Nathan J. Lyons

Research Assistant Professor

School of Science & Engineering
Nathan J. Lyons

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2014
M.S., North Carolina State University, 2011
B.A., Guilford College, 2009


Dr. Lyons' research interests include Fluvial and Tectonic Geomorphology, surface processes response to climatic and tectonic forcings, and interactions among geological processes and biological evolution.

More detailed descriptions can be found on Dr. Lyons’ research page.

Selected Publications

Harrison EJ, Brocard GY, Gasparini NM, Lyons NJ, Willenbring JK, 2020, Seepage erosion in the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico, relict landscapes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 125,

Lyons NJ, Albert JS, Gasparini NM, 2020, SpeciesEvolver: A Landlab component to evolve life in simulated landscapes. Journal of Open Source Software, 5(46), 2066,

Lyons NJ, Val P, Albert JS, Willenbring JK, Gasparini NM, 2019, Topographic controls on divide migration, stream capture, and diversification in riverine life, Earth Surface Dynamics,

Bandaragoda CJ, Castronova A, Istanbulluoglu E, Strauch R, Nudurupati SS, Phuong J, Adams JM, Gasparini NM, Barnhart K, Hutton EWH, Hobley DEJ, Lyons NJ, Tucker GE, Tarboton DG, Idaszak R, Wang S, 2019, Enabling Collaborative Numerical Modeling in Earth Sciences using Knowledge Infrastructure. Environmental Modeling and Software, 120,

Lyons NJ, Starek M, Wegmann KW, Mitasova H, 2015, Bank erosion of legacy sediment at the transition from vertical to lateral stream incision, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 40(13),

Gallen SF, Wegmann KW, Frankel KL, Hughes S, Lewis RQ, Lyons N, Paris P, Ross K, Bauer JB, Witt AC, 2011, Hillslope response to knickpoint migration in the Southern Appalachians: implications for the evolution of post-orogenic landscapes, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 36(9),