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Dr Iestyn Barr

<p>Dr Iestyn Barr</p>

Dr Iestyn Barr


BSc (Lancaster), MSc (Liverpool), PhD (Sheffield)




School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP)
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, BT7 1NN
Northern Ireland, UK


Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5146

Current Teaching:

GAP2052 Geomorphology

Current Research:

Environmental Change

My research interests lie in the application of remote sensing and GIS methods within the fields of glaciology and Quaternary environmental change, with particular focus upon the dimensions, dynamics and distribution of both modern- and palaeo-glaciers. I also have interest in applying remote sensing methods to the study of landscape evolution, particularly where glacial and volcanic processes have dominated.


Barr, ID., Lovell, H., 2014. A review of topographic controls on moraine distribution. Geomorphology, 226, 44-64. [Link].

Barr, ID., Solomina, O., 2014. Pleistocene and Holocene glacier fluctuations upon the Kamchatka Peninsula. Global and Planetary Change, 113, 110-120.[Link]

Barr, ID., Spagnolo, M., 2014. Testing the efficacy of the glacial buzzsaw: insights from the Sredinny Mountains, Kamchatka. Geomorphology, 206, 230-238. [Link].

Hillier, JK, Smith, MJ., Armugam, R., Barr, ID., et al., 2014, in press. Manual mapping of drumlins in synthetic landscapes to assess operator effectiveness. Journal of Maps.

Barr, ID., Spagnolo, M., 2013. Palaeoglacial and palaeoclimatic conditions in the NW Pacific, as revealed by a morphometric analysis of cirques upon the Kamchatka Peninsula. Geomorphology, 192, 15-29. [Link].

Napieralski, JA., Barr, ID., Kamp, U., Kervyn, M., 2013. Remote sensing and GIScience in geomorphological mapping. In: Shroder, J. (Ed.), Bishop, MP. (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol. 3, Remote Sensing and GIScience in Geomorphology, 187–227. [Link].

Barr, ID., Clark, CD., 2012. Late Quaternary glaciations in Far NE Russia; combining moraines, topography and chronology to assess regional and global glaciation synchrony. Quaternary Science Reviews, 53, 72-87. [Link].

Barr, ID., Clark, CD., 2012. An updated moraine map of Far NE Russia. Journal of Maps, 8 (3), 1-6. [Link].

Barr, ID., Clark, CD., 2011. Glaciers and climate in Pacific Far NE Russia during the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Quaternary Science, 26 (2), 227-237. [Link].

Ng, F., Barr, ID., Clark, CD., 2010. Using the surface profiles of modern ice masses to inform palaeo-glacier reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29 (23–24), 3240–3255. [Link].

Barr, ID., Clark, CD., 2009. Distribution and pattern of moraines in Far NE Russia reveal former glacial extent. Journal of Maps, 5 (1), 186-193. [Link].