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Andy Tranmer, Ph.D.

Andy Tranmer, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Office

Center for Ecohydraulics Research

Phone

208-364-6165

Mailing Address

Center for Ecohydraulics Research
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Idaho
322 E. Front Street, Suite 340
Boise, Idaho, 83702

  • Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2013
  • M.E., University of Idaho, 2008
  • B.S., University of California, Davis, 2004

  • Hydrology
  • Water resources
  • Numerical and physical modeling
  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Sediment transport
  • Channel evolution
  • River restoration

Andy Tranmer’s research addresses the physical processes of complex aquatic systems and their respective influence on ecological resilience for the purposes of responsible alluvial design and river restoration. A greater understanding of the physical mechanics occurring in the riparian corridor allow for prediction of geomorphic evolution, habitat suitability and ecosystem performance to guide sustainable resource management and public policy. A complementary suite of field, numerical and laboratory studies are employed to further the current state of knowledge in these dynamic environments. Recent work in Idaho assessed reservoir operations to guide floodplain sustainability and endangered species recovery. International projects examined pristine fluvial networks in Chilean Patagonia and large-scale flume experiments in Korea to quantify transport mechanics during alluvial channel evolution.

  • Tranmer A.W., Marti, C., Goodwin, P., Tonina, D., Benjankar, R., Weigel, D.E., Imberger, J., 2019. Lessons from a complex aquatic ecosystem, Journal of Environmental Management. (In Press)
  • Tranmer, A.W., Caamaño, D., Goodwin, P., 2019. Evaluation of extremal hypotheses in an undeveloped alluvial river. Progress in Physical Geography (In Press) 1-20. DOI: 10.1177/0309133319886721
  • Tranmer, A.W., Goodwin, P., Caamaño, D., 2018. Assessment of alluvial trends toward dynamic equilibrium under chronic climatic forcing. Advances in Water Resources 120: 19-34.
  • Tranmer, A.W., Marti, C.L., Tonina, D., Benjankar, R., Weigel, D.E., Vilhena, L.C., McGrath, C., Goodwin, P., Tiedemann, M., McKean, J., Imberger, J., 2018. A hierarchical modelling framework for assessing physical and biochemical characteristics of a regulated river. Ecological Modelling 368: 78-93.
  • Weigel, D.E., Vilhena, L.C., Woods, P., Tonina, D., Tranmer, A.W., Benjankar, R., Marti, C.L., Goodwin, P., 2017. Aquatic habitat response to climate-driven hydrologic regimes and water operations in a montane reservoir in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Aquatic Sciences 79: 953, 953-966. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-017-0544-1
  • Tranmer, A.W., Goodwin, P., Tonina, D., Benjankar, R., Tiedemann, M., 2016. Deadwood reservoir operations flexibility evaluation, Boise Project, Idaho. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 685 p.
  • Tranmer, A.W., Goodwin, P., Tonina, D., Benjankar, R., Tiedemann, M. 2015. Floodplain sustainability and dynamic-equilibrium conditions in a canyon environment. Geomorphology 250, 147-158.

  • Geomorphic evolution of deglaciating catchments
  • Integrated reservoir-river interactions
  • Effects of vegetation and sediment transport on river channel evolution
  • Geomorphic sustainability of floodplains in the landscape

Center for Ecohydraulics (CER)

Center for Ecohydraulics Research

Mailing Address:

322 E. Front St., Suite 340
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6164

Email: eargyle@uidaho.edu