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Karl-Heinz Wyrwoll

Associate Professor, School of Earth and Environment, The University of Western Australia

Key research:

Geomorphology-Process Sedimentology: mechanics of geomorphological processes; sedimentology of alluvial and eolian depositional environments; geomechanics of rock and soil materials and hillslope mass failures; geomorphology and morphotectonics of active orogens.

Quaternary Geology: alluvial chronology, sedimentology and paleohydrology; sea level history; paleoseismicity and neotectonics of western Australia; stratigraphy of foreland basins of the northern margins of the Tibetan Plateau.

Paleoclimatology: climatic history and mechanisms of climatic change; dynamic climatology of Quaternary climate events with an emphasis on Atmosphere Ocean General Circulation Model (AOGCM) approaches. Monsoon paleoclimatology – northern Australia-East, Asia-South Asia.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, The University of Western Australia


  • 1981 
    University of London, PhD: Geomorphology-Quaternary Geology
  • 1971 
    McGill University, MSc: Physical Geography
  • 1969 
    University College London, BSc: Physical Geography-Geology

Research Areas

  • Geomorphology And Regolith And Landscape Evolution (040601)
  • Quaternary Environments (040606)
  • Palaeoclimatology (040605)