The word geomorphology, arising from the Greek words for Earth, form and science, means the study of landforms composing a landscape, of their creation, evolution, and destruction, and of the processes that shape them. The Earth’s surface is the meeting point of the solid earth and the atmosphere and provides the habitat for all life. As such, it is the stage on which a diverse multitude of natural processes interact to shape the environment for all socio-economic activity.
Since the foundation of the Geomorphology section in August 2012, our scientists ask a broad range of questions, spanning scales in time and space from the impact of a pebble on the river bed to the evolution of a whole mountain belt. We follow an interdisciplinary research strategy to address outstanding and emerging challenges in the Earth surface sciences including:
Understanding Subduction Zone Topography through Modelling
This Marie Skłodowska-Curie framework for training and career development of Early Stage Researchers has it's scientific focus on the dynamics of continental margins where tectonic plates are recycled through subduction. SUBITOP
Surface Processes, Tectonics and Georesources: The Andean Foreland Basin of Argentina
An international virtual campus devoted to source-to-sink studies in the north-western and central Argentine Andes and foreland basin, fostering an exchange and mobility program that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. StRATEGy
Links Between Climate, Erosion and Tectonics in the Himalaya
iTECC is a research group located throughout the EU that focuses on the interaction between climatic forces and topographic evolution in active mountain belts. It uses the Himalaya as a natural laboratory to train young scientists in understanding. iTECC