• 539 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
20032021

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Personal profile

Research

I am particularly interested in developing collaborations and postgraduate projects around the following themes (in no particular order):

  • Hazards and risks associated with deglaciation (e.g. glacial lake outburst floods [GLOFs], landslides)
  • Geomorphological responses to deglaciation
  • Controls on glacial lake development
  • Glacial erosion and sediment transfer
  • Geomicrobiology of subglacial environments
  • Carbon and nutrient transfer from glacial systems
  • Public communication of geohazard and risk science

Current and former postgraduate students

  • Tanya Jones, PhD (Co-Supervisor, University of Dundee), September 2019 – Present. Can Restorative Justice Create Process of Restorative Climate Justice Applicable to Adaptation Needs of Those Affected by Deglaciation?
  • Jamal Hassan, PhD (Co-Supervisor, based at University of Dundee), August 2018 – Present. Using remote sensing and GIS to model the impact of deforestation on ecosystem services in southern Asia.
  • Saule Akhmetkaliyeva, PhD (Co-Supervisor, based at Manchester Metropolitan University), September 2017 – Present. Carbon and nutrient export from glaciers.
  • Anne Stefaniak, PhD (Co-Supervisor, based at Nottingham Trent University), January 2016 - Present. Controls on supraglacial lake development.
  • Ethan Lee, MRes (Co-Supervisor, based at Leeds University), September 2018 – September 2019. Himalayan glacier change since the Little Ice Age.
  • Dr Maria Loroño-Leturiondo, PhD (Co-Supervisor, based at Manchester Metropolitan University), September 2016 - September 2019. Improving public engagement with air pollution: exploring two-way communication formats, public perception, and the voices of women.
  • Dr Ioannis Kougkoulos, PhD (Lead Supervisor), January 2016 – January 2019. Glacier change and glacial lake outburst flood hazard in the Bolivian Andes.
  • Dr Mario Toubes Rodrigo, PhD (Lead Supervisor), September 2014 – October 2017. Geomicrobiology of glacier basal ice

 

Teaching

I teach on the following modules (* denotes module leader):

EV11001* The Physical Environment (introduction to geology)
EV21001 Management and Monitoring (Scottish geology & georesources)
GE32025* Advanced Field Research (Iceland Fieldcourse)
GE32026 / GE42024* (Advanced) Polar Environments
GE31020 Field and Laboratory Skills in Physical Geography (Geomorphological Mapping)
GE31002 / GE41013 (Advanced) Glacial Processes and Environments

Biography

I am a geoscientist with interests in glaciology, geohazards and the geomorphology of mountain environments. Much of my works focuses on understanding the mechanisms that shape landscapes (including glacial, fluvial and mass movement processes), as well as the response of glacial environments to climate change, including geohazards and risks posed by deglaciation (e.g. glacial outburst floods, landslides and water resource issues). You can follow me on Twitter (@glacio_cook) or Researchgate for updates on my work. 

Education/Academic qualification

PGCert THE

Award Date: 1 Jun 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, Keele University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

Bachelor of Science, University of Greenwich

Award Date: 1 Aug 2003

External positions

SAGES (Scottish Association for Geoscience, Envrionment & Society) Executive Committee Member

1 Oct 2018 → …

Publications Secretary , British Society for Geomorphology

1 Sep 201531 Aug 2018

Reviews Editor

GAPHAZ member

Keywords

  • G Geography (General)
  • Glaciology
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Geohazards
  • GB Physical geography
  • Climate Change

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Research Output

  • 539 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 33 Article
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
  • 1 Review article

The empirical basis for modelling glacial erosion rates

Cook, S. J., Swift, D. A., Kirkbride, M. P., Knight, P. G. & Waller, R. I., 6 Feb 2020, In : Nature Communications. 11, 1, p. 1-7 7 p., 759.

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    Building bridges between experts and the public: a comparison of two-way communication formats for flooding and air pollution risk

    Loroño-leturiondo, M., O'Hare, P., Cook, S., Hoon, S. R. & Illingworth, S., 24 Jan 2019, In : Geoscience Communication. 2, 1, p. 39-53 15 p.

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    Geomorphology and geological controls of an active paraglacial rockslide in the New Zealand Southern Alps

    Cody, E., Draebing, D., Cook, S., McColl, S. & Brideau, M-A., 2 Dec 2019, In : Landslides. 22 p.

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  • Origin and age of The Hillocks and implications for post‐glacial landscape development in the upper Lake Wakatipu catchment, New Zealand

    McColl, S. T., Cook, S. J., Stahl, T. & Davies, T. R. H., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 34, 8, p. 685-696 12 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Evolution of high-Arctic glacial landforms during deglaciation

    Midgley, N. G., Tonkin, T. N., Graham, D. J. & Cook, S. J., 15 Jun 2018, In : Geomorphology. 311, p. 63-75 13 p.

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  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
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