Professor Todd A. Ehlers

  • Head of School, Professor (School of Geographical & Earth Sciences)

Biography

Todd A. Ehlers (Todd Ehlers CV) is a Professor and Head of School at the University of Glasgow, UK (starting Aug. 2023). Before this, he was a Professor and former Department Speaker at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and an Associate Professor and Associate Chair at the University of Michigan, USA. He is an elected member of Academia Europaea (2018), recipient of the EGU Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal (2018), and former Moore Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (2021-2022). While in Germany, Professor Ehlers was the speaker for the German priority research program (SPP 1801) EarthShape: Earth Surface Shaping by Biota (2016-2023), and a former European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Awardee. He has served on numerous USA and German Science Foundation (NSF, DFG) Senate Commissions for the future of Geo- and Earth System Sciences, as well as science review panels for USA National Science Foundation, and DFG. Professor Ehlers is on the Board of Review Editors for Science (2013-present), and former editor in chief for Tectonics (2009-2013), and Earth Science Reviews (2006-2010).

His research interests are in the interactions between climate, tectonics, surface processes, and biota as applied to the evolution of active mountain ranges and sedimentary basins. His research group has a wide range of projects that involve an integration of field observations and geochemical data with physics-based models of landscape evolution, lithospheric deformation, and climate/paleoclimate. The goal of these projects is to quantify the rates of magnitudes of processes that influence the form and evolution of Earth's surface. Emphasis is also placed on understanding any couplings and feedbacks between biotic, geologic, atmospheric, and geomorphic processes.

Current research topics include:

  • Tectonic, (paleo)climate, and biotic controls on Earth surface processes
  • Active tectonics and geodynamics
  • Quantifying tectonic and surface processes using thermochronology, cosmogenic nuclides, remote sensing, and numerical modeling techniques.
  • Glacial erosion and topographic development.

Professor Ehlers integrates a variety of tools in his research. He emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to solving problems and integrates techniques and data sets such as:

  • Field observations
  • Numerical modeling (thermal, mechanical, atmospheric, and surface process models) and high performance computing.
  • Low-temperature thermochronology: noble gas and fission track methods.
  • Analysis and modeling of high-resolution (Lidar derived) digital topography.
  • Field-based observations of sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomorphology, and structure.
  • Meso-and global-scale climate models and meteorological data
  •  Remote sensing and geographic information systems(GIS)
  • Cosmogenic isotopes (10Be,26Al,3He) and shortlived nuclides.
  • Geophysical data analysis (heatflow, gravity, GPR, seismic reflection profiles)

Publications

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Number of items: 63.

2023

Boateng, D., Mutz, S. G. , Ballian, A., Meijers, M. J. M., Methner, K., Botsyun, S., Mulch, A. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) The effects of diachronous surface uplift of the European Alps on regional climate and the oxygen isotopic composition of precipitation. Earth System Dynamics, 14(6), pp. 1183-1210. (doi: 10.5194/esd-14-1183-2023)

Buford Parks, V. M., McQuarrie, N., Falkowski, S. , Perez, N. D. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Timing and drivers of exhumation and sedimentation in the eastern Peruvian Andes: Insights from thermokinematic modelling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 620, 118355. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118355)

Falkowski, S. , Ehlers, T. A. , McQuarrie, N., Glover, C. O., Perez, N. D. and Buford Parks, V. M. (2023) Exhumation and incision of the eastern Central Andes, southern Peru: Low-temperature thermochronology observations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 620, 118299. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118299)

Glover, C. O., McQuarrie, N., Falkowski, S. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Assessing drivers of high exhumation magnitudes and young cooling ages in the eastern central Andes, southern Peru (13–18°S). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 620, p. 118281. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118281)

Cloetingh, S. et al. (2023) Coupled surface to deep Earth processes: Perspectives from TOPO-EUROPE with an emphasis on climate- and energy-related societal challenges. Global and Planetary Change, 226, 104140. (doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2023.104140)

Andrić-Tomašević, N., Koptev, A., Maiti, G., Gerya, T. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Slab tearing in non-collisional settings: Insights from thermo-mechanical modelling of oblique subduction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 610, 118097. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118097)

Eizenhöfer, P. R. , Glotzbach, C., Kley, J. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Thermo‐kinematic evolution of the Eastern European Alps along the TRANSALP transect. Tectonics, 42(4), e2022TC007380. (doi: 10.1029/2022TC007380)

Boateng, D., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) The Influence of North Atlantic Oscillation on Oxygen and Hydrogen Stable Isotopes in Precipitation of the Late Cenozoic: Implications on Paleoenvironment Reconstructions. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-1752)

Eizenhöfer, P. R. , McQuarrie, N., Ghoshal, S., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Drivers of Topography in Fold-thrust Belts: A Perspective from Central Nepal. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-13359)

Falkowski, S. , Glover, C., Buford Parks, V., McQuarrie, N., Perez, N. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Drivers of Eastern Andean Plateau Incision from Integrated Thermochronology and Thermo-kinematic Modelling. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-12157)

Sedhu-Madhavan, A., Mutz, S. G. , Boateng, D. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) A model-based exploration of mid-Holocene anti-phase climate variations in the Central Andes. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-2372)

Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Landscapes through time. Science, 379(6635), pp. 879-880. (doi: 10.1126/science.adg5546) (PMID:36862786)

Sacek, V., Mutz, S. G. , Bicudo, T. C., de Almeida, R. P. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) The Amazon paleoenvironment resulted from geodynamic, climate, and sea-level interactions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 605, 118033. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118033)

2022

Ring, S. J., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) Cenozoic proxy constraints on Earth system sensitivity to greenhouse gases. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 37(12), e2021PA004. (doi: 10.1029/2021PA004364)

Ehlers, T. A. et al. (2022) Past, present, and future geo-biosphere interactions on the Tibetan Plateau and implications for permafrost. Earth Science Reviews, 234, 104197. (doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.104197)

Sharma, H., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) The effects of late Cenozoic climate change on the global distribution of frost cracking. Earth Surface Dynamics, 10(5), pp. 997-1015. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-10-997-2022)

