Open-source and free software is a critical part of modern research and if you have been using badlands it is important to properly acknowledge and cite our work.

Papers on the algorithms

When using badlands, we would really appreciate if you cite at least one of the following papers 💣

Salles, T.: Badlands: A parallel basin and landscape dynamics model, SoftwareX, doi:10.1016/j.softx.2016.08.005, 2016.

Salles, T. and Hardiman, L.: Badlands: An open-source, flexible and parallel framework to study landscape dynamics, Computers & Geosciences, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2016.03.011, 2016.

Salles T., J. Pall, J. Webster and B. Dechnik: Exploring coral reef responses to millennial-scale climatic forcings: insights from the 1-D numerical tool pyReef-Core v1.0., Geoscientific Model Development, doi:10.5194/gmd-11-2093-2018, 2018.

Salles, T., X. Ding and G. Brocard: pyBadlands: A framework to simulate sediment transport, landscape dynamics and basin stratigraphic evolution through space and time, PloS One, 13(4):e0195557, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0195557, 2018.

Papers that use the code

Salles T., N. Flament and D. Müller: Influence of mantle flow on the drainage of eastern Australia since the Jurassic Period, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., doi:10.1002/2016GC006617, 2017.

Salles T., X. Ding, J.M. Webster, A. Vila-Concejo, G. Brocard and J. Pall: A unified framework for modelling sediment fate from source to sink and its interactions with reef systems over geological times, Scientific Report, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23519-8, 2018.

Ding X., T. Salles, N. Flament and P. Rey: Quantitative stratigraphic analysis in a source-to-sink numerical framework, Geoscientific Model Development, doi:10.5194/gmd-12-2571-2019, 2019.

Pechlivanidou S., P. Cowie, G. Duclaux, N. Nixon, R. Gawthorpe, T. Salles: Tipping the balance: Shifts in sediment production in an active rift setting, Geology, doi:10.1130/G45589.1, 2019.

Chandra, R., D. Azam, A. Kapoor and D. Müller: Surrogate-assisted Bayesian inversion for landscape and basin evolution models, Geoscientific Model Development Discuss., doi:10.5194/gmd-2018-315, in review, 2019.

Rochette P., R. Alaç, P. Beck, G. Brocard, A. J. Cavosie, V. Debaille, B. Devouard, F. Jourdan, B. Mougel, F. Moustard, F. Moynier, S. Nomade, G. R. Osinski, B. Reynard and J. Cornec: Pantasma: Evidence for a Pleistocene circa 14 km diameter impact crater in Nicaragua, Meteoritic & Planetary Science, doi:10.1111/maps.13244, 2019.

Chandra R., D. Azam , D. Müller, T. Salles, S. Cripps: A Bayesian inference approach for parameter uncertainty quantification in Badlands, Computers & Geosciences, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2019.06.012, 2019.

Salles T., P. Rey, E. Bertuzzo: Mapping landscape connectivity under tectonic and climatic forcing, Earth Surface Dynamics, doi:10.5194/esurf-2019-32, 2019.

Zahirovic S. , T. Salles, D. Müller, M. Gurnis, W. Cao, C. Braz, L. Harrington, Y. Ibrahim, R. Garrett, S. Williams, A. Chen, M. Hou and J. G. Ogg: From Paleogeographic maps to Evolving Deep‐time Digital Earth models, Acta Geologica Sinica, doi:10.1111/1755-6724.14250, 2019.

Suo Y., Li S., Jin C., Zhang Y., Zhou J., Li X., Wang P., Liu Z., Wang X. and Somerville I.: Eastward tectonic migration and transition of the Jurassic-Cretaceous Andean-type continental margin along Southeast China, Earth-Science Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102884, 2019.

Chang C. and Liu L.: Distinct responses of intraplate sedimentation to different subsidence mechanisms: Insights from forward landscape evolution simulations, JGR: Earth Surface, doi:10.1029/2018JF004905, 2019.

