1. Introduction, Mary J. Thornbush, Casey D. Allen, and Faith A. Fitzpatrick
2. Why Fieldwork? Casey D. Allen
3. Getting into the Field, Mary J. Thornbush, Casey D. Allen, and Faith A. Fitzpatrick
3.1 Preparing for Fieldwork, Michael J. Day
3.2 Field Safety: Principles, Practice, Culture, Sam Alpay and Roger C. Paulen
4. Teaching Geomorphology in the Field, Mary J. Thornbush, Casey D. Allen, and Faith A. Fitzpatrick
4.1 Students’ Learning Styles, Miguel Gomez-Heras and Stephen McCabe
4.2 Fieldwork Going Digital, Ian Fuller and Derek France
4.3 Field-based Learning in Undergraduate Geomorphology Courses, Mary J. Thornbush
5. Field Methodologies, Mary J. Thornbush, Casey D. Allen and Faith A. Fitzpatrick
5.1 Fieldwork Protocols for Soil Geomorphology, Wolfgang Fister, Philip Greenwood, and Nikolaus J. Kuhn
5.2 Methods in Fluvial Geomorphology, Faith A. Fitzpatrick
5.3 Reading the Landscape in Field-based Geomorphology, Gary Brierley and Kirstie Fryirs
6. Conclusion, Mary J. Thornbush, Casey D. Allen, and Faith A. Fitzpatrick
Geomorphological Fieldwork addresses a topic that always remains popular within the geosciences and environmental science. More specifically, the volume conveys a growing legacy of field-based learning for young geomorphologists that can be used as a student book for field-based university courses and postgraduate research requiring fieldwork or field schools. The editors have much experience of field-based learning within geomorphology and extend this to physical geography. The topics covered are relevant to basic geomorphology as well as applied approaches in environmental and cultural geomorphology. The book integrates a physical-human approach to geography, but focuses on physical geography and geomorphology from an integrated field-based geoscience perspective.
- Addresses fluvial and karst landscapes in depth
- Focuses on field-based learning as well as educational geomorphology
- Conveys experiential knowledge in international contexts
Undergraduate and postgraduate students to researchers in geomorphology and environmental studies
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- 1st December 2014
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Dr Mary J. Thornbush is currently Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. She has been conducting field-based research in geomorphology since 1999, when she examined Holocene landscape change in a fluvial landscape located in southern Ontario, Canada. She subsequently shifted to urban-based studies and has been examining environmental geomorphology in particular of weathering science since 2002, when she attended the University of Oxford for her doctoral degree and final research training. She was awarded her doctorate in 2006 and remained Senior Research Associate of the Oxford University Centre for the Environment until 2008. She became Assistant Professor at Lakehead University's Orillia Campus as part of Geography and Interdisciplinary Studies until 2010. Dr Thornbush was Visiting Research Fellow with the Initiative of Heritage Conservancy in Greece before coming to the University of Birmingham in March 2011. She continues to collaborate with human geographers as well as archaeologists in European research. Dr Thornbush is currently working on several initiatives, including an authored eBook entitled Photographs Across Time: Studies in Urban Landscapes with an archaeologist, and is associate editor for two special issues to be published by the journal Area and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Dr Thornbush represents the UK Chapter as part of the International Association for Geoethics, where she heads a newly formed committee that addresses issues of gender in the geosciences.
University of Birmingham, UK
Trained as a Geographer and Educator, Dr. Casey D. Allen has always been a proponent for involving students in fieldwork. An award-winning scholar and educator, he has been conducting field-based activities since his undergraduate years in the early 1990s. His first job out of college took him to Chile and Peru where he worked as a survey engineer for a mining exploration company. After deciding to turn his focus to teaching, he earned a degree in Secondary Science Education (Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah) before then becoming a professional Academic Advisor and adjunct faculty member at his alma mater (BS Geography), Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Moving on, he took a faculty position at St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) as the Coordinator of their combined (B.Sc/MD) program before completing his PhD in Geography at Arizona State University in spring 2008. While at ASU, Dr. Allen was a National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow and the Associate Director for the Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Education program. Since gaining his current post at University of Colorado Denver in fall 2008, his research has focused on field experiences as tools to help people learn complex knowledge and processes better than sitting in classrooms memorizing and regurgitating. The mediums of rock decay (weathering) and environmental perception lie at the center of engagement in his learning landscape. Dr. Allen also administers two international field study programs annually: Sustainability in the Caribbean which takes place on the Island of Grenada, and his popular Geography by Rail®. Follow him on Twitter: @caseallen.
Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Science, University of Colorado, Denver, USA
Dr. Faith Fitzpatrick is a Research Hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, based out of the Wisconsin Water Science Center in Middleton, Wisconsin, USA. She has been working on field-based fluvial geomorphology studies for over 30 years and has spent much of her career studying river behavior in the Great Lakes region. Her interests involve human and climate change impacts on river evolution and sediment regimes, alluvial chronologies, linking sources and sinks of stream sediment and nutrients, stream restoration and habitat, and tracking sediment-related contaminants. More recently she’s been working on fluvial dynamics in Great Lakes rivermouths. Stream issues that she’s been involved with range from urbanization, agricultural runoff, and deforestation. She teaches fluvial geomorphology and sedimentary records courses and field training at government training courses as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of her growing areas of interest is the role of fluvial processes in the behavior and fate of submerged oil and oiled sediment in riverine freshwater environments. From 2011-14 she served as Scientific Support Coordinator for the U.S. EPA’s emergency response to the 2010 pipeline release of diluted bitumen into the Kalamazoo River, Michigan, USA.
U.S. Geological Survey, USA