In December, 2014, I spent two weeks at St Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) – part of the University of Minnesota, home of the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED & NCED2), and an NSF Science & Technology Center.

In geomorphology, SAFL is an experimentalist’s Mecca. And sure enough, my time there – on a research grant from the British Society for Geomorphology and support from the NCED2 Visiting Scholars program – opened up for me a whole new world of inquiry. (I’m forever indebted to Chris Paola for the invitation.)

The work that emerged from that brief visit continues to pay dividends, yield new results, and offer wonderful surprises.




Lazarus ED, *Davenport KL, Matias A (2020) Dynamic allometry in coastal overwash morphology, Earth Surface Dynamics 8, 37–50. (open access: link)

Lazarus ED (2016) Scaling laws for coastal overwash morphology, Geophysical Research Letters 43, 12113–12119 (doi:10.1002/2016GL071213). (Abstract; PDF by request)

Lazarus ED, *Armstrong S (2015) Self-organized pattern formation in coastal barrier washover deposits, Geology 43(4), 363–366. (Abstract; PDF by request)