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Chia-Yu Wu


Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Geology and Environmental Geosciences


Email: Chia-Yu Wu
Phone: 937-229-2650
SC 286
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Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Florida, 2019
  • M.S., Marine Geology, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary, 2013
  • B.S., Geoscience, National Taiwan University, 2005

Research Interests

My primary research interest is in the area to model the sedimentation, hydrological, fluvial and coastal hazards by using GIS (Geographical Information System) tools, especially in the area with heavily human impact. In addition, I am also working with the UD Human Rights Center to demonstrate the spatial distribution of humanitarian crisis around the world. Prior to joining the university, I had been a Postdoctoral researcher at Tulane University.

Selected Publications

  • Wu, C. Y., Mossa, J., & Jaeger, J. M. (2022). Estimate of decadal‐scale riverbed deformation and bed‐load sediment transport during flood events in the lowermost Mississippi River. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 47(5), 1271-1286.
  • Wu, C. Y., Mossa, J., Mao, L., & Almulla, M. (2019). Comparison of different spatial interpolation methods for historical hydrographic data of the lowermost Mississippi River. Annals of GIS, 25(2), 133-151.
  • Mossa, J., Chen, Y. H., & Wu, C. Y. (2019). Geovisualization geoscience of large river floodplains. Journal of Maps, 1-17.
  • Wu, C. Y., Mossa, J. (2019). Decadal-Scale Variations of Thalweg Morphology and Riffle–Pool Sequences in Response to Flow Regulation in the Lowermost Mississippi River. Water, 11(6), 1175.
  • Mossa, J., Chen, Y. H., Walls, S. P., Kondolf, G. M., & Wu, C. Y. (2017). Anthropogenic landforms and sediments from dredging and disposing sand along the Apalachicola River and its floodplain. Geomorphology, 294, 119-134.