Faculty & Staff
Assistant Professor of Earth Science
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
236 James Hall
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
My research focuses on flow and transport within surface water systems, including rivers, streams, lakes, fresh-water wetlands, and salt-water marshes. I am particularly interested in coupling improved understanding of small-scale physical processes pertaining to turbulent boundary layers and aquatic canopies to larger scale modeling and prediction. This work is fundamental yet also has clear applications, reaching into real-world management issues including stream restoration, constructed treatment wetland design, aquaculture, and suspended sediment pollution control. In addition, it is at the interface of hydrology and a wide variety of other disciplines, including fluid mechanics, geomorphology, ecology, water resources, and oceanography.
- ESci 705/805 Principles of Hydrology, Fall 2010
- ESci 534, Fate and Transport in the Environment, Spring 2010
- Radspinner, R. R., P. Diplas, A. F. Lightbody, and Sotiropoulos, F. In press. River Training and Ecological Enhancement Potential Using In-Stream Structures. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.
- Merten, E.C., Hintz, W. D., Lightbody , A. F., Wellnitz, T. Macroinvertebrate grazers, current velocity, and bedload transport rate influence periphytic accrual in a field-scale experimental stream. Hydrobiologia 652(1): 179-184. DOI 10.1007/s10750-010-0329-1.
- Rominger, J. T., A. F. Lightbody, and H. M. Nepf. In press. The effects of added vegetation on sand bar stability and stream hydrodynamics. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering.
- Lightbody, A. F., H. M. Nepf, and J. S. Bays. 2009. Modeling the hydraulic effect of transverse deep zones on the performance of constructed treatment wetlands. Ecological Engineering 35: 754-768.
- Lightbody, A. F., M. E. Avener, and H. M. Nepf. 2008. Observations of short-circuiting flow paths within a free-surface wetland in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A. Limnology and Oceanography 53: 1040-1053.
- Lightbody, A. F., H. M. Nepf, and J. S. Bays. 2007. Mixing in deep zones within constructed treatment wetlands. Ecological Engineering 29: 209-220. [Link to journal article]
- Lightbody, A. F., and H. M. Nepf. 2006. Prediction of velocity profiles and longitudinal dispersion in emergent salt marsh vegetation. Limnology and Oceanography 51(1): 218-228.
- Lightbody, A. F., and H. M. Nepf. 2006. Prediction of near-field shear dispersion in an emergent canopy with heterogeneous morphology. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 6(5): 477-488, DOI 10.1007/s10652-006-9002-7. [Link to journal article]
- Nepf, H., B. White, A. Lightbody, and M. Ghisalberti. 2007. Transport in Aquatic Canopies. In: Flow and Transport Processes with Complex Obstructions. NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Vol. 236. Eds. Y. Gayev and J. Hunt. Springer. ISBN-10: 1-4020-5383-5. pp. 225-254.