About EPSP

The Earth and Planetary Surface Processes (EPSP) Focus Group began, officially, late in 2008, following approval by the AGU of a proposal from the community.  As of the 2016 Fall meeting, we have 1027 AGU members who have chosen EPSP as their primary affiliation (and 515 primary student members), and 7186 secondary members.  Earth and Planetary Surface Processes is a multidisciplinary field that embraces the full range of processes — including anthropogenic — that generate, erode, and measure landscapes, that generate stratigraphy, and that couple the internal dynamics of the surface to climatic and tectonic forcings.

The current officers (2017) are:

William E. Dietrich (President), University of California, Berkeley, CA bill@eps.berkeley.edu

Dorothy Merritts (President-elect), Franklin and Marshall, Lancastor, PA dorothy.merritts@fandm.edu

Greg Hancock (Correspondent), William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA gshanc@wm.edu

The 2017 Executive Committee of EPSP comprises:

Bob Anderson, University of Colorado Boulder
Suzanne Prestrud Anderson, University of Colorado Boulder
Lindsay Barbieri, The University of Vermont (Student, voting member 2017)
Alexander Bryk, University of California Berkeley (Student)
Rebecca Caldwell, University of Indiana (Student)
Giovanni Coco, University of Auckland
Jean Dixon, Montana State University
Kieran Dunne, University of Pennsylvania, (Student)
Emir Erfanian, University of Connecticut (Student, voting member 2017)
Sergio Fagherazzi, Boston University
Ken Ferrier, Georgia Tech
Kimberly Hill, University of Minnesota
Niels Hovius, GFZ-Potsdam
Alan Howard, University of Virginia (past president)
Leslie Hsu, USGS
Douglas Jerolmack, University of Pennsylvania
Michele Koppes, The University of British Columbia
Marisa Palucis, Caltech (c0-Webmaster)
James Pizzuto, University of Delaware (past-president)
Joel Scheingross, GFZ Potsdam (co-Webmaster)
Tess Thompson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Kelin Whipple, Arizona State University
Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University
Pat Wiberg, University of Virginia
Andrew Wilcox, University of Montana

The AGU EPSP Program Committee:

Katie Skalak – co-chair, fluvial geomorphology
Kimberly Hill – co-chair, debris flow and granular physics
Brandon McElroy – co-chair (2017), channelized aerial and submarine sediment transport
Giovanni Coco – coastal geomorphology
Andrew Wilcox – fluvial geomorphology
Ben Crosby – tectonics, landscape evolution, periglacial geomorphology
Marisa Palucis – planetary surface processes
Ken Ferrier – hillslope processes, landscape evolution
Michele Koppes – glacial surface processes

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