About EPSP

The Earth and Planetary Surface Processes (EPSP) Section 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 are:

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

Gordon Grant (President-elect), USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR, gordon.grant -at- oregonstate.edu

William E. Dietrich (past-president), University of California, Berkeley, CA, bill -at- eps.berkeley.edu

Greg Hancock (Secretary), William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, gshanc -at- wm.edu

The Executive Committee of EPSP comprises:

Bob Anderson, University of Colorado Boulder
Suzanne Prestrud Anderson, University of Colorado Boulder
Giovanni Coco, University of Auckland
Ben Crosby, Idaho State
Jean Dixon, Montana State University
Sergio Fagherazzi, Boston University
Ken Ferrier, Georgia Tech
Noah Finnegan, University of California, Santa Cruz
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
Claire Masteller, GFZ-Postdam (Social media coordinator)
Brandon McElroy, University of Wyoming
Marisa Palucis, Dartmouth College (co-Webmaster)
James Pizzuto, University of Delaware (past-president)
Joel Scheingross, GFZ Potsdam (co-Webmaster)
Katherine Skalak, USGS
Tess Thompson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Kelin Whipple, Arizona State University
Pat Wiberg, University of Virginia
Andrew Wilcox, University of Montana
Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University

Our student representative are:
Eric Barefoot, Rice University
Austin Chadwick, California Institute of Technology
Kieran Dunne, University of Pennsylvania
Hima Hassenruck-Gudipati, University of Texas Austin