Bethan Davies

I am a Senior Lecturer in Quaternary Science at Royal Holloway University of London, specialising in glaciology and glacial geology. I wrote and developed the AntarcticGlaciers.org website as part of an ongoing commitment to outreach, education and research impact. Read more about me at www.antarcticglaciers.org/bethan-davies.

Make a Landsat Gif

Interested in how glaciers are changing in your favourite region of the world? Want to see if they’re receding in the Alps or Andes? Landsat have made a cool tool in Earth Engine Apps that will make you your own animated GIF of landsat images through time. Here is their example:

Creating digital resources for outreach and science communication

Science communication is increasingly important for environmental scientists, and the digital realm offers great opportunity. How can we maximise it? Recently, I joined a seminar hosted by the British Society for Geomorphology where I discussed how we can provide effective outreach and public engagement resources in the digital format. I gave a keynote talk, where …

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A Practical Guide to Glacial Sediments, 2nd edition

The first edition of “A Practical Guide to the study of Glacial Sediments” (Edited by David Evans and Doug Benn) was an essential handbook to all students of glacial geology. It has helped countless undergraduate and MSc dissertation students, and my well-thumbed copy has come with me every time I go into the field. It …

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CO2 widget

The University of Cambridge/Cambridge Zero team have made a widget to communicate daily levels of CO2: https://co2widget.com/ Click the image to launch the widget (opens in new tab):

Funding from the IAS

I am delighted to announce that AntarcticGlaciers has received funding from the International Association of Sedimentologists. We have entered into an agreement for three YEARS worth of funding, which will secure the future of the website! This is wonderful news. Please do anticipate new pages on glacial geology over the next few months!

Submit to our EGU session: Glaciation and climate change in the Andean Cordillera

This year, EGU (19-30 April 2021) will be virtual and online. The registration fee is substantially reduced and there are numerous fee waivers. The virtual conference format is tried and tested and there has never been a better time to get involved in EGU! Neil Glasser, Jacob Bendle and myself have proposed a session to …

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Free online lecture: The Glaciers are melting: What happens next?

12th November 2020, 7 pm You can watch the lecture on YouTube: Register here: https://www.readingculturelive.co.uk/events/the-glaciers-are-melting-what-happens-next/ Reading Climate Festival Reading Climate Action Network In her presentation to the Reading Climate Festival, Dr Bethan Davies will be describing how, globally, glaciers are shrinking. What are the effects of this shrinkage? World-wide concern about rising sea levels already …

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Podcast on Antarctica, geopolitics and climate change

Welcome to Seminar sessions, our new podcast featuring experts across Royal Holloway. Episode 6 of the Seminar Sessions podcast is here! We’re always hearing about climate change and worries over the polar regions, but what does it all actually mean? Greg and Summer are joined by Professor Klaus Dodds and Dr Bethan Davies who discuss the …

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Polar Literacy Project

As science communicators and educators, it can be difficult to evaluate exactly what are the key messages to communicate. The Polar Literacy Initiative (website: polar-ice.org) has done a great job in highlighting the seven key principles about polar regions that we should aim to communicate. These are the ‘big ideas’ that the general public should …

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