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of Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium
Geomorphology Symposium (BGS) was first convened in 1970 and has now had
successful Symposia, each
devoted to a theme within geomorphology. The BGS has traditionally
generated a proceedings volume and many of these have been highly
influential in their respective subfields of geomorphology. This
long, rich history began at the State University of New York,
Binghamton, but has ranged far beyond to locations across the USA and
In 1966, four
geomorphologists and physical geographers at the State University of New
York-Binghamton, all graduates of A.N. Strahler at Columbia University,
began organizing weekly “brown-bag lunches” and discussing their common
interests: geomorphology and water. As the discussions became more focused
over the next few years, and with the addition of Marie Morisawa to
SUNY-Binghamton in 1970, the group put on the first Binghamton
Geomorphology Symposium, focusing specifically on Environmental
co-organizers were dismayed at the increasing specialization and
compartmentalization that had occurred in the sciences, and noted that
many of the intriguing problems in science had become interdisciplinary.
Because many problems in environmental science transcend traditional
science and cut across scientific disciplines, they viewed the
geomorphologist, as the surviving generalist in earth science, as being
particularly capable to interact in emerging environmental issues. Thus,
they convened the first Binghamton Symposium, stating that “This Symposium
is the first in what will be an annual symposia series in geomorphology.”
And so it was. The Binghamton Symposium has been held annually ever since
for over four decades. Each year the Symposium covers a specific topic as
it relates to geomorphology.
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Geomorphology , D.R. Coates, 1970;
Geomorphology , M. Morisawa, 1971;
3. Coastal Geomorphology
D.R.Coates, 1972; Binghamton, NY
4. Fluvial Geomorphology
Morisawa, 1973; Binghamton, NY
5. Glacial Geomorphology
Coates, 1974; Binghamton, NY
6. Theories of Landform
Development , W.N. Melhorn & R.C.
Flemal, 1975; Binghamton, NY
7. Geomorphology and
Engineering , D.R. Coates, 1976;
8. Geomorphology in Arid
D.O. Doehring, 1977; Binghamton, NY
9. Thresholds in
Geomorphology , D.R. Coates & J.D.
Vitek, 1978; Binghamton, NY
10. Adjustments of the
Fluvial System , D.D. Rhodes & E.J.
Williams, 1979; Binghamton, NY
11. Applied Geomorphology
Craig & J.L. Craft, 1980; Kent, OH
12. Space and Time in
Geomorphology , C.E. Thorn, 1981,
13. Groundwater as a
Geomorphic Agent , R.G. LaFleur, 1982;
14. Models in Geomorphology
Woldenberg, 1983; Buffalo, NY
15. Tectonic Geomorphology
Morisawa & J.T. Hack, 1984; Binghamton, NY
16. Hillslope Processes
Abrahams, 1985; Buffalo, NY
17. Aeolian Geomorphology
Nickling, 1986, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
18. Catastrophic Flooding
, L. Mayer
& D. Nash, 1987, Oxford, Ohio
19. History of Geomorphology
K.J.Tinkler, 1988, St. Catherines, Ontario
20. Appalachian Geomorphology
Gardner & W.D. Sevon, 1989, Carlisle, PA
21. Soils and Landscape
Evolution , P.L.K. Knuepfer &
L.D. McFadden, 1990; Binghamton, NY
22. Periglacial Geomorphology
Dixon & A.D. Abrahams, 1991, Buffalo, NY
23. Geomorphic Systems
Phillips & WH. Renwick, 1992; Oxford, OH
24. Geomorphology: The
Research Frontier and Beyond , J.D.Vitek & J.R.
Giardino, 1993; Hamilton, Ontario
25. Geomorphology and Natural
Hazards, M. Morisawa, 1994;
Terrestrial and Freshwater Systems , C.R. Hupp & A.D.
Howard, 1995, Charlottesville, VA
27. The Scientific
Nature of Geomorphology , B.L. Rhoads & C.E.
Thorn, 1996; Urbana-Champaign, IL
28. Changing the Face of the
Earth: Engineering Geomorphology , J.R. Giardino, R.A.
Marston & M. Morisawa, 1997; Bologna, Italy
29. Coastal Geomorphology
, D. J.
Sherman, P.A. Gares, 1998, Woods Hole, MA
30. Geomorphology in the
Public Eye , P. Knuepfer & J.F.
Petersen, 1999; Binghamton, NY
31. Modeling and
Geomorphology , J.F. Shroder & M.P.
Bishop, 2000, Binghamton, NY
32. Mountain Geomorphology -
Integrating Earth Systems , D.R. Butler, S.J.
Walsh, & G.P. Malanson, 2001; Chapel Hill, NC
33. Dams and Geomorphology
Beyer, 2002; Bloomsburg, PA
34. Ice Sheet Geomorphology
Knuepfer, J. Fleisher & D.R. Butler, 2003; Binghamton, NY
35. Weathering and
Landscape Evolution , A.V. Turkington, J.D.
Phillips, & S.W. Campbell, 2004; Lexington, KY
36. Geomorphology and
Ecosystems , C.S. Renshler, M.
Doyle, & M. Thoms, 2005; Buffalo, NY
37. The Human Role
in Changing Fluvial Systems , W.A. Marcus & L.A.
James, 2006; Columbia, SC
38. Complexity in
Geomorphology , M.A. Fontstad &
A.B. Murray, 2007; Durham, NC
Deposits and Environmental History, P.F. Hudson, K.W.
Butzer, & T.P. Beach, 2008; Austin, TX.
40. Geomorphology and
Vegetation: Interactions, Dependencies, and Feedback
C. Hession, J. Curran, L. Resler, T. Wynn, 2009; Blacksburg, VA.
Technologies and Geomorphological Mapping, L. Allan James,
Michael P. Bishop, Stephen Walsh, 2010; Columbia, SC.
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