Botsyun, S. et al. (2022) Middle Miocene climate and stable oxygen isotopes in Europe based on numerical modeling. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 37(10), e2022PA004442. (doi: 10.1029/2022PA004442)

Koptev, A., Nettesheim, M., Falkowski, S. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) 3D geodynamic-geomorphologic modelling of deformation and exhumation at curved plate boundaries: Implications for the southern Alaskan plate corner. Scientific Reports, 12, 14260. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-17644-8)

Botsyun, S., Mutz, S. G. , Ehlers, T. A. , Koptev, A., Wang, X., Schmidt, B., Appel, E. and Scherer, D. E. (2022) Influence of large‐scale atmospheric dynamics on precipitation seasonality of the Tibetan Plateau and Central Asia in cold and warm climates during the Late Cenozoic. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127(12), e2021JD035. (doi: 10.1029/2021JD035810)

Koptev, A., Nettesheim, M. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) Plate corner subduction and rapid localized exhumation: Insights from3Dcoupled geodynamic and geomorphological modelling. Terra Nova, 34(3), pp. 210-223. (doi: 10.1111/ter.12581)

Oetting, A. et al. (2022) Geomorphology and shallow sub-sea-floor structures underneath the Ekström Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Cryosphere, 16(5), pp. 2051-2066. (doi: 10.5194/tc-16-2051-2022)

Boateng, D., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) How Would the Eastward Propagation of Surface Uplift in the Alps Affect Regional Climate and Isotopic Composition of Precipitation? EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-843)

Falkowski, S. , Ehlers, T. A. , McQuarrie, N., Buford Parks, V., Glover, C. and Cárdenas, J. (2022) Along-strike Variations in the Timing and Magnitude of Exhumation in the Eastern Peruvian Andes. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-10064)

Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) How the Co-evolution of Major Mountain Ranges Affects Global Climate. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-862)

Sacek, V., Mutz, S. , Ehlers, T. , Bicudo, T. and Almeida, R. (2022) Andean Geodynamics and the Evolution of the Amazonian Ecosystem. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1783)

Konidaris, G. E. et al. (2022) Correction: Konidaris et al. Dating of the Lower Pleistocene Vertebrate Site of Tsiotra Vryssi (Mygdonia Basin, Greece): Biochronology, Magnetostratigraphy, and Cosmogenic Radionuclides. Quaternary 2021, 4, 1. Quaternary, 5(2), 21. (doi: 10.3390/quat5020021)

Madella, A., Glotzbach, C. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) How many grains are needed for quantifying catchment erosion from tracer thermochronology? Geochronology, 4(1), pp. 177-190. (doi: 10.5194/gchron-4-177-2022)

Michel-Wolf, L., Ehlers, T. A. and Bendick, R. (2022) Transitions in subduction zone properties align with long-term topographic growth (Cascadia, USA). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 580, 117363. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117363)

Schaller, M. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) Comparison of soil production, chemical weathering, and physical erosion rates along a climate and ecological gradient (Chile) to global observations. Earth Surface Dynamics, 10(1), pp. 131-150. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-10-131-2022)

Beer, A. R., Krumrein, N., Mutz, S. G. , Rink, G. M. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) Spatial Rockfall Susceptibility Prediction from Rockwall Surface Classification. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1866)

2021

Krsnik, E., Methner, K., Campani, M., Botsyun, S., Mutz, S. G. , Ehlers, T. A. , Kempf, O., Fiebig, J., Schlunegger, F. and Mulch, A. (2021) Miocene high elevation and high relief in the Central Alps. Solid Earth, 12(11), pp. 2615-2631. (doi: 10.5194/se-2021-59)

Falkowski, S. , Ehlers, T. A. , Madella, A., Glotzbach, C., Georgieva, V. and Strecker, M. R. (2021) Glacial catchment erosion from detrital zircon (U‐Th)/he thermochronology: Patagonian Andes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126(10), e2021JF006. (doi: 10.1029/2021JF006141)

Jia, Y., Glotzbach, C., Lü, L. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Cenozoic tectono‐geomorphologic evolution of the Pamir‐Tian Shan Convergence Zone: evidence from detrital zircon U‐Pb provenance analyses. Tectonics, 40(10), e2020TC006. (doi: 10.1029/2020TC006345)

Willett, S. D., Herman, F., Fox, M., Stalder, N., Ehlers, T. A. , Jiao, R. and Yang, R. (2021) Bias and error in modelling thermochronometric data: resolving a potential increase in Plio-Pleistocene erosion rate. Earth Surface Dynamics, 9(5), pp. 1153-1221. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-9-1153-2021)

Wang, X., Schmidt, B., Otto, M., Ehlers, T. A. , Mutz, S. G. , Botsyun, S. and Scherer, D. (2021) Sensitivity of water balance in the Qaidam Basin to the mid‐Pliocene climate. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126(16), e2020JD033965. (doi: 10.1029/2020jd033965)

Sharma, H., Ehlers, T. A. , Glotzbach, C., Schmid, M. and Tielbörger, K. (2021) Effect of rock uplift and Milankovitch timescale variations in precipitation and vegetation cover on catchment erosion rates. Earth Surface Dynamics, 9(4), pp. 1045-1072. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-9-1045-2021)

Andrić‐Tomašević, N., Falkowski, S. , Georgieva, V., Glotzbach, C., Strecker, M. R. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Quantifying tectonic and glacial controls on topography in the Patagonian Andes (46.5°S) from integrated thermochronometry and thermo‐kinematic modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126(8), e2020JF005. (doi: 10.1029/2020JF005993)

Madella, A. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Contribution of background seismicity to forearc uplift. Nature Geoscience, 14(8), pp. 620-625. (doi: 10.1038/s41561-021-00779-0)

Koptev, A., Cloetingh, S., Kovács, I. J., Gerya, T. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Controls by rheological structure of the lithosphere on the temporal evolution of continental magmatism: Inferences from the Pannonian Basin system. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 565, 116925. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116925)

