The Young Geomorphologists are part of the German Working Group on Geomorphology. We are a number of students, PhD-candidates and PostDocs. Our goals are:
- to create networking opportunities for junior scientists,
- to provide a platform to discuss current issues of geomorphologic research,
- to provide an opportunity to present and discuss your projects, and
- to present and represent the depth of the geomorphologic research in Germany.
- to foster the exchange between international groups of young scientists.
We focus on providing a networking platform enabling early career scientists to communicate their ideas with likeminded people from different universities and research institutions. Additionally, we provide opportunities for students and early career scientists to present and discuss their projects and ideas, current developments in geomorphological research, and (new) techniques applied in field, laboratory and computer based research. To support networking an annual Young Geomorphologists’ workshop is held at varying locations throughout Germany. During this meeting members are encouraged to present their research projects and external speakers are invited for keynote-presentations on their respective fields of research. Besides arranging tutorials on various innovative methods, participants first and foremost shall be given an opportunity of benefitting from a cooperative exchange of ideas. The meetings provide a platform for open discussions on a wide range of problems that might have emerged within a particular research project.
The Young Geomorphologists are currently headed by Julia Meister and Jan Blöthe. The heads are elected every two years at the general assembly of the Young Geomorphologists. Their main task is to support the interests of the Young Geomorphologists in the managing board of the Working Group on Geomorphology. The speakers are supported by Andrea Junge, Christoph Kappler, Karoline Meßenzehl, Veit Nottebaum, Steffen Pötsch, Anna Schoch and Phillipp Schulte. If you would like to get involved or have any further questions, please contact us!