Dr. Achim A. Beylich
Scientist, Professor rank
Head of operations at GFL
Editor-in-Chief, Geomorphology (Elsevier)
Chair of IAG DENUCHANGE
Chair of IAG GeoNor and IAG GeoNorth
Dr. Achim A. Beylich is a geomorphologist with more than 24 years of work experience in field- and laboratory based quantitative process geomorphic research in various climatic environments and landscapes in Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Russia, Germany, Austria, Norway and Spain. Since 2004 he has been initiating and leading a number of large international and interdisciplinary research networks and programs on geomorphologic earth surface processes and landscape development under ongoing or accelerated climate change and increasing anthropogenic impacts and pressures. During his scientific career he has been working at research institutes and universities in Germany, Sweden, Iceland, Canada and Norway. He is a senior scientist with more than 100 scientific publications in journals and books, numerous edited works, and with formal full professor competence in geomorphology, and he has been acting as mentor, supervisor/co-supervisor for numerous Master students and several PhD-students. He is Editor-in-Chief for the scientific journal Geomorphology (Elsevier), an editorial board member for several international scientific journals, and since 2004 he has been regularly invited to serve as guest scientist/lecturer and visiting professor at various research institutes and universities in different countries. He is the President of the IAG Geomorphological Research Group of Norway (IAG GeoNor), initiator and Chair of the Nordic IAG Network of National Geomorphology Groups from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland (IAG GeoNorth), and the National Scientific Representative (IAG National Scientific Member Norway) for the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG).
Dr. Katja Laute
Dr. Katja Laute is a geomorphologist and has received her doctoral degree at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway focussing on denudational processes and relief development in steep mountain valleys in western Norway. She has recently completed a post-doctoral position at IUEM in Brest, France working on hard rock coastal cliff erosion. Her research interests focus on earth surface processes and landscape development in different environments including denudational hillslope processes, fluvial processes, coastal cliff erosion and sedimentary budgets. During her scientific career she has been working at different universities and research institutes in Germany, Canada, Norway, Spain and France including extended geomorphological field work in diverse environmental settings.