Dr. Andrea Madella

Funktion: Postdoc


Universität Tübingen

Fachbereich Geowissenschaften

Schnarrenbergstr. 94-96

72076 Tübingen

Büro: Raum 3R31, GUZ

Phone: +49-(0)7071-29-73158

Fax: +49-(0)7071-29-5059

Email: andrea.madellaspam prevention@ifg.uni-tuebingen.de

Research Interests

- Upper plate deformation at subduction margins and its links to plate interface processes.

- Tectonics from geomorphology of drainage basins.

- Quantitative geomorphology from geochronology of past and present-day sediments.


Current Projects

- Vegetation control on log-term to short-term lanscape evolution from thermochronology and remote sensing. Phase 2 of the DFG SPP Earthshape (https://esdynamics.geo.uni-tuebingen.de/earthshape/index.php?id=145)


Past Projects

- The influence of subduction zone concavity on coastal uplift, erosion and seismicity.

SNSF Early Postdoc Mobility Project Nr. 178460 (http://p3.snf.ch/project-178460)

- History of erosion and deformation in northern Chile

SNSF-funded PhD project at University of Bern (CH)


Short CV

Jul 2019 - present Postdoctoral Resercher at University of Tübingen, Germany

Jan 2018 - Jun 2019 SNSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Tübingen, Germany

2017 PhD in exogenous geology at University of Bern, Switzerland

2013 MSc in geological sciences at University of Bern, Switzerland

2011 BSc in geological sciences at University of Milan, Italy


ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8987-6612

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrea_Madella

Twitter: https://twitter.com/geoMadella



Falkowski, S., Ehlers, T.A., Madella, A., Glotzbach, C, Georgieva, V., Strecker, M.R. (2021) Glacial catchment erosion from detrital zircon (U-Th)/He thermochronology: Patagonian Andes. JGR Earth Surface, doi.org/10.1029/2021JF006141

Madella, A., Ehlers, T.A. (2021) Contribution of background seismicity to forearc uplift. Nature Geoscience, doi.org/10.1038/s41561-021-00779-0

Molina, D., Tassarea, A., Abarca, R., Melnick, D., Madella, A. (2021) Frictional Segmentation of the Chilean Megathrust From a Multivariate Analysis of Geophysical, Geological, and Geodetic Data. JGR Solid Earth, doi.org/10.1029/2020JB020647

Stutenbecker, L., Tollan, P. M., Madella, A., & Lanari, P. (2019). Miocene basement exhumation in the Central Alps recorded by detrital garnet geochemistry in foreland basin deposits. Solid Earth, doi.org/10.5194/se-10-1581-2019

Madella, A., Delunel, R., Akçar, N., Schlunegger, F., Christl, M., (2018) 10Be-inferred paleo-denudation rates imply that the mid-Miocene western central Andes eroded as slowly as today. Scientific Reports, doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20681-x

Madella, A., Delunel, R., Audin, L., Schlunegger, F. (2018) Why is there no Coastal Cordillera at the Arica Bend (Western Central Andes)?. Basin Research, doi.org/10.1111/bre.12218

Madella, A., Delunel, R., Oncken, O., Szidat, S., Schlunegger, F. (2017) Transient uplift of a long-term quiescent coast inferred from raised fan delta sediments. Lithosphere, doi.org/10.1130/L659.1

Reber, R., Delunel, R., Schlunegger, F., Litty, C., Madella, A., Akcar, N., Christl M. (2017) Environmental controls on 10Be-based catchment averaged denudation rates along the entire western margin of the Peruvian Andes. Terra Nova, doi.org/10.1111/ter.12274

Schlunegger, F., Norton, K. P., Delunel, R., Ehlers, T. A., Madella, A. (2017) Late Miocene increase in precipitation in the Western Cordillera of the Andes between 18–19° S latitudes inferred from shifts in sedimentation patterns. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.01.002

Veit, H., May, J. H., Madella, A., Delunel, R., Schlunegger, F., Szidat, S., Capriles, J. M. (2016) Palaeo‐geoecological significance of Pleistocene trees in the Lluta Valley, Atacama Desert. Journal of Quaternary Science, doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2857