James Leonard Best

In The News

  • By Amber Rose, Grainger College of Engineering University of Illinois researchers Leonardo Chamorro and Jim Best used clear mud in order to study the structure of turbulence in water flows. You might be thinking, "mud isn’t clear!" If so, you would be wrong. Most work done by researchers...

  • Jim Best and Steve Darby (University of Southampton, UK) have published a paper in One Earth that outlines the pace of change in large rivers produced by multiple anthropogenic stressors

  • Julia Cisneros and Jim Best have led a paper just published in Nature Geoscience detailing the shape of dunes in the world’s largest rivers

  • In a paper in Nature Sustainability, Jim Best and colleagues lift the veil on sand mining in the Mekong River, and examine its environmental effects and sustainability