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Erica Erlanger 



About Me
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I am a geoscientist broadly interested in  understanding how Earth surface processes  reflect the evolution of a landscape. I completed my doctoral degree at the ETH Zürich in 2020 under the supervision of Sean Willett. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and hosted by the CRPG Nancy. I work with Christian France-Lanord, Guillaume Paris, and a number of other collaborators on projects in France and the Himalaya.

My research combines field measurements, lab work,  GIS, and coding. My tools of the trade include stable and radiogenic isotopic systems (e.g. cosmogenic nuclides, carbon isotopes), geochemistry, thermochronology, and analytical and numerical modeling techniques. 


Mountain landscapes reflect the competition between erosion, uplift, and climate, which produce, modify, and destroy relief and topography. Rivers are the main conduits for transporting material sourced from mountain ranges to the world's oceans, so studying the erosion, weathering, and transport of material in mountain rivers can tell us a lot about the surrounding landscape.  The main questions I tackle focus on the feedbacks between erosion, tectonics, and climate and how these processes interact to shape topography and influence the carbon cycle.  

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Current Research Areas

Dr. Erica Erlanger

SNF Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Section 4.6: Geomorphology

GFZ Potsdam


14473 Potsdam, Germany


+49 331 288 27517

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