02.2017-Present Post-Doc Researcher at Uni-Potsdam
11.2014-01.2017 Alexander von Humboldt Fellower (Post-doctoral researcher); University of Potsdam
11.2016 Visiting Lecturer at University of Florence, Italy (with the program ERASMUS+)
10.2015-12.2015 Visiting Researcher at SAFL, University of Minnesota, USA
05.2014-10.2014 Swiss National Science Foundation Andvanced PostDoc Fellowship; Potsdam University
05.2013-04.2014 Swiss National Science Foundation Early PostDoc Fellowship; Potsdam University
05.2009-02.2013 Ph.D., Bern University, Switzerland
04.2008-09.2008 Post graduated Fellowship, CNR-IDPA, Milan University (Bicocca), Italy
09.2004-11.2007 M.sc. in Geology, Milan University, Italy
03.2006-06.2006 CONACYT undergraduated Fellowship, Univesidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico
09.2001-12.2004 B.sc in Geological Science, Milan University, Italy
I am actually working in the field of applied geomorphology and my main research interests focus on landscape evolution of mountain environments. In particular, I am interested in the interaction between tectonic, geomorphology, climate and surface processes at different temporal and spatial scales. My research includes morpho-tectonic evolution of mountains and volcanoes, and processes such as landslides and debris-flows. I have experience with field work and data collection, GIS, cosmogenic nuclides, dendrochronology, photogrammetric and remote sensing techniques. I also have experience with physical modeling and the analysis of environmental data.
Here at the University of Potsdam, I am part of the teaching group for the course "Geowissenschaft I and II" (Geology I and II) for Bachelor Student, and I am assistant in the Excursion in Southern France on "Deformation of sedimentary rocks, mapping and profiling".
In November 2016, I got the certificate "International Teaching Professionals", for teaching in English at high educational level.
Please, don't hesitate to contact me for .pdf copies of the papers
Stefanie Tofelde, Taylor F. Schildgen, Sara Savi, Heiko Pingel, Andrew D. Wickert, Bodo Bookhagen, Hella Wittmann, Ricardo N. Alonso, John Cottle, Manfred R. Strecker.100-kyr fluvial fill terrace cycles since the Middle Pleistocene in the southern Central Andes, Toro Basin, NW Argentina. EPSL.
Savi S., Tofelde S., Wittmann H., Castino F., Schildgen F.T., (in review). Determination limits for cosmogenic 10Be and their importance for geomorphic applications. Quaternary Research Journal.
Savi, S., T. F. Schildgen, S. Tofelde, H. Wittmann, D. Scherler, J. Mey, R. N. Alonso, and M. R. Strecker (2016), Climatic controls on debris-flow activity and sediment aggradation: The Del Medio fan, NW Argentina, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 121, doi:10.1002/2016JF003912.
Schildgen T.F., Robinson R.A.J., Savi S., Phillips W.M., Spencer J.Q.G., Bookhagen B., Scherler D., Tofelde S., Alonso R.N., Kubik P.W., Binnie S.A., Strecker M.R. (2016). Landscape response to late Pleistocene climate change in NW Argentina: Sediment flux modulated by basin geometry and connectivity, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 121, doi:10.1002/2015JF003607.
Savi S., Delunel R., Schlunegger F., (2015). Efficiency of frost-cracking processes through space and time: An example from the eastern Italian Alps. Geomorphology, 01/2015; 232; DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.01.009
Savi S., Norton K.P., Delunel R., Akçar N., Picotti V., Brardinoni F., Kubik P.W, Schlunegger F., (2014). Quantifying sediment supply at the end of the last glaciation: Dynamic reconstruction of an alpine debris-flow fan. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126 no. 5-6 p. 773-790; doi: 10.1130/B30849.1.
Full download from bulletin.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/full/126/5-6/773.
Savi S., Norton K.P., Picotti V., Brardinoni F., Akçar N., Kubik P.W., Delunel R., Schlunegger F. (2014). Effects of sediment mixing on 10Be concentrations in the Zielbach catchment, central-eastern Italian Alps. Quaternary Geochronlogy, 19, 148-162. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2013.01.006
Savi S. (2013). Sediment supply dynamics through space and time: a multi-approach analysis of transient landscapes. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Savi S., Schneuwly-Bollschweiler M., Bommer-Denns B., Stoffel M., Schlunegger F. (2013). Geomorphic coupling between hillslopes and channels in the Swiss Alps. ESPL, Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 38, 959–969 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/esp.3342