Earth and Planetary Surface Processes (EPSP) Focus Group
began, officially, late in 2008, following approval by
the AGU of a proposal from the community.
We currently have about 725 AGU members who have chosen EPSP as
their primary affiliation, and about 800 as
secondary. Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
is a multidisciplinary field that embraces the full
range of processes -- including anthropogenic -- that
generate, erode, and measure landscapes, that generate
stratigraphy, and that couple the internal dynamics of
the surface to climatic and tectonic forcings.
The current officers are:
Michael Ellis (Chair), British
Geological Survey, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Alan D. Howard (Vice-Chair), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
Elizabeth B. Safran (Correspondent), Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ore.
The 2012 Executive Committee of EPSP comprises:
Anders, University of Illinois
Bob Anderson, University of Colorado Boulder
Suzanne Prestrud Anderson, University of Colorado Boulder
Devon Burr, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Alex Densmore, Durham University
Bill Dietrich, University of California Berkeley
Sergio Fagherazzi, Boston University
Kimberly Hill, University of Minnesota
Niels Hovius, Cambridge University
Bryn Hubbard, Aberystwyth University
Doug Jerolmack, University of Pennsylvania
Josh Roering, University of Oregon
Kelin Whipple, Arizona State
Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University
Pat Wiberg, University of Virginia
Marisa Palucis, University of California, Berkeley
Alfonso Fernandez, The Ohio State University
In the upper left corner of the page is the EPSP icon, which symbolizes the scientific focus of our community. The round character represents the Earth (or a planet in general), colored blue for natural waters, green for the temperate landscape, and orange for the world's deserts. The character in the icon's right half is inspired by the Chinese "shan", or mountain, and represents the Earth unwrapped, as in a model.