Large Rivers: long term basin evolution, morphodynamics and global change, with focus on SE Asia - Edgardo Latrubesse

Led by Professor Edgardo Latrubesse, who has worked on many of the largest rivers in the world, the team’s research focus includes Quaternary, geomorphology, hydrology of large rivers, 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.

Map illustrating locations of ongoing research (Source: Edgardo Latrubesse)

Latest Projects

A new speleothem record  from the tropical Cerrado of Brazil (Angelica cave) is being processed for paleoclimatic reconstructions.

We aim to quantify current and potential environmental impacts of dams on river basins in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Indonesia (Java and Sumatra), one of the most hazard-prone areas in the region.

Global studies have ascertained that Southeast Asian have sediment loads one to two orders of magnitude greater than rivers draining other mountainous areas of the world.


Dr Albert Kettner, University of Colorado

Professor Thomas Dunne, University of California Santa Barbara

Professor Paul Baker, Duke University

Professor Juan Restrepo, EAFIT, Colombia

Professor Maximiliano Bayer, UFG, Brazil

Professor Jorge Abad, UTEC, Peru

Professor Carlos Ramonell, UNL, Argentina

Professor Daniel Poire, UNLP-Conicet, Argentina