G.K.Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research

The Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research

The GSG Awards Committee invites nominations for the GSG’s the Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research. The award is presented to the author(s) of a single significant contribution to the published research literature in geomorphology during the past three years. Only a book, refereed journal article, or monograph will be considered with an emphasis on refereed research articles. Nominations for the Grove Karl Gilbert Award remain active for two years. The award will be distributed at the AAG Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, April 6-10, 2020.

  • The nomination package should include in a single PDF file with nominee’s name included in the file name (ex., “JDoe_GilbertAward”):

    1. A copy of the relevant publication.
    2. A statement as to why the publication deserves the award.
    3. (Optional) supporting letters from colleagues.

    To be considered for the 2020 award, the Awards Committee must receive the nomination package and any supporting documentation by January 31, 2020.

Please submit materials electronically to the Awards Committee Chair: Lisa Davis (lisa.davis@ua.edu).

Past Recipients

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2010:

2009:

  • No award given

2008:

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2005:

2004:

2003:

  • Ellen Wohl and Dave Merritt for “Bedrock channel morphology.” Geological Society of America Bulletin 113(9): 1205-1212. Citation by Greg Springer and Andrew Wilcox.

2002:

2001:

2000:

  • Ellen Wohl, Doug Thompson and Andy Miller for “Canyons with undulating walls.” Geological Society of America Bulletin 111: 949-959. Citation by Frank Magilligan.

1999:

  • T.R. Paton, G.S. Humphreys and P.B. Mitchell for Soils: A New Global View, Yale University Press (1995). Citation by Randy Schaetzl.

1998:

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1996:

1995:

  • No award given

1994:

1993

  • William C. Mahaney for Ice on the Equator, Wm. Caxton Press (1990). Citation by Ron Dorn.

1992:

1991:

1990:

  • Don Johnson and Donna Watson-Stegner for “Evolution model of pedogenesis.” Soil Science 143: 349-366.

1989:

  • No award given

1988:

  • Ron Dorn for Studies of Alluvial Fans, Death Valley.

1987:

  • Derek Ford for Studies in Karst Geomorphology and Quaternary Chronology, Castleguard.

1986:

1985:

  • Athol Abrahams for Studies of Channel Networks.

1984:

  • Will Graf for Studies of Fluvial processes in the Southwestern U.S.

1983:

  • J. Ross Mackay for Studies of Permafrost in the Mackenzie River Delta Area.
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