Olav Slaymaker

Professor Emeritus
phone 604 822 3537
location_on GEOG 231

Education

University of Cambridge, 1968, MA, PhD, Geomorphology
Harvard University, AM, Geology
University of Cambridge, BA, Honours, Geography

About

 

My research focusses on global environmental change in mountainous landscapes, emphasizing the role of relief, hydroclimatology and human activities as the major drivers of change. Twenty-first century mountain landscapes are evolving under the globally scaled controls of hydroclimate and the spatially and temporally discontinuous impacts of human activity and tectonic plate movements. It is my premise that mass balances of sediments, solutes and nutrients are needed to test common assumptions about rates and causes of landscape change.

I have been appointed by Professor Ono to the Academic Advisory Board of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2019-present).

 

Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography, Canadian Association of Geographers (2015)
Member of the Order of Canada (2014)
Fellow of British Society for Geomorphology (2013)
Honorary Recipient of the Dean of Arts Award (2012)
Acting Principal, St. John’s College (2010-2011)
Fellow of the International Association of Geomorphologists (2009)
Doctor of Science honoris causa: University of Wales (2007)
Acting Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2006-2007)
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2005-2006)
Honorary Lifetime Member; Japanese Geomorphological Union (2005)
Visiting Research Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008)
Former President of the International Association of Geomorphologists (1997-2001)
Former Associate Vice-President Research, UBC (1991-1995)
Former President of the Canadian Association of Geographers (1990-1991)
Former Head of the Department (1982-1991)


Publications

2021

TURLEY, M., HASSAN, M. A. and SLAYMAKER, O. 2021 ‘Quantifying sediment connectivity: Moving toward a holistic assessment through a mixed methods approach’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5191

SLAYMAKER, O., SPENCER, T. and EMBLETON-HAMANN, C. 2021 ‘Recasting geomorphology as a landscape scienceGeomorphology 384  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2021.107723

 

2020

SLAYMAKER, O. and CATTO, N. eds. 2020 Landscapes and Landforms of Eastern Canada.  Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing

SLAYMAKER, O. 2020 ‘Disconnectivity in geomorphologyStudia Geomorphologica Carpatho-Balcanica 53-54: 1-24

 

2017

SLAYMAKER, O. ed. 2017 Landscapes and Landforms of Western Canada. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing

 

 


Olav Slaymaker

Professor Emeritus
phone 604 822 3537
location_on GEOG 231

University of Cambridge, 1968, MA, PhD, Geomorphology
Harvard University, AM, Geology
University of Cambridge, BA, Honours, Geography

 

My research focusses on global environmental change in mountainous landscapes, emphasizing the role of relief, hydroclimatology and human activities as the major drivers of change. Twenty-first century mountain landscapes are evolving under the globally scaled controls of hydroclimate and the spatially and temporally discontinuous impacts of human activity and tectonic plate movements. It is my premise that mass balances of sediments, solutes and nutrients are needed to test common assumptions about rates and causes of landscape change.

I have been appointed by Professor Ono to the Academic Advisory Board of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2019-present).

 

Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography, Canadian Association of Geographers (2015)
Member of the Order of Canada (2014)
Fellow of British Society for Geomorphology (2013)
Honorary Recipient of the Dean of Arts Award (2012)
Acting Principal, St. John’s College (2010-2011)
Fellow of the International Association of Geomorphologists (2009)
Doctor of Science honoris causa: University of Wales (2007)
Acting Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2006-2007)
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2005-2006)
Honorary Lifetime Member; Japanese Geomorphological Union (2005)
Visiting Research Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008)
Former President of the International Association of Geomorphologists (1997-2001)
Former Associate Vice-President Research, UBC (1991-1995)
Former President of the Canadian Association of Geographers (1990-1991)
Former Head of the Department (1982-1991)

2021

TURLEY, M., HASSAN, M. A. and SLAYMAKER, O. 2021 'Quantifying sediment connectivity: Moving toward a holistic assessment through a mixed methods approach' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5191

SLAYMAKER, O., SPENCER, T. and EMBLETON-HAMANN, C. 2021 'Recasting geomorphology as a landscape science' Geomorphology 384  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2021.107723

 

2020

SLAYMAKER, O. and CATTO, N. eds. 2020 Landscapes and Landforms of Eastern Canada.  Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing

SLAYMAKER, O. 2020 'Disconnectivity in geomorphology' Studia Geomorphologica Carpatho-Balcanica 53-54: 1-24

 

2017

SLAYMAKER, O. ed. 2017 Landscapes and Landforms of Western Canada. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing

 

 

Olav Slaymaker

Professor Emeritus
phone 604 822 3537
location_on GEOG 231

University of Cambridge, 1968, MA, PhD, Geomorphology
Harvard University, AM, Geology
University of Cambridge, BA, Honours, Geography

 

My research focusses on global environmental change in mountainous landscapes, emphasizing the role of relief, hydroclimatology and human activities as the major drivers of change. Twenty-first century mountain landscapes are evolving under the globally scaled controls of hydroclimate and the spatially and temporally discontinuous impacts of human activity and tectonic plate movements. It is my premise that mass balances of sediments, solutes and nutrients are needed to test common assumptions about rates and causes of landscape change.

I have been appointed by Professor Ono to the Academic Advisory Board of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2019-present).

 

Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography, Canadian Association of Geographers (2015)
Member of the Order of Canada (2014)
Fellow of British Society for Geomorphology (2013)
Honorary Recipient of the Dean of Arts Award (2012)
Acting Principal, St. John’s College (2010-2011)
Fellow of the International Association of Geomorphologists (2009)
Doctor of Science honoris causa: University of Wales (2007)
Acting Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2006-2007)
Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2005-2006)
Honorary Lifetime Member; Japanese Geomorphological Union (2005)
Visiting Research Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008)
Former President of the International Association of Geomorphologists (1997-2001)
Former Associate Vice-President Research, UBC (1991-1995)
Former President of the Canadian Association of Geographers (1990-1991)
Former Head of the Department (1982-1991)

2021

TURLEY, M., HASSAN, M. A. and SLAYMAKER, O. 2021 'Quantifying sediment connectivity: Moving toward a holistic assessment through a mixed methods approach' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5191

SLAYMAKER, O., SPENCER, T. and EMBLETON-HAMANN, C. 2021 'Recasting geomorphology as a landscape science' Geomorphology 384  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2021.107723

 

2020

SLAYMAKER, O. and CATTO, N. eds. 2020 Landscapes and Landforms of Eastern Canada.  Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing

SLAYMAKER, O. 2020 'Disconnectivity in geomorphology' Studia Geomorphologica Carpatho-Balcanica 53-54: 1-24

 

2017

SLAYMAKER, O. ed. 2017 Landscapes and Landforms of Western Canada. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing