Townsville is Australia's largest tropical city and adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef and this will be the first ISGE in the southern hemisphere.

Program now available [pdf · 8mb]

About ISGE

Gully erosion is recognized as a globally significant source of sediment to stream systems, and a natural hazard that can be accelerated by climate change, extreme events, and human land-use. We welcome established and emerging researchers and practitioners to the 8th ISGE, the world's largest and friendliest gully conference.

Themes of the 8th ISGE:

  • Gully erosion processes under climate and landuse forcing
  • Experimental and measurement techniques
  • Modelling, assessment and prediction
  • Management and prevention including social and economic aspects.

Organising Committee

Scientific Committee

We are pleased to announce the Scientific Committee, who are guiding development of the Conference Program

  • Robert Wells (Chair) (United States Department of Agriculture)
  • Sean Bennett (University at Buffalo)
  • Richard Cruse (Iowa State University)
  • Mary Nichols (United States Department of Agriculture)
  • Javier Casalí (Public University of Navarre)
  • Wojciech Zglobicki (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University)
  • Anita Bernatek-Jakiel (Jagiellonian University)
  • Valentin Golosov (Laboratory for Soil Erosion and Fluvial Processes)
  • Veena Joshi (University of Pune)
  • Yan Zhang (Beijing Forestry University)
  • Matthias Vanmaercke (University of Liège)
  • Zhengan Su (Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment)
  • Carlos Castillo (University of Cordoba)

Post-conference Special Issue. A well-respected Wiley journal has agreed to publish a special issue of papers following the Symposium. The Scientific Committee will select candidates from the pool of abstracts and solicit manuscripts to appear in the gully symposium special issue.

Images from ISGE

Technical Session at International Symposium on Gully Erosion.

Field trip - Upper Burdekin River.

Field trip - group at flood marker.

Field trip - stream gauging.

Post-conference field trip - alluvial gully.

Post-conference field trip - hillslope gully.

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