Prof. James Syvitski

University of Colorado
United States

James Syvitski is Professor at the University of Colorado, USA, working on sediment transport, land-ocean interactions and earth-surface dynamics. As Executive Director of CSDMS (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System), he coordinates 800+ scientists from 350+ institutions located in 60+ countries, in an international effort to develop, support, and disseminate integrated software modules to the Geoscience community. CSDMS promotes the modeling of earth surface processes, with emphasis on the movement of fluids, sediment and solutes through landscapes, seascapes and sedimentary basins. James is also Chair of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP) whose vision is to provide essential scientific leadership and knowledge of the Earth system to help guide society onto a sustainable pathway during rapid global change.