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Division on Geomorphology

President: Peter van der Beek (gm@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Daniel Parsons (d.parsons@hull.ac.uk)

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 2019 awardees

We congatulate David L. Egholm for receiving the 2019 Ralph Alger Bagnold medal, and Giulia Sofia for receiving the EGU-wide 2019 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists. (Link)

New General Assembly schedule

The 2019 Gerneral Assembly will have a new schedule structure to keep up with the growing number of participants: Orals, posters, and PICOs presented throughout the day. (Read more).

Dan Parsons elected new GM Division president

Dan Parson's self-nomination for division president can be found here (116.4 KB) . See also his candidate interview on the the GM blog.

Recent awardees

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.


Todd A. Ehlers

Todd A. Ehlers

  • 2018
  • Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal

The 2018 Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to Todd A. Ehlers for original and fundamental contributions to our understanding of the coupling between climate, tectonics and erosion, and for outstanding community leadership in geomorphology.


Liran Goren

Liran Goren

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Liran Goren for her application of physical principles implemented with solid mathematical rigour into models of wide application in the Earth-surface sciences.


Charlotte Lyddon

Charlotte Lyddon

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Charlotte Lyddon Flood hazard assessment for a hyper-tidal estuary and river as a function of tide-surge-morphology interaction


Philip S. J. Minderhoud

Philip S. J. Minderhoud

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Philip S. J. Minderhoud Unraveling the relation between land use and subsidence. A case study from the Mekong delta, Vietnam


Simon Mould

Simon Mould

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Simon Mould Sociogeomorphic river recovery: integrating human and physical processes


Stephen E. Watkins

Stephen E. Watkins

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Stephen E. Watkins Quantifying sediment dynamics and intermittency of gravel bed rivers across the Corinth Rift, central Greece

Latest posts from the GM blog

GSA Penrose Conference: CLAST2019, 4-10 August 2019, Juneau, Alaska

GSA Penrose Conference: CLAST2019, 4-10 August 2019, Juneau, Alaska

We are happy to announce the GSA Penrose Conference on Climatic controls on continental erosion and sediment transport (CLAST2019), 4-10 August 2019, Juneau, Alaska (USA). Key challenges remain in recognizing and reconciling how climatic and earth surface process mediate erosion independently of solid earth forcing. The relationship amongst climatic, erosional, and transport processes are exceedingly complex and arguably more intricate than those typically defined between erosion and tectonics. However, the study of these relationships is fundamentally problematic because many of …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

The meeting programme for the EGU General Assembly 2019 (7–12 April, Vienna) was published this month. With more than 1000 scientific sessions, debates, short courses and side events, and close to 17,000 abstracts, it promises to be a varied and exciting meeting. If you have not yet registered, please do so by the end of today to get reduced registration rates.

This month the EGU has also issued a response to potential changes to the European Research Council, one of the world’s leading and most respected funders of frontier research, designed and governed by scientists. "Without this close relationship with the research community, the ERC’s ability to support the very best frontier science will be compromised," the statement reads.

The EGU has also announced a new award for Earth, planetary and space science journalism this month. The Angela Croome Award is the newest edition to the EGU awards and medals portfolio, joining the newly renamed Julia and Johannes Weertman Medal, the recently launched Katia and Maurice Krafft Award for geoscience outreach and engagement, and many other prestigious honours.

Last but not the least, we are sad to report that Lily Pereg, Deputy President and Programme Group Chair of the EGU Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division and Executive Editor of the SOIL journal, passed away in January. Read the obituary on the EGU website.

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