L. Allan James, Publications




·     Singer, M. B., R. Aalto, L. A. James, N. E. Kilham, J. L. Higson, and S. Ghoshal. 2013.  Enduring legacy of a toxic fan via episodic redistribution of California gold mining debris. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences 110(46): 18436-18441. doi:10.1073/pnas.1302295110

·     James, L. A. 2013. Legacy sediment: Definitions and processes of episodically produced anthropogenic sediment. Anthropocene 2: 16-26.

·     Arrington, T. and L. A. James 2013. Downstream geomorphic variation and local bedrock influence of a steep transitional river: Blue Ridge to Piedmont, South Carolina. Physical Geography 34(4-5): 373-391.

·     James, L.A., Hodgson, M.E., Ghoshal, S., Megison Latiolais, M.  2012.  Geomorphic change detection using historic maps and DEM differencing: The temporal dimension of geospatial analysis.   Geomorphology 137: 181-198 .

·     Bishop, M., L.A. James, J. Shroder, S. Walsh.   2012.  Geospatial Technologies and Digital Geomorphological Mapping: Concepts, Issues and Research .  Geomorphology 137: 5-26.

·     James, L.A. 2011. Contrasting geomorphic impacts of pre- and post-Columbian land-use changes in Anglo America . Physical Geography 32(5): 399-422.

·     Perveen, S. and L. A. James. 2011. Changes in correlation coefficients with spatial scale and implications for water resources and vulnerability data. Professional Geographer 64(3):389-400

·     James, L.A. and K.J. Hunt.   2010.  The LiDAR-side of headwater streams: Mapping channel networks with high-resolution topographic data.  Southeastern Geographer 50(4): 523-539.

·     Perveen, S. and L.A. James.  2010.  Scale invariance of water stress and scarcity indicators: Facilitating cross-scale comparisons of water resources vulnerability .  Applied Geography. 31: 321-328.  doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2010.07.003

·     James, L.A.  2010.  Sediment waves, bed waves, legacy sediment, and hydraulic myopia.  Geography Compass 4/6: 576-598.  doi: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2010.00324.x   

·     Ghoshal, S., L.A. James, M. Singer, R. Aalto.  2010.  Channel and floodplain change analysis over a 100-year period:  Lower Yuba River, California .  Remote Sensing 2, 1797-1825; doi:10.3390/rs2071797.   Open Access: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/2/7/1797/

·     Perveen, S. and L.A. James.  2009.  Multiscale effects on spatial variability metrics in global water resources data.  Water Resources Management. DOI 10.1007/s11269-009-9530-2.

·     James, L. A.  2009.  Integrating Water-Quality into a Water Resources Research Agenda.  Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education 142: 10-15. Invited. 

·     James, L.A., M.B. Singer, S. Ghoshal, and M. Megison. 2009. Sedimentation in the lower Yuba and Feather Rivers, California: Long-term effects of contrasting river-management strategies.  

·     James, L.A. and M.B. Singer.  2008.  Development of the lower Sacramento Valley flood-control system: An historical perspective .  Natural Hazards Review 9(3): 125-135

·     Singer, M.B., R. Aalto, and L.A. James.  2008.  Status of the lower Sacramento Valley flood-control system within the context of its natural geomorphic setting. Natural Hazards Review 9(3): 104-115

·     James, L.A.,  D.G. Watson, W.F. Hansen.  2007.  Using Lidar to map gullies and headwater streams under forest canopy: South Carolina, USA .  Catena 71: 132-144. 

·     James, L.A. 2006.  Bed waves at the basin scale: implications to river management and restoration . Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 31: 1692-1706. 

·     James, L.A. and W.A. Marcus.  2006.  Preface: The 2006 Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium on The Human Role in Changing Fluvial Systems .  Geomorphology 79: 144–147. 

·     James, L.A. and W.A. Marcus.  2006.  The human role in changing fluvial systems: Retrospect, inventory and prospect.   Geomorphology 79: 152-171.   Also in Proc. 37th Binghamton Internat. Geomorphology Symp., 2006, Univ. South Carolina.  L. A. James and W. A. Marcus (Eds.).  

·     James, L.A.   2005.   Sediment from Hydraulic Mining Detained by Englebright and Small Dams in the Yuba Basin .  Geomorphology 71: 202-226.  Also in: Proc. 33rd Binghamton Internat. Geomorphology Symp., 2002, Bloomsburg Univ. of Pennsylvania.  P. Beyer (ed.).   

·     James, L.A.    2004.  Tailings fans and valley-spur cutoffs created by hydraulic miningEarth Surface Processes and Landforms 29(7): 869-882. 

·     James, L.A.  2003.  Glacial Erosion and Geomorphology in the Northwest Sierra Nevada, California, Geomorphology 55(1-4): 283-303.    

·     James, A.; Harbor, J.; Fabel, D.; Dahms, D.; Elmore, D.  2002.   Late Pleistocene Glaciations in the Northwestern Sierra Nevada, California,  Quaternary Research 57: 409-419. 

·     Shepherd, A.M., James, L.A. 2001.  Interpolation of Horizon Contours from Parallel 2D Seismic Sections. Australian Assoc. Exploration Geophysicists, Preview Vol.95 (Dec.). 

·     James, L.A.  1999.  Time and the persistence of alluvium: River engineering, fluvial geomorphology, and mining sediment in California . Geomorphology 31: 265-290.  

·     Magilligan, F.J., Phillips, J.D., James, L.A. and Gomez, B. 1998. Geomorphic and sedimentological controls on the effectiveness of an extreme flood . Journal of Geology 106: 87-95. 

·     Gomez, B., Phillips, J.D., Magilligan, F.J., and James, L.A. 1997. Floodplain sedimentation and sensitivity: Summer 1993 flood, upper Mississippi River valley , Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 22: 923-936. 

·     James, L.A.  1997.   Channel incision on the lower American River, California, from streamflow gage records. Water Resources Research 33: 485-490. 

·     James, L.A.  1996. Polynomial functions for glacial valley cross-section morphology. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 21: 413-432. 

·     James, L.A.  1995. Diversion of the upper Bear River:  Glacial diffluence and Quaternary erosion, Sierra Nevada, California . Geomorphology 14: 131-148

·     Gomez, B., Mertes, L.A.K., Phillips, J.D., Magilligan, F.J., James, L.A. (1995). Sediment characteristics of an extreme flood: 1993 upper Mississippi R. valley, Geology 23(11): 963-966

·     James, L.A.  1993. Sustained reworking of hydraulic mining sediment in Calif.: G.K.Gilbert's sediment wave model reconsidered . Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, N.F.; Suppl.-Bd.88: 49-66. 

·     Carbone, G., L.A. James (1993). Applying GIS Technology to Climate Data in South Carolina. Geo Info Systems 3(9): 52-59. 

·     James, L.A.  1991. Incision and morphological evolution of a channel recovering from hydraulic mining sedimentation . Geological Society of America Bulletin 103: 723-726. 

·     James, L.A.  1991. Quartz concentration as an index of alluvial mixing of hydraulic mine tailings with other sediment in the Bear River, California. Geomorphology 4: 125-144. 

·     James, L.A.  1989. Sustained storage and transport of hydraulic mining sediment in the Bear River, California . Annals, Assn Amer Geographers 79(4): 570-592. 

·     James, L.A.  1988. Rates of organic carbon accumulation in young mineral soils near Burroughs Glacier: Glacier Bay, Alaska. Physical Geography 9:50-70.  


·   Brown A.B., Petit, F., and James, L.A. 2016. Archaeology and human artefacts. In, Ch.3, Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology, Second Edition. G. Mathias Kondolf and Hervé Piégay (Eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


·   James, L.A., S. Lecce. (2013) Impacts of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change on River Systems. In: Shroder, J., Jr., Wohl, E. (Eds.), Treatise on Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol. 9, pp. 768–793.

