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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 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

EGU General Assembly 2019 – all info you need

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2019 is about to open its doors. With less than two weeks time, we would like to provide a small guideline if you attend this EGU GA 19 for the first time and/or if you are an Early Career Scientist (ECS). We, that are your Geomorphology (GM) Division ECS Represenatives: Michael Dietze and Annegret Larsen, together with the ECS Rep team members Eric Pohl, Andrea Madella and Edwin Baynes. EGU what? The EGU GA …


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

Earlier this month, we hosted a record-breaking number of participants (over 16,000) at our annual EGU General Assembly in Vienna. The meeting included over 16,000 poster, oral and PICO presentations in over 650 sessions, as well as a number of popular short courses and side events. We are grateful to all participants, including conveners, the EGU Programme Committee, Copernicus Meetings, conference assistants, exhibitors, and ACV and EGU office staff, for making the meeting a success. If you participated in the meeting, we especially welcome your suggestions and feedback (deadline: 9 June), which will be instrumental in ensuring an even more successful General Assembly next year (3–8 May 2020, Vienna).

Of special highlight at the meeting was a session on ‘Science, Politics and European (dis)integration: A Conversation of Geoscientists with Ilaria Capua and Mario Monti’, which motivated the EGU to issue a declaration supporting a united Europe for the benefit of global scientific research.

In other news this month, the EGU launched a new journal, Geochronology, as well as a science-policy competition for early career scientists (deadline: 15 May). We also ran an extraordinary election, which saw Claudio Zaccone elected as SSS Division President.

Finally, we would like to remind you that we are currently accepting nominations for the 2020 EGU awards and medals, including for the new Angela Croome Award and Katia and Maurice Krafft Award. To promote the best deserving geoscientists from around the world and increase diversity in the group of EGU awardees and medallists, we encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical, and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages. Please consider submitting a nomination by 15 June.

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