Early Career Scientists
About two third of all EGU General Assembly participants are Early Career Scientists (ECS). This vital part of the scientific community is what this website is devoted to. Through the ECS representatives you can have a voice across the EGU realm. On this website we keep you up to date and inform you about our goals and communication channels.
- Call for ECS representative candidates
In 2017 we sent out a call to propose yourself as Geomorphology Early Career Representative candidate for the 2017-2018 EGU period. Below you can find a list of the candidates from which we received a proposal. Feel free to read and make up your mind. We will have a decision on the candidates during the 2018 GM Division Meeting.
Dr. Andrea Madella
University of Bern / Universty of Tübingen
I am a tectonic geomorphologist, I have been studying at University of Milan and University of Bern, where I concluded my PhD this autumn. I will be based at University of Tübingen from January 2018 on, where as a Postdoc I will investigate the surface expressions of seaward-concave subduction zone geometry.
I have been enjoying and benefiting from the EGU annual meeting ever since 2013. I am very happy with the way things go in the union and now I feel like I am ready to get my hands dirty. This is a first step and the least I can do in order to give back what I received, to preserve the good job and to look for possible improvements. I look forward to do my share with an open-minded and social spirit.
Dr. Michael Dietze
I am a geomorphologist with background in geography, geology, pedology and physics. I am PostDoc researcher at the GFZ Potsdam and focusing on environmental seismology, i.e., studying the seismic signals emitted by Earth surface processes to detect, locate and quantify the processes that shape our planet. I contributed to the EGU sessions across topics and served as German Young Geomorphologists Representative as well as the current GM ECS Representative.
It is young researchers that will become the back bone of geomorphology as an Earth science discipline. Consequently, they need optimal ground for building their career. This includes opportunities to i) get in touch with established experts (via the mentoring programme and well-balanced sessions), ii) meet other young researchers within and across disciplines, iii) find tailored workshop opportunities, iv) link with players other than academia, and v) get transparent information from behind the scenes. These goals would be my guidelines as ECS Representative, together with a team of active ECS to collaboratively cover these relevant duties.
Dr. Annegret Larsen
Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
I am a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). My research broadly covers sediment transport on hillslopes, fluvial systems and the linkages between them. Most recently, I am working on biogeomorphic feedbacks in streams and floodplains. I am a member of the EGU since 2010, have (co-) organized several sessions, am part of the women in geoscience network, passionate about diversity in geoscience and at the moment one of two ECS GM division representatives.
For me, the EGU annual assembly has always been eye-opening and inspiring because of the cumulative knowledge present, but also due to hands-on workshops, which originate mostly in the ECS community. The mixture of both is what seals the deal for me, and hence Micha and I have actively supported the submission of workshop proposals. I see Geomorphology as an integrative science, which is also reflected in my research, and so should be the scientific community. One foundation of being integrative is efficient communication between all academics, young and old, with which comes transparency and most likely more engagement of members. We have started successfully enhancing communication through emails, blogs, and twitter, have engaged with the group of EGU-ECS-representatives, but also through supporting the creation of world-wide GM-ECS networks and social events at the EGU.
- Looming deadlines
- 31 January 2018 – EGU Mentoring Programme (https://www.egu.eu/outreach/mentoring/)
Who we are
Micha is a post doctoral researcher at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ Potsdam. He works in the Geomorphology section and is focused on Environmental Seismology, i.e., exploiting the seismic signals emitted by Earth surface processes to detect, locate, track and quantify the processes that shape our planet. He contributed to the EGU conference by organising/co-convening several sessions and has served as representative of the German Young Geomorphologists a few years ago.
Annegret is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). Her research broadly covers sediment transport on hillslopes, fluvial systems and the linkages between them. Most recently, she is working on biogeomorphic feedbacks in streams and floodplains. Annegret has been (co-) convening several sessions at the EGU annual meeting. Annegret is also part of the women in geoscience network and passionate about diversity in geoscience.
Edwin is a post-doctoral research fellow at Géosciences Rennes in France. His research broadly covers understanding and quantifying the physical processes that drive changes in river morphology, including waterfall erosion, strath terrace formation and the impact of extreme flood events. He can usually be found in the analogue modelling laboratory, or exploring remote field sites in Iceland or New Zealand! Follow Edwin on twitter (@EdwinBaynes) for the latest updates on his work.
Eric is a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE) in Paris-Saclay. He works on various aspects of cold region landscapes related to climate change and variability. A central point of his work is the numerical modeling of the hydrological cycle, and the heat transfer from the atmosphere into the ground in permafrost regions. Ultimately, he aims for a better understanding of climate-landscape interactions.
What we do
- Social event during EGU. Throughout the last years, we are happy to provide (driven by national Young Geomorphologists networks) the offer of a zero-hierarchy social event during the General Assembly. This event aims at bringing together young and not any more so young researchers with geomorphology as shared background. The event typically takes place at the cosy Mozart Stüberl, which tends to be fully crowded with a buzzing international crowd. See the Hot News from time to time to see the upcoming scheduling of the event.
- Bridging divisions at and beyond EGU. Geomorphology is an integrative discipline, heavily reaching out to neighbouring and more remote disciplines. As such, it is our goal to facilitate this nature of geomorphology also in the realm of the EGU. We do this by coordinating joint workshops, co-organised sessions, and interactions with other Divisions’ ECS representatives.
- Conveying ECS’ needs to the respective targets. It is our immediate role to serve you ECS in linking you with the partners adequate to address your questions and ideas.
- Building a European-wide network of geomorphology enthusiasts. There is a wealth of nationally organised networks of young scientists with a geomorphic background. We see it as essential to bring together these networks and connect them at European level. We foster joint networking events, cooperatively organised EGU-wide workshops and mutually invitations to the respective national group meetings.
Channels of outreach
- We contribute to the EGU-Blog, run by Sabine (https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/gm/author/kraushaar/) and Jan (https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/gm/author/blothe/) through, e.g., interviews by GM ECS. We have started this by posting the interviews of the GM division president candidates before the recent election, and several more are in the making.
- The twitter account (https://twitter.com/EGU_GM/status/705374766283296768) is active (2000 followers), and promotes the blog posts. The twitter account revival has started off really well, and we are aming at continuing it. Engage with it, by re-twittering and raising your colleagues’ and friends’ attention to it.
- Mailing list
The GM ECS group has a mailing list, which can be used for communicating and sharing essential information. It is a moderated list, and responsibilities are hosted above the ECS Representative level. If you are not yet included in this mailing list and want to become part of it, let us know. If you wish to circulate your contents via this mailing list, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, where it will be checked for validity and forwarded to the mailing list coordinator. Thus, include a processing window of a few days before your message will be made available to the envisioned audience.