Team members

Steffi Tofelde

Steffi is a PostDoc in the Geological remote sensing group at the Institute of Geosciences, University of Potsdam (Germany). She is generally interested in how information on landscape adjustment are preserved in landscape topography and in sedimentary archives. She investigates how information on environmental conditions or hillslope processes are translated into sedimentary signals and how those signals are potentially modified during sediment transport. Her research combines remote sensing, field and laboratory techniques.

Vivi Pedersen

Vivi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geoscience at Aarhus University (Denmark). She combines geochronological dating, numerical modeling, field work and geophysical methods to investigate the evolution of glaciated landscapes. Her research focuses on interactions between ice, surface processes, solid Earth, and sea level, with the common factor being landscape evolution.

Charlie Shobe

Charlie is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geology and Geography of West Virginia University (USA). His research focuses on how and why Earth’s surface changes its shape through time. He uses numerical modeling, field work, and GIS analysis to better understand the processes by which landscapes change and how perturbations such as tectonics, climate change, and human disturbances control the shape and evolution of landscapes.

Philippe Steer

Philippe is an Assistant Professor at the Geosciences Department of the University of Rennes (France). He uses and develops numerical models, geophysical methods and quantitative observations to explore the interplays between tectonics and landscape evolution. His current research focuses on modeling how large-magnitude storms and earthquakes contribute to the long-term dynamics of landscapes.

Pierre Valla

Pierre is a CNRS Research Fellow at the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University Grenoble Alpes (France). He combines field geomorphology, earth surface geochronology, and wood logging to understand mountain erosion and landscape evolution. His current research focuses on quantifying the landscape response time to climate change during glacial/interglacial transitions.

Boris Gailleton

Boris is a PostDoc in the Earth Surface Process Modelling section at the GFZ Potsdam (Germany). He is generally interested in developing topographic analysis algorithms and landscape evolution models, crossing them with field data to disentangle the different controls on the earth surface (e.g. tectonics, climate, lithology). He is more specifically focussing on heterogeneous landscapes, where multiple forcings coexists and makes the topographic signals ambiguous.

Rebekah Harries

Rebekah is a FONDECYT Postdoc Fellow at the Department of Structural and Geophysical Engineering and the Research Centre for Integrated Disaster Risk Management at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She is interested in the impact of climate on mountain rivers and their associated hazards. Her research has involved using field data and numerical models to understand how landscapes respond to climatic, tectonic and lithologic forcing and the extent to which such forcing is evident in downstream sedimentary records.

Michal Ben-Israel

Michal is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, currently working on understanding dolomitization processes. She is generally interested in developing novel geochemical methods for studying surface processes. Her research includes applying cosmogenic nuclides to study geomorphology in the deep past and comparing past and modern data to understand the impact of climate and tectonics on sediment transport in large-scale fluvial systems.