Chandra, R., Müller D., Azam, D., Deo, R., Butterworth, N., Salles, T. and Cripps, S.: Multicore parallel tempering Bayeslands for basin and landscape evolution, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 20, doi:10.1029/2019GC008465, 2019.

Wang H., Gurnis M. and Skogseid J.: Continent-wide drainage reorganization in North America driven by mantle flow, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115910, 2019.

Yang X. and Smith G.: Gippsland Basin 3D forward modelling in Badlands, ASEG Extended Abstracts, 1, 1-5, doi:10.1080/22020586.2019.12073104, 2019.

Chandra R., Azam D. and Müller D.: Probabilistic modelling of sedimentary basin evolution using Bayeslands, ASEG Extended Abstracts, 1, 1-5, doi:10.1080/22020586.2019.12073181, 2019.

Fernandes V. M., Roberts G. G., White N. and Whittaker A. C.: Continental‐scale landscape evolution: A history of North American topography, JGR: Earth Surface, 124, doi:10.1029/2018JF004979, 2019.

Ding X., T. Salles, N. Flament, C. Mallard and P. Rey: Drainage and sedimentary responses to dynamic topography, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2019GL084400, doi:10.1029/2020GC008915, 2019.

Liu, Z., Dai, L., Li, S., Li, Z.-H., Ding, X., Bukhari, S. W. H., Somerville, I.: Earth’s surface responses during geodynamic evolution: Numerical insight from the southern East China Sea Continental Shelf Basin, West Pacific, Gondwana Research, doi:10.1016/, 2020.

Thran A. C., M. East, J. M. Webster, T. Salles and Petit, C.: The influence of carbonate platforms on the geomorphological development of a mixed carbonate‐siliciclastic margin (Great Barrier Reef, Australia), Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21, e2020GC008915, doi:10.1029/2020GC008915, 2020.

Zhang J., Sylvester, Z. and Covault, J.: How do basin margins record long-term tectonic and climatic changes?, Geology, 48, doi:10.1130/G47498.1, 2020.

Chang C. and Liu L.; Investigating the formation of the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway using landscape evolution simulations, GSA Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B35653.1, 2020.

Manley K., Salles, T. and Müller, D.; Modeling the Dynamic Landscape Evolution of a Volcanic Coastal Environment Under Future Climate Trajectories, Frontiers Earth Sci., doi:10.3389/feart.2020.550312, 2020.

Zhang, J., Flaig, P., Wartes, M., Aschoff, J., and Shuster, M.: Integrating stratigraphic modelling, inversion analysis, and shelf‐margin records to guide provenance analysis: An example from the Cretaceous Colville Basin, Arctic Alaska, Basin Research, doi:10.1111/bre.12543, 2021.

Wapenhans, I., Fernandes, V. M., O’Malley, C., White, N., and Roberts, G. G.: Scale-dependent contributors to river profile geometry, JGR: Earth Surface, doi:10.1029/2020JF005879, 2021.

Pechlivanidou, S., Geurts, A., Duclaux, G., Gawthorpe, R., Pennos, C., and Finch, E.: Contrasting geomorphic and stratigraphic responses to normal fault development during single and multi-phase rifting, EarthArXiv - sumitted to Frontiers in Earth Science-Structural Geology and Tectonics, doi:10.31223/X5J03H, 2021.

Soutter, E., Kane, I., Hodgson, D. M., and Flint, S. S.: Controls on submarine canyon connection to 1 the shoreline: a numerical modelling approach, EarthArXiv - sumitted to Geosphere, doi:10.31223/X5P33S, 2021.

Braz, C., Zahirovic, S., Salles, T., Flament, N., Harrington, L., and Müller, D.: Modelling the role of dynamic topography and eustasy in the evolution of the Great Artesian Basin, Basin Research, 33(6), doi:10.1111/bre.12606, 2021.

Salles, T., Mallard, C., Husson, L., Zahirovic, S., Sarr, A-C, and Sepulchre, P.: Quaternary landscape dynamics boosted species dispersal across Southeast Asia, Commun Earth Environ - 2, 240 , doi:10.1038/s43247-021-00311-7, 2021.

