Professor Neil Glasser is a glacial geomorphologist at Aberystwyth University researching glacial landform development, glacial sedimentary processes and dating glacier fluctuations. He holds research grants from NERC worth over £400k. He has overseas fieldwork experience in Greenland, Antarctica, Patagonia, Svalbard, Peru, Nepal, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. He has twice been a member of the NERC Peer Review College (2005-2008; 2012-present), a member of the NERC Moderating Panel for Antarctic Funding Initiative (2004, 2005 and 2009) and a member of the Steering Committee for the NERC Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility (2007-present).
Recent Employment and Roles
December 2011-present: Dean, Faculty of Science, Aberystwyth University
Sept 2011-Dec 2011: Director, IGES, Aberystwyth University
Sept 2008- Dec 2011: Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science, Aberystwyth University
Oct 2006-present: Professor of Physical Geography, Aberystwyth University
Jan 2005-Oct 2006: Reader, Aberystwyth University
Oct 2002-Jan 2005: Senior Lecturer, Aberystwyth University
Apr 1999-Oct 2002: Lecturer, Aberystwyth University
President of the Sub-Commission on Glaciation for INQUA 2008-2012.
Scientific Editor for the Journal of Glaciology, 2000-present.
Member of Editorial Board of Quaternary Science Reviews, 2005-2007.
Editor of Quaternary Science Reviews, 2007-present.
External Examiner (BSc Physical Geography), Liverpool University, 2008–2011
External Examiner for 7 PhD students and Internal Examiner for 5 PhD students.
Supervision Experience: 10 completed PhD students, 4 completed MPhil students and 7 further PhD students currently within registration period.
Carrivick, J.L. Davies, B.J., Glasser, N.F., & Nývlt, D., in press. Late Holocene changes in character and behaviour of land-terminating glaciers on James Ross Island, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology.
Davies, B.J., Glasser, N.F., Carrivick, J.L., Hambrey, M.J., Nývlt, D. & Smellie, J.L., in press. A semi-arid polar landsystem model for James Ross Island, NE Antarctic Peninsula. In: Hambrey, M. J., & Tranter, M., Antarctic Palaeoenvironmental Evolution and Earth Surface Processes. Geological Society of London Special Publication.
Davies, B.J., Carrivick, J.L., Glasser, N.F., Hambrey, M.J. and Smellie, J.S. (2011). A new glacier inventory for 2009 reveals spatial and temporal variability in glacier response to atmospheric warming in the northern Antarctic Peninsula, 1988-2009. The Cryosphere Discuss., 5, 3541-3595.
Glasser, N.F., Harrison, S., Jansson, K.N., Anderson, K. and Cowley, A. (2011). Global sea-level contribution from the Patagonian Icefields since the Little Ice Age maximum. Nature Geoscience 4(5), 303-307. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1122.
Glasser, N.F., Jansson, K.N., Goodfellow, B.W., De Angelis, H., Rodnight, H. and Rood, D.H. (2011). Cosmogenic nuclide exposure ages for moraines in the Lago San Martin Valley, Argentina. Quaternary Research 75(3), 636-646. DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2010.11.005
Kleman, J., Jansson, K.N., de Angelis, H., Stroeven, A.P., Hättestrand, C., Alm, G. and Glasser, N.F. (2010). North American Ice Sheet build-up during the last glacial cycle, 115-21 kyr. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 2036-2051.
Glasser, N.F., Clemmens, S., Schnabel, C., Fenton, C.R. and McHargue, L. (2009). Tropical glacier advances in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru between 12.5 and 7.6 ka from cosmogenic 10Be dating. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 3448-3458.
Glasser, N.F., Harrison, S. and Jansson, K. (2009). Topographic controls on glacier sediment-landform associations around the temperate North Patagonian Icefield. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 2817-2832.
Glasser N. F., Kulessa, B., Luckman, A., Jansen, D., King, E. C., Sammonds, P. R., Scambos, T.A. and Jezek, K.C. (2009). Surface structure and stability of the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Glaciology 55, 400-410.
Harrison, S., Glasser, N.F., Winchester, V., Haresign, E., Warren, C.R., Duller, G.A.T., Bailey, R., Ivy-Ochs, S., Jansson, K. and Kubik, P.W. (2008). Glaciar León, Chilean Patagonia: late-Holocene chronology and geomorphology. The Holocene 18(4), 343-352.
Hambrey, M.J., Quincey, D.J., Glasser, N.F., Reynolds, J.M., Richardson, S. and Clemmens, S. (2008) Sedimentological, geomorphological and dynamic context of debris-mantled glaciers, Mount Everest (Sagarmartha) region, Nepal. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27(25-26), 2361-2389.
Glasser, N.F., Harrison, S., Jansson, K. and Kleman, J. (2008). The glacial geomorphology and Pleistocene history of southern South America between 38oS and 56oS. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27(3-4), 365-390.