(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Science, systems and geomorphologies : why LESS may be more

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Cambridge, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) School of Geography, Univ., Nottingham, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper has been stimulated by a debate triggered by the then British Geomorphological Research Group (now the British Society for Geomorphology) about the connections between geomorphology and Earth system science (ESS). The AA. begin by considering the sociology of science, scientific knowledge and technology, before moving to a consideration of the historical relationship amongst geomorphology, geology and physical geography; and to some perspectives this might offer for the current debate. Epistemological issues, arising both from the use of systems theory over multiple spatial and temporal scales, and from the demands of contemporary environmental science, are then introduced, and these lead to a conclusion that geomorphology might more appropriately be assessed against (or seen as part of) a more locally orientated ESS, which they term LESS


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no9 [pp. 1323-1340]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 5 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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