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ABOUT ME

I completed my PhD in 2016 in the Department of Geography and Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University, Columbus OH. I am currently a post-doctoral research associate at Earth Lab and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado (CU), Boulder CO.

My research focuses on improving understanding of spatiotemporal variability and changes in alpine ecohydrology and the mountain cryosphere through the integration of field research, remote sensing and geospatial analysis. My interests can be broadly split into two primary themes. The first being processes and implications of global change within mountain environments. Specifically, glacier environmental change, mountain ecohydrology and water resources. The second theme is GIS and remote sensing, with a special focus on high resolution remote sensing and photogrammetry from unmanned aerial systems (UAS). This theme includes my engineering interest in the design, development and deployment of aerial imaging platforms and sensor suites for collecting high resolution observations of cryospheric and ecohydrologic process dynamics. Geographically my work has primarily focused on Andean Latin America, particularly Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. However, for my postdoctoral work I have expanded my research interests and activity to address similar questions in the Colorado Rockies.


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Earth Lab

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)

University of Colorado Boulder

Email: oliver.wigmore@colorado.edu