow patterns in large-amplitude meanders:  2. Mechanisms, Water Resources Research, v.29, no.11, p.3615-3622.
62. Day, G. M., W. E. Dietrich, S. C. Apte, G. E. Batley, and A. J. Markham, 1993, The fate of mine-derived sediments deposited on the middle Fly River flood-plain of Papua New Guinea, in R. J. Allan and J.O. Nriagu (Editors), International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, Volume 1, CEP Consultants, Ltd., Edinburgh, UK, p. 423-426.
63 Montgomery, D. R. and W. E. Dietrich, 1994, Landscape dissection and drainage area-slope thresholds, in Process Models and Theoretical Geomorphology', edited by M.J. Kirkby, John Wiley and Sons, p.221-246.
64. Howard, A. D., W. E. Dietrich, and M. A. Seidl, 1994, Modeling fluvial erosion on regional to continental scales, Journ. of Geophysical Res., vol. 99, No. B7, p. 13,971-13,986.
65 Seidl, M. A., Dietrich, W. E., Kirchner, J. W., 1994, Longitudinal profile development into bedrock:  an analysis of Hawaiian channels, J. Geology, v. 102, p. 457-474.
66 Dietrich, W .E., Reiss, R., Hsu, M., and Montgomery, D. R., 1995, A process-based model for colluvial soil depth and shallow landsliding using digital elevation data, Hydrological Processes, Vol. 9, 383-400.
67 Montgomery, D. R. and W. E. Dietrich, 1995, Hydrologic processes in a low-gradient source area, Water Resources Research, v. 31, no. 1, p. 1-10.
68. Power, M. E., A. Sun, G. Parker, W. E. Dietrich and J. T. Wootton, 1995, Hydraulic food-chain models, Bioscience, v. 45, No.3, p.159-167.
69. Ligon, F. K., W. E. Dietrich, and W. J. Trush, 1995, Downstream ecological effects of dams:  a geomorphic perspective, Bioscience, Vol. 45, No. 3, p. 183-192.
70. Power, M. E., G. Parker, W. E. Dietrich, and A. Sun, 1995, How does floodplain width affect floodplain river ecology?  A preliminary exploration using simulations, Geomorphology, v.13, p.310-318.
71  Rinaldo, A., Dietrich, W. E., Rigon, R., Vogel, G. K., Rodriguez-Iturbe, I., 1995, Geomorphological signatures of climate, Nature, v. 374, p. 632-635.
72. Prosser, I. P., and W. E. Dietrich, 1995, Field experiments on erosion by overland flow and their implication for a digital terrain model for channel initiation, Water Resources Research, vol. 31, no. 11, p. 2867-2876.
73. Prosser, I. P., W. E. Dietrich, and J. Steveson, 1995, Flow resistance and sediment transport by concentrated overland flow in a grassland valley, Geomorphogy, v.13, p. 71-86
74. Power, M. E., W. E. Dietrich, and J. C. Finlay, 1996, Dams and downstream aquatic biodiversity:  potential food web consequences of hydrologic and geomorphic change, Environmental Management, Vol. 20. No. 6, p. 887-895.
75. Parker, G, Y. Cui, J. Imran,. and W. E. Dietrich, 1996, Flooding in the Lower Ok Tedi, Papua New Guinea due to the disposal of mine tailings and its amelioration, International Seminar on Recent Trends of Floods and their Preventative Measures in commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of  the Foundation of Hokkaido River Disaster Prevention Research Center, 20-21 June 1996 Sapporo, Japan, p. 21-48.
76. Anderson, S. A., W. E. Dietrich, R. Torres, D. R. Montgomery and K. M. Loague, 1997, Concentration-discharge relationships in runoff from a steep, unchanneled catchment,  Water Resources Research, vol. 33, no. 1, p. 211-225.
