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Dr. Carol Harden

Specialities: geomorphology, water resources, Latin America
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Once known to the farmers of the Andes as “the lady who brings the rain,” Dr. Carol Harden studies the interactions of human activities and physical / hydrological processes in mountain watersheds.  She has studied soil erosion and changes in ecosystem services associated with changes in land use in highland South America, as well as stream-bank and channel change in fluvial systems in the Southern Appalachian mountains.

Contact Information

Dr. Carol P. Harden
Ph.D., Colorado
410 Burchfiel Geography Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-0925
Phone: (865) 974-8357

Her courses link human activity and the physical environment.  These include courses on water resources, climate change and human response, and people and environment.  At the graduate level, Harden teaches watershed dynamics and occasional seminars on human-environment interactions.