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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

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.


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.


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

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