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Monthly News and Jobs Digest - February 2017

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Welcome to the February Digest from the Press Office of the British Society for Geomorphology. Below you will find the latest News, Jobs and Opportunities sent in by our membership over the last month.

To send us an item for next month’s Digest, please contact us at [email protected] – or share on Twitter or Facebook using #BSGNews or #BSGJobs

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If you’re reading this on the day of posting, you still have a couple of days to get in your applications for BSG Grants. The deadline has been extended the 3 February 2017.

Mairi Mac Arthur has been showing School Pupils how concrete and biodiversity mix along our shorelines through workshops (shared by Larissa Naylor)

Conference agenda for ANZGG (Australian & New Zealand Geomorphology Group) 2017, New Zealand (6-10 February 2017), available here https://www.ivvy.com/event/ANZGG/ Please contact to see if there is still space for oral and poster abstracts.

The Anthropocene has been proposed as a new interval in geological time, where human influence on the Earth’s surface dominates over natural processes. The BSG’s Anthropocene Working Group has published a State of the Science review paper in ESP&L (shared by Paolo Tarolli) – The geomorphology of the Anthropocene: emergence, status and implications

BSG members may wish to know of the sad news that Prof. Eiju Yatsu died on 15th December aged 96 years. Eiju Yatsu will be best remembered for his influential book 'Rock Control in Geomorphology' of 1966. Subsequently, his 1988 introduction to 'The Nature of Weathering' is still a substantial contribution to the subject. Those interested in the philosophy and practice of geomorphology will appreciate his wide-ranging 'Fantasia in Geomorphology' (2002) (shared by Brian Whalley).

#BSGJobs and Opportunities sent in by members

PhD Opportunity at Loughborough University, using drones to understand river response to flooding

Geography Teacher Training Scholarships – The Royal Geographical Society

NERC Advanced Training Short Course – Integrating Remote Sensing Into Advanced Geomorphological Mapping, Cranfield University, 13-17 March 2017