Mohadjer, S., Mutz, S. G. , Kemp, M., Gill, S. J., Ischuk, A. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Using paired teaching for earthquake education in schools. Geoscience Communication, 4(2), pp. 281-295. (doi: 10.5194/gc-2020-43)

Mutz, S. , Scherrer, S., Muceniece, I. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Twenty-first century regional temperature response in Chile based on empirical-statistical downscaling. Climate Dynamics, 56(9-10), pp. 2881-2894. (doi: 10.1007/s00382-020-05620-9)

Cloetingh, S. et al. (2021) Plume-induced sinking of intracontinental lithospheric mantle: an overlooked mechanism of subduction initiation? Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22(2), e2020GC009. (doi: 10.1029/2020GC009482)

Konidaris, G. et al. (2021) Dating of the Lower Pleistocene vertebrate site of Tsiotra Vryssi (Mygdonia Basin, Greece): biochronology, magnetostratigraphy, and cosmogenic radionuclides. Quaternary, 4(1), 1. (doi: 10.3390/quat4010001)

2020

Mohadjer, S., Mutz, S. , Kemp, M., Gill, S., Ischuk, A. and Ehlers, T. A. (2020) Paired Teaching Approach to Earthquake Education: A Cross-country Comparison Between Dushanbe, Tajikistan and London, United Kingdom. EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 04-08 May 2020. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-11230)

Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2020) On the Synergistic Climatic Effects of Covarying Major Mountain Range Topographies. EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 04-08 May 2020. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-9518)

Schmidt, B., Wang, X., Mutz, S. , Botsyun, S., Ehlers, T. A. and Scherer, D. (2020) Changes in Water Balance of the Qaidam Basin from Pliocene to Present Day. EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 04-08 May 2020. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-20666)

Botsyun, S., Ehlers, T. A. , Mutz, S.G. , Methner, K., Krsnik, E. and Mulch, A. (2020) Opportunities and challenges for paleoaltimetry in “small” orogens: insights from the European alps. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(4), e2019GL086. (doi: 10.1029/2019GL086046)

2019

McQuarrie, N., Eizenhöfer, P. R. , Long, S. P., Tobgay, T., Ehlers, T. A. , Blythe, A. E., Morgan, L. E., Gilmore, M. E. and Dering, G. M. (2019) The influence of foreland structures on hinterland cooling: evaluating the drivers of exhumation in the eastern Bhutan Himalaya. Tectonics, 38(9), pp. 3282-3310. (doi: 10.1029/2018TC005340)

Eizenhöfer, P. R. , McQuarrie, N., Shelef, E. and Ehlers, T. A. (2019) Landscape response to lateral advection in convergent orogens over geologic time scales. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 124(8), pp. 2056-2078. (doi: 10.1029/2019JF005100)

Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2019) Detection and explanation of spatiotemporal patterns in Late Cenozoic palaeoclimate change relevant to Earth surface processes. Earth Surface Dynamics, 7(3), pp. 663-679. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-7-663-2019)

Paeth, H., Steger, C., Li, J., Pollinger, F., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2019) Comparison of climate change from Cenozoic surface uplift and glacial-interglacial episodes in the Himalaya-Tibet region: Insights from a regional climate model and proxy data. Global and Planetary Change, 177, pp. 10-26. (doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.03.005)

Michel, L., Glotzbach, C., Falkowski, S. , Adams, B. A. and Ehlers, T. A. (2019) How steady are steady-state mountain belts? A reexamination of the Olympic Mountains (Washington state, USA). Earth Surface Dynamics, 7(1), pp. 275-299. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-7-275-2019)

2018

Gilmore, M. E., McQuarrie, N., Eizenhöfer, P. and Ehlers, T. A. (2018) Testing the effects of topography, geometry, and kinematics on modeled thermochronometer cooling ages in the eastern Bhutan Himalaya. Solid Earth, 9(3), pp. 599-627. (doi: 10.5194/se-9-599-2018)

Mutz, S. G. , Ehlers, T. A. , Werner, M., Lohmann, G., Stepanek, C. and Li, J. (2018) Estimates of late Cenozoic climate change relevant to Earth surface processes in tectonically active orogens. Earth Surface Dynamics, 6(2), pp. 271-301. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-6-271-2018)

2017

Mohadjer, S., Ehlers, T. A. , Bendick, R. and Mutz, S. G. (2017) Review of GPS and Quaternary fault slip rates in the Himalaya-Tibet orogen. Earth-Science Reviews, 174, pp. 39-52. (doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.09.005)

Eizenhöfer, P. , McQuarrie, N., Ehlers, T. A. and Shelef, E. (2017) All Smeared? Geomorphic Responses to Horizontal Movement at Geologic Time Scales. In: GSA Annual Meeting 2017, Seattle, Washington, USA, (doi: 10.1130/abs/2017am-301226)

McQuarrie, N., Ehlers, T. A. and Eizenhöfer, P. R. (2017) Determining Fault Geometry from Matching Predicted and Measured Cooling Ages and Topographies; Melding Cross Section Kinematics, Thermal Modeling and Landscape Evolution in Central Nepal. In: GSA Annual Meeting 2017, Seattle, Washington, USA, (doi: 10.1130/abs/2017am-302272)

Enkelmann, E., Piestrzeniewicz, A., Falkowski, S. , Stübner, K. and Ehlers, T. A. (2017) Thermochronology in southeast Alaska and southwest Yukon: Implications for North American Plate response to terrane accretion. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, pp. 348-358. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.10.032)

2016

McQuarrie, N., Eizenhöfer, P. and Ehlers, T. A. (2016) Utilizing Linked Thermo-Kinematic Modeling and Balanced Cross Sections to Predict and Evaluate the Topography, Active Fault Geometry and Resulting Thermal Evolution of the Central Nepal Himalaya. In: GSA Annual Meeting 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA, (doi: 10.1130/abs/2016am-285751)

