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Chris Stokes

Chris is currently Professor, Department of Geography, Durham University. 

Chris is a glaciologist/glacial geologist in the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK. His research focusses on glaciers and their interaction with the climate system. This ranges from monitoring small mountain glaciers over the last few decades to large-scale reconstructions of ice sheets over tens of thousands of years. His primary research tool is satellite remote sensing, but Chris has visited the field in Arctic Canada, Norway, Svalbard, Russia and Patagonia. Chris has published over 150 scientific papers, contributed to several edited books, and his work has been covered in national and international media.

In recognition of his research contributions, Chris has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize and the British Society for Geomorphology’s Gordon Warwick Medal and Wiley Award. He has served on the Editorial board of three international journals and is a former President of the British Branch of the International Glaciological Society. He currently sits on the international steering committee for the interdisciplinary Arctic research network ‘PalaeoArc’ (Processes and Palaeo-environmental Changes in the Arctic: 2018-2024).


B.Sc. in Geography from the University of Sheffield, UK, 1997
Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Sheffield, UK, 2000