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An Illustrated Guide
Authors: Gutiérrez, Francisco, Gutiérrez, Mateo
This is a highly illustrated book with each landform being described with the following structure: (1) Main characteristics, including geometric, morphometric and sedimentological features. (2) Genetic processes and controlling factors. (3) Different typologies if applicable. (4) Additional comments related to various relevant aspects such us environmental implications or geographical distribution. Image visualization of landforms is essential for learning geomorphology and stimulating the interest in this field-based subject; a picture is worth a thousand words. Consequently, the book constitutes a valuable educational resource for every university student enrolled in courses related with earth surface processes and landforms (e.g. Geomorphology, Physical Geography, Geology, Geohazards, Environmental Sciences.). The book is also attractive to travellers and people keen on nature who want to know about the terminology and origin of the landforms they encounter in their trips. In many cases, the geomorphological features constitute the main asset of first-class protected areas (e.g., UNESCO World Heritage Sites, National Parks).
Early Career Researcher Conference Travel Grants
the International Permafrost Association (IPA) and
the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG)
This agreement (PDF version) will enhance cooperation between IPA and IAG and is linked to the objectives of the current MOU between the associations.
Both associations wish to encourage the participation of early career researchers in their international conferences and recognize the need to provide travel support for this purpose. In order to enhance interchange between the two associations, each will fund two Early Career Researcher Conference Travel Grants in relation to the other’s international conference.
The grants will be used to support the active participation (oral or poster presentation) of early career researchers whose interests intersect with those of the two associations, generally in the area of permafrost and periglacial research. The grants comprise direct financial support for travel and accommodation of 300€ per person and free participation (waiver of early career researcher registration fees) at:
- The International Permafrost Conference (ICOP), in the case of early career researcher conference travel grant funded by the IAG
- The International Conference on Geomorphology (ICG) in the case of early career researcher conference travel grant funded by the IPA.
The two associations organize their International Conferences every four years. For clarity, in the text below, the recipient association is the organizer of the conference and the supporting association provides the financing for the travel grants.
Criteria to receive the award
- Two early career researchers are eligible to receive support for each International Conference. An early career researcher is defined as an individual currently enrolled as a student in a post–‐secondary institution or having completed their most recent post–‐ secondary degree within the last six years and not holding a tenure–‐track or tenured professorial appointment.
- The submission and acceptance of an abstract and the active participation in the conference (with oral or poster presentation) are mandatory to receive this support.
- Early career researchers based in the organizing country for the international conference are not eligible for this support.
- Applicants for the award must submit their abstract accompanied by a short CV.
- Publicizing and administering the Early Career Researcher Conference Travel Grants is the joint responsibility of the two associations. Both will publicize the existence of the award in the lead up to the next international conference.
- Applications will be received by the recipient association.
- A joint committee, with parity from each association, will decide on who will receive the awards.
- The supporting association will transfer the required funds to the awardees. The recipient association will waive the registration fees for the awardees.
- Normally, the recipient association will publicize the nominating association’s contribution in pre–‐meeting or post–‐meeting reports on the conference.
- The awardees are expected to send a brief report to both associations within one month after Conference. Approved by IPA Executive Committee January 2016 Approved by IAG Executive Committee January 2016
The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG) is a scientific organisation, whose principal objectives are the development and promotion of geomorphology as a science through international co-operation and dissemination of knowledge of geomorphology. It will organise four Geomorphology sessions at the 33rd International Geographical Congress with the aim to strengthen links between geomorphologists and the community of Geographers. The IAG Proposed Sessions are mostly focused on the links between geomorphology and society.
The 33rd International Geographical Congress “Shaping Our Harmonious Worlds” – August 21-25, 2016 – Beijing, China
33rd IGC, August 21-25, 2016 – Beijing, China
The theme of the 2016 Congress is Shaping Our Harmonious Worlds, which highlights today’s common pursuit for harmony between humankind and nature, between environment and society, and for harmonious approaches to the world’s hazards and conflicts. Under this theme, five Congress key topics will be focused, parallel to the quadrennial meeting of the IGU commissions and task forces. In addition, a rich variety of field excursions will be organized so as to provide participants a chance to appreciate some of the unique natural features and cultural traditions of this ancient and modern country.
The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG) is a scientific organisation, whose principal objectives are the development and promotion of geomorphology as a science through international cooperation and dissemination of knowledge of geomorphology. It will organise four Geomorphology sessions at the 33rd International Geographical Congress with the aim to strengthen links between geomorphologists and the community of Geographers.
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Littoral 2016 “The changing littoral. Anticipation and adaptation to climate change” – October 24-27, 2016 – Biarritz, France
Littoral 2016 “The changing littoral. Anticipation and adaptation to climate change” – October 24-27, 2016 – Biarritz, France
13thconference of the traditional biennial international event of the Coastal & Marine Union (EUCC). This NPO/NGO was founded in 1989 to promote coastal conservation and sustainable development. It wanted to bridge the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policy makers. It is presently the largest network of coastal experts in Europe with 15 national branches and several regional offices (the last one “EUCC-Centre Atlantique” was created in 2015 in Biarritz). EUCC-France, the French branch, is proud to organize this conference in Biarritz.
