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Jonathan Remo

Jonathan Remo, Associate Professor

Geography and Environmental Resources

Dr. Remo’s research interests lie within four major themes: river science, river management, flood hazard assessment, and mitigation. Areas of research specialization include fluvial geomorphology, flood hydrology, hydraulic modeling, disaster-mitigation planning, and disaster-loss modeling.


Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, 2008
M.S. West Virginia University, 1999         
B.S.  Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1997

Selection Of Courses Taught

  • GEOG 303: Physical Geography
  • GEOG 433/433H/533: Field Methods in Geography
  • GEOG 434/534: Water Resource Hydrology
  • GEOG 436/536: Natural Hazards
  • GEOG 440/540 Water Resources Management
Jonathan Remo
Phone: 618-453-6021
Office: 4531 Faner Hall
Scholar Profile
CV (pdf)

Recent Publications

  1. Remo, J.W.F., * Krienert, J.M., 2022, Hydraulics, sedimentation, and nutrient deposition within the middle Mississippi River Batture, USA. Geomorphology. v. 416
  2. *Paxton, A., Schoof, J.T., Ford, T.W., Remo, J.W.F., Extreme Precipitation in the Great Lakes Region: Trend Estimation and Relation with Large-Scale Circulation and Humidity. Frontiers in Water 3:782847. doi: 10.3389/frwa.2021.782847
  3. Munoz S.E., Giosan L., Therrell, M.D., Remo, J.W.F., Shen Z., Sullivan, R.M., Wiman, C., O’Donnell, M., Donnelly, J.P. 2018. Mississippi River flood hazard amplified by climate variability and river engineering, Nature. v. 556, 95–98. doi:10.1038/nature26145
  4. Remo, J.W.F., *Ryherd, J.K., Ruffner, C.M. Therrell, M.D. 2018. Temporal and spatial patterns of sedimentation within the batture lands of the middle Mississippi River, USA. Geomorphology. 308, 12-141.
  5. Remo, J.W.F., Ickes, B.S., *Ryherd, J.K., *Guida, R.J., Therrell, M.D. 2018. Assessing the impacts of dams and levees on the hydrologic record of the Middle and Lower Mississippi River, USA. Geomorphology. 33, 15, 88-100

(*Denotes Graduate Student)

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Recent Grants

September 2017 – October 2020 Potential for conservation lands in Middle Mississippi River floodplains to mitigate flood flows for ecosystem services. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. $233,520, Co-PI

June 2014 – 2017 Tree-ring Reconstruction of Flood Dynamics on the Mississippi River and Principal Tributaries, National Science Foundation, Geography and Spatial Sciences. $296,876, Co-PI

$155,000 Illinois Statewide Flood Exposure Assessment; PI Jonathan Remo; Dates Funded (January 2013 to August 2013) PI.

Dr Remo in China

Three Gorges Dam - Sandouping, China

Remo and students with boat

Students active with Dr. Remo's research boat