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Division on Geomorphology

President: Daniel Parsons (gm@egu.eu)
Deputy President: vacant

Geomorphology is the scientific study of land-surface features and the dynamic processes that shape them. Besides focusing on the diverse physical landscapes of the Earth, geomorphologists also study surfaces of other planets. Understanding landform history and dynamics, and predicting future changes through a combination of field observations, physical experiments, and numerical modelling is at the heart of geomorphology. The division brings together research on processes that build topography trough e.g. the effects of tectonic forces as well as processes that modify the terrain such as weathering, erosion through running water, waves, glacial ice, wind and gravitational forces. Division members also study the impact of humans on geomorphological processes and investigate how geomorphological knowledge can be applied to solve problems of relevance to societies.

News

EGU Geomorphology division 2020 awardees:

We congratulate Tom Coulthard, University of Hull for receiving the 2020 Ralph Alger Bagnold medal, and Georgie Bennett, University of Exeter for receiving the GM Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award. They will both receive their awards at the General Assembly in May.

New General Assembly schedule retained:

The 2020 Gerneral Assembly will have a the same new schedule structure trailed in 2019 to keep up with the growing number of participants - there are over 18,000 abstracts submitted to the 2020 General Assembly - an increase on 2019: Orals, posters, and PICOs presented throughout the day. (Read more).

Dan Parsons elected new GM Division president until 2022-23:

Dan Parsons has been duly elected for a second term as Divison President. His nomination for President can be found here (116.4 KB) . See also his candidate interview on the the GM blog.

Recent awardees

Thomas J. Coulthard

Thomas J. Coulthard

  • 2020
  • Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal

The 2020 Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to Thomas J. Coulthard for establishing landscape evolution modelling as a robust approach to geomorphological investigation, changing how geomorphology is studied and communicated, and promoting open research.


Georgina Bennett

Georgina Bennett

  • 2020
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2020 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Georgina Bennett for careful field measurements and aligned earth observation; Georgina’s innovative approaches have unlocked new understanding of key controls on landslide mechanics and resultant landscape evolution.


David L. Egholm

David L. Egholm

  • 2019
  • Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal

The 2019 Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to David L. Egholm for shaping our thinking about glacial landscape evolution by effectively addressing many topical, big-picture problems through the judicious use of numerical models.


Elena Serra

Elena Serra

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Elena Serra Late-glacial to Holocene sediment dynamics in high Alpine regions – Insights from multimethodological approach on aeolian deposits (Sanetsch Pass, Switzerland)


Marco Tangi

Marco Tangi

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Marco Tangi CASCADE : a toolbox for network-scale sediment connectivity assessment


Yvonne Smit

Yvonne Smit

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Yvonne Smit Prediction of beach surface moisture with ModFlow modeled groundwater fluctuations for the purpose of aeolian sand transport


Giulia Sofia

Giulia Sofia

  • 2019
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2019 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Giulia Sofia for developing cutting-edge techniques for understanding geomorphic processes and land-use history with high-resolution topographic data, and quantifying human impact on the landscape.

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Fellowships: Tim Kalvelage, Cécile Dumas and Aisling Irwin are the recipients of this year's EGU Science Journalism Fellowships.

From a new audio accessibility system and more legible, browser-based programme to pronoun buttons and a diversity and pride reception, EGU is implementing extensive measures to foster an inclusive and respectful environment at the annual General Assembly. These include free, on-site childcare, for which the registration opens on 9 March at 13:00 CET and closes when filled - so be sure to sign up early.

The meeting programme for the EGU General Assembly 2020 (3–8 May, Vienna) will be published next week! With more than 1000 scientific sessions, debates, short courses and networking events scheduled, as well as two artists in residence - Lego photographer Stacy Phillips and digital artist Priyanka Das Rajkakati - it promises to be a diverse and exciting conference again this year. Please register by 31 March to qualify for the early registration rates.

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