Imperial College London

Dr Conor O'Malley

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Associate







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





In January 2020 I took up the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geology, Geomorphology and Palaeobiology, funded by a Leverhulme Trust grant obtained by Dr. Gareth Roberts.

My work attempts to use modern geophysical and geomorphological observables to investigate the dynamics and history of landscape and drainage network evolution. I use custom geophysical forward and inverse models, and wavelet power spectral analysis, on continental- to global-scale datasets. The aim is to tease apart the relative primacy of competing forces which affect landscape evolution. I also use wavelet power spectra to investigate the relationship between biodiversity and topography, climate and other factors.



Wapenhans I, Fernandes VM, O'Malley C, et al., 2021, Scale‚Äźdependent contributors to river profile geometry, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, Vol:126, ISSN:2169-9003

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