controls of palaeofloods in different environmental settings (e.g.
temperate, tropical, polar, dryland);
characteristics of palaeofloods generated by different mechanisms (e.g.
direct meteorological events, failure of natural or man-made dams,
glacial outburst floods);
the impact of
climate and land-use change on palaeoflood magnitude and frequency;
and Holocene geomorphic and
sedimentary records of large or extreme palaeofloods, and the factors
influencing their preservation potential;
and catchment responses to large or extreme palaeofloods in different geomorphic
contexts (e.g. upland vs. lowland, gorge vs. plain, bedrock vs.
‘recovery’ following large or extreme
techniques of palaeoflood reconstruction;
palaeoflood hydrology in flood risk assessment;
hydrology and the archaeological record;
hydrology of caves;
the geological record and on
other planetary bodies.