O’Malley, C. P. B., White, N. J., Stephenson, S. N., and Roberts, G. G.: Large-scale tectonic forcing of the African landscape, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface - 126, e2021JF006345, doi:10.1029/2021JF006345, 2021.

Alqahtani, S.A., Collier, R.E.L., Paton, D. A., Roberts, G. G. and O’Malley, C. P. B.: Uplift evolution along the Red Sea continental rift margin from stream profile inverse modeling and drainage analysis, Journal of African Earth Sciences - 104551, doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2022.104551, 2022.

Bukhari, S.W.H., Li, S., Liu, Z., Suo, Y., Zhou, J., Dai, L., Wang, P. and Somerville, I.: Deep and surface driving forces to shape the Earth: Insights from the evolution of the northern South China Sea margin, Gondwana Research, doi:10.1016/, 2022.

Bahadori, A., Holt, W.E., Feng, R. et al.: Coupled influence of tectonics, climate, and surface processes on landscape evolution in southwestern North America, Nat Commun,, 2022.

Puzyrev, V., Salles, T., Surma, G. et al.: Geophysical model generation with generative adversarial networks, Geosci. Lett.,, 2022.

Bahadori, A., Holt, W.E., Austermann, J. et al.: The role of gravitational body forces in the development of metamorphic core complexes, Nat Commun,, 2022.

Liu, J., Webster, J., Salles, T. et al.: The Formation of Atolls: New Insights From Numerical Simulations, JGR: Earth Surface,, 2022.

Petit, C., Salles, T., Godard, V. et al.: River incision, 10Be production and transport in a source-to-sink sediment system (Var catchment, SW Alps), eSurf,, 2023.

Ding, X., Davila, F.M., Lithgow-Bertelloni, C.: Mechanisms of Subsidence and Uplift of Southern Patagonia and Offshore Basins During Slab Window Formation, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst.,, 2023.

Honours & PhD theses

Hardiman L.: Landscape dynamic in pull-apart basins, Honours Thesis, University of Sydney, 2016.

Ross S.: Modelling the formation of transient river knickpoints on growing anticlines and domes, Honours Thesis, University of Sydney, 2017.

Colbourn S.: Influence of dynamic topography on African landscape evolution over the last 80 Ma, Honours Thesis, University of Sydney, 2017.

Harrington L.: Flooding and emergence of PNG and the Eromanga Seaway in the context of mantle convection and surface processes, Honours Thesis, University of Sydney, 2017.

Manley K.: Modeling Landscape Evolution of the Tweed Caldera Drainage Basin Under Different Climatic Scenarios Through the26th Century, Undergraduate Honours Thesis, University of Boulder Colorado, 1534, 2018.

East M.: Sediment fates across mixed carbonate-siliciclastic margins: The interplay of climate, sea level and carbonate growth over geologic timescales, Honours Thesis, University of Sydney, 2018.

Ding X.: Towards sequence stratigraphy 2.0: Dynamic topography, sea level change and sediment transfer from source to sink, PhD Thesis, 20665, University of Sydney, 2019.

Thran, A.: Understanding the influence of passive continental margin geometry on shallow and deep hydrodynamic and sedimentary processes, PhD Thesis, University of Sydney, 2020.

Gilbert, L.: Modelling the impacts of relative sea level and precipitation changes on the development of the Burdekin river system delta during the Holocene, Master, University of Sydney, 2020.

Garrett, R.: Constraining upland erodibility and marine deposition: source-to-sink sediment transfer in the Gulf of Papua, PhD Thesis, University of Sydney, 2020.

Alfonso, C.: Evolution of the Nile delta over the last 40 Ma, Honours Thesis, University of Sydney, 2021.

Chan, S.: Reconstruction of the sedimentation patterns along the Norway margin over the past 70 Ma, Honours Thesis, University of Sydney, 2021.