77. Montgomery, D. R., W. E. Dietrich, R. Torres, S. P. Anderson and J. T. Heffner, 1997, Hydrologic response of a steep unchanneled valley to natural and applied rainfall, Water Resources Research, vol. 33, no.1, p. 91-109.
78. Montgomery, D. R. W. E. Dietrich and K.O. Sullivan, 1998, The role of GIS in watershed Analysis, in Lane, S.N., Richards, K. S. and Chandler, J.H. (edts), John Wiley and Sons Ltd. p.241-162.
79. MacDonald, L.H., D. M. Anderson, and W. E. Dietrich, 1997, Paradise Threatened: Land use and erosion on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Environmental Management, Vol. 21, No.6, p. 851-863.
80. Seidl, M. A., R. C. Finkel, M. C. Caffee, G. B. Hudson, and W. E. Dietrich, 1997, Cosmogenic isotope analyses applied to river longitudinal profile evolution:  problems and interpretations, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 22, p.195-209.
81. Fernandes, N. F. and Dietrich, W. E., 1997, Hillslope evolution by diffusive processes:  the timescale of equilibrium adjustments, Water Resources Research, V. 33, no. 6, p. 1307-1318.
82. Heimsath, A.M., Dietrich, W.E., Nishiizumi, K., and Finkel, R. C., 1997, The soil production function and landscape equilibrium, Nature, vol. 388, p. 358-361.
83. Dietrich, W. E. and Sitar, N, 1997, Geoscience and geotechnical engineering aspects of debris-flow hazard assessment, in Debris flow hazard mitigation: mechanics, prediction, and assessment, in C. Chen (edt), American Society of Civil Engineers, p. 656-676
84. Anderson, S. P., W. E. Dietrich, D. R. Montgomery, R. Torres, M. E. Conrad, and K. Loague, 1997, Subsurface flow paths in a steep unchanneled catchment, Water Resources Research, vol. 33, no. 12, p. 2637-2653.
85. Dietrich, W. E. and G. Sposito, 1997, Hydrologic Processes:  from Catchment to Continental Scales (editors), Annual Reviews, Palo Alto, Ca, 336p.
86. Torres, R., W. E. Dietrich, D. R. Montgomery, K. Loague, and S. P. Anderson, 1998, Unsaturated zone processes and the hydrologic response of a steep, unchanneled catchment, Water Resources Research, v. 34, p.1865-1879.
87. Dietrich, W. E. and D. R. Montgomery, 1998, SHALSTAB:  a digital terrain model for mapping  shallow landslide potential, NCASI (National Council of the Paper Industry for Air and Stream  Improvement) Technical Report, February 1998, 29pp.
88. Power, M. E., W. E. Dietrich, and K. O. Sullivan, 1998, Experiment, observation and inference in  river and watershed investigations, in Resetarits, W.J. and J. Bernardo, (Eds), Experimental  Ecology, Oxford University Press, p.113-132.
89. Dietrich, W. E. and D. R. Montgomery, 1998, Hillslopes, channels and landscape scale, In G. Sposito (edt) Scale Dependence and Scale Invariance in Hydrology, Cambridge University Press, p. 30-60.
90. Sklar, L and W. E. Dietrich, 1998, River longitudinal profiles and bedrock incision models: stream power and the influence of sediment supply, In: Tinkler, K J. and, Wohl, E. E. (Edts) Rivers over rock: fluvial processes in bedrock channels, Am. Geoph. Union Geophysical Monograph 107, p. 237-260.
 91. Heimsath, A. M., W. E. Dietrich, K. Nishiizumi, R. C. Finkel, 1999, Cosmogenic nuclides,  topography, and the spatial variation of soil depth, Geomorphology, 27(1/2), p. 151-172..
92. Dietrich, W. E., G. Day and G. Parker, 1999, The Fly River, Papua New Guinea: inferences about  river dynamics, floodplain sedimentation and fate of sediment, in A. Miller and A. Gupta (edt),  Varieties of Fluvial Form, J. Wiley, p. 345-376.
