Mr. Scott McCoy

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 682-7205
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Geological Sciences and Engineering
  • Research Fields: Earth Science
  • Disciplines: Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Physical Sciences
  • Location:Washoe County


My research draws from both Earth science and engineering to formulate and test mechanistic, predictive models that quantitatively describe the behavior of surface processes such as floods, landslides, and debris flows. On event or decadal times scales, many surface processes can devastate communities or pose geologic hazards. On geologic time scales, surface processes transport mass and energy across the Earth’s surface to shape the landscapes we live in.