Lecturer, University of St Andrews

Tobias Bolch is lecturer in remote sensing and leader of the research group “Mountain Cryosphere” at the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews, UK. His main research focuses on investigating the impact of climate change on glaciers and glacial hazards in various mountain ranges of the world with the regional focus on High Asia. He uses remote sensing and photogrammetry to study glacier characteristics, their changes in area, volume and velocity and puts special emphasis on debris-covered glaciers. He studies also other components of the cryosphere like permafrost and permafrost bodies. His remote sensing work is complemented by regular field investigations. He was invited speaker on several international conferences and in science-policy events in Asia, Europe and North America, and published more than 70 well-recognised papers in international journals.