Anne Lightbody, Ph.D.

Anne Lightbody, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

My research focuses on flow and transport within surface water systems, including rivers, streams, lakes, fresh-water wetlands, and salt-water marshes. I am particularly interested in coupling improved understanding of small-scale physical processes pertaining to turbulent boundary layers and aquatic canopies to larger scale modeling and prediction. This work is fundamental yet also has clear applications, reaching into real-world management issues including stream restoration, constructed treatment wetland design, aquaculture, and suspended sediment pollution control. In addition, it is at the interface of hydrology and a wide variety of other disciplines, including fluid mechanics, geomorphology, ecology, water resources, and oceanography.


  • ESci 705/805 Principles of Hydrology, Fall 2010
  • ESci 534, Fate and Transport in the Environment, Spring 2010

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Nepf, H., B. White, A. Lightbody, and M. Ghisalberti. 2007. Transport in Aquatic Canopies. In: Flow and Transport Processes with Complex Obstructions. NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Vol. 236. Eds. Y. Gayev and J. Hunt. Springer. ISBN-10: 1-4020-5383-5. pp. 225-254.


Dr. Anne Lightbody
James Hall- Room 236
Durham, NH 03824