Dr. Marco Van De Wiel
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.
- Douvinet, J., Van De Wiel, M.J., Delahaye, D., and Cossart, E. (2015) ‘Flash flood susceptibility assessment in dry valleys through cellular automata modelling: investigations in Seine‑Maritime (northern France)’. Natural Hazards 75 (3), 2905-2929.
- Coulthard, T.J., and Van De Wiel, M.J. (2013) ‘Climate, tectonics or morphology: What signals can we see in drainage basin sediment yields?’ Earth Surface Dynamics 1 (1), 13-25.
- Van De Wiel, M.J., Coulthard, T.J., Macklin, M.G., and Lewin, J. (2011) ‘Modelling the response of river systems to environmental change: progress, problems and prospects for palaeo‑environmental reconstructions’. Earth Science Reviews 104 (1), 167-185.
- Capitan, R-D., and Van De Wiel, M.J. (2011) ‘Landform hierarchy and evolution in Gorgonum and Atlantis Basins, Mars’. Icarus 211(1), 366-388.
- Van De Wiel, M.J., and Coulthard, T.J. (2010) ‘Self‑organized criticality in river basins: Challenging sedimentary records of environmental change’. Geology 38 (1), 87-90.
- Van De Wiel, M.J., and Darby, S.E. (2007) ‘A new model to analyse the impact of woody riparian vegetation on the geotechnical stability of river banks’. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 32 (14), 2185-2198.
- Van De Wiel, M.J., Coulthard, T.J., Macklin, M.G., and Lewin, J. (2007) ‘Embedding reach-scale fluvial dynamics within the CAESAR cellular automaton landscape evolution model’. Geomorphology 90 (3) 283-301.
- Coulthard, T.J., and Van De Wiel, M.J. (2006) ‘A cellular model of river meandering’. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 31 (1), 123-132.
- Van De Wiel, M.J., and Darby, S.E. (2004) ‘Numerical modeling of bed topography and bank erosion along tree-lined meandering rivers’. in Riparian Vegetation and Fluvial Geomorphology. ed. by Bennett, S.J., and Simon, A. Washington DC: American Geophysical Union, 267-282.
- Darby, S.E., Alabyan, A.M., and Van De Wiel, M.J. (2002) ‘Numerical simulation of bank erosion and channel migration in meandering rivers’. Water Resources Research 38 (9) 1163.