Series: Developments in Earth Surface Processes

Developments in Earth Surface Processes provides detailed expositions of some of the best new fieldwork, laboratory assessments, and original thinking on the physical processes that shape the landforms of the Earth's surface. Topics include a wide variety of spatially extensive, temporally controlled, and numerically robust presentations. Selected experts on diverse aspects of geomorphic process and resulting landform evolution are sought for new volumes. For more information about the series or how to submit a book proposal, please contact the Series Editor Jack Shroder at or the Acquisition Editor, Susan Dennis at

Book Series: Mountain Ice and Water

Most recent volume

Volume 21. Mountain Ice and Water

Published: 22nd November 2016 Authors: John Shroder Gregory Greenwood

Mountain Ice and Water: Investigations of the Hydrologic Cycle in Alpine Environments is a new volume of papers reviewed and edited by John Shroder, Emeritus Professor of Geography and Geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA, and Greg Greenwood, Director of the Mountain Research Initiative from Bern, Switzerland.

Chapters in this book were derived from research papers that were delivered at the Perth III Conference on Mountains of our Future Earth in Scotland in October 2015. The conference was established to help develop the knowledge necessary to respond effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and to support transformations toward global sustainability in the coming decades.

To this end, the conference and book have investigated the future situation in mountains from three points of view. (1) Dynamic Planet: Observing, explaining, understanding, and projecting Earth, environmental, and societal system trends, drivers, and processes and their interactions to anticipate global thresholds and risks, (2) Global Sustainable Development: Increasing knowledge for sustainable, secure, and fair stewardship of biodiversity, food, water, health, energy, materials, and other ecosystem services, and (3) Transformations towards Sustainability: Understanding transformation processes and options, assessing how these relate to human values, emerging technologies and social and economic development pathways, and evaluating strategies for governing and managing the global environment across sectors and scales.

Additional volumes

Volume 20. Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update

Published: 8th September 2016 Editors: Charles Oviatt John Shroder

Volume 19. Principles and Dynamics of the Critical Zone

Published: 19th June 2015 Series Volume Editors: John Giardino Chris Houser

Volume 18. Geomorphological Fieldwork

Published: 1st December 2014 Series Volume Editors: Mary Thornbush Casey Allen Faith Fitzpatrick

Volume 17. Earthquakes and Coseismic Surface Faulting on the Iranian Plateau

Published: 20th June 2014 Author: Manuel Berberian

Volume 16. Kenya: A Natural Outlook

Published: 1st November 2011 Series Volume Editors: Paolo Paron Daniel Olago Christian Omuto

Volume 15. Geomorphological Mapping

Published: 1st November 2011 Authors: Mike Smith Paolo Paron James Griffiths

Volume 14. The Western Alps, from Rift to Passive Margin to Orogenic Belt

Published: 6th October 2010 Authors: Pierre-Charles de Graciansky David G. Roberts Pierre Tricart

Volume 13. Natural Hazards and Human-Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America

Published: 30th September 2009 Author: Edgardo Latrubesse

Volume 12. The Changing Alpine Treeline

Published: 17th March 2009 Editors: David Butler George Malanson Stephen Walsh Daniel Fagre

Volume 11. Gravel Bed Rivers 6

Published: 19th October 2007 Editors: H. Habersack H. Piegay M. Rinaldi

Volume 10. Mountains: Witnesses of Global Changes

Published: 9th July 2007 Series Editor: John Shroder Editors: Renato Baudo Gianni Tartari Elisa Vuillermoz

Volume 9. Peatlands

Published: 4th December 2006 Editors: I.P. Martini A. Martinez Cortizas W. Chesworth

Volume 8. Climatic Geomorphology

Published: 16th December 2005 Author: M. Gutierrez Elorza

Volume 7. Catchment Dynamics and River Processes

Published: 18th November 2005 Editors: C. Garcia R.J. Batalla

Volume 6. Rock Coatings

Published: 30th March 1998 Author: R.I. Dorn

Volume 5. Geomorphological Hazards of Europe

Published: 7th April 1997 Editors: C. Embleton C. Embleton-Hamann

Volume 4. Environmental Geomorphology

Published: 20th November 1996 Authors: Mario Panizza M. Panizza

Volume 2. Weathering, Soils & Paleosols

Published: 3rd April 1992 Editors: I.P. Martini W. Chesworth

Volume 1. Paleokarst

Published: 26th March 1990 Editors: P. Bosák D.C. Ford J. Glazek I. Horácek