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Dr Timothy Lane

Dr Timothy Lane

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Biography

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: 5302NATSCI: GIS and Employability, and 6315NATSCI: Cold Environments: Processes and Change. I contribute to a number of other modules including Methods in Geography, Climate Change, Environmental Change, and Environmental Modelling.

Degrees

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

Publications

Journal article

Hamilton CA, Kirby JR, Lane TP, Plater AJ, Waller MP. 2019. Sediment supply and barrier dynamics as driving mechanisms of Holocene coastal change for the southern North Sea basin Quaternary International, DOI Author Url Public Url

Adamson K, Lane TP, Carney M, Bishop T, Delaney C. 2018. High-resolution proglacial lake records of pre-Little Ice Age glacier advance, northeast Greenland Boreas, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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 Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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

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

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 Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Public Url

Chapters

Adamson K, Lane T. 2016. Sediment and Meltwater Dynamics in Glacially-Influenced Areas of Arctic Permafrost INTERACT Arctic Research Special Publication

Engagement & Impact

Research Grants Awarded:

NERC Radiocarbon Facility, Establishing Last Glacial Maximum deglaciation of the Laurentide Ice Sheet, Pennsylvania, Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 4,016 equivalent. 2018

National Geographic, ICEMELTS: Improving ClimatE Monitoring to Enhance Ladakh’s waTer Security, Tom Matthews (Loughborough University), Grant value (£): 22,500. 2018

NERC Radiocarbon Facility, Mesoscale barrier estuary behaviour in response to sea-level rise, storms and sediment supply, Jason Kirby and Christine Hamilton (Liverpool John Moores University), Grant value (£): 4,000 equivalent. 2018

LJMU Early Career Fellowship, Understanding the retreat of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in Pennsylvania and New York, Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Matthew Finkenbinder (Wilkes-Barre Univeristy), Grant value (£): 3,500. 2017

EU-INTERACT, Carbon transfer in a glaciated catchment., Villum Research Station, Station Nord, North-East Greenland, Kostas Kiriakoulakis (Liverpool John Moores University), Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 9,000. 2017

NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility, Timing of Scandinavian Ice Sheet thinning during the last deglaciation, Øyvind Paasche and Jostein Bakke (University of Bergen), and Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 43,395 equivalent. 2017

Natural Environment Research Council, Climate Explorers, Kathryn Adamson, Manchester Metropolitan University, Grant value (£): 38750, Duration of research project: 3 months. 2016

LJMU Early Career Fellowship, Establishing the timing of Scandinavian Ice Sheet thinning during the last deglaciation, Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 3,600. 2016

NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility, Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Homa Peninsula, Western Kenya, Laura Bishop and Liz Whitfield (Liverpoool John Moores University), Grant value (£): 11,664 equivalent. 2016

LJMU Early Career Fellowship, Glacier behaviour and palaeoenvironmental change in Zackenberg, Northeast Greenland, Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 5,000. 2015

Manchester Metropolitan University - Research Accelerator Grant, Ice cap dynamics in Northeast Greenland, Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 10,000. 2015

EU-INTERACT, Geomorphological controls on Arctic ice cap sensitivity, Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 11,000. 2014

EU-INTERACT, Quaternary ice cap dynamics in Northeast Greenland, Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 11,000. 2014

EU-INTERACT, Sediment dynamics in a region of glaciated permafrost, Kathryn Adamson (Manchester Metropolitan University), Grant value (£): 9,000. 2012

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. 2012

NERC Radiocarbon Facility, Late-Pleistocene glacial history of Svartenhuk, West Greenland, David Roberts (Durham University), Grant value (£): 4,060 equivalent. 2012

Quaternary Research Association, Late-Pleistocene glacial history of Svartenhuk, West Greenland, David Roberts (Durham University), Grant value (£): 3,000 equivalent. 2012

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. 2011

Public engagement:

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

Royal Geographical Society, London, Festival of Geography, Workshop, School Teachers, 20, Invited Speaker. 2017

Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, Platform for Investigation: Ice and Glaciers, Practical demonstrations in a museum, Wider public, 500, http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/whatson/piiceandglaciers#.Viu_rQbAE2k.twitter. 2015

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

Manchester Museum, Climate Week 2015: Climate Science Challenge, Museum-wide practical demonstrations, Wider public visiting Manchester Museum, 1200, http://climatica.org.uk/climate-week-2015-climate-science-challenge. 2015

Media Coverage:

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/connecting-the-community-with-climate-science, http://climatica.org.uk/climate-week-2015-climate-science-challenge, Climate Week 2015: Climate Science Challenge at Manchester Museum.