Laura Bührig

Laura Bührig


Source-to-sink (S2S) research constitutes a powerful framework for increasing our understanding of the temporal and spatial evolution of sedimentary systems as a function of sediment budget dynamics and their controls (e.g. tectonics, climate), and addresses not only science-related research questions, but also present-day and future societal and economic challenges.

In my project, I am investigating process-response relationships in selected clastic depositional systems in a source-to-sink context, using a relational database approach.

For my research I am utilising the Fluvial Architecture Knowledge Transfer System (FAKTS), Shallow-Marine Architecture Knowledge Store (SMAKS), and Deep-Marine Architecture Knowledge Store (DMAKS) databases, which have all been developed by members of the Sedimentology Group at The University of Leeds.

My current research interest focuses on the geomorphological and hierarchical organisation of clastic sedimentary systems as a response to autogenic and allogenic controls and associated flow processes in source-to-sink systems, as well as on interrelationships between the different S2S segments on different scales of observation (from system- to facies-scale).



  • M.Sc. Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, University of Bonn
  • B.Sc. Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, University of Bonn
  • Honors Program Graduate, University of Bonn

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Applied Geoscience
  • Sedimentology