Edgardo LATRUBESSE

Research:

Dr Edgardo Latrubesse is a Full Professor at the Asian School of the Environment and principal investigator of the Earth Observatory of Singapore. He is the head of the international research program “Large Rivers: long term basin evolution, morphodynamics and global change” which emphasizes the study of large rivers throughout the world, and the recently created sub-program SE Asian Rivers in ASE-EOS. Prof Latrubesse main research interest is fluvial and tropical geomorphology, impacts of human activities on large fluvial systems and tropical biomes, paleogeography of large rivers and plains, and hydro-geo-scientific contributions to multidisciplinary environmental research and global change. He has developed field expeditions in some of the most remote and wild areas of the planet.

He was the Raymond Dickson Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austinand was awarded the G.K. Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphologic Research (Association of American Geographers-AAG), T.W. Rivers Distinguished Professor at East Carolina University-USA, Augusto Linares Prize (Spain), and Honorary Corresponding Member of the National Council of Research of Argentina-CONICET. He also was the leader of the International Geoscience Program Tropical Rivers (IGCP-Unesco) 582,  and advisory member of two commissions of the International Union for Quaternary Research-INQUA. Currently, he is the chair of the working group Tropical Rivers of the International Association of Geomorphologists-IAG.

Prof Latrubesse has been consultant of the United Nation Program for the Development (UNPD), United Nation Environment Program (UNEP), OAS (Organization of American States), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Geological Survey of Brazil-CPRM, Ministry of the Environment-IBAMA-Brazil, PETROBRAS-Brazil and several other state environmental and water resources agencies as a geoscientist specialized in environmental sciences, planning, and management.

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 Universityof 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,University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment
  • 2009-2018 Affiliate Faculty of LLILAS - Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin- AmericanStudies-The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2011-2018 Affiliate Faculty of the Environmental Sciences Institute, Universityof 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)-Argentinaand researcher of CONICET, National Council of Research, Argentina
  • 2002-2006 Scientific and administrativeresponsibilityfor the collaboration program between University of Modena-Italy and Federal University of Goias-Brazil
  • 2001-2003 Vice-Head and Co-Founder, a Ph.D.Multidisciplinary program in Environmental Sciences, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
  • 1998-2006 Federal University of Goias, AssociateProfessor, Institute of Social and Environmental Sciences,  Department of Geography (Master and undergraduate courses), and Ph.D.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-AAG

Visiting Professor, Paris 1- Pantheon Sorbonne, France

Raymond Dickson Centennial Chair; the Universityof 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

Award, 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 9thInternational 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