Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Boise State University

Professor Brand's research interests include eruption dynamics, sediment transport in volcanic flows and volcanic hazard assessment. The foundation of her research is field-based observation and measurements, which are used for development and validation of experimental and numerical models. Establishing relationships between depositional characteristics and eruptive processes is a fundamental first step toward answering outstanding questions regarding the controls on eruption dynamics, mechanisms of sediment transport and hazards associated with sediment gravity flows, and the local and global consequences of volcanism on Earth and other planets. Brand also works to bridge science and society and have been developing a collaborative project to understand the perception of natural hazards and risk in the Pacific Northwest.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Boise State University