Welsh Crucible 2015
Tris graduated with a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge and went on to complete a 2-year research MSc in Arctic glaciology and geophysics at the University of Calgary (Canada) before returning to the UK and completing his PhD at the University of Sheffield. He was then employed in Sheffield as a NERC-funded postdoctoral researcher co-investigator for 3 years, focusing on projects exploring the “greening of receding arctic glaciers”. Subsequently, he was a research fellow at Aberystwyth University funded by the Climate Change Consortium of Wales (C3W) which led to his becoming a Lecturer in Glaciology, his current role, in 2012. Tris continues to explore glacier surface processes, hydrology and ecology, and is particularly interested in communicating these topic areas to enhance public understanding of glaciers, glacial processes, and their role as ecosystems.
2016 Update: Tristram has been promoted to Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University.