Bartosz Grudzinski

Associate Professor

Miami University
218 Shideler Hall
Oxford, OH 45056


  • BS, Geography. Eastern Illinois University (2008)
  • MS, Geography. Northern Illinois University (2010)
  • PhD, Geography. Kansas State University (2014)


Broadly defined, my primary interests include fluvial geomorphology, aquatic ecology, and hydrology. My teaching and research encompass human-environmental interactions, watershed processes, and land use impacts on aquatic systems. My graduate students' research strives to: 1) Determine how anthropogenic influences have altered fluvial ecosystems relative to undisturbed states, 2) Identify prominent mechanisms that alter the Earth’s surface in local areas with global implications, and 3) Determine best management practices that promote restoration, re-wilding and overall increased overall health of aquatic environments.


  • GEO 121: Earth's Physical Environment
  • GEO 221: Regional Physical Environments
  • GEO 425: Hydrogeography
  • GEO 426: Watershed Management

Selected Publications

Grudzinski, B., H. Cummins, T.K. Vang. 2020. Beaver Canals and their Environmental Effects.  Progress in Physical Geography.

Grudzinski, B., K. Fritz, W. Dodds. 2020. Does Riparian Fencing Protect Stream Water Quality in Cattle-Grazed Lands? Environmental Management.

Lazar, J., R. Spahr, T. J. Fisher, B. Grudzinski. 2019. Land cover impacts on storm flow suspended solid and nutrient concentrations in southwest Ohio Streams. Water Environment Federation.

B Grudzinski, C.M. Ruffing, M.D. Daniels, M. Rawitch. 2018. Bison and Cattle Grazing Impacts on Baseflow Suspended Sediment Concentrations Within Grassland Streams. Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Rech, J, B Grudzinski, W. Renwick, C. Tenison, M. Jojola, M. Vanni, T. Workman. 2018. Legacy deposits, milldams, water quality, and environmental change in the Four Mile Creek watershed, southwestern Ohio. The Geological Society of America Field Guide 51.

Grudzinski, B., M.D. Daniels. 2018. Bison and cattle grazing impacts on grassland stream morphology in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Rangeland Ecology and Management.