Special Issues resulting from the 10th International Conference on Geomorphology

The 10th International Conference on Geomorphology (Coimbra, Portugal), that was held in September 2022, has resulted in the preparation of 10 Special Issues coming from various scientific Sessions:

  • Session 5: Forms, Processes and Landscape Change:
    Title: Denudation under changing environment at different temporal and spatial scales
    Journal: Geomorphology
    Editors: Juan Remondo, Achim A. Beylich, Dongfeng Li, Sara Savi
  • Session 8: Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology
    Title: Recent trends in glacial and periglacial geomorphology
    Journal: Geomorphology
    Editors: Barbara Woronko, Goncalo Vieira, Greg Wiles, Jorge Rabassa
  • Session 9: Tectonic and Seismic Geomorphology
    Title: Selected Papers from the 10th International Conference on Geomorphology (ICG2022)
    Journal: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie
    Editors: Efthimios Karymbalis, Paola Fredi, Giandomenico Fubelli, Konstantinos Tsanakas
  • Session 9: Tectonic and Seismic Geomorphology
    Title: Tectonic Geomorphology in Different Geodynamic Contexts
    Journal: Geomorphology
    Editors: Efthimios Karymbalis, Marta Della Seta, Giandomenico Fubelli, Maria Araújo, António Gomes
  • Session 10: Fluvial Geomorphology
    Title: Fluvial geomorphology: sediment transport, river management, and extreme events at different spatial and temporal scales
    Journal: Geomorphology
    Editors: Frédéric Liébault, Vittoria Scorpio, Daniel Vazquez-Tarrio
  • Session 11: Aeolian Geomorphology
    Title: Selected Papers from the 10th International Conference on Geomorphology (ICG2022)
    Journal: Geosciences
    Editors: Ana Ramos-Pereira, Vanda de Claudino-Sales, António Campar, Abdessamad Charif, Jorge Trindade
  • Session 12: Marine and Coastal Geomorphology
    Title: Advances in Coastal Geomorphology
    Journal: Geomorphology
    Editors: Carlos Loureiro, Angela Rizzo, Stefano Furlani
  • Session 14: Karst Geomorphology
    Title: Surface-Subsurface Connectivity in Karst Geomorphology
    Journal: Geomorphology
    Editors: Mateja Ferk, Alexander Klimchouk, Luca Antonio Dimuccio, Luiz Eduardo Panisset Travassos
  • Session 19: Geomorphological Hazards and Risk Management
    Title: Geomorphological Hazards and Risk Management
    Journal: Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie
    Editors: Susana Pereira, Maria Carolina Villaça, Ana Luiza Coelho Netto
  • Session 25: Planetary Geomorphology
    Title: Planetary landscapes, landforms, and their analogues
    Journal: Earth Surface Dynamics
    Editors: Frances Butcher, Susan Conway

Call for papers – Badlands Working Group Special Issue in the Mediterranean Geosciences Reviews

The Badlands Working Group from the IAG organises a Special Issue in the Mediterranean Geosciences Reviews, entitled “The Origin, Dynamics, and Diversity of Badlands in the Mediterranean and other terrestrial environments“. This Special Issue aims at being interdisciplinary, including the  origin of badlands landscapes, erosion dynamics and rate, effects of climate, or badlands landscape evolution modelling – among others. Find the flyer in .pdf here.

You can submit your paper before 12 June 2023, using Springer Nature MEGR’s online submission platform. Find the guideline for authors here, and more information about the journal here. Note that the publication is planned for March 2024.

Publication of Karst Hydrogeology, Geomorphology and Caves

The IAG congratulates Profs. Jo De Waele (University of Bologna, Italy) and Francisco Gutiérrez (University of Zaragoza, Spain) for the recent publication of “Karst Hydrogeology, Geomorphology and Caves” with Wiley! This book provides a comprehensive review of many aspects of karst science. Purchase this book with a 20% discount until December 31st – details on the flyer here.

Landscapes and Landforms of Portugal

Hot on the heels of Landscapes and Landforms of England and Wales we are pleased to announce that Landscapes and Landforms of Portugal edited jointly by Gonçalo Vieira,José Luís Zêzere and Carla Mora is now available via: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-03641-0. This will be a great introduction to those of you planning to attend the IAG’s 10th International Conference on Geomorphology in Coimbra Portugal next year (6-10 September 2021)!

