Dr. Mitch D'Arcy

Function and Responsibilities:

I am an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Potsdam and the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, working with Taylor Schildgen. I completed my Ph.D. at Imperial College London working with Alex Whittaker.

Research Interests:

My research aims to understand the effects of environmental change on eroding landscapes and their sedimentary products. I combine field geomorphology, sedimentology and stratigraphy with geochemistry (including cosmogenic nuclides) and remote sensing. My specific interests include:
  • Sediment routing systems, their sensitivities to external forcings, and signal propagation through landscapes
  • Coupled catchment-alluvial fan systems, and how they reacted to late Quaternary climate changes
  • Recovery of signals of palaeo-environmental changes from sedimentary deposits
  • Geochronology over 103 - 105 year timescales, especially cosmogenic nuclides
  • Landscape morphology
  • Debris flows and their deposits
  • Weathering processes in semi-arid environments
  • Impacts of future climate change scenarios on landscape hazards
My Google Scholar page is  here.


2017-Present   Alexander Von Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Potsdam/GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences,  Germany
2016-2017   Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Potsdam,  Germany
2015 (7 months)   Teaching Fellow (Maternity Cover), Imperial College London,  UK
2011-2015   Graduate Teaching Assistant, Imperial College London,  UK
2010-2011   Actuarial Analyst, QBE European Operations,  UK


2011-2015   Ph.D., Imperial College London,  UK
2006-2010   MSci Geology, Imperial College London,  UK


I work in the ' ICEHouse' project focused on landscape response to millennial-scale climate changes.


2016   Wollaston Fund, Geological Society of London,  UK
2014   Bernie Smith Prize, British Society for Geomorphology,  UK
2010   Governor's Prize, Imperial College London,  UK
Mitch D'Arcy
Dr. Mitch D'Arcy
Building F , Room 451
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28832