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Secteur d'activité : Recherche enseignement

Employeur : Université de Rennes

Localisation : Rennes

Description :

Landslides triggered by earthquakes and storms represent a major source of hazards in mountaineous area. On a longer-term, the role of landslides triggered by earthquakes on the evolution of landscapes and on the formation of geomorphological markers remains an open question. Landslides contribute to rapid erosion after large earthquakes or storms, but they also deliver large volume of sediment that can hinder river erosion and lead to cascade of geomorphological processes. The objective of this project is to investigate the triggering of landslides and the role of landslides on the evolution of landscape dynamics by integrating the role of short-term processes (earthquakes, landslides, …). This PhD subject will be part of the new FEASIBLe (Finding how Earthquakes And Storms Impact the Building of Landscapes) project led by Philippe Steer and funded by the European Research Council. The candidate will be part of an international and dynamic group of early career scientisits in a team including geomorphologists, hydro(-geo)logists, geophysicists and geochemists working on surface and subsurface processes. The student/postdoc is expected to work mainly in Rennes but also to collaborate with colleagues in France and abroad.

Profil :

Candidates are expected to be trained in Earth Sciences and/or in (Geo)physics with preferably a solid background in Geomorphology, Rock Mechanics, Numerical Modelling and Remote Sensing. Ability to work in an international environment, to communicate and to write scientific papers are expected. Although prior knowledge of French is not mandatory, spoken and written English proficiency is needed. Visits to other institutions and field trips in France and abroad are expected.

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