Dr. Mitchall D'Arcy

Mitchall D'Arcy
Dr. Mitchall D'Arcy
Gebäude F, Raum 451
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28832
+49 331 288-1814

Funktion und Aufgaben:

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.

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

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

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

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