International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution


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sponsored by the

American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers


was held at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel






Anchorage, Alaska

September 18-21, 2011



Final Program with links to oral and poster Presentations


Photos from the Symposium


ASABE Journals Special ISELE Paper Collection was published in 2013!

Transactions of ASABE, Volume 56, Issue 2, Pages 455-736, and

Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Volume 29, Issue 3, Pages 361-382


Soil erosion caused by water and/or wind is a continuing problem throughout the world that threatens the capacity of the Earth to produce food, fiber, and renewable sources of energy for an ever-increasing population. Additionally, eroded sediment is a major air and water pollutant, causing many detrimental off-site impacts. Erosion by wind and/or water processes continually impacts the evolution of landscapes. With global climate change, erosion and landscape evolution may be accelerated, particularly in regions such as Alaska, where increases in air temperature of just a few degrees may shift large landscape areas from frozen to thawing and more erodible conditions. This symposium provides a forum for participants to discuss the current status and the future of soil erosion research.



The symposium program included volunteered presentations, invited presentations, and a technical tour. Volunteered presentations were split between oral lecture and one-on-one poster format. All presenters provided a 1 page extended abstract for inclusion in a book of abstracts, as well as an 8 page single-spaced camera-ready paper for inclusion on a CD-ROM, both of which were distributed at the meeting.



         Erosion Processes (Detachment, Transport, Deposition)

         Prevention and Control of Upland and In-Stream Erosion

         Highly Disturbed, Urban Areas, and Arid Lands

         Erosion Processes in Wetlands, Coastal, and Glacial Areas

         Aeolian Erosion and Fugitive Dust Emission

         Impacts of Global Change on Erosion Processes and Landscape Evolution


For symposium information contact:

Dr. Debasmita (Debu) Misra, Symposium Co-Chair

Associate Professor

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Phone: (907) 474-5339 Fax: (904) 474-6635



Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Symposium Co-Chair


University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Phone : (217) 333-0945 Fax : (217) 244-0323

E-mail :



ASABE Web site:

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For other information contact: Sharon McKnight, ASABE Meetings & Conferences, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659. Voice: 269-428-6333 (Eastern Time Zone) Fax: 269-429-3852 E-mail:



The Symposium was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, which was held September 19-24, 2011, also at the Anchorage Hilton. Here is their meeting brochure.



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The American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers





aeg-1Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists



asa-1American Society of Agronomy (ASA)



American Water Resources Association (AWRA)


Alaska Section of AWRA


Canadian Society for Biological Engineering


cssa-1Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)


European Society for Soil Conservation


ieca-1International Erosion Control Association (IECA)


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sssa-1Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)


swcs-1 Soil & Water Conservation Society (SWCS)


US Army Corps of Engineers


usdalogoarsaloneUSDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS)


usdalogo forestaUSDA-Forest Service (FS)


usdalogo nrcsUSDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)


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International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution

Organizing Committee


Symposium Co-Chairs Debasmita Misra and Prasanta Kalita

Program Co-Chairs Don McCool and Joan Wu

Proceedings Co-Chairs Jim Ascough and John Nieber

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