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Dr. Robert Gilbert
Office: Macintosh-Corry Hall, Room E101
Phone: +001 (613) 533-6034
Fax: +001 (613) 533-6122 (Fax)
Email: Robert.Gilbert@queensu.ca
Website: http://geog.queensu.ca/gilbert

 

Biography

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Publications

 

Biography

Following undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of British Columbia and post-doctoral study at the University of Alberta, I was appointed to Queen's in 1975.

Teaching Interests

I teach undergraduate courses in Earth System Science, limnology, and arctic environments. At the graduate and post-doctoral level I supervise my students and colleagues involved in research on lacustrine and marine systems.

Research

My studies focus on field investigations of the processes that occur in lakes and the sea, especially on how sediments are delivered to, distributed through, and deposited in water bodies. Research takes me to the Great Lakes region, western Canada, the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, and Antarctica, with smaller projects during the past decade in Nepal and the southern United States .

Currently funded research projects:

Sedimentology and Quaternary history of large lakes in the Yukon Territory
Paleoenvironmental change in the Yukon using historical documents
Glacimarine sedimentology associated with a surging glacier in Greenland
Glacilacustrine processes and Quaternary glacial and lacustrine sedimentology in the Canadian Cordillera
Glacial erosion in Greenland
Processes of lakes in southeastern Ontario
The origin of lakes on the Canadian Shield in Ontario
The physical limnology and origin of Great Slave Lake.
The glacimarine record of antarctic ice shelves and their response to global warming.

Funding is provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Northern Scientific Training Grants Programme, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and Foreign Affairs Canada. I collaborate with, among others, J. R. Desloges, J. J. Clague, B. Menounos, N. Nielsen, J. A. Hyatt, E. Domack, and A. Leventer.

Publications

For a list of publications and their relation to ongoing research, please see http://geog.queensu.ca/gilbert