Torres, Raymond


I conduct field and lab work designed to investigate processes that control the production, transport, and storage of water and sediment in terrestrial and intertidal landscapes. My funded research projects are on intertidal zone hydrology and geomorphology, near-surface saturated and unsaturated zone hydrology, and watershed management.

Biographical Profile

College of Arts and Sciences
School of Earth, Ocean & Env.
Tenure Status

International Activity

International Activities
Type of Activity
Research, Other (Reader of theses)
Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands
Land use effects on watersheds, rivers, water quality and erosion. Sea level rise effects on rivers.
IAP, Honduras; USAID - Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Incheon University - Korea; Shanghai University - China; KIOOS - Netherlands
Institutional Focus Areas
Science and Engineering (Other)
Extended Residence in Foreign Country
Yes (South Africa, Lesotho)
Speaks Non-English Language
Yes (Spanish, Sesotho)

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Institutional Focus Areas
Science and Engineering (Other)
Personal Focus Areas
intertidal zone hydrology and geomorphology, near-surface saturated and unsaturated zone hydrology, watershed management

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
12/1997 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California PhD Geology
06/1990 University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California BA Geological Sciences

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
1982 - 1984 Hydrology Technician, Intern with the USFS, Los Padres National Forest
1984 - 1986 Rangeland Management Technician, Peace Corps, Leribe, Lesotho
1986 - 1988 Manager, TAF Well Drilling Company, Maseru, Lesotho
1988 - 1989 Program Analyst, California Coastal Commission
1989 - 1997 Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley
1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina
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