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Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Timothy Lane

Dr Timothy Lane

Telephone: 0151 231 2625



Dr Timothy Lane is a Lecturer in Physical Geography at Liverpool John Moores University.

My research primarily focuses upon glacial geomorphology, environmental change, and landscape development in formerly glaciated regions. In particular I am interested in the behaviour of the Greenland Ice Sheet and Greenlandic ice caps during the last glacial cycle. I use a combination of field and laboratory techniques including: geomorphology, sedimentology, lake core analysis, and surface exposure (cosmogenic nuclide) dating.

My current research is ongoing from my post-doctoral position, and is in collaboration with researchers from the Laboratoire de Géographie Physique, Paris, and St Andrews. This work is using gemorphological mapping and surface exposure dating to investigate Greenlandic ice cap behaviour during the Little Ice Age.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Geography at Durham University and an MSc in Quaternary Science at Royal Holloway and UCL, with my dissertation based on the sedimentology and stratigraphy of crag deposits in East Anglia. Following this I undertook a PhD at Durham University, investigating the Uummannaq Ice Stream in Central West Greenland. This focused on the long-term landscape evolution, ice sheet evolution, and the deglacial history of a large ice stream during the last glacial cycle.

I am module leader for two modules: 4103NATSCI Earth Systems, and 5111NATSCI Geomorphology and GIS. I contribute to a number of other modules including Methods in Geography, Climate Change: Science and Society, Environmental Change, and GIS in Natural Hazards.


2013, Durham University, United Kingdom, PhD in Physical Geography
2009, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom, MSc in Quaternary Science
2008, Durham University, United Kingdom, BSc in Physical Geography

Academic appointments

Post-doctoral Researcher, Laboratoire de Géographie Physique, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), 2013 - 2014


Journal article

Jaskolski M, Pawlowski Ł, Strzelecki M, Zagorski P, Lane TP. 2018. Trash on Arctic beach: Coastal pollution along Calypsostranda, Bellsund, Svalbard Polish Polar Research, >DOI

Jomelli V, Lane TP, Favier V, Masson-Delmotte V, Swingedouw D, Rinterknecht V, Schimmelpfennig I, Schimmelpfennig D, Verfaillie D, Adamson K, Leanni L, Mokadem F, ASTER Team . 2016. Paradoxical cold conditions during the medieval climate anomaly in the Western Arctic Scientific Reports, >DOI >Link

Lane TP, Roberts DH, Rea BR, Ó Cofaigh C, Vieli A. 2016. Glacial landscape evolution in the Uummannaq region, West Greenland Boreas,

Lane TP, Roberts DH, Ó Cofaigh C, Vieli A, Moreton S. 2015. The glacial history of the southern Svartenhuk Halvø, West Greenland Arktos, >DOI

Lane TP, Roberts DH, Rea BR, Cofaigh C, Vieli A. 2015. Controls on bedrock bedform development beneath the Uummannaq Ice Stream onset zone, West Greenland Geomorphology, 231 :301-313 >DOI

Lane TP, Roberts DH, Rea BR, Ó Cofaigh C, Vieli A, Rodés A. 2013. Controls upon the Last Glacial Maximum deglaciation of the northern Uummannaq Ice Stream System, West Greenland Quaternary Science Reviews, 92 :324-344 >DOI

Roberts DH, Rea BR, Lane TP, Schnabel C, Rodés A. 2013. New constraints on Greenland ice sheet dynamics during the last glacial cycle: Evidence from the Uummannaq ice stream system Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118 :519-541 >DOI

Adamson K, Lane TP, Carney M, Bishop T, Delaney C. High-resolution proglacial lake records of pre-Little Ice Age glacier advance, northeast Greenland Boreas, >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Public engagement:

Edinburgh, NERC - Unearthed, 4 day long interactive showcase, Wider public, >2000, Participant 16/11/2017

Royal Geographical Society, London, Festival of Geography, Workshop, School Teachers, 20, Invited Speaker 01/11/2017

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, Platform for Investigation: Ice and Glaciers, Practical demonstrations in a museum, Wider public, 500, 25/10/2015

Altringham Grammar School, Altringham, Manchester, Climate Change: From Mammoths to Models, School Lecture, 6th Form Geography students from the south Manchester area, 97 14/10/2015

Manchester Museum, Climate Week 2015: Climate Science Challenge, Museum-wide practical demonstrations, Wider public visiting Manchester Museum, 1200, 28/02/2015

Media Coverage:,, Climate Week 2015: Climate Science Challenge at Manchester Museum

Research Grants Awarded:

Natural Environment Research Council, Climate Explorers, Kathryn Adamson, Manchester Metropolitan University, Grant value (£): 38750, Duration of research project: 3 months

NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility, Ice stream control on landscape evolution in Uummannaq Fjord, NW Greenland., Dr David Roberts (Durham University), Grant value (£): 13,000 equivalent

NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility, Ice free enclaves in West Greenland during the last glacial cycle?, Dr David Roberts (Durham University), Grant value (£): 11,940 equivalent

EU-INTERACT, Sediment dynamics in a region of glaciated permafrost, Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 9,000

EU-INTERACT, Geomorphological controls on Arctic ice cap sensitivity, Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 11,000