Josh Platt


M.S., Geography, Appalachian State University, 2022

B.S., Geography, Appalachian State University, 2021

Research Interests

Trained in physical geography with a focus on fluvial geomorphology, but a penchant for human geography.  My thesis work explores the geomorphic impacts of a dam removal on a local southern Appalachian river system.  I am also developing an online application to map dam removals across North America with the intention of providing policymakers, stakeholders, and engineers relevant response trajectories to better plan for future removal projects.  

Current Courses

  • GHY 2812 – Geospatial Technology in a Changing World


Platt, J.R., Martin, D.J., Mayfield, M., Armstrong, W. 2023. Geomorphic Response to the Removal of the Ward’s Mill Dam on the Watauga River, North Carolina. Southeastern Geographer, 64(02). (PDF)

Title: GIS Lab Supervisor and Adjunct Instructor, Fluvial Geomorphology; Appalachian Health & Environment
Department: Geography and Planning

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6698

Office address
Rankin Science West 331


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