37th   International Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, 2006


The Human Role in Changing Fluvial Systems

Volumes from 2006 available for purchase!

(payment by check or PayPal accepted)

If you are also interested in the proceedings volume (the "maroon book") for the

36th Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, 2005
on "Geomorphology and Ecosystems" please contact:

Chris Renschler at rensch@buffalo.edu

Conference Overview / Schedule / Book sales for 2006 volume

Speakers and Titles / Talk Abstracts / Biographic Sketches

Poster Abstracts /Field Trip


Commemorating the 50th anniversary of

Manís Role in Changing  the Face of the Earth

(Thomas, 1956)


with a conference held at the

Department of Geography,

University of South Carolina,

Columbia, South Carolina

Oct 20-22, 2006

Thomas, 1956   James & Marcus, 2006


Department of Geography

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208  U.S.A.


Department of Geography

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1251   U.S.A.


 L. Allan James




W. Andrew Marcus

 (541) 346-5709



Book Sales for 2006 volume

Registration Information:

  - Register for the Conference

  - Submitting a poster

  - Student grants and  application form for funding

Conference Information:

  - Conference overview

  - Speakers & schedule

  - Field trip

  - Biographic sketches for

     speakers and editors

  - Talk Abstracts

  - Poster Abstracts


Travel Information:

  - Welcome to Columbia

  - Getting to USC/Parking

  - Hotels

  - Visa requirements for

     international travel to U.S.

  - Photos of USC Campus

Information on the Binghamton Symposia:

  - History of BGS

  - Proposing a Symposium

  - BGS Steering Committee


 The 2006 Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium

               volumes available for purchase


In 1955 an International Symposium on Manís Role in Changing the Face of the Earth was held at Princeton University. The subsequent two volume set of papers published the next year (Thomas, 1956) stand collectively as a milestone in scholarship that raised the awareness of the pervasive nature of anthropogenic alterations. Many of us cut our teeth on papers in that collection covering soil erosion, deforestation, climate, hydrology, water quality, and a host of other anthropogenic changes.


Since 1955, the awareness of humans as geomorphic agents has grown substantially. The 2006 International Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium will build on the spirit of Changing the Earth by convening leading researchers to examine The Human Role in Changing Fluvial Systems.  The symposium will not reproduce and update the 1956 volume, but will honor its intent to provide a synthesis of knowledge from diverse researchers working to understand anthropogenic changes to the earth.


The 2006 Binghamton Conference will be held from Friday-Sunday, October 20-22, at the University of South Carolina. A walking field trip along the Congaree River in Columbia will be led by William Graf on Friday afternoon, followed by an evening reception. All talks will be 30 minutes long and be held on Saturday and Sunday morning.  There are no overlapping sessions; all talks can be attended by all participants.  Poster sessions will be on display through Saturday and Sunday, with authors standing by the posters during breaks.  Discussion sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the end of speaking sessions.  A banquet on Saturday night will feature a key note address by Andrew Goudie.


Reference:  Thomas, W.L., Jr. (Ed.) 1956. Manís Role in Changing the Face of the Earth. Volumes 1 and 2. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.


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