The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG) offered 2 grants of 250 (two-hundred-fifty) Euros to PhD STUDENTS in GEOMORHOLOGY from EUROPE (except UK) who took part in the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop (Windsor, UK, 7-10 December 2015).
The Workshop was organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) and recognised by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG). The course provided PhD students with elements of training for research and with an opportunity to meet others at an early stage of their training when they were wrestling with the problems of research design etc.
There have been sessions about starting research, designing research projects, methodological issues, modelling, fieldwork problems and remedies, presentations techniques, time management, and workshops for project organisation and discussion of individual projects.
For further information on the Workshop, please visit the BSG website at:
IAG GRANTS have been awarded to the following PhD Students in Geomorphology selected among 14 eligible applicants from 6 countries:
The Workshop is organised by the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) and recognised by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). The course will provide PhD students with elements of training for research and with an opportunity to meet others at an early stage of their training when they were wrestling with the problems of research design etc. There will be sessions about starting research, designing research projects, methodological issues, modelling, fieldwork problems and remedies, presentations techniques, time management, and workshops for project organisation and discussion of individual projects.
For further information on the Workshop, please visit the BSG website at: http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/postgraduates/windsor
The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offers 2 grants of 250 (two-hundred-fifty) Euros to PhD STUDENTS in GEOMORHOLOGY from EUROPE (except UK) who are willing to take part in the BSG Post-Graduate Training Workshop.
5th National Meeting of the Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology (AIGeo) – Cagliari, Italy, September 28-30, 2015
The Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology (AIGeo) organizes every tree years a National Conference. The 5th Conference will be held in Cagliari from 28 to 30 September 2015.
AIGeo gives a large importance to the growth of young researches and periodically organizes a Young Geomorphologists’ Day. The aim of this event is to support young researchers’ growth also through direct exchanges of scientific results and research methods in Geomorphology. The 5th AIGeo National Conference will also host the:
The IAG Regional Conference 2015 on Gradualism vs catastrophism in landscape evolution will be held in Barnaul, Russia, July 2-4, 2015. The Conference is organized by IAG jointly with the Russian Association of Geomorphologists (RuAG) and will be hosted by the Altai State University.
Intensive course for young geomorphologists (ICYD) will be integrated into the post-conference fieldtrip in the form of discussions and seminars on the issues presented during the fieldtrip. ICYD teachers: Pavel BORODAVKO (Tomsk State University, Russia), Paul CARLING (Southampton University, Great Britain), Juergen HERGET, (Bonn University, Germany). IAG grants will be offered to Young Geomorphologists from less favoured countries of Asia and Europe who will take part in the Conference + Post-conference field trip (including Intensive Course). Call for Grants is expected in January 2015.
For more information visit the Conference website
link to the Extended Abstracts:
link to the Field-trip Guide:
link to the Russian Altai Selected Papers:
link to the Conference and Field-trip photos (courtesy of Katya Matlakhova):
The new book series World Geomorphological Landscapes aims to be a scientific library of monographs that present and explain physical landscapes across the globe, focusing on both representative and uniquely spectacular examples. Each book contains details on geomorphology of a particular country or a geographically coherent region. The content is divided into two parts. Part one contains the necessary background about geology and tectonic framework, past and present climate, geographical regions, and long-term geomorphological history. The core of each book is however succinct presentation of key geomorphological localities (landscapes) and it is envisaged that the number of such studies will generally vary from 20 to 30. There is additional scope for discussing issues of geomorphological heritage and suggesting itineraries to visit the most important sites.
PUBLISHED TITLES IN THIS SERIES:
Landscapes and Landforms of Portugal – Vieira, Gonçalo, Zêzere, José Luís (Eds.)
Landscapes and Landforms of France – Fort, Monique, André, Marie-Françoise (Eds.)
Landscapes and Landforms of Spain – Gutiérrez, Francisco, Gutiérrez, Mateo (Eds.)
Landscapes and Landforms of India – Kale, Vishwas S. (Ed.)
Landscapes and Landforms of Namibia – Goudie, Andrew, Viles, Heather (Eds.)
Landscapes and Landforms of Brazil – Carvalho Vieira, Bianca, Rodrigues Salgado, André Augusto, Cordeiro Santos, Leonardo José (Eds.)
Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa – Grab, Stefan, Knight, Jasper (Eds.)
Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary – Loczy, Dénes (Ed.)
Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia – Billi, Paolo (Ed.)
Landscapes and Landforms of Italy – Soldati, Mauro, Marchetti, Mauro (Eds.)
Landscapes and Landforms of Colombia – Hermelin, Michel (Ed.)
Landscapes and Landformsof the Czech Republic – Pánek, Tomáš, Hradecky, Jan (Eds.)
FORTHCOMING TITLES IN THIS SERIES: