Dr. Charles Shobe

Dr. Charles Shobe
Scientist
Telegrafenberg
Building A 27, Room 101
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-27522
charles.shobe@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow

Co-coordinator of Section 4.7 seminar (with Erik Chan)

Career:

September 2019 - present: Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow

September 2017 - August 2019: University of Colorado Chancellor's graduate fellow

August 2014 - August 2017: National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) graduate fellow

Education:

PhD in Geological Sciences, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder (2019)

BS in Geology, Department of Geology, College of William and Mary (2014)

Projects:

Current projects:

  • STRATASCAPE (funded by the EU H2020 programme): modelling and inverting the deep marine sedimentary record

Past projects:

  • PhD thesis project: Understanding river erosion and landscape evolution in the presence of large "blocks" of rock (Shobe et al., 2016; 2018; Glade et al., 2019; Shobe et al., in review)
  • Field evidence for the influence of rock weathering on bedrock channel shape (Shobe et al., 2017a)
  • Assessing the performance of hydrologic models that include spatially explicit soil properties
  • Developing a new model (SPACE) for the evolution of bedrock-alluvial channels (Shobe et al., 2017b)
  • Inverting a landscape evolution model to constrain the off-fault deformation rate along the San Andreas Fault (Gray et al., 2017)
  • Developing and testing a landscape evolution model inter comparison toolkit (Barnhart et al., 2019)
  • Inverting landscape evolution models to find the most effective representations of geomorphic processes (Barnhart et al., in revision)

Awards:

  • 2019: Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship, EU H2020 Programme
  • 2018: Thompson Award for Western Writing, University of Colorado
  • 2018: Graduate student research grant, Geological Society of America
  • 2018: Beverly Sears graduate student grant, University of Colorado
  • 2017: Beverly Sears graduate student grant, University of Colorado
  • 2016: Friends of the Graduate School grant, University of Colorado
  • 2016: Outstanding Oral Presentation award, University of Colorado Hydrologic Sciences Symposium
  • 2015: Outstanding Student Paper award, American Geophysical Union annual meeting, Earth and Planetary Surface Processes section
  • 2015: Robert K. Fahnestock award and research grant, Geological Society of America
  • 2015: Spetzler research grant, University of Colorado
  • 2015: Field scholarship, Tobacco Root Geological Society
  • 2014: Geology Prize, William and Mary Alumni Association
  • 2014: Chancellor's Fellowship, University of Colorado
  • 2014: National Defense Science and Engineering graduate fellowship (NDSEG), United States Department of Defense
  • 2012: Summer research fellowship, Roy R. Charles Centre, College of William and Mary
  • 2012: Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Publications