Geomorphic contributions in an age of extremes

Come and learn about Geomorphology’s role in understanding, predicting and managing landscapes in extreme storms and floods at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 11 May 2015. Eminent geomorphology professors from across the globe will be presenting. An invitation by Dr. Larissa Naylor from the University of Glasgow and Dr. Tom Spencer from the University of Cambridge.

One day International conference on Stormy Geomorphology

Storm at the coast. Credit: Sally Smith.

Storm at the coast. Credit: Sally Smith.

Extreme storms and floods are increasing in frequency and intensity across much of the globe. Geomorphology has much to contribute to help understand, measure, predict and manage the landscape and human effects of extreme events. Global state-of-the-art understanding of geomorphic contributions to extreme events will be presented at a one-day conference in London on 11 May 2015.

Eminent invited speakers from across the globe will be presenting, including Professor Frank Magilligan, Professor Jacky Croke, Professor Stuart Lane, Professor Mark Macklin, Professor Steve Darby and Dr. Richard Whitehouse. The event will provide academic and end-user perspectives on the critical role geomorphology can play in managing the landscape-scale impacts of extreme events, and their consequences for human lives and livelihoods. Registration is still open and places are limited, please see: for more details. The event is co-sponsored by the British Society for Geomorphology, The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Wiley. We look forward to seeing some of you at this meeting. #stormygeomorph

This is event is one of two activities organised by the Fixed Term Working Group (FTWG) on ‘Stormy Geomorphology’ being sponsored by the British Society for Geomorphology. The second activity is an invited special issue of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. For further details about the FTWG see:

– Dr. Larissa Naylor, University of Glasgow –

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Sabine Kraushaar works as postdoc in the ENGAGE Group at the University of Vienna (Geomorphological Systems and Risk Research). Her research until now included soil erosion studies, geochemical sediment fingerprinting and sediment transport modelling in northern Jordan.

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