I am currently a Swiss National Science Fundation postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia in the Climate and Cryosphere group, led by Dr. Michele Koppes.
I am passionate about the processes that govern landscape evolution, particularly in mountainous and glaciated landscape. Through my research I have been exploring ice dynamics, subglacial hydrology, glacier erosion and sediment transport, focusing on better quantifying the interactions between these processes. I also believe that a varied approach is key to better understanding physical processes, and my research has involved theory, numerical modeling, as well as fieldwork and laboratory experiments. The main goal of my current postdoc is to design and test a method to quantify water and sediment fluxes both under and in front of glaciers, using a combination of environmental seismology, numerical modelling and remote sensing.
2019 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing – Geophysical Research Letters, American Geophysical Union
Beaud, F., Flowers, G. E., Venditti, J. G. Modeling Sediment Transport in Ice‐Walled Subglacial Channels and Its Implications for Esker Formation and Proglacial Sediment Yields, Journal of Geophysical Research — Earth Surface, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JF004779
Beaud, F., Venditti, J. G., Flowers, G. E., and Koppes, M. (2018) Excavation of subglacial bedrock channels by seasonal meltwater flow. Earth Surface Processes Landforms, 43: 1960–1972. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4367.
Beaud, F., Flowers, G. E., and Venditti, J. G. (2016) Efficacy of bedrock erosion by subglacial water flow, Earth Surface Dynamics, 4, 125-145, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-125-2016.