1. Slater, L.J., Villarini, G. Identifying the main drivers of streamflow variability in the U.S. Midwest
  2. Villarini, G., Slater, L. (under review) Examination of Changes in Annual Maximum Gage Height in the Continental United States Using Quantile Regression, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
  3. Zhang, W., Villarini, G., Slater, L., Vecchi, G., Bradley, A. (under review) Improved ENSO Forecasting using Bayesian Updating and the North American Multi Model Ensemble (NMME), Journal of Climate 


  1. Slater, L.J., Villarini, G., Bradley, A.A. (2017) Weighting of NMME temperature and precipitation forecasts across Europe, Journal of Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.07.029
  2. Slater, L.J., Villarini, G., Bradley, A., Vecchi G. (2017) A dynamical statistical framework for seasonal streamflow forecasting in an agricultural watershed,  Climate Dynamics. doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3794-7
  3. Clubb, F.J., Mudd, S.M., Milodowski, D.T, Valters, D.A, Slater, L.J., Hurst, M.D., and Limaye, A.B.S. (2017) Geomorphic delineation of floodplains and terraces from slope and channel relief thresholdsEarth Surface Dynamics. doi:10.5194/esurf-2017-21
  4. Villarini, G., Slater, L.J. (2017) Climatology of flooding in the United StatesOxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.013.123 
  5. Wilby, R.L., Clifford, N.J., De Luca, P., Harrigan, S., Hillier, J.K., Hodgkins, R., Johnson, M.F., Matthews, T.K.R., Murphy, C., Noone, S.J., Parry, S., Prudhomme, C., Rice, S.P., Slater, L.J., Smith, K.A., Wood, P.J. (2017) The “dirty dozen” of freshwater science: Detecting then reconciling hydrological data biases and errors, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Water. doi:10.1002/wat2.1209
  6. Slater, L.J., Villarini, G. (2016On the impact of gaps on trend detection in extreme streamflow time series, International Journal of Climatology. doi: 10.1002/joc.4954
  7. Slater, L.J., Villarini, G. (2016Recent trends in U.S. flood risk, Geophysical Research Letters, 2016. doi: 10.1002/2016GL071199. Featured as a Research Spotlight in Eos (AGU’s weekly Earth Science Magazine).
  8. Slater, L.J., Villarini, G., Bradley, A. (2016Evaluation of the skill of North-American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) Global Climate Models in predicting average and extreme precipitation and temperature over the continental USA. Climate Dynamics, special collection on the North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) seasonal prediction experiment. doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3286-1
  9. Slater L.J. (2016To what extent have changes in channel capacity contributed to flood hazard trends in England and Wales? Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Special Issue Stormy Geomorphology, doi: 10.1002/esp.3927
  10. Slater, L.J. (2015) Changing Channels, Planet EarthHtml version.
  11. Slater, L.J., Singer, M.B., Kirchner J.W. (2015Hydrologic versus geomorphic drivers of trends in flood hazard, Geophysical Research Letters, 42, doi: 10.1002/2014GL062482. PDFhtml. Supplementary material. Media attention: AGUniverse Publication HighlightU. of St Andrews Press ReleaseEnvironmental News NetworkThe SaintSwamp SchoolGeoengineerFlooding and Coastal Erosion Risk Management NetworkPhys.orgHerald ScotlandScience DailyEnvironmental Monitor.
  12. Clubb, F.J., Mudd S.M., Milodowski D.T., Hurst M.D., Slater L.J. (2014Objective extraction of channel heads from high resolution topographic data, Water Resources Research.
  13. Slater, L. J. and Singer, M.B. (2013Imprint of climate and climate change in alluvial riverbeds: Continental United States, 1950-2011, Geology, doi:10.1130/G34070.1 PDF; htmlSupplementary material. Prize for the best student-led peer-reviewed journal article for 2013Geological Society of America (GSA) Press ReleaseUniversity of St Andrews Press Release
  14. Piégay, H., Alber, A., Slater, L.J., and Bourdin, L. (2009Census and typology of braided rivers in the French Alps, Aquatic Sciences, 71(3), 371–388, doi:10.1007/s00027-009-9220-4


  • Slater, L.J. (2015) Trends in alluvial channel geometry and streamflow: an investigation of patterns and controls, Ph.D thesis, University of St Andrews
  • Slater, L.J. (2007) Caractérisation des rivières en tresses françaises, Master’s thesis, University of Lyon / ENS-lyon >> See Census and typology of braided rivers in the French Alps