Glaciers are sensitive to changes in climate, but even adjacent glaciers can respond differently to climatic forcing. Together with several international colleagues, I am working at several sites in British Columbia, Yukon, and Alaska to unravel the glacial histories of the areas based on radiocarbon dating of tree stumps, stratigraphic mapping, optically stimulated luminescence dating, and GIS-based hydrological modeling.
Eamer, J.B.R., Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Neudorf, C., Lian, O. Eamer, J., Bryce, J., Biln, L. In press. Late Quaternary landscape evolution in a region of stable postglacial relative sea-levels, British Columbia central coast. Boreas. DOI: 10.1111/bor.12297
Eamer, J.B.R., Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Lian, O.B., Neudorf, C.M., and Telka, A.M. 2017. A glacial re-advance during retreat of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet, British Columbia central coast. Quaternary Research, 87: 468-481. DOI: DOI: 10.1017/qua.2017.16
Neudorf, C., Lian, O.B., Walker, I.J., Shugar, D.H., Eamer, J.B., and Griffin, L.C. 2015. Toward a luminescence chronology for coastal dune and beach deposits on Calvert Island, British Columbia central coast, Canada. Quaternary Geochronology, 30: 275-281. DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2014.12.004
Shugar, D.H., Clague, J.J., Best, J.L., Schoof, C., Willis, M.J., Copland, L., and Roe, G.H, 2017. River piracy and drainage basin reorganization led by climate-driven glacier retreat. Nature Geoscience, 10: 370-375. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2932
Shugar, D.H., Rabus, B.T., Clague, J.J., 2010. Elevation changes (1949-1995) of Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska, derived from a multi-baseline InSAR DEM and historical maps. J. Glaciol. 56, 625-634. DOI: 10.3189/002214310793146278