School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Constraining bedrock erosion during extreme flood events in Iceland

Edwin Baynes

Supervised by Dr. Mikael Attal, Prof. Andy Dugmore, Dr. Linda Kirstein, Dr. Samuel Niedermann (GFZ, Potsdam) and Dr. Dimitri Lague (Université de Rennes)

Research funded by the Natural Environment Research Council

A mini-documentary about my research, made during fieldwork in September 2013. Video produced by ELU Images.

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Latest news

24/9/15 I have just passed my viva! Many thanks to my examiners, Prof. Andy Russell (Newcastle) and Dr. Andy Hein (Edinburgh) for the interesting and enjoyable discussion.

18/6/15 I have just been interviewed on Radio New Zealand, talking about Dettifoss and some of my PhD work on the Jokulsargljufur canyon in Iceland. You can listen to the interview here.

20/05/15 The second paper from my PhD on extreme flooding in the lower reaches of the Jokulsa a Fjollum River in Iceland is now available for download from the Geomorphology website. Full type-editted version of the paper to follow. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.05.009

10/02/15 My research has been featured on the BBC News website: 'Canyon carved by three short, savage floods'

09/02/15 I have just had my first paper published in PNAS. The article is open access, and currently available in Early Edition. Full reference:

Baynes E.R.C., Attal M., Niedermann S., Kirstein L.A., Dugmore A.J., Naylor M., (2015) Erosion during extreme flood events dominates Holocene canyon evolution in northeast Iceland. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1415443112

08/10/14 I will be attending the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco in December. I will be giving an oral presentation in Session EP34B: Morphodynamics of Bedrock-Alluvial Rivers on Wednesday 17th December between 4pm and 6pm. Abstract available here.

24/06/14 I will be attending the British Society for Geomorphology Annual Meeting in Manchester in September. I will be giving a talk at 3pm on Tuesday 2nd September on some of my work to constrain bedrock erosion during extreme flood events in the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, Iceland.

17/10/13 I have been awarded Ł1000 by the British Society for Geomorphology to attend the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, 9-13th December. I will be presenting a poster in session EP53A: 'Earth and Planetary Surface Processes General Contributions Posters' between 1:40 PM - 6:00 PM on Friday 13th December in Hall A-C (Moscone South).

13/10/13 On my recent fieldwork in Iceland, I was joined by Alex from ELU Images who made a short video documentary about my work. It can be viewed on youtube here.

21/9/13 - 1/11/13 I am working at GFZ Potsdam, Germany to process the samples collected in August 2012 for terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide dating.

About me

I am PhD student within the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. I am a member of the Land Surface Dynamics research group, part of the wider Global Change research group. My research interests cover a broad range of geomorphology, particularly the role of large-scale extreme events in shaping our landscape.

To find out more about my current research and work I have carried out previously please use the links to the left of this page.

Away from the GeoSciences, I am a big fan of sport, particularly cricket and football. I also organise the Drummond Bears Football Club, for postgraduate and staff based in the Geography building located on Drummmond St. If you are keen for a casual (low standard!) kickabout on the Meadows after work during the summer months, please get in touch!

Overlooking the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, NE Iceland (June 2012)

Discussing my poster at the annual Gradschool conference (January 2013)