David Leigh

David Leigh

David Leigh

David Leigh

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David S. Leigh


Email: dleigh@uga.edu
Phone: 706-542-2346
Fax: 706-542-2388
Office: Geog-Geol Bldg, 210 Field Street, Athens, Georgia 30602, 211

Research Interests

Quaternary Studies, Geomorphology, Geoarcheology, Environmental, and Soils




  • Ph.D. (1991), University of Wisconsin

Selected Publications


Carter, T., Jackson, C.R., Rosemond, A., Pringle, C., Radcliffe, D., Tollner, W., Maerz, J., and Leigh, D.S., In Press. Beyond the urban gradient: barriers and opportunities for timely studies of urbanization effects on aquatic ecosystems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society

Walters, D.M., Roy, A.H., Leigh, D.S., 2009. Ecological indicators of macroinvertebrate and fish assemblage integrity in urbanizing watersheds. Ecological Indicators 9, 1222-1233

Leigh, D.S., 2008. Late Quaternary climates and river channels of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, USA Geomorphology 101, 90-108

Markwith, S.H. and Leigh, D.S., 2008. Subaqueous hydrochory: Open-channel hydraulic modeling of non-buoyant seed movement. Freshwater Biology 53, 2274-2286.

Leigh, D.S., 2006. Terminal Pleistocene Braided to Meandering Transition in Rivers of the Southeastern USA. Catena 66, 155-160.

Leigh, D.S. and Webb, P.W., 2006. Holocene Erosion, Sedimentation, and Stratigraphy at Raven Fork, Southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. Geomorphology 78, 161-177.

Price, K. and Leigh, D.S., 2006. Stream morphological and sedimentological response to human impact in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. Geomorphology 78, 142-160.

Price, K. and Leigh, D.S., 2006. Comparative water quality of lightly and moderately impacted streams in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 120 (1-3), 269-300.

Martin, J.K., Jackson, C.R., Leigh, D.S., West, L.T., 2005. Historical Agricultural Sediments in a Southeastern Piedmont River; a Multi Millenial Legacy. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 60, 298-310.

Leigh, D.S., Srivastava, P., Brook, G.A, 2004. Late Pleistocene braided rivers of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews 23, 65-84.

Goman, M., Leigh, D.S., 2004. Wet early to middle Holocene conditions on the upper Coastal Plain of North Carolina, USA. Quaternary Research 61, 256-264.

Shaw, J.N., West, L.T., Bosch, D.D., Truman, C.C., and Leigh, D.S., 2004. Parent material influence on soil distribution and genesis in a Paleudult and Kandiudult (Southeastern USA) complex. Catena 57, 157-174.

Ivester, A.H., and Leigh, D.S., 2003. Riverine Dunes on the Coastal Plain of Georgia, U.S.A. Geomorphology 51, 289-311.

Roy, A.H., Rosemond, A.D., Paul, M.J., Leigh, D.S., and Wallace J.B., 2003. Stream macroinvertebrate response to catchment urbanization (Georgia, U.S.A.). Freshwater Biology 48, 329-34.

Roy, A.H., Rosemond, A.D., Leigh, D.S., Paul, M.J., and Wallace, J.B., 2003. Habitat-specific responses of stream insects to land cover disturbance: biological consequences and monitoring implications. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 22, 292-307.

Walters, D.M., Leigh, D.S. and Bearden, A.B., 2003. Urbanization, Sedimentation, and Homogenization of fishes in the Etowah River Basin, Georgia Piedmont, USA. Hydrobiologia, 494, 5-10.

Walters, D.M., Leigh, D.S., Freeman, M.C., Freeman, B.J., and Pringle, C.M., 2003. Geomorphology and fish assemblages in a Piedmont river basin, USA. Freshwater Biology 48, 1950-1970.

Ivester, A.H., Leigh, D.S., Godfrey-Smith, D.I., 2001. Chronology of inland eolian dunes on the Coastal Plain of Georgia, USA. Quaternary Research 55, 293-302.


Book Chapters

Walters, D.M., Freeman, M.C., Leigh, D.S., Freeman, B.J., Pringle, C.M., 2005. Effect of urbanization on fish assemblages and habitat quality in a Piedmont river basin. In (Brown, L.R., Ed.) "Urban Effects on Aquatic Ecosystems," American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

Leigh, D.S, 2001. Buried artifacts in sandy soils: techniques for evaluating pedoturbation versus sedimentation. In (P. Goldberg, V. T. Holliday, R. Ferring, eds.), "Earth Science and Archaeology", pp. 269-293, Plenum, New York.