Li, J., Ehlers, T. A. , Mutz, S. G. , Steger, C., Paeth, H., Werner, M., Poulsen, C. J. and Feng, R. (2016) Modern precipitation δ18O and trajectory analysis over the Himalaya-Tibet Orogen from ECHAM5-wiso simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(18), 10,432-10,452. (doi: 10.1002/2016jd024818)

Mutz, S. G. , Ehlers, T. A. , Li, J., Steger, C., Paeth, H., Werner, M. and Poulsen, C. J. (2016) Precipitation δ18O over the Himalaya-Tibet orogen from ECHAM5-wiso simulations: Statistical analysis of temperature, topography and precipitation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(16), pp. 9278-9300. (doi: 10.1002/2016jd024856)

Falkowski, S. , Enkelmann, E., Drost, K., Pfänder, J. A., Stübner, K. and Ehlers, T. A. (2016) Cooling history of the St. Elias syntaxis, southeast Alaska, revealed by geochronology and thermochronology of cobble-sized glacial detritus. Tectonics, 35(2), pp. 447-468. (doi: 10.1002/2015tc004086)

2014

Falkowski, S. , Enkelmann, E. and Ehlers, T. A. (2014) Constraining the area of rapid and deep‐seated exhumation at the St. Elias syntaxis, Southeast Alaska, with detrital zircon fission‐track analysis. Tectonics, 33(5), pp. 597-616. (doi: 10.1002/2013tc003408)

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Articles

Boateng, D., Mutz, S. G. , Ballian, A., Meijers, M. J. M., Methner, K., Botsyun, S., Mulch, A. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) The effects of diachronous surface uplift of the European Alps on regional climate and the oxygen isotopic composition of precipitation. Earth System Dynamics, 14(6), pp. 1183-1210. (doi: 10.5194/esd-14-1183-2023)

Buford Parks, V. M., McQuarrie, N., Falkowski, S. , Perez, N. D. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Timing and drivers of exhumation and sedimentation in the eastern Peruvian Andes: Insights from thermokinematic modelling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 620, 118355. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118355)

Falkowski, S. , Ehlers, T. A. , McQuarrie, N., Glover, C. O., Perez, N. D. and Buford Parks, V. M. (2023) Exhumation and incision of the eastern Central Andes, southern Peru: Low-temperature thermochronology observations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 620, 118299. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118299)

Glover, C. O., McQuarrie, N., Falkowski, S. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Assessing drivers of high exhumation magnitudes and young cooling ages in the eastern central Andes, southern Peru (13–18°S). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 620, p. 118281. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118281)

Cloetingh, S. et al. (2023) Coupled surface to deep Earth processes: Perspectives from TOPO-EUROPE with an emphasis on climate- and energy-related societal challenges. Global and Planetary Change, 226, 104140. (doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2023.104140)

Andrić-Tomašević, N., Koptev, A., Maiti, G., Gerya, T. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Slab tearing in non-collisional settings: Insights from thermo-mechanical modelling of oblique subduction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 610, 118097. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118097)

Eizenhöfer, P. R. , Glotzbach, C., Kley, J. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Thermo‐kinematic evolution of the Eastern European Alps along the TRANSALP transect. Tectonics, 42(4), e2022TC007380. (doi: 10.1029/2022TC007380)

Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Landscapes through time. Science, 379(6635), pp. 879-880. (doi: 10.1126/science.adg5546) (PMID:36862786)

Sacek, V., Mutz, S. G. , Bicudo, T. C., de Almeida, R. P. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) The Amazon paleoenvironment resulted from geodynamic, climate, and sea-level interactions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 605, 118033. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118033)

Ring, S. J., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) Cenozoic proxy constraints on Earth system sensitivity to greenhouse gases. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 37(12), e2021PA004. (doi: 10.1029/2021PA004364)

Ehlers, T. A. et al. (2022) Past, present, and future geo-biosphere interactions on the Tibetan Plateau and implications for permafrost. Earth Science Reviews, 234, 104197. (doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.104197)

Sharma, H., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) The effects of late Cenozoic climate change on the global distribution of frost cracking. Earth Surface Dynamics, 10(5), pp. 997-1015. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-10-997-2022)

Botsyun, S. et al. (2022) Middle Miocene climate and stable oxygen isotopes in Europe based on numerical modeling. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 37(10), e2022PA004442. (doi: 10.1029/2022PA004442)

Koptev, A., Nettesheim, M., Falkowski, S. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) 3D geodynamic-geomorphologic modelling of deformation and exhumation at curved plate boundaries: Implications for the southern Alaskan plate corner. Scientific Reports, 12, 14260. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-17644-8)

Botsyun, S., Mutz, S. G. , Ehlers, T. A. , Koptev, A., Wang, X., Schmidt, B., Appel, E. and Scherer, D. E. (2022) Influence of large‐scale atmospheric dynamics on precipitation seasonality of the Tibetan Plateau and Central Asia in cold and warm climates during the Late Cenozoic. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127(12), e2021JD035. (doi: 10.1029/2021JD035810)

Koptev, A., Nettesheim, M. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) Plate corner subduction and rapid localized exhumation: Insights from3Dcoupled geodynamic and geomorphological modelling. Terra Nova, 34(3), pp. 210-223. (doi: 10.1111/ter.12581)

Oetting, A. et al. (2022) Geomorphology and shallow sub-sea-floor structures underneath the Ekström Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Cryosphere, 16(5), pp. 2051-2066. (doi: 10.5194/tc-16-2051-2022)

Konidaris, G. E. et al. (2022) Correction: Konidaris et al. Dating of the Lower Pleistocene Vertebrate Site of Tsiotra Vryssi (Mygdonia Basin, Greece): Biochronology, Magnetostratigraphy, and Cosmogenic Radionuclides. Quaternary 2021, 4, 1. Quaternary, 5(2), 21. (doi: 10.3390/quat5020021)

Madella, A., Glotzbach, C. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) How many grains are needed for quantifying catchment erosion from tracer thermochronology? Geochronology, 4(1), pp. 177-190. (doi: 10.5194/gchron-4-177-2022)

