ICG2022-10

Fluvial Geomorphology
Conveners: Vittoria Scorpio, Ana Lucía-Vela, António Martins, Ekaterina Matlakhova, André Salgado, Frédéric Liébault

Fluvial forms and processes are crucial in shaping the landscape, as rivers are widespread on most of the Earth's surface. Fluvial systems bear enormous importance due to their consequences on sediment connectivity from uplands to oceans, on available water resources, on stream ecology, on natural hazards scenarios, and on ecosystem services for humanity. The purpose of this session is to gather contributions that highlight the role of geological and geomorphological aspects in understanding, modelling, and predicting, the past present and future behaviour of rivers. We warmly encourage contributions on the following topics, which are not exclusive:
i. Long to short-term geomorphological evolution of fluvial landforms and hydrographic basins induced by climate change, tectonic activity, and base-level variations;
ii. Channel evolutionary trajectories and influences of natural and anthropic driving factors;
iii. Sediment cascade, in channel-hillslope coupling and effects on channel morphology and dynamic on transitional environments;
iv. Geomorphic processes during floods and related hazards;
v. Basin management and river restoration projects;
vi. Interactions between fluvial morphology and ecology;
vii. Methodological advances in fluvial geomorphology (remote sensing, sediment transport monitoring, numerical modelling…).