Sean M.C. Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences
School of Earth and Climate Sciences
University of Maine
213 Bryand Global Sciences Center
Orono, ME 04469
Phone:  207-581-2198
Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
M.S. in Fluvial Geomorphology
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
B.S. in Land and Water Resources Management
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • CIE 450: Open Channel Hydraulics (Spring 2024)
  • ERS 200: Earth Systems
  • ERS 361: Principles of Geomorphology
  • ERS 461: Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology
  • ERS 350: Freshwater Flows
  • ERS 588: Advanced Freshwater Flows
Research Interests:
Dr. Sean Smith’s research focuses on understanding Earth surface processes that shape and change modern landscapes, quantifying watershed processes linked to socio-ecological services, and development of sustainability solutions to modern watershed, river, lake, and coastal management problems. A primary objective of his research is advancement of the prediction and mitigation of environmental impacts across varied spatial and time scales to guide watershed management and sustainability solutions. He co-leads the Watershed Process and Estuary Sustainability Research Group (WPES) with collaborators from the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, other UMaine departments, and professional engineers and scientists from federal and state government agencies.
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