Paleoglaciology Research

Research Aim

Our research is aimed at reconstructing paleo-ice sheet hydrology and ice dynamics from empirical (geomorphic and sedimentary) evidence in order to further knowledge of paleoenvironmental change during the Quaternary period and provide accurate verification data for numerical ice sheet models, vital for improving models and their predictions of future deglaciation and associated landscape change

We are currently pursuing projects in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. We employ a combination of digital terrain modeling, topographic surveying, remote sensing, sedimentology, shallow geophysical techniques and geochronology in our research. We have also investigated the action of water on Mars through the use of terrestrial analogues.

Scenes from the field

The main themes of our recent and ongoing research include: