Chair and Professor
Campus Address: Classroom Building A213
Dr. Frothingham's research interests include: 1) the relationships between fluvial dynamics and aquatic habitat in stream systems impacted by human activity; 2) stream channel restoration and naturalization; and 3) interdisciplinary ecosystem-based watershed management.
She teaches courses in physical geography, conservation & environmental management, research techniques, and watershed analysis.
Dr. Frothingham has been working with community partners and linking coursework to Scajaquada Creek, which flows north of campus. Learn more about that on-going work in the Scajaquada Creek watershed here.
Frothingham et al. 2017. Scajaquada Creek Stream Assessment. Technical report prepared for Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, 30 pp.
Warren II, R.J.; Potts, D.L.; and Frothingham, K.M. 2015. Stream structural limitations on invasive communities in urban riparian areas. Invasive Plant Science and Management 8(3): 353-362.
Frothingham, K.M. and Bartlett, A.M. 2014. Development of initial criteria to identify dams with high potential for removal and application of the criteria in western New York. Northeastern Geosciences 32:38-43.
Frothingham K.M. and Bartlett, A.M. 2012 Using the Stream Visual Assessment Protocol as a monitoring tool to assess stream corridor conditions over time. Middle States Geographer 45: 10-20.
Frothingham, K.M. 2010. Community input to the watershed management process: determining the perceived state of Cayuga Creek, Niagara County, NY. Middle States Geographer 43: 50-59.
Frothingham, K.M. 2008. Evaluation of stability threshold analysis as a cursory method of screening potential streambank stabilization techniques. Applied Geography. 28: 124-133.
Krueger, A.M. and Frothingham, K.M. 2007. Application and comparision of geomorphological and hydrological pool and riffle quantification methods. Geographical Bulletin 48(2): 85-95.
Frothingham, K.M. 2006. The effect of ice cover on sediment transport capacity and stream channel morphology in a reach of Cazenovia Creek, NY. Middle States Geographer 39:8-12.
Rodríguez, J.F.; Bombardelli, F.A.; García, M.H.; Frothingham, K.M.; Rhoads, B.L.; Abad, J.D.; and Guzmán, J.M. 2004. High-resolution numerical simulation of flow through a highly sinuous river reach. Water Resources Management. 18:177-199.
Frothingham, K.M. and Rhoads, B.L. 2003. Three-dimensional flow structure and channel change in an asymmetrical compound meander loop, Embarras River, Illinois. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms 28: 625-644.
Irvine, K.N., K.M. Frothingham, M.C. Rossi, S. Pickard, J. Atkinson, and T. Bajak. 2003. Contaminated sediment in the Buffalo River area of concern-historical trends and current conditions. Sediment Quality Assessment and Management: Insight and Progress, M. Munwar (ed.), Ecovision World Monograph Series, Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society, pp. 81-112.
Frothingham, K.M. and Brown, N. 2002. Objective identification of pools and riffles in a human-modified stream system. Middle States Geographer 35: 52-60.
Frothingham, K.M.; Rhoads, B.L.; and Herricks, E.E. 2002. A multiscale conceptual framework for integrated ecogeomorphological research to support stream naturalization in the agricultural Midwest. Environmental Management 29(1): 16-33.
Frothingham, K.M. and Perrelli, M.F. 2001. Assessing the representativeness of stream geomorphology parameters in BASINS. Middle States Geographer 34: 48-54.
Frothingham, K.M.; Rhoads, B.L.; and Herricks, E.E. 2001. Stream geomorphology and fisheries in channelized and meandering reaches of an agricultural stream. Pages 105-118 in Geomorphic Processes and Riverine Habitat, J. Dorava, D. Montgomery, B. Palscak, and F. Fitzpatrick (eds.), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.
Irvine, K.N., Frothingham, K.M., Droppo, I.G., and Pettibone, G.W. 2000. Non-destructive image analysis to determine suspended sediment size distribution characteristics, Cazenovia Creek, NY. Middle States Geographer 32: 99-109.
Frothingham (Monahan), K.M.; Fischer, S.T.; and Irvine, K.N. 1994. Spatial analysis of suspended sediment concentrations, Buffalo River watershed, NY. Middle States Geographer 27:1-9.
Rhoads, B.L. and Frothingham (Monahan), K.M. 1997. Geomorphological principles for ‘naturalizing’ streams and rivers in Illinois. Proceedings, Governor’s Conference on the Management of the Illinois River System. October 7-9, 1997, Peoria, IL.
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