Michele Koppes

Associate Professor | Canada Research Chair in Landscapes of Climate Change
phone 604 822 4896
location_on GEOG 141

Research Area

Education

University of Washington, 2007, PhD
University of Washington, MSc
Williams College, BA, Honours

About

 

I work at the intersection of climate science, glaciology, geomorphology and human adaptation and resilience . My research focuses on the formation of glaciated landscapes and landscape response to climate change, from the temperate regions of BC, the Andes and the Himalayas to the polar regions of Greenland and Antarctica. My team and I integrate field observations, spatial analysis, numerical modeling and theory to quantify the impacts of climate change on glaciers and landscapes and the people who live among them.


Publications

2020

KOPPES, M. and KING, L. 2020. Beyond x,y,z(t): Navigating landscapes of science in the science of landscapes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 125, e2020JF005588. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JF005588.

WILLIAMS, H. B. and KOPPES, M. N. 2020 ‘A comparison of glacial and paraglacial denudation responses to rapid glacial retreat’ Annals of Glaciology 60(80), 151-164 https://doi.org/10.1017/aog.2020.1

HUGHES, K.E., GEERTSEMA, M., KWOLL, E., KOPPES, M., ROBERTS, N., CLAGUE, J., ROHLAND, S. 2020. Previously undiscovered landslide deposits in Harrison Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Landslides, 1-10.

Batbaatar, J., Gillespie, A.R., Rupper, S., Koppes, M., Fink, D., Matmon, A., Clark, D.H., Chadwick, O.A., 2020. Glacier development in continental climate regions of Central Asia. Geological Society of America Special Papers. SPE548: Untangling the Quaternary Period: A Legacy of Stephen C. Porter, R.B. Waitt, G.D. Thackray, and A.R. Gillespie, Eds.. https://doi.org/10.1130/2020.2548(07)

2019

 

IMMERZEEL, W. W., LUTZ, A. F., ANDRADE, M. BAHL, A., BIEMANS, H., BOLCH, T., HYDE, S., BRUMBY, S., DAVIES, B. J., ELMORE, A. C., EMMER, A., FENG, M., FERNÁNDEZ, A., HARITASHYA, U., KARGEL, J. S., KOPPES, M. N. […] BAILLIE, J. E. M. 2019 ‘Importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers’ Nature 577, 364–369 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1822-y

 

2018

HIGMAN, B., SHUGAR, D., STARK, C., EKSTROM, G., KOPPES, M., LYNETT, P., DUFRESNE, A., HAEUSSLER, P., GEERTSEMA, M., GULICK, S., MATTOX, A., VENDITTI, J., WALTON, M., MCCALL, N., MCKITTRICK, E., MACINNES, B., BILDERBACK, E., TANG, H., WILLIS, M., RICHMOND, B., REECE, R., LARSEN, C., OLSON, B., CAPRA, J., AYCA, A., BLOOM, C., WILLIAMS, H., BONNO, D., WEISS, R., KEEN, A., SKANAVIS, V. and LOSO, M. 2018 ‘The 2015 landslide and tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska’ Nature Scientific Reports 8, 12993   DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-30475-w

KING, L., MACKENZIE, L., TADAKI, M., CANNON, S., MCFARLANE, K., REID, D. and KOPPES, M. 2018 ‘Diversity in geoscience: Participation, behaviour, and the division of scientific labour at a Canadian geoscience conference.’ FACETS  https://doi.org/10.1139/facets-2017-0111

BEAUD, F., VENDITTI, J., FLOWERS, G. and KOPPES, M. 2018 ‘Excavation of subglacial bedrock channels by seasonal meltwater flow’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43(9), 1960-1972, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4367

DUFRESNE, A., GEERTSMA, M., SHUGAR, D., KOPPES, M., HIGMAN, B., HAEUSSLER, P., STARK, C., VENDITTI, J., BONNO, D., LARSEN, C., GULICK, S., MCCALL, N., WALTON, M., LOSO, M. and WILLIS, M. 2018 ‘Sedimentology and geomorphology of a large tsunamigenic landslide, Taan Fiord, Alaska’ Sedimentary Geology 364, 302-318, doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.10.004

 

2017

MCDOWELL, G. and KOPPES, M. 2017 ‘Robust Adaptation Research in High Mountains: Integrating the Scientific, Social, and Ecological Dimensions of Glacio-Hydrological Change’ Water 9(10), 739, https://doi.org/10.3390/w9100739

 

2016

MOYER, A., MOORE, D. and KOPPES, M. 2016 ‘Streamflow response to the rapid retreat of a lake-calving glacier’ Hydrological Processes 30(20), 3650-3665, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10890

CHERNOS, M., KOPPES, M. and MOORE, R. D. 2016 ‘Ablation from calving and surface melt at lake-terminating Bridge Glacier, British Columbia, 1984-2013’ The Cryosphere 10, 87–102, doi:10.5194/tc-10-87-2016.

JAEGER, J. and KOPPES, M. 2016 ‘The role of the cryosphere in source-to-sink systems’ Earth Science Reviews 153, 43-76, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.09.011

 


Michele Koppes

Associate Professor | Canada Research Chair in Landscapes of Climate Change
phone 604 822 4896
location_on GEOG 141

University of Washington, 2007, PhD
University of Washington, MSc
Williams College, BA, Honours

 

I work at the intersection of climate science, glaciology, geomorphology and human adaptation and resilience . My research focuses on the formation of glaciated landscapes and landscape response to climate change, from the temperate regions of BC, the Andes and the Himalayas to the polar regions of Greenland and Antarctica. My team and I integrate field observations, spatial analysis, numerical modeling and theory to quantify the impacts of climate change on glaciers and landscapes and the people who live among them.

2020

KOPPES, M. and KING, L. 2020. Beyond x,y,z(t): Navigating landscapes of science in the science of landscapes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 125, e2020JF005588. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JF005588.

WILLIAMS, H. B. and KOPPES, M. N. 2020 'A comparison of glacial and paraglacial denudation responses to rapid glacial retreat' Annals of Glaciology 60(80), 151-164 https://doi.org/10.1017/aog.2020.1

HUGHES, K.E., GEERTSEMA, M., KWOLL, E., KOPPES, M., ROBERTS, N., CLAGUE, J., ROHLAND, S. 2020. Previously undiscovered landslide deposits in Harrison Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Landslides, 1-10.

Batbaatar, J., Gillespie, A.R., Rupper, S., Koppes, M., Fink, D., Matmon, A., Clark, D.H., Chadwick, O.A., 2020. Glacier development in continental climate regions of Central Asia. Geological Society of America Special Papers. SPE548: Untangling the Quaternary Period: A Legacy of Stephen C. Porter, R.B. Waitt, G.D. Thackray, and A.R. Gillespie, Eds.. https://doi.org/10.1130/2020.2548(07)

2019

 

IMMERZEEL, W. W., LUTZ, A. F., ANDRADE, M. BAHL, A., BIEMANS, H., BOLCH, T., HYDE, S., BRUMBY, S., DAVIES, B. J., ELMORE, A. C., EMMER, A., FENG, M., FERNÁNDEZ, A., HARITASHYA, U., KARGEL, J. S., KOPPES, M. N. [...] BAILLIE, J. E. M. 2019 'Importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers' Nature 577, 364–369 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1822-y

 

2018

HIGMAN, B., SHUGAR, D., STARK, C., EKSTROM, G., KOPPES, M., LYNETT, P., DUFRESNE, A., HAEUSSLER, P., GEERTSEMA, M., GULICK, S., MATTOX, A., VENDITTI, J., WALTON, M., MCCALL, N., MCKITTRICK, E., MACINNES, B., BILDERBACK, E., TANG, H., WILLIS, M., RICHMOND, B., REECE, R., LARSEN, C., OLSON, B., CAPRA, J., AYCA, A., BLOOM, C., WILLIAMS, H., BONNO, D., WEISS, R., KEEN, A., SKANAVIS, V. and LOSO, M. 2018 'The 2015 landslide and tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska' Nature Scientific Reports 8, 12993   DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-30475-w

KING, L., MACKENZIE, L., TADAKI, M., CANNON, S., MCFARLANE, K., REID, D. and KOPPES, M. 2018 'Diversity in geoscience: Participation, behaviour, and the division of scientific labour at a Canadian geoscience conference.' FACETS  https://doi.org/10.1139/facets-2017-0111

BEAUD, F., VENDITTI, J., FLOWERS, G. and KOPPES, M. 2018 'Excavation of subglacial bedrock channels by seasonal meltwater flow' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43(9), 1960-1972, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4367

DUFRESNE, A., GEERTSMA, M., SHUGAR, D., KOPPES, M., HIGMAN, B., HAEUSSLER, P., STARK, C., VENDITTI, J., BONNO, D., LARSEN, C., GULICK, S., MCCALL, N., WALTON, M., LOSO, M. and WILLIS, M. 2018 'Sedimentology and geomorphology of a large tsunamigenic landslide, Taan Fiord, Alaska' Sedimentary Geology 364, 302-318, doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.10.004

 

2017

MCDOWELL, G. and KOPPES, M. 2017 'Robust Adaptation Research in High Mountains: Integrating the Scientific, Social, and Ecological Dimensions of Glacio-Hydrological Change' Water 9(10), 739, https://doi.org/10.3390/w9100739

 

2016

MOYER, A., MOORE, D. and KOPPES, M. 2016 'Streamflow response to the rapid retreat of a lake-calving glacier' Hydrological Processes 30(20), 3650-3665, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10890

CHERNOS, M., KOPPES, M. and MOORE, R. D. 2016 'Ablation from calving and surface melt at lake-terminating Bridge Glacier, British Columbia, 1984-2013' The Cryosphere 10, 87–102, doi:10.5194/tc-10-87-2016.

JAEGER, J. and KOPPES, M. 2016 'The role of the cryosphere in source-to-sink systems' Earth Science Reviews 153, 43-76, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.09.011

 

Michele Koppes

Associate Professor | Canada Research Chair in Landscapes of Climate Change
phone 604 822 4896
location_on GEOG 141

University of Washington, 2007, PhD
University of Washington, MSc
Williams College, BA, Honours

 

I work at the intersection of climate science, glaciology, geomorphology and human adaptation and resilience . My research focuses on the formation of glaciated landscapes and landscape response to climate change, from the temperate regions of BC, the Andes and the Himalayas to the polar regions of Greenland and Antarctica. My team and I integrate field observations, spatial analysis, numerical modeling and theory to quantify the impacts of climate change on glaciers and landscapes and the people who live among them.

2020

KOPPES, M. and KING, L. 2020. Beyond x,y,z(t): Navigating landscapes of science in the science of landscapes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 125, e2020JF005588. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JF005588.

WILLIAMS, H. B. and KOPPES, M. N. 2020 'A comparison of glacial and paraglacial denudation responses to rapid glacial retreat' Annals of Glaciology 60(80), 151-164 https://doi.org/10.1017/aog.2020.1

HUGHES, K.E., GEERTSEMA, M., KWOLL, E., KOPPES, M., ROBERTS, N., CLAGUE, J., ROHLAND, S. 2020. Previously undiscovered landslide deposits in Harrison Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Landslides, 1-10.

Batbaatar, J., Gillespie, A.R., Rupper, S., Koppes, M., Fink, D., Matmon, A., Clark, D.H., Chadwick, O.A., 2020. Glacier development in continental climate regions of Central Asia. Geological Society of America Special Papers. SPE548: Untangling the Quaternary Period: A Legacy of Stephen C. Porter, R.B. Waitt, G.D. Thackray, and A.R. Gillespie, Eds.. https://doi.org/10.1130/2020.2548(07)

2019

 

IMMERZEEL, W. W., LUTZ, A. F., ANDRADE, M. BAHL, A., BIEMANS, H., BOLCH, T., HYDE, S., BRUMBY, S., DAVIES, B. J., ELMORE, A. C., EMMER, A., FENG, M., FERNÁNDEZ, A., HARITASHYA, U., KARGEL, J. S., KOPPES, M. N. [...] BAILLIE, J. E. M. 2019 'Importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers' Nature 577, 364–369 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1822-y

 

2018

HIGMAN, B., SHUGAR, D., STARK, C., EKSTROM, G., KOPPES, M., LYNETT, P., DUFRESNE, A., HAEUSSLER, P., GEERTSEMA, M., GULICK, S., MATTOX, A., VENDITTI, J., WALTON, M., MCCALL, N., MCKITTRICK, E., MACINNES, B., BILDERBACK, E., TANG, H., WILLIS, M., RICHMOND, B., REECE, R., LARSEN, C., OLSON, B., CAPRA, J., AYCA, A., BLOOM, C., WILLIAMS, H., BONNO, D., WEISS, R., KEEN, A., SKANAVIS, V. and LOSO, M. 2018 'The 2015 landslide and tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska' Nature Scientific Reports 8, 12993   DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-30475-w

KING, L., MACKENZIE, L., TADAKI, M., CANNON, S., MCFARLANE, K., REID, D. and KOPPES, M. 2018 'Diversity in geoscience: Participation, behaviour, and the division of scientific labour at a Canadian geoscience conference.' FACETS  https://doi.org/10.1139/facets-2017-0111

BEAUD, F., VENDITTI, J., FLOWERS, G. and KOPPES, M. 2018 'Excavation of subglacial bedrock channels by seasonal meltwater flow' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43(9), 1960-1972, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4367

DUFRESNE, A., GEERTSMA, M., SHUGAR, D., KOPPES, M., HIGMAN, B., HAEUSSLER, P., STARK, C., VENDITTI, J., BONNO, D., LARSEN, C., GULICK, S., MCCALL, N., WALTON, M., LOSO, M. and WILLIS, M. 2018 'Sedimentology and geomorphology of a large tsunamigenic landslide, Taan Fiord, Alaska' Sedimentary Geology 364, 302-318, doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.10.004

 

2017

MCDOWELL, G. and KOPPES, M. 2017 'Robust Adaptation Research in High Mountains: Integrating the Scientific, Social, and Ecological Dimensions of Glacio-Hydrological Change' Water 9(10), 739, https://doi.org/10.3390/w9100739

 

2016

MOYER, A., MOORE, D. and KOPPES, M. 2016 'Streamflow response to the rapid retreat of a lake-calving glacier' Hydrological Processes 30(20), 3650-3665, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10890

CHERNOS, M., KOPPES, M. and MOORE, R. D. 2016 'Ablation from calving and surface melt at lake-terminating Bridge Glacier, British Columbia, 1984-2013' The Cryosphere 10, 87–102, doi:10.5194/tc-10-87-2016.

JAEGER, J. and KOPPES, M. 2016 'The role of the cryosphere in source-to-sink systems' Earth Science Reviews 153, 43-76, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.09.011