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Trevor J. Bell

Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, A1B 3X9

Office: SN 1042
Tel: (709) 864-2525 Fax: (709) 864-3119
Lab: (709) 864-7928
E mail: tbell[at]


President’s Award for Outstanding Research 2000-2001
Petro Canada Young Innovator 2003-2005
Coracle Fellow 2005-2009
Arctic Inspiration Prize 2013 (SakKijânginnatuk Nunalik team member)
University Research Professor 2014

Teaching Interests

Principles and Practice of Geography; Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Geography of the Arctic, Glacial Environments, Environmental Change and Quaternary Geography, Arctic Environments, Geoarchaeology; Field Courses.

Research Interests

I am a physical geographer and field scientist who studies landscape and seabed history from a variety of perspectives to address a range of research questions from theoretical to applied. My approach is strongly interdisciplinary and collaborative, involving analysis and expertise from a range of disciplines in the earth, life, and social sciences. My current project titles illustrate this approach and provide a general picture of my research pursuits:

  • Dynamics of the Newfoundland Ice Cap,
  • Mapping postglacial sea levels and submerged landscapes,
  • Prehistoric settlement, subsistence and environment in Newfoundland,
  • Multibeam bathymetric mapping for seabed morphology and habitat classification,
  • Climate sensitivity of tundra and boreal ecosystems in Labrador highlands,
  • Climate-change impacts in Arctic coastal communities.