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The Gordon Warwick Award is made annually for excellence in geomorphological research by someone within 15 years of being awarded their doctorate (i.e. time since graduation).

Nominations are drawn together for the selection process in January each year and should be suibmitted by the end of December of the preceding year. Unsuccessful nominations will be carried forward for a maximum of two further years, if (i) the Research Committee deems them to be of a sufficiently high calibre to be competitive in future years and (ii) the nominee remains eligible for the Award.

Latest Winner

Joe Wheaton (2020)

The Gordon Warwick Award for 2020 is given to Dr Joe Wheaton, for his excellence in research on ecogeomorphology, fluvial science and river management. He was awarded his doctorate in 2008  from the University of Southampton for a thesis entitled “Uncertainty from Morphological Sediment Budgeting in Rivers”. Since then, much of his research has focused on tackling ecosystem and watershed management challenges. Now an Associate Professor at Utah State University, he leads a vibrant research group (the ET-AL Lab). He has also built a restoration program at Utah State University, developed a manual on low-tech process-based restoration, and built a consortium of researchers and software developers that build tools to better understand, simulate and manage riverscapes – The Riverscapes Consortium. He has an excellent track record in publishing and presenting his research to diverse audiences.