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Landforms and Geodiversity (co-organized)
Convener: Zbigniew Zwoliński  | Co-Convener: Marco Giardino 
 / Tue, 29 Apr, 08:30–10:00
 / Attendance Tue, 29 Apr, 17:30–19:00
Poster Summaries & DiscussionsPSD5.3 

Last years indicated many opportunities to develop greater interest on geodiversity in Earth System Science. Development of geodiversity concept over the last 20 years is a good forecast for further developments that research approach within geomorphology. It is important that the science of geomorphology may participate in such innovative concept and approach in modern science. Geomorphologists cannot avoid this chance to participate in establishing landform dimensions in geodiversity. The basic goals of the session are: a) developing concept of the role of landform in geodiversity, b) methodology of geodiversity in geomorphology, c) standards for assessing landform significance from the geodiversity point of view. The main aim is focused on new insights on geodiversity of landform in different types of relief from lowland to mountain environments. All geographical scales are considered, from the local to the global scale, i.e. glocal scales. Of interest are contributions investigating theoretical aspects of geodiversity, with emphasis on landforms, including conceptual, mathematical, statistical, numerical and computational problems, and applied contributions demonstrating, with examples, the different morphogenetic domains and specific landforms characteristics. Analytical and synthetic approaches to integrated assessment of landform for geodiversity by means and methods of geoinformation (GIS) are expected. Emphasis will be put on modern tools and original viewpoints. A selection of studies presented at this session will be considered for publication in a special issue of a relevant international journal.
Session is co-organized by the International Association of Geomorphologists' Working Group on Landform Assessment for Geodiversity.