Dr. Robert G. Way

Dr. Robert G. Way outside with treesFormer Postdoctoral Fellow

Labrador Institute / Department of Geography
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Office: Research Station, North West River, NL
Tel: 709-497-3630, Ext: 224
Email: robert.way@mun.ca

Ph.D., Physical Geography, University of Ottawa, 2014-2017
M.Sc., Physical Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2010-2013
B.A., Geography and Geomatics, University of Ottawa, 2007-2010

Research Interests
I am a physical geographer from Labrador who is of Inuit descent. My research interests are primarily in describing environmental change in Arctic and Subarctic regions in northern Canada. My focus has been on examining how elements of the cryosphere including glaciers and permafrost react to a changing climate. My general research approach uses a combination of field data, earth system modelling and remote sensing to link between spatial scales to connect the local field observations to larger regional domains. My research aims to inform development and adaptation in northern areas where climate change is expected to have the greatest impacts on local ecosystems, infrastructure development and indigenous peoples.

Current Research
Northern Labrador

  • Food, fire and ice: Integrating local knowledge, plant response, and cryosphere dynamics to predict future food and fuel
  • Torngat Permafrost Project
  • Climate information in Nunatsiavut and Nunavik

Southern Labrador

  • Labrador Permafrost Project (continued from PhD)



Curriculum Vitae [Updated September 2017]


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