Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
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Edited By: Professor S. N. Lane
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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 12/46 (Geography Physical); 31/175 (Geosciences Multidisciplinary)
Online ISSN: 1096-9837
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Is there a geomorphological case for the Anthropocene?
Chaired by Stephen Tooth, with panellists Professor Tony Brown, Simon Price and Professor Andreas Lang. Are we in the Anthropocene and no longer in the Holocene? Has human activity integrated and changed natural processes? Have we created our own geological time period?
The Anthropocene: is there a geomorphological case?
The ‘Anthropocene’, as used to describe the interval of recent Earth history during which humans have had an ‘overwhelming’ effect on the Earth system, is now being formally considered as a possible new geological Epoch. Such a new geological time interval (possibly equivalent to the Pleistocene Epoch) requires both theoretical justification as well as empirical evidence preserved within the geological record. Since the geological record is driven by geomorphological processes that produce terrestrial and near-shore stratigraphy, geomorphology has to be an integral part of this consideration. For this reason, the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) has inaugurated a Fixed Term Working Group to consider this issue and advise the Society on how geomorphologists can engage with debates over the Anthropocene.
The value of a formally defined Anthropocene for geomorphologists is discussed. Human impacts have been diachronistic, multifaceted and episodic, as demonstrated by the record of alluvial deposition in the UK. Rather than boxing time into discrete eras or periods, modern research uses calendar dates and multiple dating techniques to explore co-trajectories for a range of human impacts. Despite the value of ‘The Anthropocene’ as an informal concept and as a prompt to useful debate, arriving at a single, generally acceptable formal definition is impractical, and has some disadvantages.
Excellence in Reviewing Award
Congratulations to Professor Tracy Brennand, the winner of the 2014 Michael J Kirkby Award for Excellence in Reviewing for Earth Surface Processes and Landforms in 2013.
Best Paper in 2012 Award
Congratulations to Cliff Riebe and Darryl Granger, the winners of the 2014 Wiley Prize for the Best Paper in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms in 2013. Quantifying effects of deep and near-surface chemical erosion on cosmogenic nuclides in soils, saprolite, and sediment.
Seeking good peer review in geomorphology
Stuart N. Lane
This paper provides an extended guide to reviewing for ESPL in particular and geomorphology in general. After a brief consideration of both how we choose reviewers and why we hope that reviewers will accept, I consider what makes a fair and constructive review.
State-of-the-Science papers are now a regular feature of the first issue of the journal each calendar year. These papers not only review but also reframe and reformulate our current understanding of key geomorphological questions.AG/AIG Newsletters
From March 2014 onwards, the newsletters of the International Association of Geomorphologists will not be printed in ESPL nor included in issues online. However, we have decided to host them on the ESPL homepage here, so please see the latest newsletter (No. 30 (4/2014)) by clicking here.
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Are you a Chinese Author? Do you need advice on writing a paper?
This article, written by Professor Stuart Lane, editor of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, provides excellent guidelines for Chinese authors. The article has been translated into local language for easy reading and comprehension.