Jonathan Remo | Geography | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Jonathan Remo

Associate Professor

Jonathan Remo


Phone: (618) 453-6021

Office: 4531 Faner Hall

Scholar Profile

CV (pdf)

Dr. Remo’s research interests lie within four major themes: river science, river management, flood hazard assessment, and mitigation. Areas of research specialization include fluvial geomorphology, flood hydrology, hydraulic modeling, disaster-mitigation planning, and disaster-loss modeling.


Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, 2008
M.S. West Virginia University, 1999         
B.S.  Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1997

Selection of Courses Taught

  • GEOG 303: Physical Geography
  • GEOG 433/433H/533: Field Methods in Geography
  • GEOG 434/534: Water Resource Hydrology
  • GEOG 436/536: Natural Hazards
  • GEOG 440/540 Water Resources Management

Recent Publications

Remo J.W.F., *Guida R.J., Secchi S., 2017, Screening the Suitability of Levee Protected Areas for Strategic Floodplain Reconnection along the LaGrange Segment of the Illinois River, USA.  River Research and Application. doi: 10.1002/rra.3055

*Guida R.J., Remo J.W.F., Secchi S., 2016. Tradeoffs of Strategically Reconnection Rivers to their Floodplains:  The Case of the Lower Illinois River (USA).  Science of the Total Environment. 572: 43-55.

*Guida R.J., Remo J.W.F., Secchi S., 2016. Applying geospatial tools to assess the agricultural value of Lower Illinois River floodplain levee districts.  Applied Geography 74: 123-135. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.07.002

*Kozak J.P., Bennett M.G., Piazza B.P., Remo J.W.F., 2016. Towards dynamic flow regime management for ecosystem restoration in the Atchafalaya River, Basin, Louisiana. Environmental Science and Policy 64, 118-128.

Remo J.W.F., Henie R.A., Ickes B.S., 2016, Particle Size Distribution of Main Channel Bed Sediments along the Upper Mississippi River, USA. Geomorphology. 246,118-131. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.04.012

Remo J.W.F., Pinter N., *Mahgoub M., 2016, Assessing Illinois’s Flood Vulnerability Using Hazus-MH.  Natural Hazards. doi:10.1007/s11069-015-2077-z   

*Guida R.J., *Swanson, T.L., Remo, J.W.F., Kiss, T. 2015, Strategic Floodplain Reconnection for the Lower Tisza River, Hungary:  Opportunities for Flood-height Reduction and Floodplain-wetland Reconnection.  Journal of Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.11.080

Remo, J.W.F., *Khanal, A., Pinter, N., 2013, Assessment of chevron dikes for the enhancement of physical-aquatic habitat within the Middle Mississippi River, USA.  Journal of Hydrology.  50, 146-162.

Remo, J.W.F., *Larson, M., Pinter, N. 2012, Hydraulic and Flood Loss Modeling of levee, floodplain, and river management strategies, Middle Mississippi River, USA. Natural Hazards. doi:10.1007/s11069-011-9938-x

(*Denotes Graduate Student)

Recent Grants

September 2017 – October 2020 Potential for conservation lands in Middle Mississippi River floodplains to mitigate flood flows for ecosystem services. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. $233,520, Co-PI

June 2014 – 2017 Tree-ring Reconstruction of Flood Dynamics on the Mississippi River and Principal Tributaries, National Science Foundation, Geography and Spatial Sciences. $296,876, Co-PI

$155,000 Illinois Statewide Flood Exposure Assessment; PI Jonathan Remo; Dates Funded (January 2013 to August 2013) PI.

Dr Remo in China

Three Gorges Dam - Sandouping, China

Remo and students with boat

Students active with Dr. Remo's research boat