93. Roering, J. J., J. W. Kirchner, and W. E. Dietrich, 1999, Evidence for non-linear, diffusive sediment transport on hillslopes and implications for landscape morphology, Water Resources Research, v. 35, no.3, p. 853-870
94  Fagherazzi, S., Bortoluzzi, A., Dietrich, W.E., Adami, A., Lanzoni, S., Marani, M. and Rinaldo, A.,  1999, Tidal networks 1: Automatic network extraction and preliminary scaling features from digital terrain maps, Water Resources Research, v. 35, p. 3891-3904.
95.  Rinaldo, A., Fagherazzi, S., Lanzoni, S., Marani, M., and Dietrich, W.E., 1999, Tidal Networks  2.  Watershed delineation and comparative network morphology, Water Resources Research, v. 35, p. 3905-3917.
96.  Rinaldo, A., Fagherazzi, S., Lanzoni, S., Marani, M., and Dietrich, W.E., 1999, Tidal  Networks 3.  Landscape-forming discharges and studies in empirical geomorphic relationships, Water Resources Research, v. 35, 3919-3929.
97. Montgomery, D.R, K. M. Schmidt, W. E. Dietrich, H. M. Greenberg, 2000, Forest clearing and regional landsliding in the Pacific Northwest, Geology v. 28, p. 311-314.
98. Anderson, S. P. and  W. E. Dietrich, 2001, Chemical weathering and runoff chemistry in a steep headwater catchment, Hydrological Processes, v.15, p.1791-1815.
99. Heinsath, A. M., J. Chappell, W. E. Dietrich, K. Nishiizumi, R. C. Finkel, 2000, Soil production on a retreating escarpment in southeastern Australia, Geology,28(9), p. 787-790..
100. Dietrich, W.E., Bellugi, D., and Real de Asua, R., 2001, Validation of the shallow landslide model, SHALSTAB, for forest management, in M..S. Wigmosta, and S. J. Burges, editors, Land Use and Watersheds: Human influence on hydrology and geomorphology in urban and forest areas;, Amer. Geoph. Union, Water Science and Application 2, p.195-227.
101. Heinsath, A. M., J. Chappell, W. E. Dietrich, K. Nishiizumi, R. C. Finkel, in press,  Late Quaternary erosion in southeastern Australia:  a field example using cosmogenic nuclides:  Quaternary International.
102 . Heimsath, A. M., W. E. Dietrich, K. Nishiizumi, R. C. Finkel, 2001, Stochastic processes of soil production and transport:  erosion rates, topographic variation, and cosmogenic nuclides in the Oregon Coast Range, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v26, p.531-552.
103. Roering, J. J, J. W. Kirchner, L. S. Sklar, and W. E. Dietrich, 2001,  Hillslope evolution by nonlinear creep and landsliding: an experimental study, Geology,  29 (2), p.143-146.
104. Schmidt, K. M, J. J. Roering, J. D. Stock, W. E. Dietrich, D. R. Montgomery and T. Schaub, in press, Root cohesion variability and shallow landslide susceptibility in the Oregon Coast Range, Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
105. Sklar, L. and W. E. Dietrich, in press, Sediment supply, grain size and rock strength controls on rates of river incision into bedrock, Geology
106. Roering, J.J., J. W. Kirchner, and W. E. Dietrich, 2001, Hillslope evolution by nonlinear, slope-dependent transport:  Steady state morphology and equilibrium adjustment timescales, Jour. Geophys. Res. V. 106, No. B8, P. 16,499 - 16514.
107.  Dietrich, W. E., Bellugi, D., Sklar, L., Stock, J. D., Heimsath, A. M., and Roering, J. J.,  in press, Geomorphic transport laws for predicting landscape form and dynamics, Prediction in Geomorphology, Geophysical Monograph 135, edited by Wilcock, P., and Iverson, R.