Gwenn Flowers

Professor, Graduate Program Chair
Earth Sciences

Areas of interest

Dr. Flowers is a glaciologist with interests in glacier and ice-sheet dynamics, the hydrology of glacierized systems and the relationship of these systems to climate. Her interests have led her to explore the hydrology and dynamics of alpine glaciers, outburst floods from ice-dammed lakes, glacier surges, glacier-climate interactions and the hydrology of paleo-ice masses. Field-based and modelling techniques complement one another in most of these pursuits. She currently leads a field-based glaciological research program in the St. Elias Mountains of Yukon, Canada, aimed at understanding the role of glacier dynamics in modulating regional glacier mass balance.


  • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), University of Colorado, USA, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada, 2000


Future courses may be subject to change.