Michael Day

Professor Emeritus


DPhil, Geomorphology, Oxford University, England, 1978
BSc, Geography, Birmingham University, England, 1973

Courses Taught

Geog 128 – Caves and Caving
Geog 424 – Karst Geomorphology
Geog 650 – Fieldwork
Geog 654 – Tropical Fieldwork
Geog 810/910 – Research Methods

Office Hours

By appointment only

Research Interests

My research focuses on karst landscapes: their geomorphology, land use and conservation. Regions of focus are Central America, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia.

Representative Publications

Day, M. J. (2014). Preparing for fieldwork. Thornbush, M. J., Allen, C. D., & Fitzpatrick, F. A. (Eds.). Geomorphological Fieldwork, 33-63. Elsevier: Amsterdam.
Huang, W., Deng, C., & Day, M. J. (2014). Differentiating between tower karst (fenglin) and cockpit karst (fengcong) using DEM contour, slope and centroid. Environmental Earth Sciences, 72(2), 406-416.
Day, M. J., & Chenoweth, M. S. (2013). Surface roughness of karst landscapes. Frumkin, A. (Ed.). Treatise on Geomorphology, 6, 157-163. New York: Academic Press.
Day, M. J., & Reynolds, B. (2012). Five Blues Lake, Belize: A cautionary management tale. The Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, 74(2), 213-220.
Day, M. J. (2012). The Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: England’s least-known karst? Cave and Karst Science, 39(3), 109-114.
Day, M. J., Halfen, A., & Chenoweth, S. (2011). Boundary issues in assessing disturbance: the Cockpit Country, Jamaica. VanBeynen, P. (Ed.). Karst Management, 439-458. Springer.
Day, M. J. (2011). Protection of karst landscapes in the developing world: Lessons from Central America, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. Van Beynen, P. (Ed.). Karst Management, 439-458. Rotterdam: Springer.