10 REASONS WHY GEOMORPHOLOGY IS IMPORTANT – by Stephen Tooth and Heather Viles

“In today’s world, there is much interest in, and concern about, the global environment and how it operates and changes. The threats of climate change and species extinctions are commonly highlighted, but what about the potential changes to physical landscapes? Understanding how landscapes operate and change is a crucial part of gaining a full understanding of the Earth system and enabling better environmental management. There are many questions that remain to be answered about physical landscapes and our interactions with them.”

Stephen Tooth and Heather Viles, with input from the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) Executive Committee, prepared this document to explain the fundamental role of Geomorphology for Science and Society!