Landscapes and Landforms of England and Wales

The latest addition to the IAG-endorsed series “World Geomorphological Landscapes” is now out! “Landscapes and Landforms of England and Wales”, edited jointly by Andrew Goudie and Piotr Migoń, is available via https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030389567 It is more than 600 pages long and contains overviews of long-term landform evolution, rock-relief relationships, Quaternary and the human impact, followed by 27 regional studies covering characteristic geomorphological landscapes, from coasts and flatlands to formerly glaciated mountains. The volume is dedicated to the first President of the IAG, Professor Denys Brunsden, with a special foreword from Mauro Soldati, the current IAG President. This volume is no. 19 in the successful series launched at the occasion of the International Conference on Geomorphology in Paris in 2013.

Aaron Micallef, Sebastian Krastel, Alessandra Savini (Eds.): SUBMARINE GEOMORPHOLOGY

The final version of the edited book Submarine Geomorphology, is now available online and in print from Springer.


The Editors Aaron Micallef, Sebastian Krastel and Alessandra Savini would like to thank all the authors who have contributed to this book.


The book will be officially launched at the 9th International Conference on Geomorphology, taking place in New Delhi in November.

This book on the current state of knowledge of submarine geomorphology aims to achieve the goals of the Submarine Geomorphology working group, set up in 2013, by establishing submarine geomorphology as a field of research, disseminating its concepts and techniques among earth scientists and professionals, and encouraging students to develop their skills and knowledge in this field.
Editors have invited 30 experts from around the world to contribute chapters to this book, which is divided into 4 sections – (i) Introduction & history, (ii) Data & methods, (ii) Submarine landforms & processes and (iv) Conclusions & future directions. Each chapter provides a review of a topic, establishes the state-of-the-art, identifies the key research questions that need to be addressed, and delineates a strategy on how to achieve this.
Submarine geomorphology is a priority for many research institutions, government authorities and industries globally. The book is useful for undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals with limited training in this field.

IAG Regional Conference 2015 – IJGE Special ISSUE: Geomorphological Hazards: Past and Present

The International Association of Geomorphologists held its 2015 Regional Conference at Barnaul in southern Siberia. A number of participants determined to share their common interest in geohazards by collecting a coherent set of papers around the theme of “geomorphological hazards: past and present”.

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A Special Issue was published in International Journal of Geohazards and Environment, Vol 2, No 3 (2016), entitled:
Geomorphological Hazards: Past and Present


Geomorphological Hazards: Past and Present – Introduction to the Special Issue

Olav Slaymaker, Andrei Panin, Mihai Micu, Sunil Kumar De

pp. 90-91




A Review of Three Significant Geohazards in the Canadian Cordillera: the Case of River Floods, Debris Flows/Floods, and Debris/Rock Avalanches

Olav Slaymaker

pp. 92-103



Quantitative Estimations of the Holocene Erosion due to Seismically Induced Landslides in the SE Altai (Russia)Applying Detailed Profiling and Statistical Approaches

Roman Nepop, Anna Agatova

pp. 104-118

Geophysical Investigation and Management Plan of a Shallow Landslide along the NH-44 in Atharamura Hill, Tripura, India

Kapil Ghosh, Shreya Bandyopadhyay, Sunil Kumar De

pp. 119-130

Dating Strong Prehistoric Earthquakes and Estimating Their Recurrence  Interval Applying Radiocarbon Analysis and Dendroseismological Approach – Case Study from SE Altai (Russia)

Anna Agatova, Roman Nepop

pp. 131-149



The Role of Catastrophic Floods Generated by Collapse of Natural Dams Since the Neolithic in the Oases of Bukhara and Qaraqöl: Preliminary Results

Eric Fouache, Rocco Rante, Djamal Mirzaakhmedov, Rachid Ragala, Malvina Dupays, Claude Vella, Jules Fleury, Valerie Andrieu-Ponnel, Antoine Zink, Elisa Porto, Frédérique Brunet, Lucie Cez

pp. 150-165

Debris Flows of the Tunkinsky Goltsy Mountains (Tunkinsky District, Republic of Buryatia in Eastern Siberia)

Stanislav Makarov, Anna Cherkashina, Zhanna Atutova, Aleksandr Bardash, Nadezhda Voropai, Natalija Kichigina, Boris Mutin, Olga Osipova, Natalija Ukhova

pp. 166-179

Modern and Late Holocene Flash Floods in the Silesian Upland (Southern Poland) Detected from Transformation of Periglacial Valleys: Case Study near Kromołów

