Larsen receives 2017 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award

Isaac Larsen, winner of the 2017 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award

Isaac Larsen, Geosciences, has received the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group’s 2017 Luna B. Leopold Young Scientist Award. The award recognizes a young scientist “for making a significant and outstanding contribution that advances the field of earth and planetary surface processes.”

 “This is the top early career award in geomorphology in the country and the most competitive,” said Julie Brigham-Grette, Geosciences chair. “Isaac’s influence on the geosciences is skyrocketing. He studies quantitative landscape evolution, examining how erosion, tectonics, and climate interact to shape mountain topography, and how humans influence landscapes, which goes to the very heart of fundamental issues in earth surface dynamics and geomorphology.”

Larsen will receive formal recognition and deliver the Robert Sharp Lecture at an AGU meeting in New Orleans in December. Read more.
Media: Daily Hampshire Gazette, Greenfield Recorder