Jun. Prof. Dr. Dirk Scherler

Dirk Scherler
Jun. Prof. Dr. Dirk Scherler
Scientist
Telegrafenberg
Building E, Room 229
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28646
dirk.scherler@gfz-potsdam.de

Research Interests:

  • Geomorphology
  • Tectonics
  • Cosmogenic nuclides
  • Glaciology
  • Remote sensing

Career:

  • Since 12/2014 Assistant professor for cosmogenic nuclides, GFZ Potsdam and Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2012 - 2014 Postdoc, California Institute of Technology, USA (Alexander von Humboldt fellowship)
  • 2010 - 2012 Postdoc, University of Potsdam

Education:

  • 2010 Ph.D. in Geology, University of Potsdam
  • 2005 Diploma in Geography, Humboldt University Berlin

Projects:

Ongoing:
  • Testing biotic controls on erosion and sediment transport in the Chilean coastal cordillera with cosmogenic 10Be-derived erosion rates and a shear stress-based river incision model (since 2016; funded by DFG: SCHE 1676/4-1)
  • Quantifying the response of rapidly eroding landscapes to climate change with cosmogenic nuclides (since 2016; funded by DFG: SCHE 1676/3-1)
  • Climate sensitivity of glacial landscape dynamics (COLD) (2018-2022; funded by ERC Starting Grant)
  • Biota, fractures, thresholds: Emergent self-organization in landscape evolution? (since 2019; funded by DFG: SCHE 1676/4-2)

Finished:

  • Tracing the variability of Himalayan paleo-erosion rates during the Pliocene-Pleistocene climatic transitions (2017-2019; funded by Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation postdoc scholarship to Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mandal)

Externe Seite: https://sites.google.com/site/scherlerdirk/

Publications