Michel-Wolf, L., Ehlers, T. A. and Bendick, R. (2022) Transitions in subduction zone properties align with long-term topographic growth (Cascadia, USA). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 580, 117363. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117363)

Schaller, M. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) Comparison of soil production, chemical weathering, and physical erosion rates along a climate and ecological gradient (Chile) to global observations. Earth Surface Dynamics, 10(1), pp. 131-150. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-10-131-2022)

Krsnik, E., Methner, K., Campani, M., Botsyun, S., Mutz, S. G. , Ehlers, T. A. , Kempf, O., Fiebig, J., Schlunegger, F. and Mulch, A. (2021) Miocene high elevation and high relief in the Central Alps. Solid Earth, 12(11), pp. 2615-2631. (doi: 10.5194/se-2021-59)

Falkowski, S. , Ehlers, T. A. , Madella, A., Glotzbach, C., Georgieva, V. and Strecker, M. R. (2021) Glacial catchment erosion from detrital zircon (U‐Th)/he thermochronology: Patagonian Andes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126(10), e2021JF006. (doi: 10.1029/2021JF006141)

Jia, Y., Glotzbach, C., Lü, L. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Cenozoic tectono‐geomorphologic evolution of the Pamir‐Tian Shan Convergence Zone: evidence from detrital zircon U‐Pb provenance analyses. Tectonics, 40(10), e2020TC006. (doi: 10.1029/2020TC006345)

Willett, S. D., Herman, F., Fox, M., Stalder, N., Ehlers, T. A. , Jiao, R. and Yang, R. (2021) Bias and error in modelling thermochronometric data: resolving a potential increase in Plio-Pleistocene erosion rate. Earth Surface Dynamics, 9(5), pp. 1153-1221. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-9-1153-2021)

Wang, X., Schmidt, B., Otto, M., Ehlers, T. A. , Mutz, S. G. , Botsyun, S. and Scherer, D. (2021) Sensitivity of water balance in the Qaidam Basin to the mid‐Pliocene climate. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126(16), e2020JD033965. (doi: 10.1029/2020jd033965)

Sharma, H., Ehlers, T. A. , Glotzbach, C., Schmid, M. and Tielbörger, K. (2021) Effect of rock uplift and Milankovitch timescale variations in precipitation and vegetation cover on catchment erosion rates. Earth Surface Dynamics, 9(4), pp. 1045-1072. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-9-1045-2021)

Andrić‐Tomašević, N., Falkowski, S. , Georgieva, V., Glotzbach, C., Strecker, M. R. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Quantifying tectonic and glacial controls on topography in the Patagonian Andes (46.5°S) from integrated thermochronometry and thermo‐kinematic modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 126(8), e2020JF005. (doi: 10.1029/2020JF005993)

Madella, A. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Contribution of background seismicity to forearc uplift. Nature Geoscience, 14(8), pp. 620-625. (doi: 10.1038/s41561-021-00779-0)

Koptev, A., Cloetingh, S., Kovács, I. J., Gerya, T. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Controls by rheological structure of the lithosphere on the temporal evolution of continental magmatism: Inferences from the Pannonian Basin system. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 565, 116925. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116925)

Mohadjer, S., Mutz, S. G. , Kemp, M., Gill, S. J., Ischuk, A. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Using paired teaching for earthquake education in schools. Geoscience Communication, 4(2), pp. 281-295. (doi: 10.5194/gc-2020-43)

Mutz, S. , Scherrer, S., Muceniece, I. and Ehlers, T. A. (2021) Twenty-first century regional temperature response in Chile based on empirical-statistical downscaling. Climate Dynamics, 56(9-10), pp. 2881-2894. (doi: 10.1007/s00382-020-05620-9)

Cloetingh, S. et al. (2021) Plume-induced sinking of intracontinental lithospheric mantle: an overlooked mechanism of subduction initiation? Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22(2), e2020GC009. (doi: 10.1029/2020GC009482)

Konidaris, G. et al. (2021) Dating of the Lower Pleistocene vertebrate site of Tsiotra Vryssi (Mygdonia Basin, Greece): biochronology, magnetostratigraphy, and cosmogenic radionuclides. Quaternary, 4(1), 1. (doi: 10.3390/quat4010001)

Botsyun, S., Ehlers, T. A. , Mutz, S.G. , Methner, K., Krsnik, E. and Mulch, A. (2020) Opportunities and challenges for paleoaltimetry in “small” orogens: insights from the European alps. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(4), e2019GL086. (doi: 10.1029/2019GL086046)

McQuarrie, N., Eizenhöfer, P. R. , Long, S. P., Tobgay, T., Ehlers, T. A. , Blythe, A. E., Morgan, L. E., Gilmore, M. E. and Dering, G. M. (2019) The influence of foreland structures on hinterland cooling: evaluating the drivers of exhumation in the eastern Bhutan Himalaya. Tectonics, 38(9), pp. 3282-3310. (doi: 10.1029/2018TC005340)

Eizenhöfer, P. R. , McQuarrie, N., Shelef, E. and Ehlers, T. A. (2019) Landscape response to lateral advection in convergent orogens over geologic time scales. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 124(8), pp. 2056-2078. (doi: 10.1029/2019JF005100)

Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2019) Detection and explanation of spatiotemporal patterns in Late Cenozoic palaeoclimate change relevant to Earth surface processes. Earth Surface Dynamics, 7(3), pp. 663-679. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-7-663-2019)

Paeth, H., Steger, C., Li, J., Pollinger, F., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2019) Comparison of climate change from Cenozoic surface uplift and glacial-interglacial episodes in the Himalaya-Tibet region: Insights from a regional climate model and proxy data. Global and Planetary Change, 177, pp. 10-26. (doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.03.005)

Michel, L., Glotzbach, C., Falkowski, S. , Adams, B. A. and Ehlers, T. A. (2019) How steady are steady-state mountain belts? A reexamination of the Olympic Mountains (Washington state, USA). Earth Surface Dynamics, 7(1), pp. 275-299. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-7-275-2019)

