(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Communicating geomorphology : global challenges for the twenty-first century

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GREGORY K.J. (1) ; LANE S.N. (2) ; LEWIN J. (3) ; ASHWORTH P.J. (4) ; DOWNS P.W. (5) ; KIRKBY M.J. (6) ; VILES H.A. (7) ;
(1) School of Geography and Environment, Univ., Southampton, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Fac. de Géosciences et de l'environnement, Univ.,, Lausanne, SUISSE
(3) Inst. of Geography and Earth Sciences, Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton, Brighton, ROYAUME-UNI
(5) School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ., Plymouth, ROYAUME-UNI
(6) The School of Geography, Univ., Leeds, ROYAUME-UNI
(7) School of Geography and the Environment, Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI


The British Society for Geomorphology (BSG), established as the British Geomorphological Research Group (BGRG) in 1960, is considering how best to represent geomorphology and geomorphologists in the light of recent changes in the nature of communication. Seven drivers of communication change are outlined : the changing position of geomorphology in higher education, the nature of academic interaction, the means of communication available, a transformation in the nature of geomorphological research, changes in funding support, the government role in resource allocation, and developments in quantifying international research impact. Challenges arising from changing communications are identified as occurring beyond the "academy", in the nature of publication within the "academy", and associated with meetings of the "academy". Although national societies now have to contemplate significantly different purposes to provide for their members than in the twentieth century, there are opportunities available that cannot be fulfilled by international organizations alone


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no4 [pp. 476-486]

Bibliographic references : 10 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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