Promotion of Young Geomorphologists

Young scientists (Master and PhD level) can apply for financial assistance for participation in conferences, workshops, etc..

  • The application deadline for the first half of the year is March 31,
  • The application deadline for the second half of the year is September 30.


The application procedure should include name, organization, address of the applicant and the supervisor; also the name of the conference title and type of presentation (paper, poster), Summary of the presentation, as well as a rough budget is mandatory (please indicate how the total financing is covered) and a motivation for the requested of the support by SGS has to be specified.

The SGS wishes that the the organization is mentioned with its name and logo on the poster or talk.

Please send your application as a PDF to the President and the Treasurer.


Supported conference contributions

2017

  • Talk: “Assessing the effect of biochar on erosion using a high precision rainfall simulator” by Nina Goldman [500 CHF]
  • Talk: “Sedimentary connection between rock glaciers and torrential channels: definition, inventory and quantification from a test area in the south-western Swiss Alps” by Mario Kummert [500 CHF]
  • Poster: “Contrasting Tectonic and Geomorphic Characteristics across the Northern Apennines” by Erica Erlanger [American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting in New Orleans, USA] [270 CHF]
  • Talk: “Li and Be isotopic evidence for spatially and temporally variable partitioning of denudation during the late Neogene” by Jeremy Kesner Caves Rugenstein [AGU Fall Meeting, 2017, New Orleans, USA] [370 CHF]
  • Poster: “Investigating the Buffering Capacity of Mountain Communities to Socio-economic and Natural Shocks” by Jorge Alberto Ramirez [370 CHF]
  • Poster: “Testing new methods for assessing the effect of biochar on erosion by using a high precision rainfall simulator” by Marius Mayer [SGmS Meeting in Zermatt VS, CH] [120 CHF]
  • Talk: Rates and patterns of Pleistocene rock uplift revealed by dating paleoshorelines on Crete, Greece: Implications for earthquake hazards in the Eastern Mediterranean by Richard Ott [AGU Fall Meeting, 2017, New Orleans, USA] [370 CHF]

2016

  • Talk: “Mapping decadal land cover changes in the woodlands of north eastern Namibia using the Landsat satellite archive (1975-2014)” by Vladimir Wingate [Land reform in Namibia, 2015]
  • 2 Posters: Soil organic carbon erosion and its subsequent fate in the Karoo rangeland and In-filled reservoirs serving as sediment archives to analyse soil organic carbon erosion – Taking a closer look at the Karoo rangelands by Juliane Krenz [EGU Vienna, 2016]
  • Talk: Spatial and temporal variability of the sediment transfer at the front of active rock glaciers, cases studies form the western Swiss Alps by Mario Kummert [International Conference On Permafrost, Potsdam, 2016]
  • Poster: The complex pluri-decennial and multiphasic destabilization of the Jegi rock glacier (western Swiss Alps): historical development and ongoing crisis by Alyssa Ghirlanda [International Conference On Permafrost, Potsdam, 2016]
  • Poster: Risk evolution in the Richebach torrent from 1890 to 2010 by Irene Kallen [INTERPRAEVENT Luzern, 2016]
  • Workshop: Julia Krawielicki [„IsoCamp: a course in stable isotope biogeochemistry and ecology“ an der Universität Utah]
  • Talk: Le pergélisol au sud des Alpes Suisses (Tessin) : étude de sept glaciers rocheux et relations avec le climat by Elisa Giaccone [colloque de l’Association Internationale de Climatologie AIC, Besançon, 2016]

2015

  • Talk: Debris fow risk evoluton in Sörenberg from 1950-2014 by Benjamin Fischer and Margreth Keiler [SGmG Jahrestagung 2015]
  • Poster: Five years of thermal and kinematic monitoring of Alpine permafrost in the Ticino Alps by Elisa Giaccone, Christian Ambrosi, Marco Antognini, Reynald Delaloye, Christophe Lambiel, Stefano Mari, Cristian Scapozza [SGmG Jahrestagung 2015]
  • Talk: Characteristics of surge-type glaciers in the Karakoram by Nico Mölg, Tobias Bolch, Frank Paul, Philipp Rastner [IUGG General Assembly, Prague] - Poster - Conference report
  • Talk: Rockglaciers on the Run – An advanced approach to assess rockglacier evolution by Johann Müller, Isabelle Gärtner-Roer, and Andreas Vieli [7th Canadian Permafrost Conference GEOQuebec, Canada]
  • Poster: Separation of dry and wet periods from regular weather station data for the analysis of wind erosion risk by Mohammadali Saremi Naeini , Wolfgang Fister, Gowwin Heckrath, and Nikolaus J. Kuhn [EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna]
  • Talk: Soil water dynamic studies from two Arenosols of North-Central Namibia by Brice Prudat, L. Bloemertz, and N.J. Kuhn [EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna] - Poster: Ehenge: marginalized soil with high water use efficiency by Brice Prudat, L. Bloemertz, and N.J. Kuhn - Poster: Northern Namibia´s Ehenge: marginal soil with high water use efficiency by Brice Prudat, L. Bloemertz, and N.J. Kuhn - Poster: Land scarcity in Northern Namibia by L. Bloemertz, G. Dobler, O. Graefe, N.J. Kuhn, R. Nghiteveekwa, Brice Prudat, and L. Weidmann
  • Poster: Carbon Erosion in the Great Karoo Region of South Africa by Juliane Krenz, Philip Greenwood, Brigitte Kuhn, Ian Foster, John Boardman, Mike Meadows, and Nikolaus Kuhn [EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna]
  • Poster: Groundwater, biogeomorphic succession and controls on river channel pattern by Nico Baetz, Pauline Colombini, Paolo Cherubini and Stuart N. Lane [American Geoscience Unition (AGU) fall meeting 2015 in San Francisco] - Conference Report
  • Poster: The Sediment Yield of High Mountain Environment Watersheds by Natan Micheletti, Christoph Lambiel and Stuart N. Lane [American Geoscience Unition (AGU) fall meeting 2015 in San Francisco] - Conference Report

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