Marcus Buechel

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Geography and the Environment - Degree completed in 2023

Supervisors: Professor Simon Dadson and Dr Louise Slater

Modelling the influence of widespread afforestation on UK hydrology

Academic Profile

Marcus is a PhD student at the School of Geography and the Environment and convenor of the Oxford Hydrology Group. He obtained an MSci (First Class Honours) at Durham University where his dissertation investigated floodplain representation in a 2D flood inundation model. For his Master’s project he undertook a pivoting analysis to understand bedrock river morphology and alluvial cover influence on gravel entrainment.

He has earned the W.A. Moyes Prize for exemplary fieldwork, Best MSci Graduate award and the Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship (2017-2018). Within the geography department at Durham, he also investigated loess landslides and geomorphological indicators which could determine their age when utilising satellite imagery. Marcus has specialised in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, GIS and remote sensing skills.

Awards and Funding

  • 2017: W.A. Moyes Prize for exemplary fieldwork
  • 2017-2018: Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • 2018: Best MSci Graduate
  • 2018-2023: Natural Environment Research Council DTP Studentship

Current Research

Currently interested in fluvial geomorphology and the influence of climate change upon future flooding events globally, Marcus aims to quantify future streamflow trends using a combination of modelling and analysis of observational datasets. He has an active interest in the development of Hydro-JULES and has undertaken a two-month internship at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Marcus Buechel