Gilmore, M. E., McQuarrie, N., Eizenhöfer, P. and Ehlers, T. A. (2018) Testing the effects of topography, geometry, and kinematics on modeled thermochronometer cooling ages in the eastern Bhutan Himalaya. Solid Earth, 9(3), pp. 599-627. (doi: 10.5194/se-9-599-2018)

Mutz, S. G. , Ehlers, T. A. , Werner, M., Lohmann, G., Stepanek, C. and Li, J. (2018) Estimates of late Cenozoic climate change relevant to Earth surface processes in tectonically active orogens. Earth Surface Dynamics, 6(2), pp. 271-301. (doi: 10.5194/esurf-6-271-2018)

Mohadjer, S., Ehlers, T. A. , Bendick, R. and Mutz, S. G. (2017) Review of GPS and Quaternary fault slip rates in the Himalaya-Tibet orogen. Earth-Science Reviews, 174, pp. 39-52. (doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.09.005)

Enkelmann, E., Piestrzeniewicz, A., Falkowski, S. , Stübner, K. and Ehlers, T. A. (2017) Thermochronology in southeast Alaska and southwest Yukon: Implications for North American Plate response to terrane accretion. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, pp. 348-358. (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.10.032)

Li, J., Ehlers, T. A. , Mutz, S. G. , Steger, C., Paeth, H., Werner, M., Poulsen, C. J. and Feng, R. (2016) Modern precipitation δ18O and trajectory analysis over the Himalaya-Tibet Orogen from ECHAM5-wiso simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(18), 10,432-10,452. (doi: 10.1002/2016jd024818)

Mutz, S. G. , Ehlers, T. A. , Li, J., Steger, C., Paeth, H., Werner, M. and Poulsen, C. J. (2016) Precipitation δ18O over the Himalaya-Tibet orogen from ECHAM5-wiso simulations: Statistical analysis of temperature, topography and precipitation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(16), pp. 9278-9300. (doi: 10.1002/2016jd024856)

Falkowski, S. , Enkelmann, E., Drost, K., Pfänder, J. A., Stübner, K. and Ehlers, T. A. (2016) Cooling history of the St. Elias syntaxis, southeast Alaska, revealed by geochronology and thermochronology of cobble-sized glacial detritus. Tectonics, 35(2), pp. 447-468. (doi: 10.1002/2015tc004086)

Falkowski, S. , Enkelmann, E. and Ehlers, T. A. (2014) Constraining the area of rapid and deep‐seated exhumation at the St. Elias syntaxis, Southeast Alaska, with detrital zircon fission‐track analysis. Tectonics, 33(5), pp. 597-616. (doi: 10.1002/2013tc003408)

Conference or Workshop Item

Boateng, D., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) The Influence of North Atlantic Oscillation on Oxygen and Hydrogen Stable Isotopes in Precipitation of the Late Cenozoic: Implications on Paleoenvironment Reconstructions. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-1752)

Eizenhöfer, P. R. , McQuarrie, N., Ghoshal, S., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Drivers of Topography in Fold-thrust Belts: A Perspective from Central Nepal. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-13359)

Falkowski, S. , Glover, C., Buford Parks, V., McQuarrie, N., Perez, N. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) Drivers of Eastern Andean Plateau Incision from Integrated Thermochronology and Thermo-kinematic Modelling. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-12157)

Sedhu-Madhavan, A., Mutz, S. G. , Boateng, D. and Ehlers, T. A. (2023) A model-based exploration of mid-Holocene anti-phase climate variations in the Central Andes. EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu23-2372)

Boateng, D., Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) How Would the Eastward Propagation of Surface Uplift in the Alps Affect Regional Climate and Isotopic Composition of Precipitation? EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-843)

Falkowski, S. , Ehlers, T. A. , McQuarrie, N., Buford Parks, V., Glover, C. and Cárdenas, J. (2022) Along-strike Variations in the Timing and Magnitude of Exhumation in the Eastern Peruvian Andes. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-10064)

Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) How the Co-evolution of Major Mountain Ranges Affects Global Climate. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-862)

Sacek, V., Mutz, S. , Ehlers, T. , Bicudo, T. and Almeida, R. (2022) Andean Geodynamics and the Evolution of the Amazonian Ecosystem. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1783)

Beer, A. R., Krumrein, N., Mutz, S. G. , Rink, G. M. and Ehlers, T. A. (2022) Spatial Rockfall Susceptibility Prediction from Rockwall Surface Classification. EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-1866)

Mohadjer, S., Mutz, S. , Kemp, M., Gill, S., Ischuk, A. and Ehlers, T. A. (2020) Paired Teaching Approach to Earthquake Education: A Cross-country Comparison Between Dushanbe, Tajikistan and London, United Kingdom. EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 04-08 May 2020. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-11230)

Mutz, S. G. and Ehlers, T. A. (2020) On the Synergistic Climatic Effects of Covarying Major Mountain Range Topographies. EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 04-08 May 2020. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-9518)

Schmidt, B., Wang, X., Mutz, S. , Botsyun, S., Ehlers, T. A. and Scherer, D. (2020) Changes in Water Balance of the Qaidam Basin from Pliocene to Present Day. EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 04-08 May 2020. (doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-20666)

Conference Proceedings

Eizenhöfer, P. , McQuarrie, N., Ehlers, T. A. and Shelef, E. (2017) All Smeared? Geomorphic Responses to Horizontal Movement at Geologic Time Scales. In: GSA Annual Meeting 2017, Seattle, Washington, USA, (doi: 10.1130/abs/2017am-301226)

McQuarrie, N., Ehlers, T. A. and Eizenhöfer, P. R. (2017) Determining Fault Geometry from Matching Predicted and Measured Cooling Ages and Topographies; Melding Cross Section Kinematics, Thermal Modeling and Landscape Evolution in Central Nepal. In: GSA Annual Meeting 2017, Seattle, Washington, USA, (doi: 10.1130/abs/2017am-302272)

McQuarrie, N., Eizenhöfer, P. and Ehlers, T. A. (2016) Utilizing Linked Thermo-Kinematic Modeling and Balanced Cross Sections to Predict and Evaluate the Topography, Active Fault Geometry and Resulting Thermal Evolution of the Central Nepal Himalaya. In: GSA Annual Meeting 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA, (doi: 10.1130/abs/2016am-285751)

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Grants

2022 € 406,000, German Science Foundation (DFG Major Research Instrumentation) High Voltage Pulsed Power Fragmentation System. PIs. T. Ehlers.

