Dr. Tobias Bolch


University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 2006 (Ph.D.)
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 1999 (Dip.)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (August 2007 - present)
Research Lab 4-247
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
V2N 4Z9

Glaciology; geomorphology; periglacial landforms, climate change, GIS; digital terrain analysis; remote sensing; e-learning
I am a postdoctoral research fellow within the Westen Canadian Cryospheric Network (WC2N).

I completed my PhD in the Institute for Geography at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. My dissertation project examined first the use of digital terrain models and remote sensing for glacier mapping and second analysed the glacier and climate changes in Tien Shan (Central Asia) in comparison with the Swiss Alps (Bernina-Group). During this time I had also a full-time position at the Humboldt-University of Berlin coordinating the e-learning project "GeoVis - Geography and Visualisation".

Within my first post-doc position in the Institute for Cartography at the Dresden University of Technology, Germany, I focused on developing an automated mapping method for the debris-covered glaciers at Mt. Everest/Nepal.
My main task in my current position is to create a glacier inventory of BC and Western Alberta based on space imagery.