• 748 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20022018
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Research Interests

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

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

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 2002 2018

  • 748 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 20 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 2 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Working paper
1 Citations
Open Access
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morphodynamics
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Predicting, explaining and exploring with computer simulations in fluvial geomorphology

Desjardins, E., Van De Wiel, M. & Rousseau, Y. 27 Jun 2018 In : Earth-Science Reviews. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fluvial geomorphology
computer simulation
geomorphology
prediction
modeling

Decision support system for flood risk receptor modelling

Surendran, S. & Van De Wiel, M. 2017 (In preparation) Elsevier, (Environmental International)

Research output: Working paper

6 Citations

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

Open Access
File
land use change
connectivity
basin
sediment
modeling
1 Citations

Simulating bank erosion over an extended natural sinuous river reach using a universal slope stability algorithm coupled with a morphodynamic model

Rousseau, Y. Y., Van De Wiel, M. & Biron, P. M. 15 Oct 2017 In : Geomorphology. 295, p. 690-704 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
bank erosion
morphodynamics
slope stability
river channel
river

Activities 2014 2015

  • 9 Participation in conference

AGU Joint Assembly

Van De Wiel, M. (Speaker)
3 May 20157 May 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

EGU General Assembly

Van De Wiel, M. (Speaker)
12 Apr 201517 May 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

EGU General Assembly 2014

Van De Wiel, M. (Speaker)
27 Apr 20142 May 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Telemac-Mascaret User Conference

Van De Wiel, M. (Speaker)
15 Oct 201417 Oct 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

SIESD 2014

Van De Wiel, M. (Speaker)
12 Aug 201424 Aug 2014

Activity: Participation in conference