Canyon Lake

Andy Bach
Associate Professor, Huxley College of the Environment, WWU


Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:30pm


Andrew Bach is an Associate Professor of Environmental Geography at Western Washington University. Dr. Bach received his doctorate in geography from Arizona State University in 1995. His Master's and undergraduate work in geography was completed at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Bach currently teaches Introduction to Physical Geography, The Pacific Northwest, Climatology, Map Reading and Analysis, and two soils courses.

Dr. Bach's major research areas include geomorphology and pedogenesis, natural resources management, Quarternary studies and climate change in the western United States. Dr. Bach, his graduate students and colleagues have been focusing research efforts in the Ozette Region and Elwha River of the Olympic Peninsula, the Nooksack River watershed and Mt. Baker in Whatcom County, and the Potholes Coulee area of central Washington. Topically, projects have looked at the paleoenvironments of these areas, especially reconstructing the Missoula Flood. Dr. Bach has been using pedogenesis to examine landscapes and trying to understand how soils begin to form in these environments, and how climate change might affect the rate of soil development.



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