·   Mossa, J., L.A. James (2013). Impacts of Mining on Geomorphic Systems . In: Shroder, J., Jr., James, L.A., C. Harden, J. Clague (Eds.), Treatise on Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol. 13, pp. 74–95.

·   James, L.A., M. B. Singer,  S. Ghoshal, M. Megison.  2009.  Sedimentation in the Lower Yuba and Feather Rivers, California: Long-term effects of contrasting river-management strategies, in James, L.A., Rathburn, S.L., and Whittecar, G.R., eds.  Management and Restoration of Fluvial Systems with Broad Historical Changes and Human Impacts: Geological Society of America Special Paper 451, doi: 10.1130/2009.2451(04). 

·   James, L.A.  2004.  Decreasing sediment yields in northern California: Vestiges of hydraulic gold-mining and reservoir trapping. In, pp. 235-244; Golosov, V., P.J. Wallbrink & D.E. Walling (eds.), Sediment Transfer through the Fluvial System. Proc. Internat. Symp., Aug. 2-6, 2004.  Moscow, Russia.  Internat. Assn. Hydrological Sci. Publ. 288 (Red Book). Proc. Symp. August, 2004 meeting in Moscow.  

·   Shankman, D.; James, L.A. 2001. Mountain environments - Appalachia and the Eastern Cordillera, pp. 291-306, in Antony Orme (Ed.), The Physical Geography of North America; N.Y. & London: Oxford Univ. Press. 576 pp. 

·   James, L.A. 1994.  Channel changes wrought by gold mining: Northern Sierra Nevada, California.  In, pp. 629-638, Marston, R. and V. Hasfurther  (eds.), Effects of Human-Induced Changes on Hydrologic Systems, Amer. Water Resources Assn.   


·   James, L.A., C. Harden, J. Clague (2013)  Geomorphology of Human Disturbances, Climate Change, and Hazards.  In: Shroder, J., Jr., James, L.A., C. Harden, J. Clague (Eds.), Treatise on Geomorphology.  Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol. 13, pp. 1–13. 

·   James, L.A., S. Walsh, M.P. Bishop. 2012. Geospatial technologies and geomorphological mapping. Geomorphology 137: 1-4. 

·   James, L.A., S.A. Lecce, L. Davis. 2010. Fluvial processes in small Southeastern watersheds; Introduction. Southeastern Geographer 50(4): 393-396

·   James, L.A., S.L. Rathburn, G.R. Whittecar. 2009. Managing Rivers with Broad Historical Changes and Human Impacts. In, Management and Restoration of Fluvial Systems with Broad Historical Changes and Human Impacts: Geological Society of America Special Paper 451, doi: 10.1130/2009.2451(00).  

·   James, L.A. (2004).  Non-Point Sources:   Historical Sedimentation and 20th Century Geography. In, pp. 405-410, Warf, B., D. Janelle, & K. Hansen (eds.)  WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 ProblemsN.Y.: Kluwer Pub. Co

·   Brown, A.G., F. Petit, L.A. James.  2003.   Archaeology and Human Artefacts. In, pp.59-75, H. Piegay and M. Kondolf (eds.), Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press. 



·   James, L.A.,  2003.  Late Pleistocene Glaciations in the Northwestern Sierra Nevada.  Field Trip Guide and Road Log. (pdf 2.5 Mb) XVI INQUA Congress, Internat. Quaternary Assn.; from Reno, Nevada, July 27, 2003.  

·   James, L.A. and Davis J.D. 1994. Glaciation and Hydraulic Gold-Mining Sediment in the Bear and South Yuba Rivers, California.  Field Trip Guide, April 1-3, 1994, Assn. Amer. Geographers Nat. Meeting, S.F. 108 pp.