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Group Leader

Gwenn Flowers
Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences - Simon Fraser University

Education: Ph.D., Earth and Ocean Sciences (Geophysics), University of British Columbia, 2000; B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), Physics, University of Colorado, 1994

Current Postdocs & Graduate Students

Laura Thomson
Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: Changing thermal regimes of mountain glaciers in a warming Canadian Arctic

Flavien Beaud
Ph.D. Candidate

Project: Influence of hydrology on rates and patterns of glacial erosion

Jeff Crompton
Ph.D. Candidate

Project: Investigating the links between bedrock geology and glacier dynamics in the Donjek Range, Yukon, Canada

Alexandra Pulwicki
M.Sc. Candidate

Project: Multi-scale investigation of snow accumulation on alpine glaciers

David Bigelow
M.Sc. Candidate

Project: Englacial properties and processes in the vicinity of an ice-dammed lake, Kaskawulsh Glacier, Yukon


Leif Anderson
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Iceland and Simon Fraser University

Co-Advisors: Alexander Jarosch and Guðfinna Aðalgeirsdóttir
Project: Modelling the Holocene evolution of Drangajökull ice cap, NW Iceland

Previous Postdocs & Graduate Students

Sonja Surjanovic
M.Sc., SFU Statistics, 2016

Co-advised with Derek Bingham

Project: Using computer model uncertainty to inform the design of physical experiments: an application in glaciology

Adrien Gilbert
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2015

Project: Modelling the mass balance, dynamics and demise of Barnes Ice Cap, Baffin Island

Mauro Werder
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2013

Project: A model of the glacial drainage system combining channels, sheet flow and storage

Rolf Sidler
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2015

Project: Using a Biot-type porous model to estimate snow water equivalent with seismic methods

Nat Wilson
M.Sc., 2012

Project: Characterization and interpretation of polythermal structure in two subarctic glaciers

Sam Pimentel
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2009

Project: Modelling the dynamics of Belcher Glacier, Devon Island Ice Cap

Andrew MacDougall
M.Sc., 2010

Project: Distributed energy-balance glacier melt-modelling in the Donjek Range of the St. Elias Mountains, Yukon Territory, Canada: Model transferability in space and time

Laetitia DePaoli
M.Sc., 2009

Project: Dynamics of a small surge-type glacier, St. Elias Mountains, Yukon Territory, Canada: Characterization of basal motion using 1-D geophysical inversion

Brett Wheler
M.Sc., 2009

Project: Glacier melt modelling in the Donjek Range, St. Elias Mountains, Yukon Territory

Visiting Scholars, past and present

Coline Ariagno
ENSEGID, Bordeaux, 2016

Christian Braedstrup
Aarhus University, 2014
Brad Gooch
University of Texas, 2014
Caroline Clason
University of Aberdeen, 2010-2011
Pierre Jounieux
ENS-Cachan, 2010
Nicolas Roux
ENS-Paris, 2009

Research Assistants, past and present

Alex Milburn 2016 (B.Sc. candidate, SFU)

AJ Ward 2016 (B.Sc. candidate, SFU)

Sarah Furney 2016 (B.Sc. candidate, SFU)

Jonathan Klimesch 2015-2016 (Highschool graduate)

Tien Vu 2015 (B.Sc. candidate, SFU)

Rita Dubman 2014 (B.Sc. candidate, SFU Earth Sciences)

Keith Russell 2014 (B.Eng. candidate, UBC Civil Engineering)

Allison Westin 2013 (B.Sc., SFU Geography)

Hazel Wong 2013 (B.Sc. candidate, SFU Earth Sciences)

Kyle Siemens 2013 (B.Sc., University of Victoria)

Yuriy Halushchenko 2012-2013 (B.Sc., SFU)

Eric Petersen 2013 (B.Sc., SFU Physics)

Jackson O'Neill 2012 (B.Sc. candidate, UBC)

Benjamin Vautour 2010 (B.Sc., SFU Earth Sciences)

Patrick Belliveau 2008-2010 (B.Sc., SFU Physics)

Jennifer Owen 2009 (B.Sc., SFU Earth Sciences)

Elizabeth Baird 2007-2008 (B.Sc., SFU Earth Sciences)

Jessica Logher 2006-2007 (B.Sc., UVic; M.Ed., UBC)

Chris Doughty 2006 (B.Sc., SFU Earth Sciences)

Jeff Catterall 2005_2006 (B.Sc., SFU Earth Sciences)

Qianyong Yu 2005 (B.Sc., SFU Computing Science)

Prospective students

See here for more information about applying.