Here you will find list of specialists who are keen in glaciers. They are scientists working in different fields from biology and biogeochemistry to glaciology. The list is still under construction but I hope that will be ready within a few weeks.




Liz Bagshaw, PhD

Main field:   glaciology  Specific interests: biogeochemistry, cryoconite holes and sensor development  Address:  Cardiff University, Room 1.34 Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT  e-mail   ResearchGate





Amanda Bendia, PhD  

Main field: biology Specific interests: extremophiles, Bacteria and Archaea from Antarctica, microbial ecology in Antarctica, genomics tools Address: University of Sao Paulo, Oceanographic Institute, Microbial Ecology Lab, São Paulo, Brazil e-mail  ResearchGate



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Jakub Buda, undergraduate

Main field: environmental biology  Specific interests: ecology and dispersion of micro-fauna on glaciers  Address: Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Umultowska street 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland

e-mail   ResearchGate



Cristina Cid, PhD

Main field: microbiology Specific interests: astrobiological analogues, glaciers, ice sheets, poles, high mountains Address: Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC/INTA), Associate Member of NASA Astrobiology Institute Carretera de Ajalvir, km. 4,5 28850 Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, SPAIN

e-mail   ResearchGate   website




Joseph Cook, PhD

Main field: glaciology  Specific interests: glacier albedo, glacier biology, cryoconite, life detection Address: University of Sheffield, Department of Geography, UK, S10 2TN

e-mail  ResearchGate  webiste



Biagio Di Mauro, PhD

Main field: remote sensing, glaciology Specific interests: alpine glaciers, snow, light-absorbing impurities, dust, cryoconite, field spectroscopy Address: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy)

e-mail  ResearchGate




Diego Fontaneto, PhD

Main field: biology  Specific interests: patterns and processes in animal biodiversity,  speciation and biodiversity, using as a test case mostly rotifers Address: National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Ecosystem Study, Largo Tonolli 50, 28922 Verbania Pallanza, Italy

 e-mail    ResearchGate  website




Chris Hulatt, PhD

Main field: botany, microalgae  Specific interests: cold-adapted snow algae and biotechnology  Address: Nord University, 8026 Bodø, Norway

e-mail  ResearchGate




Stefanie Lutz, PhD

Main field: microbiology/molecular ecology Specific interests: glaciers, ice sheets, cryophiles, snow algae, ice algae, albedo, carbon and nutrient cycling (meta-)genomics, metabolomics Address: GFZ German Reseach Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany

e-mail  ResearchGate  website Twitter



Jakub Małecki, PhD

Main field: glaciology  Specific interest: glacier-climate interactions, glacier mass balance, energy balance, glacial geomorphology  Address: Adam Mickiewicz University, Cryosphere Research Department, Krygowskiego 10, 61-680 Poznań, Poland   e-mail       ResearchGate     website


Adam Nawrot

Adam Nawrot, PhD
Main field: geomorphology, hydrology  Specific interests: water balance in the polar catchments; polar geomorphology; hydrochemistry; snow spatial distribution Address: Department of Polar and Marine Research Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, 01-452 Warszawa, Ksiecia Janusza street 64, Poland; forScience Foundation Leśna street 11, 62-081 Przeźmierowo, Polska e-mail  ResearchGate website



Ewa Ponieca, MsC

Main field:  microbiology   Specific interests: glacier microbiology,heterotrophic bacteria, cryoconite holes, anaerobes  Address: Cardiff University, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, CF10 3AT, UK e-mail



Takahiro Segawa, PhD

Main field: biology, phylogeography  Specific interests: glacier biology, ice core and ancient DNA  Address: Center for Life Science Research University of Yamanashi 1110 Shimokato, Chuo, Yamanashi 409-3898, JAPAN e-mail




Daniel H. Shain, PhD, Professor and Chair

Main field: zoology, molecular biology Specific interests: ice worms, annelids, gene cloning Address: Biology Department, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Camden, NJ 08102, USA 

e-mail ResearchGate




Marek Stibal, PhD

Main field: biology, biogeochemistry Specific interests: microbial diversity and activity, biogeochemical cycling, and ecological modelling of cryospheric ecosystems  Address: Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Vinicna 7, 128 44 Prague 2, Czechia



MSMatt Strzelecki, PhD

Main field: paraglacial geomorphology  Specific interests: polar coastal evolution, glacier – coast interaction; extreme processes controlling landscape transformation in post-glacial Arctic Address: University of Wroclaw, Institute of Geography and Regional Development, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wroclaw

e-mail   ResearchGate



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Witold Szczuciński, Professor

Main field: sedimentology, geochemistry, natural hazards Specific interests: glacimarine and terrestrial glacial sedimentation processes, fjord sediments, supraglacial covers,  role of glacier in biogeochemical cycles (including carbon cycle), changes of glacier front positions, icebergs and iceberg-generated tsunami waves and ice caves Address: Institute of Geology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Bogumiła Krygowskiego 12, 61-680 Poznań, Poland e-mail   ResearchGate   website 


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Trista Vick-Majors, PhD

Main field: microbial ecology Specific interests: biogeochemistry, aquatic environments, subglacial/glacial environments, bioenergetics and physiological ecology of microorganisms Address: Dept. des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Case postale 8888 Succursale Centre-ville Montréal H3C 3P8 e-mail  ResearchGate


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Main field: glacial biology  Specific interests: snow algae, cryoconite, glacier ecosystems,  ice core study Address: Department of Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science Chiba University 1-33 Yayoicho, Inage-ku, Chiba-city Chiba 263-8522 Japan e-mail    ResearchGate



Jun Uetake, PhD

Main field: microbiology  Specific interests: glacier (polar-tropical) and airborne (ground-cloud) microbiology Address: Post doctoral researcher in Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

e-mail   ResearchGate   Twitter



Tobias Vonnahme, MsC

Main field: biology  Specific interests: microbial food webs (micrograzer, algae, bacteria) and C/N cycling in ice ecosystems (glaciers, sea ice) – from observations and experiments to dynamic models Address: UiT Norges Arktiske Universitet, Department of Arctic Marine Systems Ecology,  Postboks 6050 Langnes, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway  e-mail  ResearchGate


Jan Marcin

Jan Marcin Węsławski, Professor

Main field: Marine biology Specific interests: Arctic coastal waters ecology, food web, climate change/biodiversity, organisms/ice interactions Address: Department of Marine Ecology, Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences Powstańców Warszawy street 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland. e-mail    ResearchGate    website


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