2022-2024 € ~1,334,000, Bundesgessellschaft für Endlagerung (BGE, German nuclear waste disposal agency), Erosion rates across Germany with a focus on the South German Scarplands - integrating surface analysis, thermochronology, cosmogenic nuclide, and landscape evolution modelling. PIs, T. Ehlers, C. Glotzbach, A. Beer, M. Schaller.

2021-2024 € ~450,000, Machine Learning Cluster of Excellence, (Univ. Tübingen) PIMMs - Probabilistic Inference in Mechanistic Models. PIs., P. Berens, J. Classen, R. Drews, T. Ehlers, P. Henning, J. Macke.

2021-2023 € ~400,000, German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/23-1) Reconstructing eastward propagation of surface uplift in the Alps: Integrating stable isotope palaeoaltimetry and palaeoclimate modeling. PIs. T. Ehlers, S. Mutz, A. Mulch, M. Meijers. 

2021-2023 € ~430,000, German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/26-1) Constraining the geodynamic evolution of the Alps with sedimentary provenance and detrital thermochronometer data. PIs L. Stutenbecker, C. Glotzbach, T. Ehlers. 

2021-2023 € ~220,000, German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/24-1) Integrated records of tectonic and climate interactions in the Northern Alpine Foreland Basin sedimentary architecture. PIs. N. (Andric) Tomasevic, T. Ehlers

2021-2023 € ~220,000, German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/25-1) Quantifying the effects of mantle processes and climate variability on hinterland denudation in the Central and Eastern Alps since the Oligocene. PIs P. Eizenhöfer, T. Ehlers.

2014-2022 € 10,500,000, German Science Foundation (DFG SPP 1801) Proposal for establishment of a new German priority program (SPP), “EARTHSHAPE: Earth Surface Shaping by Biota ”, PIs T. Ehlers (contact person), F. von Blanckenburg.

2019-2022 € 225,506 German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/14-2) Bridging Timescales of Climate and Vegetation Change Effects on Denudation: A Coupled Modeling Approach. PI: T. Ehlers. Separate co-PI project by T. Hickler. 

2019-2022 € 932,524, German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/17-2) Coordination of the DFG Priority Program 1803 (Phase 2): “EarthShape: Earth Surface Shaping by Biota”, PI: T. Ehlers (con- tact person). Separate co-PI project by F. von Blanckenburg. 

2017-2022 € 149,688 German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/19-1): Neogene paleoelevation and paleoclimate of the central Alps - Linking surface processes to lithospheric dynamics PI: T. Ehlers. Separate co-project led by A. Mulch.

2017-2024 € 591,000, German Science Foundation (DFG Major Research Instrumentation, INST 37/1041-1 FUGG) Next Generation Thermochronology: Proposal for a laser ablation equipped Helium extraction and triple dating instrument. PI. T. Ehlers.

2017-2021 € 218,350 German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/18-1): Quantifying the tectonic controls on glaciated topography, Patagonia, South America. PI: T. Ehlers. Separate co-project led by M. Strecker.

2017-2020 € 166,689 German Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF 03G0878D)  CLIENT II - CaTeNA: Climate and tectonic natural hazards In Central Asia: Investigation of the earthquake and mass wasting hazards.

2016-2020 € 246,475 German Ministry for Research and Education (BMBF 03G0863A) CAMEII - Tipping points in lake systems in arid zones of central Asia (Q-Tip): Climate proxies and global climate modelling Subproject , PI: T. Ehlers and E. Appel.

2016-2020 € 176,625 German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/13-1) Constraining paleo-dynamics and sediment transport of Antarctic stream flow across grounding lines - from source to sink, PI: T. Ehlers. Separate co-projects led by O. Eisen, C. Mayer.

2015-2019 € 2,000,000, European Research Council (ERC CoG 615703), Consolidator Grant. “EXTREME: EXtreme Tectonics and Rapid Erosion in Mountain Environments”, PI. T. Ehlers

2016-2019 € 525,000, German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/17-1) Coordination of the DFG Priority Program 1803 (Phase I): “EarthShape: Earth Surface Shaping by Biota”, PIs: T. Ehlers (contact person).

2016-2019 € 228,163 German Science Foundation (DFG EH329/14-1) BioScapes I: Coupled modeling of Climate, Dynamic Vegetation, and Surface Processes From the Last Glacial Maximum to Present PI: T. Ehlers.

2012-2015 € 2,035,286, (€ 242,000 Uni Tü) “Tien-Shan-Pamir Monitoring Program: Cenozoic geodynamics, climate interactions, and resulting hazards in Central Asia”, German BMBF – Central Asia Program, PIs: H. Echtler, T. Ehlers, U. Linnemann, L. Ratschbacher, M. Strecker.

2011-2015 € 265,442, German Science Foundation (DFG) Geology,  “Quantifying deformation and erosion at the Yakutat plate corner (SE Alaska) with integrated thermochronology and numerical modeling”, PIs T. Ehlers, E. Enkelmann. (EN 941/1-1)

2011-2014 € 270,159, German Science Foundation (DFG) TiP SPP 1372, “Bridging timescales of Tibetan Plateau environmental change: An integration of Earth system modeling with modern and paleoenvironmental proxies”, PIs T. Ehlers (EH 329/2-1), Separate co-project led by H. Paeth.

2011-2014 € 210,000, German Science Foundation (DFG) Geology, “Quantifying paleo-denudation rates with cosmogenic nuclides from European river terraces”, PIs M. Schaller, T. Ehlers

2013 € 44,000,  NAGRA (Swiss Nuclear Waste Disposal Agency), “Quantification of the thermal and exhumation histories of the Benken and Sonnengarten Boreholes, Switzerland”, PI T. Ehlers.

