Dr. Marston's work focuses on fluvial geomorphology, specifically on the interactions among geomorphic systems (rivers, hill slopes, dunes, glaciers, coastlines) and other earth systems (water, climate, flora/fauna). He also studies natural hazard response of floods, erosion, and stream channel instability.
Recent Water-Related Publications
Splinter, D.S.; Dauwalter, D.; Marston, R.A. and Fisher, W. 'Watershed morphology of highland and mountain ecoregions in eastern Oklahoma.' The Professional Geographer, 63(1), 1-13, 2011.
Splinter, D.K.; Dauwalter, D.C.; Marston, R.A. and Fisher, W.L. 'Ecoregions and stream morphology in eastern Oklahoma.' Geomorphology 122(1-2), 117-128, 2010.
Kang, R.S.; Storm, D.A. and Marston, R.A. 2010. 'Downstream effects of urbanization on Stillwater Creek, Oklahoma. Physical Geography, 31(2), 186-201, 2010.
Marston, R.A. 'Geomorphology and vegetation on hillslopes: interactions, dependencies, and feedback loops.' Geomorphology, 116(3-4), 206-217, 2010.
Kang, R.S. and Marston, R.A. 'Geomorphic effects of rural-to-urban land use conversion on three streams in the central Redbed Plains of Oklahoma.' Geomorphology, 79(3-4), 488-506, 2006.
Ongoing and Recent Water-Related Projects
Land and Stream Sediment Process Restoration in an Agricultural Watershed. K. Mankin; T. Keane; D. Devlin; P. Barnes; R. Marston; J. Neel; M. Christian and W. Hargrove, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2006-2010.
Fluvial Geomorphology and Freshwater Mussels: Kiamichi River, Southeastern Oklahoma. W. Fisher and R. Marsten, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, 2004-2006.
Geomorphic Adjustment of the Washita River, Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Oklahoma. R. Marsten and T. Halihan, National Park Service, 2003-2005.
Factors Influencing Fish Populations in Oklahoma Waters. W. Fisher and R. Marston, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, 2002-2005.
Awards and Recognition
Jefferson Science Fellow, National Academies, 2011
Distinguished Career Award, Association of American Geographers, Mountain Geography Group, 2007
President, American Geographers Association, 2005-2006
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006
Fellow, Geographical Society of America, 1997