Andy Hodson

Andy Hodson

Andy Hodson

Professor, Glaciology

Phone: +47 79 02 64 57
Room: A 207

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Research Interests

Andy’s research largely takes places in Svalbard and Antarctica, but he has also worked in Greenland and northern Sweden. His work considers the implications of ground thaw and ice melt for the release of water, sediment and nutrients into runoff. Particular attention is given to glacier hydrology and how the sensitive ecosystems found at the ice margin are influenced by meltwater dynamics. He also looks at the microbial ecosystems within the ice itself, since there are fewer habitats more vulnerable to the impacts of climate warming than ice and snow.

Current Projects

Black and Bloom: Greenland ice albedo and biological feedbacks.
LowPerm: Biogeochemistry of lowland permafrost in Svalbard.

Recent Key Publications

Hodson, A.J., Bowak, A., Sabacka, M., Jungblut, A., Navarro, F., Pearce, D.A., Ávila-Jiménez, M., Convey, P., Vieira, G. 2017. Climatically-sensitive transfer of iron to maritime Antarctic ecosystems by surface runoff, Nature Communications 8, 14499. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14499

Hodson, A.J., Nowak, A., Sabacka, M., Cook, J., Wharfe, E.S., Pearce, D.A., Convey, P. and Vieira, G. 2017. Microbial ecosystems influence the biogeochemical and optical properties of maritime Antarctic snow. JGR Biogeosciences 122, DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003694

Hodson, A., Nowak, A., Christiansen, H. 2016. Glacial and periglacial floodplain sediments regulate hydrologic transfer of reactive iron to a high Arctic fjord. Hydrological Processes 30(8), 1219-1229. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10701

Hodson, A. J. 2014. Understanding the dynamics of black carbon and associated contaminants in glacial systems. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water 1, 141–149. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1016′

Andy Hodson in UNIS news:

26.04.2019: Drones help reveal the secrets of glacier crevasses
15.04.2019: Gas hydrates in Svalbard

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