The Climate Change group focuses on polar remote sensing and geophysics; glaciology; Arctic glacier history; and paleoclimatology.
We are a group of faculty and researchers within the Department of Geology. Our primary strength lies in Arctic climate and glacier change, and we also cover a broad array of topics in climate change.
Jason Briner – Quaternary and glacial geology, paleoclimatology, arctic environmental change
Beata Csatho – Ice sheet mass balance and dynamics, remote sensing of the cryosphere, laser altimetry (LiDAR sensing), geologic controls on ice flow, data fusion.
Sophie Nowicki - ice sheet modeling, global climate change, sea-level rise.
Kristin Poinar - Glaciology, ice-sheet modeling
Elizabeth Thomas – Paleoclimate dynamics; environmental change in the Arctic, Asia, and Western New York; stable isotope and organic geochemistry; proxy system modeling
Anton Schenk – Geospatial information processing, digital photogrammetry, laser altimetry including error theory, computer vision
Mary Alice Coffroth – Coral ecosystems and climate change
Howard Lasker – Coral ecosystems and climate change
Chris Lowry – Surface water-groundwater interaction
Stuart Evans - Atmospheric science
To learn about our current research browse our recent publications:
Articles from Jason Briner's Research Group
Articles from Beata Csatho's Research Group
Articles from Sophie Nowicki's Research Group
Articles from Kristin Poinar's Research Group
Articles from Elizabeth Thomas's Research Group
Also, check out our lab group websites:
Learn more about our Remote Sensing Lab
Learn more about our Glacier History Lab
Learn more about the UB Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Lab
Learn more about our Glacier Modeling Lab
Learn more about our Ice Sheet and Sea Level lab
The Climate Change program offers PhD, MS-thesis , and MS-non thesis degrees. Additionally, our students can obtain a PSM advanced certificate in Environmental Geographic Information Systems.
Research in our group is highly collaborative; students often gain breadth in both past and contemporary climate and glacier change. We offer courses in remote sensing, glacial geology, glaciology, GIS, geochemistry, geophsyics, and paleoclimatology, and we meet weekly for Climate Group seminars.