Tomasz Kalicki, Artur Zieliński, Paweł Przepióra, Sławomir Chwałek, Marcin Frączek, Edyta Kłusakiewicz, Ireneusz Olszak, Łukasz Podrzycki

pp. 180-189

The Role of Catastrophic Events in Slope Transformation of the Forecarpathians During the Subboreal-Subatlantic: A Case Study of the Archaeological Site Brzezie 26 Near Cracow (Southern Poland)

Tomasz Kalicki, Radosław Czerniak



Shreya Bandyopadhyay & Sunil Kumar De: HUMAN INTERFERENCE ON RIVER HEALTH

Human Interference on River Health

A Study on the Haora River, Tripura, India


Authors:  Bandyopadhyay, Shreya; De, Sunil Kumar






This book examines in detail the health of India’s Haora River, which is of vital importance as the lifeline of Agartala, the Capital City of Tripura. From its source in the Baramura Hills, the river debouches onto the rolling plains of Chandrasadhubari. Thousands of people between Chandrasadhubari and the boundary of Bangladesh have settled along the riverbanks and are directly dependent on the river.

Since the 1970s the ever-growing population of the Haora River basin has been exerting tremendous pressure on the river. Several anthropogenic activities affect the river, increasing sedimentation and pollution, and are leading the Haora River toward its dying phase.
This book presents the problems related to the overall health of the Haora River and discusses some proposals for restoring the ecological balance and geo-political stability of this strategically important part of the country.

Highlights of the book:

  • Introduces the importance of river health in India
  • Includes proposed methods of bank erosion hazard zonation
  • Examines anthropogenic influences on the fluvial environment

Source-to-Sink Fluxes in Undisturbed Cold Environments – A. A. Beylich, J. C. Dixon, Z. Zwolinski (Eds.)

The SEDIBUD Working Group Synthesis Book is now published!SEDIBUDbookCoverPhoto

Amplified climate change and ecological sensitivity of polar and cold climate environments are key global environment issues. Understanding how projected climate change will alter surface environments in these regions is only possible when present day source-to-sink fluxes can be quantified. The book provides the first global synthesis and integrated analysis of environmental drivers and quantitative rates of solute and sedimentary fluxes in cold environments, and the likely impact of projected climate change. The focus on largely undisturbed cold environments allows ongoing climate change effects to be detected and, moreover, distinguished from anthropogenic impacts. A novel approach for co-ordinated and integrative process geomorphic research is introduced to enable better comparison between studies. This highly topical and multidisciplinary book, which includes case studies covering Arctic, Antarctic, and alpine environments, will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in the fields of geomorphology, sedimentology and global environmental change.

For further information:  http://www.cambridge.org/9781107068223


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!


Francisco Gutiérrez & Mateo Gutiérrez: LANDFORMS OF THE EARTH

Landforms of the Earth

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).

Piotr Migoń (Ed.), Springer Book Series: WORLD GEOMORPHOLOGICAL LANDSCAPES

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.





Landscapes and Landforms of PortugalVieira, Gonçalo, Zêzere, José Luís (Eds.)


Landscapes and Landforms of FranceFort, Monique, André, Marie-Françoise (Eds.)


Landscapes and Landforms of SpainGutiérrez, Francisco, Gutiérrez, Mateo (Eds.)




Landscapes and Landforms of IndiaKale, Vishwas S. (Ed.)




Landscapes and Landforms of NamibiaGoudie, Andrew, Viles, Heather (Eds.)


Landscapes and Landforms of BrazilCarvalho Vieira, Bianca, Rodrigues Salgado, André Augusto, Cordeiro Santos, Leonardo José (Eds.)



Landscapes and Landforms of South AfricaGrab, Stefan, Knight, Jasper (Eds.)



Landscapes and Landforms of HungaryLoczy, Dénes (Ed.)


Landscapes and Landforms of EthiopiaBilli, Paolo (Ed.)



Landscapes and Landforms of Italy – Soldati, Mauro, Marchetti, Mauro (Eds.)


Landscapes and Landforms of ColombiaHermelin, Michel (Ed.)





Landscapes and Landformsof the Czech RepublicPánek, Tomáš, Hradecky, Jan (Eds.)





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