Dr Louise Slater

Dr Louise Slater has been awarded the European Geosciences Union (EGU)’s 2021 Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award in the field of Geomorphology. The EGU is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe.

Professor Daniel Parsons, President of the EGU Division for Geomorphology, wrote: "Louise is recognised for her outstanding contributions in the field at the interface of river geomorphology and hydrology, exploring the drivers of changing flood hazard and risk over time and space."

In her research, Louise has developed techniques to understand and predict the influence of changes in the form of river channels on flooding. She has shown that changes in river flooding emerge as a result of interacting changes in the hydrology and morphology of landscapes.

El-Abid River, Atlas mountains, Morocco, April 2012. Image: L. Slater.

El-Abid River, Atlas mountains, Morocco, April 2012. (Image: L. Slater)

Dr Slater, who is Associate Professor in Physical Geography in the School of Geography and the Environment since 2018, said: "I'm humbled by this award and grateful to have had the opportunity to work with so many outstanding people."

Annually, EGU recognises scientific achievement made by an Early Career Scientist in the fields covered by the related division. The EGU General Assembly 2021 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

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