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  • Channel migration plays leading role in river network evolution, study finds

    Portrait of professor Gary Parker at the Sangamon River in Mahomet, Illinois.

    Illinois civil and environmental engineering professor Gary Parker and colleagues developed a new model that can help land use and infrastructure planners understand what today’s rivers might look like millions of years into the future.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Jeffrey Kwang, call 413-545-2286; email

    To reach Abigail Langston, call 785-532-6727; email

    To reach Gary Parker, call 217-244-5159; email

    The paper “The role of lateral erosion in the evolution of non-dendritic drainage networks to dendricity and the persistence of dynamic networks” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2015770118.