Edgardo LATRUBESSE

Edgardo Latrubesse is a Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and Professor at the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He also holds an Affiliate Faculty appointment at the Federal University of Goiás’ Environmental Sciences Graduate Programme, Brazil.

 

Prior to joining NTU in 2018, he held faculty positions in universities in North and South America: Federal University of Acre (Brazil), Federal University of Goiás (Brazil), Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina), East Carolina University (USA), and the University of Texas at Austin (USA).

 

Edgardo has received several accolades, including the G.K. Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphologic Research (Association of American Geographers), the Raymond Dickson Centennial Chair (the University of Texas at Austin), and the T.W. Rivers Distinguished Professor (East Carolina University). He is the recipient of the 2005 Augusto Gonzalez de Linares International Environment Awards and was elected Honorary Corresponding Member of the National Council of Research of Argentina. 

 

Edgardo has demonstrated leadership in scientific organisations and international research groups. He is the head of the international research programme 'Large Rivers: long term basin evolution, morphodynamics and global change', which studies large rivers throughout the world. He leads its sub-programme, ‘Southeast Asian Rivers’, at EOS and ASE. 

At present, Edgardo is Chair of the International Association of Geomorphologists’ working group, Tropical Rivers. Previously, Edgardo led the UNESCO’s International Geoscience Programme (IGCP-582) project 'Tropical Rivers', was co-leader of the IGCP 518 Program, leader of the Working Group Paleohydrology of Large rivers of the Global Commission on Continental Paleohydrology-GLOCOPH, and advisory member of two commissions of the International Union for Quaternary Research-INQUA. He was a consultant specialising in environmental sciences, planning, and management at several international environmental and water resources agencies. These include the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Program, Organization of American States, International Atomic Energy Agency, Petrobras, Geological Survey of Brazil-CPRM, and the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources.

Throughout his academic career, Edgardo has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the first author on 56 of these publications. He is a member of the editorial boards of Geomorphology, Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary, Latin American Journal of Sedimentology and Basin Analysis, Paleoecology of Africa, and Revista Brasileira de Geomorfologia

He has supervised five Postdoctoral Research Fellows, four research staff, and 38 undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Edgardo’s main research areas are in fluvial and tropical geomorphology, aeolian geomorphology, Quaternary geology, impacts of human activities on geosystems, multidisciplinary environmental research, hazards, and global change.

Education:
  • 1989: National University of San Luis, Argentina, BSc. in Geological Sciences
  • 1992: National University of San Luis, Argentina, PhD. in Geological Sciences (max. qualifications/honors)
Professional Experience:

Current

  • Full Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Asian School of the Environment 
  • Principal Investigator, Earth Observatory of Singapore
  • Affiliate Faculty of the Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, Federal University of Goias, Brazil

Prior Positions/ Employment

  • 2017 — 2018: Raymond Dickson Centennial Professor, the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • 2018: Visiting Professor, Paris 1- Pantheon Sorbonne, France. 
  • 2011 — 2018: Director-PI (four labs): Geosciences lab, Soils and Sediments lab, Core-processing lab, Environmental. The University of Texas at Austin, Dep. Geography and the Environment
  • 2013 — 2017: Professor, the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • 2009 — 2018: Affiliate Faculty of LLILAS - Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin- American studies-The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011 — 2018: Affiliate Faculty of the Environmental Sciences Institute, the University of Texas at Austin
  • 2015 — 2018: Affiliate Faculty Earth and Energy Graduate Program. Jackson School, UT-Austin
  • 2008 — 2019: Affiliate Faculty of the Geosciences and the Environment Graduate Program, Institute of Geosciences, State University of Sao Paulo-UNESP, Rio Claro, Brazil
  • 2016 — 2017: Visiting Professor, Asian School of the Environment-ASE and Earth Observatory of Singapore-EOS, Nanyang Technological University-NTU, Singapore
  • 2009 — 2013: Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • 2008 — 2009: Thomas W. Rivers Distinguished Visiting Professor in International Affairs, Department of Geological Sciences, East Carolina University-ECU, Greenville, NC, USA
  • 2007 — 2009: Director/Chair, Laboratory of Tritium and Radiocarbon-LATYR- CIG-CONICET-National Council of Research and Universidad Nacional de La Plata and researcher of CONICET, National Council of Research, Argentina
  • 2006 — 2009: Full Profesor, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas-CIG, La Plata, (Bs. As)-Argentina and researcher of CONICET, National Council of Research, Argentina
  • 2002 — 2006: Scientific and administrative responsibility for the collaboration program between University of Modena-Italy and Federal University of Goias-Brazil
  • 2001 — 2003: Vice-Head and Co-Founder, a PhD Multidisciplinary program in Environmental Sciences, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
  • 1998 — 2006: The Federal University of Goias, associate professor, Institute of Social and Environmental Sciences,  Department of Geography (Master and undergraduate courses), and PhD multidisciplinary Course in Environmental Sciences, Brazil
  • 1998 — 2006: Head and Founder, Laboratory of Geology and Physical Geography-LABOGEF, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
  • 1994 — 1998: Head and Founder, Laboratory of Geomorphology and Sedimentology, Federal University of Acre, Brazil
  • 1994 — 1998: Contracted Foreign Professor, Federal University of Acre, Department of Geography, Rio Branco, Brazil
  • 1991 — 1993: Contracted Foreign Professor, Federal University of Amazonas, Department of Geography, Manaus, Brazil
  • 1986 — 1990: Teaching Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, National University of San Luis, Argentina
Professional Activities:
  • 2015: Member of the Scientific Committee, Argentinean Congress of Geomorphology and Quaternary, Argentinean Association of Quaternary and Geomorphology, Ushuaia
  • 2014: Member of the International Scientific Committee of the International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers, Manaus, Brazil
  • 1999: International Scientific Committee of the Yangtze River International Conference, East Normal University of China and IAG, Shanghai, China
  • 1996 — 1998: Member of the Research Board of the Brazilian Union of Geomorphologist
  • 1996: Founder member of the Brazilian Union of Geomorphologists-UBG
Honours and Awards:
  • G.K. Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphic Research, Association of American Geographers
  • Visiting Professor, Paris 1- Pantheon Sorbonne, France
  • Raymond Dickson Centennial Chair; the University of Texas at Austin
  • Thomas W. Rivers Distinguished Professor in International Affairs, East Carolina University
  • Honorary Corresponding Member of the National Council of Research of Argentina-CONICET
  • Awarded International Prize Augusto Gonzalez de Linares offered to recognized centers or individuals of Spain and Latin America devoted to environmental studies, Spain
  • Scientific Board of RCEM, Subcommittee on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, IAHR- The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
  • 2017: Scientific Board 9th International Conference on Geomorphology, International Association of Geomorphologists, New Delhi
  • 2015: Faculty Research Assignment, UT Austin (Sabbatical Research Fellowship)
  • 2014: Excellence in Peer Review, Journal of South American Earth Sciences
  • 2014: Recognized Reviewer, Advances in Water Resources
  • Referenced biography in "Who is Who in America"
  • 2001 — 2005: Elected Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Geomorphologists- IAG
  • Referenced biography in "Who is Who in the World” Millennium Edition and others
  • Referenced biography  in "Who is Who in Science and Engineering" Millennium Edition and others
  • Honored, Committee of the International Conference "The environment and the XXI Century", Central University of Las Villas, Santa Clara, Cuba