Sven Lukas

Senior Lecturer

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences
  • Geology

Keywords

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

Research

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

Boston, C. M. & Sven Lukas, 2019 Jul 28, In : Journal of Quaternary Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chandler, B. M. P., Boston, C. M. & Sven Lukas, 2019, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 211, p. 107-135 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chandler, B. M. P., Sven Lukas, Boston, C. M. & Merritt, J. W., 2019, In : Journal of Maps. 15, 2, p. 60-78

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