2010-2013 $579,707,  NSF-Tectonics, “Collaborative Research: Recovering surface uplift histories and climate dynamics of the Cenozoic North American Cordillera through integrated climate modeling, sedimentology, and stable isotopes.” PIs P. Chamberlain, C. Poulsen, T. Ehlers, S. Graham, A. Mulch.

2009-2013 $500,929,  NSF-CD, “Collaborative Research: CAUGHT: Central Andean Uplift and the Geodynamics of High Topography, PIs T. Ehlers, C. Poulsen.

2010-2012 € 135,600, German Science Foundation (DFG) Antarctica SPP 1158, “Quantifying long-term glacial erosion in Antarctica with numerical modeling and thermochronology”. PIs T. Ehlers, P. Bons. (EH 329/1-1)

2007-2012 $513,204, NSF-Collaborations in Mathematics and Geosciences, “Collaborative Research: Quantifying Tectonic and Geomorphic Interpretations of Thermochronometer Data With Inverse Problem Theory”, PI: T. Ehlers.

2008-2012 $402,183, NSF-EAR, “Quantifying the Cenozoic oxygen isotopic variability of precipitation on the Andes: A test of stable isotope paleoaltimetry and plateau uplift”, PIs: T. Ehlers, C. Poulsen.

2010-2012 € 161,800,  NAGRA (Swiss Nuclear Waste Disposal Agency), “Landscape evolution modeling of Northern Switzerland (LENS)”, PI T. Ehlers.

2009 € 415,000, “Struktur und Innovationsfonds Baden-Württemberg”, Stiftung Baden-Württemberg, Germany

2008-2010 $191,475, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, “Integration of physical and social sciences for development of a sustainable water resource policy in Bolivia, South America, PIs: C. Poulsen, T. Ehlers, M. Lemos, A. Steiner.

2008-2009 $5,000, UofM LSA-ITC Faculty Grant, “Video Bites – A new tool for more vivid Earth science education, PI: T. Ehlers.

2006-2009 $147,230, NSF-Geomorphology, “Quantifying spatial distribution of erosion rates and relief change with detrital apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronology and cosmogenic isotopes of modern river sediments” PIs: T. Ehlers and G. Stock.

2003-2008 $93,000, Swiss National Science Foundation, “Quantifying weathering rates and soil ages in a glacial chronosequence: Wind River Mountains, Wyoming, USA,”  PIs: M. Schaller, J. Blum, T. Ehlers.

2004-2008 $298,879, NSF – Tectonics panel, “When did the Altiplano Form?  A Coupled Thermochronometer and Numerical Model Test”  PI: T. Ehlers

2006-2007 $21,027, NSF-SGER, “Exploratory thermochronology of synorogenic deposits as a new tool to constrain the long-term erosional history of mountain belts” PIs T. Ehlers, B. van der Pluijm, J. Rahl.

2003-2006 $270,000, NSF –Geology and Paleontology panel, “Quantifying Glacial Erosion Rates, Magnitudes, and Paleotopography, Coast Mountains British Columbia”  PI: T. Ehlers

2005 $10,000, NSF- Tectonics, Petrology and Geochemistry panels, Request for joint sponsorship of short course on Low-Temperature Thermochronology. PI: T. Ehlers

2004-2005 $61,627, NSF – Continental Dynamics, “Geomorphic and Geodynamic Coupling at the Orogen Scale: A Himalayan Transect in Central Nepal,”  PI: T. Ehlers.

Teaching

STUDENT AND POSTDOC SUPERVISION (2003-2023):

  • Advisor for 35 Postdoctoral Research Scientists
  • Supervisor for 18 Ph.D. theses
  • Supervisor for 100 BSc. and MSc. student theses  

COURSES TAUGHT (generalized names used):

  • Introduction to Geosciences (1st semester BSc course)
  • Field based course in Introduction to the Geosciences (BSc level)
  • Plate Tectonics (BSc and MSc level)
  • Earth Surface Processes (BSc, MSc level)
  • Physics of the Earth's Surface (MSc level)
  • Tectonophysics (MSc level)
  • Numerical Methods for Geoscientists (BSc and MSc level)
  • GIS and Remote Sensing (MSc level)
  • Basin Analysis (MSc level)
  • Field mapping courses:  BSc level Bedrock geology mapping (Western US, Italy, Switzerland, Spain)
  • Field mapping courses: MSc level course in Applied Tectonics and Surface Processes (Italy)

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2021-2022: Moore Distinguished Scholar (California Institute of Technology)
  • 2018: Elected Member (Academia Europaea)
  • 2918: Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal (European Geosciences Union)
  • 2018: Senior Research Fellow (COFUND) (Durham University, UK)
  • 2014-2019: Consolidator Award (European Research Council)
  • 2014-2019: University Tübingen (Golden Hammer Teaching Award)
  • 2009: Elected Fellow (Geological Society of America)
  • 2001-2002: Geology Prize Postdoctoral Fellow (California Institute of Technology)

Editorial boards

  • 2013 - Present: Science: Board of Review Editors
  • 2022 - Present: Earth Surface Dynamics: Guest Editor
  • 2009 - 2013: Tectonics: Editor in Chief
  • 2006 - 2010: Earth Science Reviews: Editor in Chief
  • 2005 - 2009: Tectonics: Associate Editor
  • 2005 - 2005: Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry: Co-editor v58
  • 2005 - 2005: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms: Guest editor 2 issues

Additional information

PUBLICATION METRICS: 

Google Scholar (as of 6.2023)

  • Total number of citations: ~9,600
  • Hirsch (H) index = 53
  • I10-index = 134

ISI Web of Science (as of 6.2023; author search as Ehlers, TA; ORCID 0000-0001-9436-0303)

  • Total number of publications: 181
  • Total number of citations:  ~6,900
  • Hirsch (H) index = 46
  • Average H index growth rate since the year of Ph.D. = 2.0 / yr.