International Symposium on Gully Erosion

17-22 July 1999, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Main topics:

The initiation and development of gullies
Monitoring gully erosion
Modelling gully erosion
Restoration and remediation of gullies

In addition to the paper sessions, there will be a one day field trip to Petropolis. This is a city situated in the Sierra do Mar (a mountainous area), 60 kilometres from Rio de Janeiro City. The field trip will provide an opportunity to see spectacular rill and gully erosion, as well as the effects of mass movements, in an urban context.

IAG Logo The Symposium forms part of a Regional Meeting of the International Association of Geomorphologists.

For further details, contact Dr Tony Guerra, Department of Geography/LAGESOLOS, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Cidade Universitaria - Ilha do Fundao, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, CEP 21940-590, Brazil. Email: .


Organising Committee:
Dra. Claudete Baccaro (Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil)
Dr John Boardman (University of Oxford, UK)
Dr David Favis-Mortlock (University of Oxford, UK)
Dr Antonio Guerra (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Dr L. Darrell Norton (USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory, USA)
Dr Marcelo de Oliveira (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)
Prof. Jean Poesen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)



International Association of Geomorphologists
IGBP-GCTE Soil Erosion Network
Brazilian Association of Geomorphologists
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
State University of Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian Research Council - CNPq


Last updated: 09/11/1999 21:05:21