The workshops took place in 2019 and 2021 and were sponsored by the British Society for Geomorphology. The 2021 meeting took place virtually with themes that were decided upon following the discussions that took place during the first meeting. The content on Wednesday 19th May was devoted to instrumentation and bedforms, while Thursday 20th May was divided into a morning session on biotic processes in geomorphology, a lunchtime keynote by Prof. David Furbish from Vanderbilt University and then a series of presentations in the afternoon on more theoretical aspects of nonequilibrium geomorphology.
The timetable for May 20th 2021 proceeded as follows (click on the talk title hyperlink for a copy of the slides):
Morning Session on Impact of biotic components on system (non-)equilibrium morphology and dynamics
The morning session consisted of a mixture of workshops, introductory presentations and extended talks. The talks were:
- Prof. Water Bertoldi, University of Trento. The role of riparian vegetation.
- Dr Elena Bastianon, University of Hull. Effect of organisms on intertidal environments.
Keynote by Prof. David Furbish:
- 14:00 - 15:00 Keynote: Prof. David Furbish, Vanderbilt University. Rarefied sediment particle motions and transport: A statistical physics style of thinking.
Afternoon Session on Representation of nonlinear, non-equilibrium and non-local flow processes in geomorphic systems and networks
- 15:00 - 15:30. Prof. Doug Jerolmack, University of Pennsylvania. Viewing earth's surface as a soft matter landscape.
- 15:30 -16:00. Prof. Arvind Singh, University of Central Florida. Structural and functional complexity of river networks.
- 16:00 - 16:30. Nakul Deshpande, University of Pennsylvania. Creeping hillslopes and glassy relaxation.
- 16:30 - 17:00. Prof. Chris Keylock, Loughborough University. The complexity of landscape topography evaluated using synthetic null models.
- 17:00 - 17:30. Prof. Vaughan Voller, University of Minnesota. Estimating conductivities of fractal media.
The 2019 meeting consisted of four extended presentations and a number of shorter talks from colleagues at Durham, Huddersfield, Hull, Loughborough and Southampton Universities. The four extended presentations were (the hyperlink for a given title connects to their abstract)
- Alejandro Tejedor, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden - What can we learn from the emergent connectivity patterns in geomorphic systems?
- Vaughan Voller, St Anthony Falls Laboratory and University of Minnesota - Exploring the Role of Non-Locality and Memory in Landscape Evolution Models.
- Mikael Attal, University of Edinburgh - Capturing Sediment-Driven Processes from Source to Sink
- Chris Keylock, Loughborough University - Non-equilibrium and Non-local Phenomena in the Navier-Stokes Equations: A Fundamental Constraint on a Local Geomorphology?