Manuscripts In Review (Ω denotes student author)

5. Shugar, D.H., and Clague, J.J. Drainage basin reorganization and downstream hydrological changes driven by climate change in the mountains of northwest North America.

4. Harrison, S., Kargel, J., Huggel, C., Reynolds, J., Shugar, D., and 10 other authors. Climate change and the global pattern of moraine-dammed glacial lake outburst floods.

3. Higman, B., Shugar, D.H.,…ΩBonno, D., and 29 other authors. Glacier retreat and the largest landslide-triggered marine tsunami since 1958.

2. Kargel, J.S., Haritashya, U.K., Shugar, D.H., Bishop, M., and Furfaro, R. High mountain hazard hotspots in seismically and volcanically active cryosphere regions.

1. Shugar, D.H., Colorado, K.A., Clague, J.J., Willis, M., and Best, J.L. Boundaries – Mapping and visualizing climatically changed landscapes at Kaskawulsh Glacier and Kluane Lake, Yukon.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

17. Dufresne, A., Geertsema, M., Shugar, D.H.,…ΩBonno, D., and 10 other authors. In Press. Sedimentology and geomorphology of a large tsunamigenic landslide, Taan Fiord, Alaska. Sedimentary Geology. LINK

16. Eamer, J.B.R., Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Neudorf, C., Lian, O. Eamer, J., Bryce, J., Biln, L. Accepted Late Quaternary landscape evolution in a region of stable postglacial relative sea-levels, British Columbia central coast. Boreas.

15. Eamer, J.B.R., Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Lian, O.B., Neudorf, C.M., and Telka, A.M. 2017A glacial re-advance during retreat of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet, British Columbia central coast. Quaternary Research, 87: 468-481 LINK

14. 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. LINK

13. Eamer, J.B.R., Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Lian, O.B., and Neudorf, C.M. 2017. Distinguishing depositional setting for sandy deposits in coastal landscapes using grain shape. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 87: 1-11. LINK

12. Kargel, J.S.*, Leonard, G.J.*, Shugar, D.H.*, Haritashya, U.K.*, and 60 others, 2016. Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Science, 351: 140. LINK

  • Top four authors (*) contributed equally to this work.
  • Press coverage of this article in Nature, New York Times, BBC, livescience, others
  • AltMetric score of 164, which is #87 out of 753 articles of similar age published in Science

11. 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.  LINK

10. McLaren, D., Fedje, D., Hay, M., Mackie, Q., Walker, I.J., Shugar, D.H., Eamer, J.B.R., Lian, O.B., and Neudorf, C. 2014. A postglacial sea-level hinge on the central Pacific coast of Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews, 97: 148-169. LINK

  • AltMetric score of 60, and is #1 of articles of similar age published in Quaternary Science Reviews

9. Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Lian, O.B., Eamer, J.B.R., Neudorf, C., McLaren, D., and Fedje, D. 2014. Post-glacial sea-level change along the Pacific coast of North America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 97: 170-192. LINK

8. Walker, I.J., and Shugar, D.H., 2013. Secondary flow deflection in the lee of transverse dunes with implications for dune morphodynamics and migration. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, 38:1642-1654. LINK

7. Shugar, D.H., Rabus, B.T., Clague, J.J., and Capps, D.M. 2012. The response of Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska, to the Denali earthquake rock avalanches. J. Geophysical Research – Earth Surface. 117, F01006. LINK

  • Selected for Editors’ Research Spotlight in EOS, Transactions, AGU

6. Shugar, D.H. and Clague, J.J. 2011. The geomorphology and sedimentology of rock avalanches on glaciers. Sedimentology, 58:1762-1783. LINK

5. Capps, D.L., Rabus, B.T., Clague, J.J. and Shugar, D.H. 2010. Identification and characterization of alpine subglacial lakes using interferometric synthetic aperture Radar (InSAR), Brady Glacier, Alaska, USA. J. Glaciology, 56:861-870. LINK

4. Shugar, D.H., Rabus, B.T., and Clague, J.J. 2010. Elevation changes (1949-1995) of Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska, derived from a multi-baseline InSAR DEM and historical maps. J. Glaciology, 56:625-634. LINK

3. Shugar, D.H., Kostaschuk, R., Best, J.L., Lane, S.N., Parsons, D.R., Orfeo, O., and Hardy, R.J., 2010. On the relationship between flow and suspended sediment transport over the crest of a sand dune, Rio Paraná, Argentina. Sedimentology, 57:252-272. LINK

2. Kostaschuk, R., Shugar, D.H., Best, J.L., Parsons, D.R., Lane, S.N. Hardy, R.J., and Orfeo, O. 2009. Suspended sediment transport and deposition over a dune: Rio Parana, Argentina. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, 34:1605-1611. LINK

1. Shugar, D.H., Kostaschuk, R., Ashmore, P., Desloges, J., and Burge, L., 2007. In-situ jet testing of the erosional resistance of cohesive streambeds. Canadian J. Civil Eng., 34:1192-1195. LINK


Book chapters, reports, conference proceedings, etc

9. Shrestha, A.B.,…Shugar, D.H., et al (21 other authors). 2016. The Impact of Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha Earthquake-Induced Geohazards. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, 36pp.

8. Shugar, D.H. 2016. Book review: Geology Underfoot in Western Washington. Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 107:38-39.

7. Brideau, M.-A., Shugar, D.H., Wong, C., 2016. Preliminary investigation of the 2014 Vulcan Creek landslide dam, Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon. 69th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Paper 3902, 8 p.

6. Phillips, M.R., Burn, C.R., Wolfe, S.A., Morse, P.D., Gaanderse, A.J., O’Neill, H.B., Shugar, D.H., and Gruber, S. 2015. Improving water content description of ice-rich permafrost soils. Proc, GeoQuebec 2015. Quebec City, QC (7pp). LINK

5. Deline, P., Hewitt, K., Reznichenko, N., and Shugar, D.H. 2014. Rock avalanches onto glaciers. In: Davies, T. R. (Ed) Landslide Hazards and Disasters. Elsevier, pp. 263-319. LINK

4. Shugar, D.H. 2014. Bathymetric and geophysical surveys of the southern end of Kluane Lake. In: MacFarlane, K.E., Nordling, M.G., and Sack, P.J. (Eds) Yukon Exploration and Geology 2013. Yukon Geological Survey, Whitehorse, pp. 221-231. LINK

3. Shugar, D.H., Clague, J.J., and Giardino, M., 2013. A quantitative assessment of the sedimentology and geomorphology of rock avalanche deposits. In: Catani, F., Margottini, C., Trigila, A., and Iadanza, C. (Eds) Landslide Science and Practice, Vol 4: Global Environmental Change. Springer-Verlag, pp. 321-326. LINK

2. Shugar, D., Kostaschuk, R., Best, J., Parsons, D., Lane, S., Hardy, R., and Orfeo, O., 2007 (invited). Sediment dynamics over a dune in the Rio Paraná. In: Paola, C., Parker, G., and García, M.H. (Eds) Workshop on Morphodynamic Processes in Large Lowland Rivers. Santa Fe, Argentina, 3pp.

1. Parsons, D.R., Best, J.L., Lane, S.N., Hardy, R.J., Kostaschuk, R.A., Shugar, D.H., and Orfeo, O., 2006. Morphology, flow and sediment transport over a natural 3D dune field: Rio Paraná, Argentina. In: Ferreria, R.M., Alves, E.C., Leal, J.G. and Cardos, A.H. (Eds) RiverFlow 2006: Intl. Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics. Lisbon. Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 997-1004.