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Professeur titulaire, Département de géographie, environnement et géomatique, et Chaire de recherche de l’Université en glaciologie

2001 – Ph.D., Glaciology, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
1996 – M.S., Geology, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University
1994 – B.A., Hons. Geography, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

SMD 028

Bureau : 613-562-5800 poste 2826

Courriel professionnel :


Carrière et recherche

2009-: Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa

2006-2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa
2003-2005 – Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
2001-2003 – Project Manager for Canada, Global Land Ice Measurements from Space, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta

Cours enseignés (depuis 2006)

GEG2301 Geomorphology
GEG2320 Introduction to Geomatics
GEG3300 Antarctic Studies
GEG4001 Northern Field Research (Yukon field class)
GEG4100 Glaciology (field class)
GEG4103 Cold Regions Hydrology
GEG4126 Applications of Remote Sensing in the Polar Regions
GEG5310 Cold Regions Processes

Publications choisies


Copland, L. and Mueller, D., Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands, Springer-Verlag., (In press)

Chapitres de livres

Copland, L, "Classification of ice masses", Treatise on Geomorphology, (ed.)Shroder, J.F., Oxford, Elsevier, 2013.
Chapter 8.4

Copland, L., "Ice Cap", The Canadian Encyclopedia, Historica Foundation of Canada., 2012.

Copland, L, "Melting processes", Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, (eds.)Singh V.P., Singh, P and Haritashya, U.K., Dordrecht, Springer-Verlag, 2011.

Copland, L, "Retreat of glaciers", Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers, (eds.)Singh, V.P., Singh, P. and Haritashya U.K., Dordrecht, Springer-Verlag, 2011.

Revues avec comité de lecture

White, A., Copland, L., Mueller, D. and Van Wychen, W., "Assessment of historical changes (1959-2012) and the causes of recent break-ups of the Petersen Ice Shelf, Nunavut, Canada", Annals of Glaciology, 56(69), 2014., (In press)

Pfeffer, W.T., and 73 others (including Copland, L.), "The Randolph Glacier Inventory: a globally complete inventory of glaciers", Journal of Glaciology, 60(221), 537-552, 2014.
doi: 10.3189/2014JoG13J176

Flowers, G., Copland, L. and Schoof, C., "Contemporary glacier processes and global change: recent observations from the Kaskawulsh Glacier and Donjek Range, St. Elias Mountains.", Arctic, 2014.
doi: 10.14430/arctic4356.

Bevington, A. and Copland, L., "Characteristics of the last five surges of Lowell Glacier, Yukon, Canada, since 1948.", Journal of Glaciology, 60(219), 113-123, 2014.
doi: 10.3189/2014JoG13J134.

VanWychen, W., Burgess, D.O., Gray, L., Copland, L., Sharp, M., Dowdeswell, J. and Benham, T., "Glacier velocities and dynamic ice discharge from the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut, Canada", Geophysical Research Letters, 41(2), 484-490, 2014.
doi: 10.1002/2013GL058558

Pizzolato, L., Howell, S.E.L., Derksen, C., Dawson, J. and Copland, L., "Changing sea ice conditions and marine transportation activity in Canadian Arctic waters between 1990 and 2012", Climatic Change, 123, 161-173, 2014.
doi: 10.1007/s10584-013-1038-3.

Gray, L., Burgess, D., Copland, L., Cullen, R., Galin, N., Hawley, R. and Helm, V., "Interferometric swath processing of Cryosat data for glacial ice topography", The Cryosphere, 7, 1857-1867, 2013.

Sylvestre, T., Copland, L., Demuth, M.N. and Sharp, M., "Spatial patterns of snow accumulation across Belcher Glacier, Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut, Canada.", Journal of Glaciology, 59(217), 874-882, 2013.

McLennan, D., Bell, T., Berteaux, D., Chen, W., Copland, L., Fraser, R., Gallant, D., Gauthier, G., Hik, D., Krebs, C.J., Myers-Smith, I., Olthof, I., Reid, D., Sladen, W., Tarnocai, C., Vincent, W., and Zhang, Y., "Recent climate-related terrestrial biodiversity research in Canada’s Arctic national parks: review, summary, and management implications", Biodiversity, 13(3-4), 157-173, 2012.

Mortimer, C., Copland, L. and Mueller, D., «Volume and area changes of the Milne Ice Shelf, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada, since 1950.», Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, 117(F04011), 2012.

Derksen, C., Smith, S.L., Sharp, M., Brown, L., Howell, S., Copland, L, Mueller, D., Gauthier, Y., Fletcher, C., Tivy, A., Bernier, M., Bourgeois, J., Brown, R., Burn, C., Duguay, C., Kushner, P., Langlois, A., Lewkowicz, A.G., Royer, A. and Walker, A., "Variability and change in the Canadian cryosphere", Climatic Change, 115(1), 59-88, 2012.
doi: 10.1007/s10584-012-0470-0

VanWychen, W., Copland, L., Gray, L., Burgess, D., Danielson, B. and Sharp, M., "Spatial and temporal variation of ice motion and ice flux from Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut, Canada", Journal of Glaciology, 58(210), 657-664, 2012.

