School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

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Fiona Clubb

Quantitative Geomorphology

Funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Supervisors: Dr. Simon Mudd, Dr. Mikael Attal

About me

I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Land Surface Dynamics research group within Global Change. My research focuses on quantitative geomorphology. In particular my PhD will focus on identifying process domain transitions within fluvial networks from hilltops down to the floodplains. I have developed a new method of extracting channel networks from high resolution light detection and ranging (lidar) data. I also plan to develop algorithms for identifying the transition between debris flow and fluvial valleys, as well as floodplain initiation points. I am also working on constraining the relationship between drainage density, hilltop curvature, and erosion rate in fluvial landscapes.

As part of my research I am involved in the development of LSDTopoTools, which is open source software for geomorphological research. Our software aims to facilitate the production of reproducible topographic analysis. For example, we have developed algorithms to extract accurate channel networks, perform chi analysis on river profiles, extract hilltops using flow routing, and analyse bedrock outcrops using topographic roughness. See our LSDTopoTools website for more details

Please see my wordpress site for more details.

Contact details

Research Group: Global Change - Land Surface Dynamics
Room: 3.09 (Lower Lewis)
Address: School of Geosciences
Geography Building
Drummond Street
Phone: 0131 650 9170