Personalia | Kristen Cook - Geological Society of America GSA Fellowship

Kristen Cook (photo:private)

Kristen Cook, GFZ - Section Geomorphology, has been made a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA) this year. The Fellowship is accompanied by the receipt of the Kirk Bryan Award for excellent science in 2019.

According to the GSA: “Society Fellowship is an honor bestowed on the best of our profession by election at the spring GSA Council meeting. GSA members are nominated by existing GSA Fellows in recognition of a sustained record of distinguished contributions to the geosciences and the Geological Society of America through such avenues as publications, applied research, teaching, administration of geological programs, contributing to the public awareness of geology, leadership of professional organizations, and taking on editorial, bibliographic, and library responsibilities”.

Kristen Cook has been working at the GFZ since 2013 and her research interests include understanding erosion processes and process interactions. She combines remote sensing and numerical modelling. 2014 she published a study in Nature Geoscience in which she and her colleagues succeeded in "the world's first real-time observation of the evolution of gorge width by fluvial erosion over the course of several years”. This publication brought her the Kirk Bryan Award five years later and with it her acceptance into the world-renowned GSA.

More information:

  • Cook, K., Turowski, J., Hovius, N., 2014. River gorge eradication by downstream sweep erosion. Nature Geoscience 7 (682-686). DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2224

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