Dr. Charles Shobe

Charles Shobe
Dr. Charles Shobe
Building A 27, Room 101
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow

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


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


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)


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)


  • 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

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