My current and pending research projects and interests build upon the fundamental need for a field-based, mechanistic, and quantitative understanding of landscape processes and evolution. This understanding builds primarily on determining erosion rates and processes from a wide-variety of landscapes under different tectonic, climatic, and lithologic conditions. The research directions sketched below thus try to fulfill this need and do so in a way that can be applied toward fundamental problems facing the scientific as well as the non-scientific communities. Specifically, I believe that answering important scientific questions should also help solve important and related environmental, social, and resource management related problems.