Dr Daniel Hobley

Dr Daniel Hobley

Lecturer and research fellow

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

+44 (0)29 2087 6213
1.19, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT


  • Surface processes
  • Geomorphology
  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Lecturer & Sêr Cymru COFUND fellow – School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University (2016-present)
  • Research Associate – Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, USA (2013-2016)
  • Research Associate – Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, USA (2011-2012)
  • PhD – School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh (2010)
  • BA MA MSci Natural Sciences (Earth Sciences) – University of Cambridge (2005)

Professional memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • European Geosciences Union

I’m interested in the processes that shape the surface of the Earth, and in the archives they leave in the geological record. In particular, I work on understanding what information about past environments is captured and can be reconstructed, and what is lost. I’ve worked on many different surface processes, including rivers, hillslopes, floods, glacial & icy landscapes, sediment fans, and river deltas, and also have research interests on the other worlds of our solar system.

I use a lot of numerical modelling in my work, and am a key developer of Landlab, a Python-based, open-source software toolkit for modelling Earth surface processes: http://landlab.github.io.

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