7th International Symposium on Gully Erosion

7th International Symposium on Gully Erosion


Welcome to the site for the 7th International Symposium on Gully Erosion, to be held May 23-27, 2016 at the Stewart Center at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA!

Integrating processes, management, and prediction

Gully erosion remains a critical concern worldwide. Gullies, rills, and other erosion within concentrated flows are the dominant causes of soil loss from hillslopes and agricultural regions. They can cause severe water quality impairment and landscape degradation, they can have important implications for biogeochemical cycles, and they can have devastating, long-lasting effects on society. It is for these reasons that scientists, land managers, and practitioners have sought to understand the processes of gully erosion, to engage in field- and laboratory-based experimental monitoring and management programs, and to develop theoretical and analytical arguments for soil erosion prediction technology. Through these collective efforts, tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of these important geomorphic phenomena and in the successful management of these critical resources.

The International Symposium on Gully Erosion (ISGE) seeks to bring together leading and emerging expert scientists and practitioners actively engaged in gully-erosion research in a wide range of environments and from diverse perspectives. In particular, the program will emphasize opportunities to provide integrated solutions to the problem of gullying that arise from novel measuring and modeling techniques. While major themes have been selected based on key phenomena and the various methods adopted, the contributors will be asked to highlight new and innovative approaches to monitor and measure gully erosion processes, to discuss the important geomorphic, pedologic, and hydrologic processes affecting gully development and evolution, to present new theory and models to predict soil losses and landscape processes, and to critically assess land-management practices and anthropogenic activities and their broader implications.

ISGE Thematic Sessions:
  1. Innovative field and laboratory techniques and approaches to gully-erosion research.
  2. Advances in soil and gully-erosion prediction and geospatial technology.
  3. Gully-erosion measurement, monitoring, and assessment.
  4. Progress in national and international conservation practices and landscape management.
  5. Gully erosion and landscape evolution due to anthropogenic and climatic forcing.

Submit Abstract

The full abstract may contain up to 600 words (and may also contain tables and figures), and be submitted as a Word (.doc or .docx) format file, with single-spaced lines, 12 pt Times New Roman font, and 1" margins all around.

Also, please note that you can submit your abstract on the left sidebar under "Links for Authors".

ISGE Timeline
  • March 1, 2016 - Abstract submission closes
  • March 15, 2016 - Author notification and preliminary program release
  • April 1, 2016 - Early/author registration deadline
  • May 23, 2016 - Pre-conference workshops
  • May 24-27, 2016 - Symposium


Registration and lodging information is now available via Purdue Conferences. *Please note that you will need to create a separate login account (different from Abstract Submission login) for registration, as two Purdue University departments are handling the Abstracts (Libraries) and Registration (Conferences) separately.* Full meeting early registration is $450 US. There are 7 pre-conference workshops available on Monday, May 23, 2016. You may register for workshops for an additional cost of $50 US per workshop. Detailed information for workshops can be found at: Workshops

Scientific Committee
  • Ronald Bingner - USA
  • Javier Casali - Spain
  • Carlos Castillo - Spain
  • Rick Cruse - USA
  • Rafael Gimenez - Spain
  • Baoyuan Liu - China
  • Jose Antonio Martinez - Spain
  • Irene Marzolff - Germany
  • Henrique Momm - USA
  • Thanos Papanicolaou - USA
  • Mathias Romkens -USA
  • Aleksey Sidorchuk - Russia
  • Dino Torri - Italy
  • Glenn Wilson - USA
  • Wojciech Zglobicki - Poland
Typical Session Schedule
  • 8:30-8:40 Announcements
  • 8:40-9:30 Invited Speaker (50 min, including speaker introduction)
  • 9:30-11:30 Speaker Presentations (12 min, including questions)
  • 11:30-12:00 Poster Session
  • 12:00-1:10 Lunch Break
  • 1:10-2:00 Invited Speaker (50 min, including speaker introduction)
  • 2:00-4:00 Speaker Presentations (12 min, including questions)
  • 4:00-4:30 Poster Session
  • 4:30-5:30 Panel Discussion (topics evolving from presentations)

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