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Samuel Wilson-Fletcher

Section 5.1: Geomorphology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building F, room 451
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-27519
e-mail: samuel.wilson-fletcher(at)

About the person

Research Interests:

I'm a graduate student in Geomorphology and Earth Surface Process Modeling (Sections 5.1 and 5.5) . My supervisors are Niels Hovius and Jean Braun. I'm currently funded through a Marie Curie European Training Network (ETN) called SUBITOP:

Broadly, the subject of my PhD is the general problem of substrate controls on topography and erosion. I will begin by using signal processing techniques to quantitatively compare topography with spatially variable substrate properties, including tensile strength, fracture density and seismic velocity. Then, armed with a better understanding of the scaling relationships between substrate properties and topography in various real landscapes, I hope to unpack the dependence on substrate properties of one or more geomorphic process laws. My approach to this problem will combine fieldwork with data analysis and modeling.


Mitchell, Andrew K., Martin R. Galpin, Samuel Wilson-Fletcher, David E. Logan, and Ralf Bulla. "Generalized Wilson Chain for Solving Multichannel Quantum Impurity Problems." Physical Review B 89.12 (2014). DOI: