Sven Lukas

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences
  • Geology


  • glacial geology, sedimentology, glaciers, climate change, science communication, groundwater


I am a glacial geologist interested in processes and their rates of change in glaciated mountain environments over a range of timescales, from seasons (e.g. annual moraine formation) to decades/centuries and millennia (the Younger Dryas, 12.9-11.7 ka, in particular). I use the data gathered from modern environments (process studies) to understand changes in the past (Holocene to late Pleistocene) and gather reliable palaeoclimatic proxy data. I have worked in both mountain and lowland environments around the globe and at all spatial scales (from cirque glaciers to ice sheets). Recently, I have begun to use this expertise in more applied fields (engineering geology and hydrogeology), and I have become more engaged in the public communication of science, in particular in the fields of environmental awareness and climate change.

Recent research outputs

Benjamin M.P. Chandler, Clare M. Boston, Sven Lukas & Harold Lovell, 2021, In: Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. 132, 4, p. 506-524

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Benjamin M.P. Chandler, Sven Lukas & Clare M. Boston, 2020 Apr 1, In: Boreas. 49, 2, p. 248-268 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brice R. Rea, Ramón Pellitero, Matteo Spagnolo, Philip Hughes, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Hans Renssen, Adriano Ribolini, Jostein Bakke, Sven Lukas & Roger J. Braithwaite, 2020, In: Science Advances. 6, 50, eaba4844.

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