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EGU Award Ceremony (Credit: EGU/Foto Pfluegl)

Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards 2024 Fiona J. Clubb

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Fiona J. Clubb

Fiona J. Clubb
Fiona J. Clubb

GM Geomorphology

The 2024 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Fiona J. Clubb for contributions to the understanding of channel head formation and landscape evolution modelling, and the development of open-source code for the analysis of topographic data.

Fiona Clubb has made significant scientific achievements in a broad range of topics related to Earth surface processes. She has been instrumental in further developing code to analyze digital topographic data, also highlighted by one of her recent research efforts to automatically map and identify valley-floor width. Fiona Clubb has published landmark papers on the analysis of high-resolution topographic data with a strong emphasis on tectonically-controlled landscapes. While she is well aware of recent advances in landscape-evolution modeling, and has used models in her research, her strength lies in a data-driven approach to apply new statistical methodology to extract information relevant to Earth-surface processes. Fiona Clubb made these tools available to the community in an open-source format and these are widely applied by a variety of research teams. She has also run community workshops to enable others to use her software.

Fiona Clubb taps into her Earth System Science understanding and pulls together different geoscientific disciplines to skillfully maneuver different research directions and bridge centennial to geologic time scales. Fiona Clubb strongly deserves the 2024 EGU Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award for the Geomorphology Division.