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I study geomorphology, especially land surface processes on hillslopes and river channels. Now is focusing on drainage basin characteristics between climates at the global scale.

Climate is understood to be a first-order control on topographic evolution of drainage basins through rainfall, runoff, and erosion processes. However, the expression of climate is challenging to generalise due to limited datasets that quantify topographic metrics in drainage basins around the globe and disturbances of environmental factors. I am hypothesising that the effects of climate on drainage basin characteristics can be better understood/deciphered by studying two key metrics that encapsulate hillslope-channel erosion balance: 1) the river longitudinal profile and 2) drainage basin erosion rates. The specific objectives of my PhD study are to: 1) Analyse river longitudinal profile shapes globally by climate zones; 2) Compile and meta-analyse long- and short-term erosion rates of drainage basin across climate zones; 3) Analyse links between drainage basin characteristics and erosion rate across climate zones.

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