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Dr Jo Wood

Dr Jo Wood

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 Peter Lanyon A073


Peter Lanyon Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I am a physical geographer who uses a range of techniques from meteorology, remote sensing, GIS, fieldwork and statistical modelling to try to understand geomorphic responses to climate change; including, GLOFs, landsliding and glacial recession in mountain environments.


I have a BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Climate Change and Risk Management from the University of Exeter. I also have a PhD from Exeter University where I was looking at the impacts of climate change on the incidence of landslides in the European Alps.

Following my PhD I went on to work at King's College London as a Teaching Fellow in Phsical Georaphy. Here I gained my PG Certificate Academic Practice in Higher Education and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Acadmey.



Research interests

My research focusses on geomorphic, geological and cryospheric response to climate and environmental change in high latitude and montane environments; with a focus on landsliding, glaciation and ice sheet dynamics. I specialise in remote sensing, GIS, fieldwork and geostatistics.

Research projects

I am currently working on a NERC Newton Funded project "Glacial Lakes of Peru" (#projectGLOP). We are investigating the evolution of glacial lakes in Peru. We want to understand how they are evolving through time and looking at natural hazards in relation to glacier lake outburst floods (GLOF).



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