Note: Devon Burr is now a Professor at Northern Arizona University.
The Burr Researchers In Geomorphology, Hydrology, and Tectonics (BRIGHT) works in the field of planetary geomorphology, the study of how various processes may have shaped planetary surfaces and what those surface shapes can tell us about the geologic history of that body. In this work, we analyze spacecraft images, conduct experiments, and pursue field work of terrestrial analogues. Much of our work involves exploring sedimentological land forms, deposits left by flowing rivers, blowing wind, or standing water. But we also make contributions in the fields of tectonic geomorphology and impact craters. We investigate landforms primarily on Mars, Titan, icy satellites, and Earth as analogs. Please see our Research Page for more information!