Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Edgardo Manuel Latrubesse

Professor, Asian School of the Environment

Email: elatrubesse@ntu.edu.sg
Prof Edgardo Manuel Latrubesse

Biography
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 Austin and 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.
Research Interests
Prof. Latrubesse main research interest includes Quaternary, fluvial and tropical 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.
Current Projects
  • Environmental Impacts – Irrawaddy, Myanmar
  • Global Rivers Program
Selected Publications
  • Edward Park, Edgardo Latrubesse. (2019). A geomorphic assessment of washload sediment fluxes and floodplain sediment sinks along the Lower Amazon River. Geology, .

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