Edgardo Latrubesse has been leading for two decades the international research program “Large Rivers: long term basin evolution, morphodynamics and global change” which emphasizes the study of large rivers throughout the world. Prof. Latrubesse main research interest is fluvial and tropical geomorphology, aeolian geomorphology, Quaternary geology, impacts of human activities on geosystems, multidisciplinary environmental research, hazards, and global change. He has developed field expeditions in some of the most remote and wild areas of the planet. He is a Professor at the Graduate Program of Environmental Sciences, Federal University of Goiás-Brazil, and has been faculty in Singaporean, American, Brazilian and Argentinean universities. Currently, he is the chair of the working group Tropical Rivers of the International Association of Geomorphologists-IAG. He was awarded the G.K. Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphologic Research (Association of American Geographers-AAG), Centennial Professor at UT, 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 an advisory member of two commissions of the International Union for Quaternary Research-INQUA.
Prof. Latrubesse has been a consultant of the United Nation Program for the Development (UNPD), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), OAS (Organization of American States), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), PETROBRAS-Brazil, Geological Survey of Brazil-CPRM, Ministry of the Environment-IBAMA-Brazil, and several other states environmental and water resources agencies as a geoscientist specialized in environmental sciences, planning, and management.