Stuart Lane

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Faculty of Geosciences and Environment

Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST)
Position(s) : Full Professor
Quartier UNIL-Mouline
Bâtiment Géopolis
Office : 3207
CH-1015 Lausanne
Téléphone : 021 692 36 07

Research Group ALPine Water Ice Sediment and Ecology (ALPWISE),

Member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation


Alpes Valaisannes / Walliser Alpen / Alpi Pennine
Alpes Vaudoises / Waadtländer Alpen
Climate change
Ecosystem service
Fluid dynamics
Glacial erosion
Natural resources
Nature protection
Plant ecology
Proglacial margin
Remote sensing
River dynamics
Simulation modelling
Water management
Water resource

Scientific distinctions and prizes

Victoria Medal from the Royal Geographical Society, UK 2012

Citation from the President of the Royal Geographical Society, Michael Palin:
"An internationally recognised expert in physical geography and hydrology, he has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of flood hazards, risk assessment and management, and innovative flood science. All well exemplified in his lecture to the RGS in November 2011. His C.V. is stellar. He is author of five books and over 120 papers and has been lead investigator on grants from numerous funding agencies, including the Leverhulme Trust funded programme 'Tipping Points'. Much of his work is collaborative and he is highly regarded by experts from a host of other disciplines. He has also served the profession generously and exceptionally well. He is Editor of the leading journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms and was Chair of the RGS annual conference in 2009. Through all he has done, Stuart has brought great distinction to British geography and geographical science."
Recipient : Stuart Lane

Ralph A Bagnold medal from the European Geoscience Union in recognition of research achievements in geomorphology 2011

Citation from the European Geosciences Union:
"As some of his most cited work clearly illustrates, Stuart Lane has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of river processes by linking detailed small-scale observations of river processes to larger-scale river phenomena. He was among the first researchers to apply computational fluid dynamics techniques to geomorphological problems. By combining his excellent mathematical and computational skills with detailed morphological observations obtained using advanced remote-sensing and photogrammetric techniques, he has substantially furthered our understanding of complex processes such as the hydraulics of river confluences and the mechanics of river bedload transport. He is a key contributor to the development of geomorphological process knowledge, providing geomorphologists, river ecologists and biologists interested in long-term evolution of river systems with invaluable information and understanding on how rivers really work. In his career Lane has also stressed that geomorphological knowledge can and should be applied to resolve environmental issues through a close collaboration with catchment authorities and the development of applied research projects related to catchment management. His career is perhaps the best illustration that a high scientific profile can indeed be combined with the communication and application of the fundamental knowledge. By doing so, he has undoubtedly raised the visibility and appreciation of geomorphologists in the broader society. Last but not least, Stuart Lane has shown important leadership by taking up the role of chief editor of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Through his vision and work, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms has maintained its position as one of the leading international journals in geomorphology."
Recipient : Stuart Lane

UK's Rural Economy and Land Use Programme award for the best interdisciplinary research methodology 2011

Recipient : Stuart Lane

American Geophysical Union citation for excellence in reviewing for Water Resources Research 2009

Recipient : Stuart Lane

The Atlantic Salmon Trust Award for Contribution to Science and Innovation 2008

Recipient : Stuart Lane

Phillip Leverhulme Prize, Leverhulme Trust 2002

Recipient : Stuart Lane

President's Prize of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society for the best paper published in the Photogrammetric Record (Volumes 15 and 16) 2001

Recipient : Stuart Lane

Awarded the 11th Harold J. Schoemaker award (with co-authors) by the International Association of Hydraulics Research for the most outstanding publication in the Journal of Hydraulics Research, Volume 36(5) to 38(4) 2001

Recipient : Stuart Lane

Jan de Ploey Award, International Association of Geomorphologists, for 'outstanding contribution to the field of monitoring and numerical modelling of flow, sediment transport and solute processes' 1997

Recipient : Stuart Lane

British Geomorphological Research Group Dissertation Prize 1991

Recipient : Stuart Lane

Royal Geographical Society Alfred Steers Dissertation Prize 1991

Recipient : Stuart Lane

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