Katja Laute


Officer – IAG Highlights


Katja Laute is a geomorphologist and works as research scientist at the Geomorphological Field Laboratory (GFL) in Selbustrand, Norway. She studied Physical Geography, Geology and Geobotany in Germany and received her doctoral degree at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering in Trondheim, Norway, in 2013, focussing on denudational processes and relief development in mountain valleys in western Norway. She worked as post-doc researcher at the Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM) in Brest, France investigating hard rock coastal cliff erosion. Her research interests focus on earth surface processes and landscape development in different environments including denudational hillslope processes, fluvial processes, coastal cliff erosion and sedimentary budgets. During her scientific career she has worked at different universities and research institutes in Germany, Canada, Norway, Spain and France including extended geomorphological field work in diverse environmental settings. She has been the Secretary of the IAG Geomorphological Research Group of Norway (IAG GeoNor, 2019-2022), one of the National Representatives within the IAG Nordic Network of Geomorphology Groups from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland (IAG GeoNorth) and appointed steering committee member of the IAG Working Group DENUCHANGE. She serves as reviewer for several international geo-scientific journals, has been involved in the organisation of a number of international workshops and summer schools and has been active as a session (co-)convener at the EGU since 2010. Katja has published more than 25 peer-reviewed scientific publications (papers and book chapters) and has co-edited a special issue in the journal Geomorphology (Elsevier). She served for two years (2020-2022) as a Special Portfolio Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG), and since September 2022 she is an elected member (Officer) of the Executive Committee of the IAG. Another focus of her work is professional nature- and detail photography.

Dr. Katja Laute
Geomorphological Field Laboratory (GFL)
Strandvegen 484
7584 Selbustrand
Email address: katja.laute<at>geofieldlab.com