My serious office photo.

Tim Horner

Geology Department

California State University Sacramento

 

My "hard at work in the field" photo.


Contact Information

Name: Tim Horner
Title: Professor and Chair
Office: Room 2003A Placer Hall
Office Hours: M, W, 10:00 - 12:00 or by appointment
E-mail Address: HornerTC@csus.edu
Telephone: (916) 278-5635
FAX: (916) 278-4650
Mailing Address:

Geology Department, 2003 Placer Hall
6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819-6043


Classes that I teach

Geol 8 (Earth Science)

Geol 111 (Field methods)

Geol 8L (Earth Science Lab)

Geology 210 (Field Characterization of Aquifer Systems) is an internet-enhanced course.  Click here for course information.

Geol 103 (Sedimentology and Stratigraphy) is an internet-enhanced course.  Click here for course information.

Geology 200 (Graduate Research methods)

Geol 10 (Physical Geology) is an internet-enhanced course.  Click here for course information.

Geology 230 (Seminar) - Groundwater/ surface water interaction is an internet-enhanced course.  Click here for course information.

Geol 127 (Hydrogeology) Geol 500 (M.S. thesis)

Recent grants and projects

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Click below for more information about my background and experience:

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Research Projects and Professional Interests

My research interests include salmon spawning habitat, hyporheic flow, groundwater/ surface water interaction, groundwater and surface water sampling and instrumentation, streambed restoration, and sedimentology (Cenozoic history of the Central Valley).  Recent publications, technical reports (as submitted to agencies) and M.S. theses from graduates can be accessed below:

Janes, M. K., 2013, Designing salmonid spawning restoration habitat to be dynamic and natural: heterogeneous geochemical and physical features, unpublished M.S. thesis, 43 p.

Janes, M.K., 2013

Heffernan, J., 2013, Geologic Assessment of Salmonid Spawning habitat on the Feather River, Oroville, CA, unpublished M.S. thesis, submitted to the CA Department of Water Resources, Oroville Office, 126 p.

Heffernan, J., 2013

Bean, J. A., 2013, Physical and geochemical characteristics of the Lower Sailor Bar 2012, Upper Sunrise 2010/2011, Upper Sailor Bar 2009, and Upper Sailor Bar 2008 gravel additions, edited by Tim Horner, CSUS Geology Department, with assistance from: M. Katy Janes, Joe Rosenberry, Jay E. Heffernan, Michael O’Connor, Chris Hall, Lewis Lumen, Nick Novotny, and Anthony Paradiso, 134 p.

2012 site assessment

Horner, T. C., 2013, Pre-assessment of Riverbend 2013 Site, American River, CA, submitted by Tim Horner, CSUS Geology Department, with assistance from Nick Novotny, M. Katy Janes, Jay E. Heffernan, Joe Rosenberry, Jessica Bean, Chris Hall, Lewis Lummen, Anthony Paradiso, 20 p.

Riverbend site assessment

Janes, M. K., Heffernan, J., Rosenberry, J., Adrian, J., and Novotny, N., 2013,  Physical and geochemical characteristics of the Upper Sailor Bar 2008, Upper Sailor Bar 2009 and Upper Sunrise 2010/2011 gravel additions, ed. by Horner, T.C., unpublished report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento office, 105 p.

 

Janes et al., 2011/12 gravel addition

Paulinski, S., 2012. Structural, hydrogeologic framework, and textural model of the Rialto-Colton Basin and the Chino and North Riverside Area.  unpublished M.S. thesis, CSUS library, 170 p.

 

Paulinski, S., 2012

Redd, R., 2010. Physical and geochemical characteristics at three restoration sites on the American River.  unpublished M.S. thesis, CSUS library,  237 p.

 

Redd, R., 2010

Redd, R., and Horner T.C., 2010. Physical and geochemical characteristics of the 2009 Sailor Bar gravel addition.   unpublished report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento office, 77 p.

 

2009 Sailor Bar gravel addition assessment

Leathers, T., 2010. Stream migration and sediment movement on Lower Cache Creek from Capay Dam to Interstate 5 at Yolo, CA.  unpublished M.S. thesis, CSUS library, 134 p.

 

Leathers, T., 2010

Redd R., and Horner T.C., 2009. Physical and geochemical characteristics of the Lower Sunrise side channel restoration project.  submitted to the Sacramento Water Forum, 96 p.

 

2009 Lower Sunrise side channel assessment

Redd, R., and Horner, T.C., 2008.  Physical and geochemical characteristics of the 2008 Sailor Bar gravel addition.  submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento office, 75 p.

 

2008 Sailor Bar gravel addition site assessment

Kondolf, G.M., Williams, J.G., Horner, T.C., and Milan, D, 2008, Assessing physical quality of spawning habitat.  American Fisheries Society Symposium v. 65, 26 p.

 

Kondolf et al., 2008

Fairman, D., 2007. A gravel budget for the Lower American River.  Unpublished M.S. thesis, CSUS library, 158 p.

 

Fairman, D., 2007

Silver, M., 2007. Heat as a tracer to examine flow in the streambed of a large, gravel-bed river.  Unpublished M.S. thesis, CSUS library, 51 p.

 

Silver, M.H., 2007

Zamora, C., 2006. Estimating rates of exchange across the sediment/water interface in the Lower Merced River, CA.  M.S. thesis, CSUS library, 102 p.

 

Zamora, C., 2006

Bush, N., 2006. Natural water chemistry and vertical hydraulic gradient in the hyporheic zone of the Cosumnes River near Sacramento, California.  Unpublished M.S. thesis, CSUS library, 202 p.

 

Bush, N.J., 2006

Morita, E., 2005. The relationship between streambed topography, hyporheic flow, and pore water geochemistry in salmon spawning gravels of the American River, Sacramento.  Unpublished M.S. thesis, CSUS library, 123 p.

 

Morita, E.T., 2005

Horner, T.C., 2005. Unpublished report to the Sacramento Water Forum: Site Assessment at the Lower Sunrise Side Channel: Surface Water, Pore Water and Intergravel Flow, 29 p.

 

Lower Sunrise Side Channel Baseline Report

Horner, T. C. 2005. Physical and geochemical characterization of American River spawning gravels. Unpublished report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Sacramento Office, 148 p.

 

American River Gravel studies 2005

Horner, T. C., Titus, R., and Brown, M., 2004. Phase 3 Gravel Assessment on the Lower American River.  Unpublished report to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Sacramento Office, 99 p.

 

American River Gravel studies 2004

Sunrise stranding pool 1 year report.  CSUS students monitored a stranding pool site on the American River, and the one year report is available.

 

Sunrise stranding pool 1 year report


Other links:

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY / CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SACRAMENTO

Send problems/comments/suggestions to: HornerTC@csus.edu