Zdanowicz, C., Smetny-Sowa, A., Fisher, D., Schaffer, N., Copland, L. Eley, J. and Dupont, F., "Summer melt rates on Penny Ice Cap, Baffin Island: past and recent trends and implications for regional climate", Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 117(F02006), 2012.
doi: 10.1029/2011JF002248

Pope, S., Copland, L. and Mueller, D., "Loss of multiyear landfast sea ice from Yelverton Bay, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada", Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 44(2), 210-221, 2012.

Herdes, E., Copland, L., Danielson, B. and Sharp, M., "Relationships between iceberg plumes and sea-ice conditions on northeast Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut", Annals of Glaciology, 53(60), 1-9, 2012.

Copland, L., Sylvestre, T., Bishop, M.P., Shroder, J.F., Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., Bush, A. and Kamp, U., "Expanded and recently increased glacier surging in the Karakoram", Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 43(4), 503-516, 2011.

Foy, N., Copland, L., Zdanowicz, C., Demuth, M., Hopkinson, C., "Recent volume and area changes of Kaskawulsh Glacier, Yukon, Canada", Journal of Glaciology, 57(203), 515-525, 2011.

Falkner, K.K., Melling, H., Munchow, A.M., Box, J.E., Wohlleben, T., Johnson, H., Gudmandsen, P., Samelson, R., Copland, L., Steffen, K., Rignot, E. and Higgins, A.K., "Context for the recent massive Petermann Glacier calving event", EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 92(114), 117-118, 2011.

Shroder, J.F., Owen, L.A., Seong, Y.B., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Caffee, M.W., Copland, L., Finkel, R.C., Kamp, U., "The role of mass movements on landscape evolution in the Central Karakoram: Discussion and speculation", Quaternary International, 236, 34-47, 2011.

Bishop, M.P., Bush, A.B.G., Copland, L, Kamp, U., Owen, L.A., Seong, Y.B., Shroder, J.F., "Climate change and mountain topographic evolution in the central Karakoram, Pakistan", Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100(4), 772-793, 2010.
doi: 10.1080/00045608.2010.500521

Quincey, D.J., Copland, L., Mayer, C., Bishop, M., Luckman, A., and Belo, M., "Ice velocity and climate variations for Baltoro Glacier, Pakistan", Journal of Glaciology, 55(194), 1061-1071, 2009.

Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Clendon, P., Copland, L., Finkel, R., Kamp, U., Shroder, J.F., "Landforms and landscape evolution in the Skardu, Shigar and Braldu Valleys, Central Karakoram", Geomorphology, 103(2), 251-267, 2009.
doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2008.04.026

Copland, L., Pope, S., Bishop, M.P., Shroder, J.F., Clendon, P., Bush, A., Kamp, U., Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., "Glacier velocities across the central Karakoram", Annals of Glaciology, 50(52), 41-49, 2009.

Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., Caffee, M.W., Kamp, U., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Copland, L. and Shroder, J.F., "Rates of basin-wide rockwall retreat in the K2 region of the Central Karakoram defined by terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide 10Be", Geomorphology, 107, 254-262, 2009.

Mueller, D., Copland, L., Hamilton, A., Stern, D., "International Polar Year scientists and Canadian Rangers visit Arctic ice shelves just before massive loss in 2008", EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 89(49), 502-503, 2008.

Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Clendon, P., Copland, L., Finkel, R.C., Kamp, U., Shroder, J.F., "Reply to comments by Matthias Kuhle on "Quaternary glacial history of the central Karakoram"", Quaternary Science Reviews, 27, 1656-1658, 2008.
doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.04.016

Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Clendon, P., Copland, L., Finkel, R., Kamp, U. and Shroder, J.F., "Rates of fluvial bedrock incision within an actively uplifting orogen: Central Karakoram Mountains, northern Pakistan", Geomorphology, 97, 274-286, 2008.
doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.08.011

Copland, L., Mueller, D. and Weir, L., "Rapid loss of the Ayles Ice Shelf, Ellesmere Island, Canada", Geophysical Research Letters, 34(L21501), 2007.
doi: 10.1029/2007GL031809

Seong, Y.B., Owen, L.A., Bishop, M.P., Bush, A., Clendon, P., Copland, L., Finkel, R.C., Kamp, U., Shroder, J.F., "Quaternary glacial history of the central Karakoram", Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 3384-3405, 2007.
doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.09.015

Glasser, N., Goodsell, B., Copland, L. and Lawson, W., "Debris characteristics and ice-shelf dynamics in the ablation region of the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica", Journal of Glaciology, 52(177), 223-234, 2006.

Bingham, R.G., Nienow, P.W., Sharp, M.J. and Copland, L., "Hydrology and dynamics of a polythermal (mostly cold) High Arctic Glacier", Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 31, 1463-1479, 2006.

Rapports techniques

Copland, L, Global Environment Outlook (GEO4): Environment for Development, United Nations Environment Programme, 2007, 540pp.

Copland, L, Polar section of United Nations Global Environment Outlook Year Book: 'An Overview of our Changing Environment', United Nations Environment Programme, 2006, 82pp.


Étudiants supervisés

• Larissa Pizzolato (MSc)
• Miriam Richer McCallum (MSc)
• Emilie Herdes (MSc)
• Adrienne White (PhD)
• Laura Thomson (PhD)
• Wesley Van Wychen (PhD)
• Nicole Schaffer (PhD)

Champs d'intérêt

  • Glaciologie
  • Dynamique de la glace
  • Cryosphère
  • Télédétection
  • Systèmes d’information géographique (SIG)
  • GPS
  • Changement climatique
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