Career

  • Damià Vericat is a fluvial geomorphologist.
  • He obtained a degree in Geography in September 2001 (Department of Geography, University of Lleida -UdL-, Spain). His degree was distinguished with the Extraordinary Award of the UdL. 

The Jalon River during a Flood in March 2003.
  • He started his PhD on January 2002, with this funded by a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (FPU). The PhD was supervised by Ramon J. Batalla at the UdL and co-supervised by Celso Garcia at the University of the Balearic Islands.
  • During his PhD he undertook five different research stays in foreign institutions, amounting to a total of 18 months. He obtained his PhD on June 2005 (Department of Environment and Soil Sciences, UdL).
  • The PhD research was marked with the highest level (cum laude per unanimity), it received the European mention and it was also distinguished with the Extraordinary Award of the UdL.

Gravels trapped in a Helley-Smith 76 mm sampler.

  • After the PhD and during the year 2006 he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Forest Science Center of Catalonia -CTFC- (Spain), by means of a grant funded by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation.
  • Between 2007 and 2009 he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences (Aberystwyth University -AU-, UK).
  • In March 2009 he joined the CTFC as a Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation).
  • In 2009 he received a José Castillejo Fellowship to undertake a research stay of 5 months in the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research -NIWA- (New Zealand). 
  • In March 2011 he joined the UdL as a Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation) where he currently works. 
  • In March 2018 he was appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of Lleida.
  • His research speciality is on fluvial geomorphology. Specific interests include fluvial sediment transport, channel morphodynamics and ecohydraulics. He has also experience on Geomatics, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems applied to fluvial catchments. He is interested in the study of the morpho-sedimentary dynamics associated to flood events, and the study of the anthropogenic impacts (e.g. dams, gravel mining, hydropeaking) on them. Therefore, his work is much focused in the interaction between sediment supply, flow hydraulics, sediment transport and channel morphology at multiple temporal and spatial scales, and how these determine habitat availability through river corridors.

A Total Station set up in a gravel patch.
3D Model | Complex mesh from Terrestrila Laser Scanning point clouds.