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Research Cluster Contributors and Collaborators

Though the Glaciers and Climate Change Research Cluster is headed by Assoc. Prof. Sean Fitzsimons of the Department of Geography, the research done within the cluster is the result of much collaboration between all the members, several of whom are described below.



sjfAssoc. Prof. Sean Fitzsimons

Department of Geography
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand

Research Cluster Coordinator


Dr. Nicolas Cullen

Department of Geography
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand

Studies the mass balance of New Zealand glaciers (in particular the Brewster Glacier) as well as the glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro, mainly looking at climatic variables and surface energy balance.



Assoc. Prof. Russell Frew

Department of Chemistry
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand.

Member of the Antarctic Science and Marine Environments of the Southern
Oceans Research Theme, and is a specialist in stable isotope chemistry.

Collaborates on stable isotope analysis of glacier ice from Antarctica.


Prof. Reginald Lorrain and Denis Samyn

Département des Sciences de la Terre et de l'Environnement,
Université Libre de Bruxelles,
Brussells, Belgium.

Collaborate with research on the composition and dynamics of basal
ice in cold-based glaciers.



Prof. Martin Sharp and Joel Barker

Earth & Atmoshperic Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada.

Studies the behaviour of basal ice and glacier landscape interactions in Antarctica and the Arctic.


gwAssoc. Prof. Gary Wilson

Department of Geology
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand.

Collaborates on the behaviour and grounding of ice shelves.




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