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Division on Geomorphology
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Division on Geomorphology

President: Kristen Cook (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.

Recent awardees

Christian France-Lanord

Christian France-Lanord

  • 2024
  • Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal

The 2024 Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to Christian France-Lanord for impactful work on the understanding of the influence of orogenesis and tectonics on geochemical cycles, and of the coupling between erosion and weathering processes.


Fiona J. Clubb

Fiona J. Clubb

  • 2024
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2024 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Fiona J. Clubb for contributions to the understanding of channel head formation and landscape evolution modelling, and the development of open-source code for the analysis of topographic data.


Dimitri Lague

Dimitri Lague

  • 2023
  • Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal

The 2023 Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to Dimitri Lague for impactful research in quantifying landscapes and their dynamics through a suite of innovative approaches, including new technologies and techniques, alongside outstanding leadership in open science.


Amalie Skålevåg

Amalie Skålevåg

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Amalie Skålevåg Hydro-sediment event types and associated conditions and processes in an alpine catchment


Dominique Townsend

Dominique Townsend

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Dominique Townsend Linking nearshore morphological change to long term observed sand loss from a mixed sediment beach


Gerardo Zegers

Gerardo Zegers

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Gerardo Zegers Large-scale estimation of surficial sediment size in alpine landforms using UAV photogrammetry and machine learning.


Tjalling de Haas

Tjalling de Haas

  • 2023
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2023 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Tjalling de Haas in recognition of their fundamental contributions to advancing the understanding of landslide-tsunami interactions and of mass flows more broadly on Earth and Mars, using a suite of innovative approaches.

Latest posts from the GM blog

AGU Report

by Romano Clementucci, PostDoc, ETH Zurich (Switzerland) Twitter: @RomanoClementu1 | email: rclementucci@erdw.ethz.ch As a postdoctoral researcher, one significant milestone in advancing our careers often involves attending an international congress. In December 2023, I successfully achieved that goal by participating in AGU23, marking my first attendance after several consecutive years at EGU. It was truly exhilarating to share my research with a new community and engage in meaningful discussions. The experience provided not only a platform for academic exchange but also …


A conversation with Fiona Clubb, GM Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awardee

Recently, EGU announced the 2024 medals and awards to be presented at the General Assembly in April, and the winner of the Geomorphology Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is Fiona Clubb, Assistant Professor in Earth Surface Processes at Durham University. Fiona is geomorphologist interested in interactions between tectonics, climate, and surface process shape Earth’s topography, and has made many contributions to the Geomorphology community, especially through developing open-source software for analyzing topographic data. Rachel Oien, Geomorphology Division Early Career …


A Day in the Life – Gerald Raab

This blog post is part of our series: “A day in the life of a geomorphologist” for which we’re accepting contributions! Please contact one of the GM blog editors, Emily or Emma, if you’d like to contribute on this topic, or others. by Gerald Raab, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada Twitter: @gr_science | Email: gr.science@gmx.at Chasing landscape chronometers Somehow, I feel like I am still a hunter, despite humanity’s long history. And although my prey has changed, it …


A Day in the Life – Bartosz Kurjanski

This blog post is part of our series: “A day in the life of a geomorphologist” for which we’re accepting contributions! Please contact one of the GM blog editors, Emily or Emma, if you’d like to contribute on this topic, or others. by Bartosz Kurjanski, Lecturer, University of Aberdeen, UK Twitter: @iceice_bartek | Email: bkurjanski@abdn.ac.uk Shifting sands… but underwater. Hi, my name is Bartek and I am currently a lecturer in the School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen. …

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