Sarah Peirce, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

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Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Geography, The University of Western Ontario (2017)

Other Degrees:
Master of Science, Geography, University of Guelph (2012)
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, University of Guelph (2010)

Contact Information:

Phone: 416-946-5545
Location: Room 5019, Sidney Smith Hall
100 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Research Interests:

  • Physical geography
  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Field methods
  • Environmental monitoring

Teaching This Academic Year:

GGR205 Introduction to Soil Science

GGR301 Fluvial Geomorphology

GGR308 Canadian Arctic and Subarctic Environments

Selected Publications:

Peirce, S., MacVicar, B.J., Papangelakis, E, Vervynck, L., Ashmore, P. (2021) Experiments on restoring alluvial cover using gravel augmentation in a variable width channel with irregular meanders. Geomorphology. Vol 379 (107585).

Leduc, P., Peirce, S., and Ashmore, P. (2019) Short Communication: Challenges and Applications of Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry in a Physical Model of a Braided River. Earth Surface Dynamics. Vol. 7 (1): 97-106. DOI:

Peirce, S., Ashmore, P., and Leduc, P. (2018) Evolution of Grain Size Distributions and Bed Mobility during Hydrographs in Gravel-Bed Braided Rivers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Vol. 44 (1): 752-765. DOI: 10.1002/esp.4511.

Peirce, S., Ashmore, P., and Leduc, P. (2018) The variability in the morphological active width: results from physical models of gravel-bed braided rivers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Vol. 43 (11): 2371-2383. DOI:10.1002/esp.4400.

Peirce, S. and Lindsay J. (2015) Characterizing ephemeral streams in a Southern Ontario watershed using electrical resistance sensors. Hydrological Processes. Vol. 29 (1): 103-111. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10136.