About me


My name is Wolfgang Schwanghart. I am a geomorphologist at the University of Potsdam. I study Earth surface processes and how they act in and feedback on mountain environments. My interests on these interactions span several time scales and spatial scales, and include tectonic processes and long-term climate variability, Holocene morphodynamics, natural hazards and risks, and the present day nexus of climate change, water resources and renewable energies. If geomorphologists were to be classified into field workers and modellers, I’d definitely position myself between both. My main methodological tools include digital terrain analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), landscape evolution modelling, data mining and exploration, and statistical analysis and machine learning. In the field, I am studying landforms using a suite of geodetic techniques, sedimentary analysis, and numerical age control.