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GM Geomorphology Division on Geomorphology

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Division on Geomorphology
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Division on Geomorphology

President: Daniel Parsons (gm@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Kristen Cook (kristen.cook@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)

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

Paola Passalacqua

Paola Passalacqua

  • 2022
  • Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal

The 2022 Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to Paola Passalacqua for innovative and impactful research on landscape dynamics through a rigorous mathematical approach, including using network theory to study delta systems, alongside outstanding community service.


Nicoletta Leonardi

Nicoletta Leonardi

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Nicoletta Leonardi for contributions to a new understanding of the geomorphic evolution of coastal landscapes, and deconstructing the drivers of coastal change through development and application of novel modelling tools.


Anne Guyez

Anne Guyez

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Anne Guyez Feldspar single grain luminescence of modern fluvial sediments as a new tool to study fluvial transport


Davide Tognin

Davide Tognin

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Davide Tognin Salt-marsh sedimentation affected by storm surges and anthropogenic impacts


Janbert Aarnink

Janbert Aarnink

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Janbert Aarnink Teaching Machines Instream Wood


Joanna E. Bullard

Joanna E. Bullard

  • 2021
  • Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal

The 2021 Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal is awarded to Joanna E. Bullard for sustained innovative, perceptive, and productive studies of arid-land geomorphology, aeolian processes, and dust in the Earth system, alongside outstanding community leadership.


Louise J. Slater

Louise J. Slater

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Louise J. Slater for recognition of outstanding contributions in the field at the interface of river geomorphology and hydrology; exploring the drivers of changing flood hazard and risk over time and space.


Elisabeth Schönfeldt

Elisabeth Schönfeldt

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Elisabeth Schönfeldt Detect Giant Landslides with Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)


Jingtao Lai

Jingtao Lai

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Jingtao Lai Climatic controls on mountain glacier basal thermal regimes dictate spatial patterns of glacial erosion


Maximillian Van Wyk de Vries

Maximillian Van Wyk de Vries

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Maximillian Van Wyk de Vries Resolving pre-collapse slope motion of the February 2021 Chamoli rock-ice avalanche via feature tracking of optical satellite imagery and DEM differencing

Latest posts from the GM blog

Introducing the Geomorphology ECS Team: the new and the old!

A dynamic and engaging team can make a world of difference, and the EGU GM Division’s ECS team is thrilled to introduce its new members (and reintroduce the old!). Drawing from the past traditions and also making judicious adaptions to fit the present, the current team is formed to strengthen the organisation and the members and identify and expand the synergies that can have a positive impact on the important work we are all doing. Following GA meeting in Vienna …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the November newsletter, we celebrate geoscientists who see the unseen: from German scientist Alfred Wegener who proposed the shocking theory of continental drift, to Morelia Urlaub, researcher of underwater landslides, a phenomena otherwise unseen by humans.

We also hear from Sustainable Energy Geoscientist Munira Raji who reflects on attending the UN’s COP27 in Egypt, and EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill describes what happened during our special EU Parliament event, ‘Supporting the EU’s Biodiversity Targets by Bridging the Science-Policy Divide’.

Lastly, don’t forget to check your inbox for the next EGU23 monthly Update from Copernicus, arriving early December. If you miss an Update you can subscribe here.

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