Communicating geomorphology: an empirical evaluation of the discipline’s impact and visibility

Clarke, Lucy E ORCID: 0000-0002-8174-3839, Schillereff, Daniel N and Shuttleworth, Emma (2017) Communicating geomorphology: an empirical evaluation of the discipline’s impact and visibility. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42 (7). pp. 1148-1152. doi:10.1002/esp.4129

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Concern amongst geomorphologists that the discipline’s visibility and impact are becoming suppressed are reflected in a series of recent Earth Surface Exchanges (ESEX) commentaries (e.g., Tooth et al., 2016). This paper from the British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) Communicating Geomorphology Fixed-Term Working Group (FTWG) reports initial findings from an online survey of BSG members alongside an empirical assessment of the term’s prominence in academic output: international peer-reviewed journals, undergraduate Geoscience degrees in world-leading institutions and the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) impact statements. Our observations indicate the scientific standing of the discipline has been retained but the term itself is less widely utilised and we offer a series of suggestions actionable by the geomorphology community.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication, geomorphology, perception, impact, academia
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Lucy Clarke
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 10:34
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:58

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