The Eugene LaFond Medal

  Eugene LaFond Medal recipient 2011

The 2011 Eugene LaFond Medal was awarded to Dr. Towhida Rashid from Bangladesh for her oral presentation  "Holocene  relative sea  level  change  in  Bangladesh"  on July 1, 2011 in the IAPSO symposium "Global and regional sea-level change" during IUGG General Assembly “Earth on the Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet” in Melbourne, Australia.
The work is an important contribution to the study of the sea level change in Bangladesh in the Holocene.  The research reveals sea level variations relative to the present level caused by transgressions and regressions in the Bangladesh region.  The results substantially contribute to the reconstruction of Holocene paleoenvironment of this area.