Personal profile

Biography

Marco obtained an MSc degree from the University of Leuven (Belgium) and a PhD from Southampton University (UK). He has worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Aberystwyth University (UK), and was an associate professor at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) before becoming a Reader at Coventry University (UK).

His earlier research looked at simulation of gully erosion, river bank erosion and river meandering. More recently, Marco has been actively involved in the development of the CAESAR landscape evolution model, which he has used to investigate the nature of non-linear dynamics of catchment sediment yield. Currently, his research is focussing on geomorphic impacts of flooding and on the interactions and feedbacks between geomorphological processes and ecological processes in river floodplains. He is also incorporating recent developments in parallel computing in his new simulation models.

Marco’s research has been published in numerous international peer-reviewed journals.

Area of Expertise:

Fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, computer simulation, cellular automata

Research Interests

Rivers; Erosion; Geomorphology; Complex systems; Sediment transport; Non-linear dynamics

Vision Statement

My main research interest is in the field of computational geomorphology, i.e. the development and application of numerical models to simulate geomorphological landscape evolution at various scales. I am particularly interested in applying numerical models to understand the interactions and feedbacks between geomorphological, hydrological and ecological processes, and in predicting the impact of environmental change on the geomorphological and ecological dynamics of the landscape.

I am happy to consider applications from highly motivated and exceptionally talented students to undertake PhD research in computational geomorphology.

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Research Output 2011 2017

Modelling long term basin scale sediment connectivity, driven by spatial land use changes

Coulthard, T. J. & Van De Wiel, M. J. 15 Jan 2017 In : Geomorphology. 277, p. 265-281 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

basin
connectivity
simulation
land use change
reforestation

Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations

Rowberry, M. D., Marti, X., Frontera, C., Van De Wiel, M. J. & Briestenský, M. 4 Mar 2016 In : Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 157, p. 16-26 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radon
cave
anomaly
radioactive decay
fault slip

Models in Fluvial Geomorphology

Van De Wiel, M. J., Rousseau, Y. Y. & Darby, S. E. May 2016 Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology, 2nd Edition. Kondolf, M. G. & Piegay, H. (eds.). 2 ed. Chichester, UK: Wiley, p. 383-411 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

prediction
fluvial geomorphology
resource
1 Citations

Sensitivity of simulated flow fields and bathymetries in meandering channels to the choice of a morphodynamic model

Rousseau, Y. Y., Biron, P. M. & Van De Wiel, M. J. 3 Jul 2016 In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 41, 9, p. 1169-1184 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

morphodynamics
bathymetry
sediment
bedload
river channel
2 Citations

Two decades of numerical modelling to understand long term fluvial archives: Advances and future perspectives

Veldkamp, A., Baartman, J. E. M., Coulthard, T. J., Maddy, D., Schoorl, J. M., Storms, J. E. A., Temme, A. J. A. M., van Balen, R., van De Wiel, M. J., van Gorp, W., Viveen, W., Westaway, R. & Whittaker, A. C. 15 Oct 2016 In : Quaternary Science Reviews. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

modeling
fluvial process
fieldwork
amplification
calibration

Activities 2014 2015

  • 9 Participation in conference

EGU General Assembly

Marco Van De Wiel (Speaker), 12 Apr 201517 May 2015, EGU General Assembly

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

AGU Joint Assembly

Marco Van De Wiel (Speaker), 3 May 20157 May 2015, AGU Joint Assembly

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Twenty-Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

Marco Van De Wiel (Speaker), 6 Nov 20149 Nov 2014, Twenty-Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

EGU General Assembly

Marco Van De Wiel (Speaker), 27 Apr 20142 May 2014, EGU General Assembly

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

EGU General Assembly

Marco Van De Wiel (Speaker), 27 Apr 20142 May 2014, EGU General Assembly

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference