University of Washington, 2007, PhD
University of Washington, MSc
Williams College, BA, Honours
Canada Research Chair in Landscapes of Climate Change
Wall Scholar 2022-23
My research focuses on how glaciers, landscapes, and the people who dwell within them are responding to ongoing climate change.
Some of my current research projects focus on quantifying glacier change in response to warming climate and warming oceans, the landscape and hazards responses to changing glacier dynamics, the effects of climate change on meltwater resources and on mountain cultures, and the lived experiences of people living with these changes in BC, Alaska, Patagonia, Greenland and the Himalayas.
I am fascinated with all components of geomorphic change, particularly the loss of ice, the imprints of humans on the landscape and how we process and adapt (or maladapt) to landscape change.
Reimer, C. Ruder, S. L. Koppes, M. Sundberg, J. 2023. A pedagogy of unbecoming for geosciences otherwise. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Special issue on Race, Nature and Environment. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2022.2151406
Zhang, T. Li, D. East, A. Walling, D. Lane, S. Overeem, I. Beylich, A. Koppes, M. and X. Lu. 2023. Warming–driven erosion and sediment transport in cold regions. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment 3: 832–851. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017–022–00362–0
Koppes, M. 2022. Rates and Processes of Glacial Erosion. In Treatise on Geomorphology, edited by J. F. Shroder, 169-181. Elsevier: Academic Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818234-5.00032-8
Koppes, M. 2022. Braiding knowledges of braided rivers: the need for place-based understandings and lived experiences of landscapes into the science of scenery. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms: 1-6. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5380.
Koppes, M. and S. Ibarra. 2022. Water Rhythms, listening of the cascading effects of climate change on the glaciers of British Columbia and beyond. Soundwork, BC Studies 214: 75-140.
Li, D. X, Lu. Walling, D. E. Zhang, T. Steiner, J. F. Wasson, R. J. Harrison, S. Nepal, S. Nie, Y. Immerzeel, W. W. Shugar, D. H. Koppes, M. Lane, S. Zeng, Z. Sun, X. Yegorov, A. and T. Bolch. 2022. High Mountain Asia hydropower systems threatened by climate-driven landscape instability. Nature Geoscience. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-022-00953-y.
Laha, S. Winter-Billington, A. Banerjee, A. Shankar, R. Nainwal, H. C. and M. Koppes. 2022. Estimation of ice ablation on debris-covered glaciers from vertical debris-temperature profiles. Journal of Glaciology: 1-12. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/jog.2022.35
Bird, L. Moyer, A. Moore, D. and M. Koppes. 2022. Hydrology and thermal regime of an ice-contact proglacial lake: implications for stream temperature and lake evaporation. Hydrological Processes 36(4): e14566. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14566
McDowell, G. Koppes, M. Harris, L. Chan, K. Price, M. F. Lama, D. G. and G. Jiménez. 2021. Lived experiences of ‘peak water’ in the high mountains of Nepal and Peru. Climate and Development doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2021.1913085
Herman, F. De Doncker, F. Delaney, I. Prasicek, G. and M. Koppes. 2021. Glacial erosion and its impact on the Earth surface. Nature Reviews of Earth and Environment 2: 422-435. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-021-00165-9
Shugar, D. H. Jacquemart, M. Shean, D. Bhushan, S. Upadhyay, K. Sattar, A. Schwanghart, W. McBride, S. Van Wyk de Vries, M. Mergili, M. Emmer, A. Deschamps-Berger, C. McDonnell, M. Bhambri, R. Allen, S. Berthier, E. Carrivick, J. L. Clague, J. J. Dokukin, M. Dunning, S. A. Frey, H. Gascoin, S. Haritashya, U. K. Huggel, C. Kaab, A. Kargel, J. S. Kavanaugh, J. L. Lacroix, P. Petley, D. Rupper, S. Azam, M. F. Cook, S. J. Dimri, A. P. Eriksson, M. Farinotti, D. Fiddes, J. Gnyawali, K. R. Jha, M. Koppes, M. Kumar, A. Majeed, U. Mal, S. Muhuri, A. Noetzli, J. Paul, F. Rashid, I. Sain, K.Steiner, J. Ugalde, F. Watson, C. S. and M. J. Westoby. 2021. A massive rock and ice avalanche caused the 2021 disaster at Chamoli, Indian Himalaya. Science 373(6552): 300-306. doi: 10.1126/science.abh4455.
Koppes, M. 2020. Rates and Processes of Glacial Erosion. In Treatise on Geomorphology edited by J. J. F. Shroder, 169-181. Elsevier: Academic Press.
McDowell, G. Harris, L. Koppes, M. Price, M. F. Chan, K. M. A. and Lama, D. G. 2020. From needs to actions: prospects for planned adaptations in high mountain communities. Climatic Change 163, 953–972. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02920-1
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. doi: 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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/aog.2020.1
Hughes, K. E. Geertsema, M. Kwoll, E. Koppes, M. Roberts, N. Claugue, J. and S. Rohland. 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. and O. A. Chadwick. 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. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/2020.2548(07)
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. Kraaijenbrink, P. D. A. Kulkarni, A. V. Mayewski, P. A. Nepal, S. Pacheco, P. Painter, T. H. Pellicciotti, F. Rajaram, H. Rupper, S. Sinisalo, A. Shrestha, A. B. Viviroli, D. Wada, Y. Xiao, C. Yao, T. and J. E. M. Baillie. 2019. Importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers. Nature 577: 364–369. doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1822-y