Dan Shugar

Assistant Professor
Phone
253-692-4926
Degrees
Ph.D.
Earth Sciences
Simon Fraser University
2011
M.Sc.
Physical Geography
University of Guelph
2005
B.Sc.
Physical Geography
Carleton University
2003
Introduction

I'm a geomorphologist, primarily excited about hazardous alpine, glacial and river environments, and particularly interested in how these environments respond to changing environmental and climatic conditions. I'm interested in a range of spatio-temporal scales from 'process' (e.g. sand grains moving around) to landscape, and from seconds to millennia.

Current Research

I am currently working on a number of projects, ranging from purely desk-based GIS analyses to field projects spanning several years, and in a variety of locations. Most of my projects combine fieldwork, desk-based GIS and satellite analysis, and modelling. Here's a list of some of the projects I'm working on: 
1. Mapping of geohazards (landslides, dangerous lakes etc) following the April 2015 Nepal earthquake (satellite/GIS) with a NASA-led group 
2. Reconstruction of the late Quaternary history (glacial, sea level) of the central Pacific coast of British Columbia (field, satellite/GIS, lidar, lab etc); 
3. Quantification of sediment density currents in a subarctic lake in Yukon (field, satellite/GIS, lab and numerical modelling); 
4. Evaluation of river geomorphic response to glacier melt in Yukon (satellite/GIS and numerical modelling); 
5. Mapping of landslides in coastal BC (satellite/GIS, lidar, fieldwork). 

Teaching

I will be teaching courses across the geography/geology disciplines, including Physical Geology (TESC 117), Geography of the Physical Environment (TESC 243), and Geomorphology (TESC 335, new course).

Affiliations

I am a member of the American Geophysical Union, American Quaternary Association, Canadian Geomorphology Research Group (CGRG), Geological Society of America, and the Explorers Club.

Academic Service

I currently serve on the executive of the CGRG, and have reviewed papers for over a dozen scientific journals. Further, I have organized and chaired sessions at a variety of academic conferences.

CV or Resume
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Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2015

Neudorf, C., Lian, O.B., Walker, I.J., Shugar, D.H., Eamer, J.B.*, and Griffin, L.C. In Press. Toward a luminescence chronology for coastal dune and beach deposits on Calvert Island, British Columbia central coast, Canada. Quaternary GeochronologyLINK

2014

Deline, P., Hewitt, K., Reznichenko, N., and Shugar, D.H. 2014. Rock avalanches onto glaciers. In: Davies, T. R. (Ed) Landslide Hazards and Disasters. Elsevier, pp. 263-319. LINK

2014

Shugar, D.H. 2014. Bathymetric and geophysical surveys of the southern end of Kluane Lake. In: MacFarlane, K.E., Nordling, M.G., and Sack, P.J. (Eds) Yukon Exploration and Geology 2013. Yukon Geological Survey, Whitehorse, pp. 221-231. LINK

2014

Shugar, D.H., Walker, I.J., Lian, O.B., Eamer, J.B.R.*, Neudorf, C., McLaren, D., and Fedje, D. 2014. Post-glacial sea-level change along the Pacific coast of North America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 97: 170-192. LINK

2013

Shugar, D.H., Clague, J.J., and Giardino, M., 2013. A quantitative assessment of the sedimentology and geomorphology of rock avalanche deposits. In: Catani, F., Margottini, C., Trigila, A., and Iadanza, C. (Eds) Landslide Science and Practice, Vol 4: Global Environmental Change. Springer-Verlag, pp. 321-326. LINK

2013

Walker, I.J., and Shugar, D.H., 2013. Secondary flow deflection in the lee of transverse dunes with implications for dune morphodynamics and migration. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, 38:1642-1654. LINK

2012

Shugar, D.H., Rabus, B.T., Clague, J.J., and Capps, D.M. 2012. The response of Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska, to the Denali earthquake rock avalanches. J. Geophysical Research – Earth Surface. 117, F01006. LINK **Selected for Editors’ Research Spotlight in EOS, Transactions, AGU**

2011

Shugar, D.H., and Clague, J.J. 2011. The geomorphology and sedimentology of rock avalanches on glaciers. Sedimentology, 58:1762-1783. LINK

2010

 Capps, D.L., Rabus, B.T., Clague, J.J. and Shugar, D.H. 2010. Identification and characterization of alpine subglacial lakes using interferometric synthetic aperture Radar (InSAR), Brady Glacier, Alaska, USA. J. Glaciology, 56:861-870. LINK

2010

 Shugar, D.H., Rabus, B.T., and Clague, J.J. 2010. Elevation changes (1949-1995) of Black Rapids Glacier, Alaska, derived from a multi-baseline InSAR DEM and historical maps. J. Glaciology, 56:625-634. LINK

2010

Shugar, D.H., Kostaschuk, R., Best, J.L., Lane, S.N., Parsons, D.R., Orfeo, O., and Hardy, R.J., 2010. On the relationship between flow and suspended sediment transport over the crest of a sand dune, Rio Paraná, Argentina. Sedimentology, 57:252-272. LINK

2009

Kostaschuk, R., Shugar, D.H., Best, J.L., Parsons, D.R., Lane, S.N. Hardy, R.J., and Orfeo, O. 2009. Suspended sediment transport and deposition over a dune: Rio Parana, Argentina. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, 34:1605-1611. LINK

2007

Shugar, D.H., Kostaschuk, R., Ashmore, P., Desloges, J., and Burge, L., 2007. In-situ jet testing of the erosional resistance of cohesive streambeds. Canadian J. Civil Eng., 34:1192-1195. LINK

2007

Shugar, D., Kostaschuk, R., Best, J., Parsons, D., Lane, S., Hardy, R., and Orfeo, O., 2007 (invited). Sediment dynamics over a dune in the Rio Paraná. In: Paola, C., Parker, G., and García, M.H. (Eds) Workshop on Morphodynamic Processes in Large Lowland Rivers. Santa Fe, Argentina, 3pp.

2007

Parsons, D.R., Best, J.L., Lane, S.N., Hardy, R.J., Kostaschuk, R.A., Shugar, D.H., and Orfeo, O., 2006. Morphology, flow and sediment transport over a natural 3D dune field: Rio Paraná, Argentina. In: Ferreria, R.M., Alves, E.C., Leal, J.G. and Cardos, A.H. (Eds) RiverFlow 2006: Intl. Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics. Lisbon. Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 997-1004.