Herman, F., De Doncker, F., Delaney, I., Prasicek, G. and Koppes, M., (2021). The impact of glaciers on mountain erosion. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment.

McDowell, G., Koppes, M., Harris, L., Chan, K., Price, M., Dawa, D.G., Jimenez, G. (2021). Lived experiences of ‘peak water’ in the high mountains of Nepal and Peru, Climate and Development, doi: 10.1080/17565529.2021.1913085

Koppes, M. (2020). Rates and Processes of Glacier Erosion. Chapter for Treatise on Geomorphology, 2nd edition. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier.

McDowell, G., Harris, L., Koppes, M., Price, M.F., Chan, K.M.A., Dawa, D.G. (2020). From needs to actions: prospects for planned adaptations in high mountain communities. Climatic Change.

Koppes, M. and King, L. (2020). Beyond x,y,z(t): Navigating landscapes of science in the science of landscapes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 125, e2020JF005588.

Hughes, K.E., Geertsema, M., Kwoll, E., Koppes, M., Roberts, N., Clague, J., Rohland, S. (2020). Previously undiscovered landslide deposits in Harrison Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Landslides.

Batbaatar, J., Gillespie, A.R., Rupper, S., Koppes, M., Fink, D., Matmon, A., Clark, D.H., Chadwick, O.A., (2020). Glacier development in continental climate regions of Central Asia. Geological Society of America Special Papers. Untangling the Quaternary Period: A Legacy of Stephen C. Porter, R.B. Waitt, G.D. Thackray, and A.R. Gillespie, Eds.

Williams, H.B. and Koppes, M. (2020). A comparison of glacial and paraglacial denudation responses to rapid glacial retreat. Annals of Glaciology 1–14. 10.1017/aog.2020.1

Immerzeel, W.W., A. F. Lutz, M. Andrade, A. Bahl, H. Biemans, T. Bolch, S. Hyde, S. Brumby, B. J. Davies, A. C. Elmore, A. Emmer, M. Feng, A. Fernandez, U. Haritashya, J. S. Kargel, M. Koppes, P.D.A. Kraaijenbrink, A.V. Kulkarni, P. Mayewski, S. Nepal, P. Pacheco, T. H. Painter, F. Pellicciotti, H. Rajaram, S. Rupper, A. Sinisalo, A. B. Shrestha, D. Viviroli, Y. Wada, C. Xiao, T. Yao, J.E. M. Baillie (2019). Importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers. Nature, AOP. doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1822-y

Higman, B., Shugar, D., Stark, C., Ekstrom, G., Koppes, M., …and Loso, M. (2018). The 2015 landslide and tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska. Nature Scientific Reports 8, 12993. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-30475-w.

King, L., Mackenzie, L., Tadakl, M., Macfarlane, K., Cannon, S., Reid, D., and Koppes, M. (2018). Diversity in geoscience: participation, behaviour, and the scientific division of labour at a Canadian geoscience conference. FACETS. doi: 10.1139/facets-2017-0111

Beaud, F., Venditti, J., Flowers, G., and Koppes, M. (2018) Excavation of tunnel valleys and inner gorges by seasonally-produced meltwater. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.4367.

McDowell, G. and Koppes, M. (2017). Robust adaptation research in high mountains: Integrating the scientific, social, and ecological dimensions of glacio-hydrological change. Water, special issue on Global Warming Impacts on Mountain Glaciers and Communities, 9(10):739. doi: 10.3390/w9100739.

Dufresne, A., Geertsma, M., Shugar, D., Koppes, M., Higman, B., Haeussler, P., Stark, C., Venditti, J. (2017). Sedimentology and geomorphology of a large tsunamigenic landslide, Taan Fiord, Alaska. Sedimentary Geology, special issue on Geohazards. 

Moyer, A., Moore, D. and Koppes, M. (2016). Streamflow response to the rapid retreat of a lake-calving glacier. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10890

Jaeger, J.M. and Koppes, M.N. (2016). The role of the cryosphere in source-to-sink systems. Earth Science Reviews. doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.09.011.

Chernos, M., Koppes, M. and Moore, R.D., (2016). Ablation from calving and surface melt at lake-terminating Bridge Glacier, British Columbia, 1984-2013. The Cryosphere  10, 87-102. doi:10.5194/tc-10-87-2016.


Koppes, M., Hallet, B., Rignot, E., Mouginot, J., Wellner, J.S., Boldt, K.B. (2015). Observed latitudinal variations in erosion as a function of glacier dynamics. Nature 526, 100-103. doi:10.1038/nature15385. Highlighted in, Tech TimesEnvironmental News Network, Ubyssey

Koppes, M., Rupper, S., Asay, M., Winter-Billington, A. (2015). Sensitivity of glacier runoff projections to baseline climate data in the Indus River Basin. Special Issue on Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources. Frontiers in Earth Sciences 3:59. doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00059

Chauché, N., Hubbard, A., Gascard, J.C, , Box, J., Bates, R., Koppes, M., Sole, A., Christofferson, P., Patton, H. (2014). Ice-ocean interaction and calving front morphology at two west Greenland tidewater outlet glaciers. The Cryosphere 8, 1457-1468.

Boldt, K., Nittrouer, C., Hallet, B., Koppes, M., Forrest, B., Wellner, J., Anderson, J., (2013). Modern rates of glacial sediment accumulation along a 15° S-N transect: the fjords of the Antarctic Peninsula to Southern Chile. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface 118 (4): 2072-2088.

Xu, Y., Rignot, E., Menemenis, D. and Koppes, M. (2012). Numerical experiments on subaqueous melting of Greenland tidewater glaciers in response to ocean warming and enhanced subglacial runoff. Annals of Glaciology 53(60): 229-234

DSC_0906Straneo, F., Sutherland, D., Holland, D., Gladish, C., Hamilton, G., Johnson, H., Rignot, E., Xu, Y. and  Koppes, M. (2012). Characteristics of ocean waters reaching Greenland’s glaciers. Annals of Glaciology 53(60): 202-210.

Rivera, A., Koppes, M., Bravo, C., and Aravena, J. C. (2012). Little ice age advance and retreat of Glaciar Jorge Montt, Chilean Patagonia, Climate of the Past 8: 403-414.

Koppes, M. Conway, H., Rasmussen, L.A. and Chernos, M., (2011). Deriving mass balance variations and calving variations from reanalysis data and sparse observations, Glaciar San Rafael, northern Patagonia, 1950-2005. The Cryosphere 5, 791-808.

Rupper, S. and Koppes, M., (2010) Spatial patterns in Central Asian climate and equilibrium line altitudes. IOP Earth and Environmental Science. (doi:10.1088/1755-1315/9/1/012009)

Rignot, E., Koppes, M. and Velicogna, I. (2010). Rapid submarine melting of the calving faces of west Greenland glaciers. Nature Geoscience 3: 187-191 (doi:10.1038/NGEO765)



Koppes, M., Sylwester, R., Rivera, A. and Hallet, B. (2010). Variations in sediment yield over the advance and retreat of a calving glacier, Laguna San Rafael, North Patagonian Icefield. Quaternary Research 73(1): 84-95.

Koppes, M., Hallet, B., and Anderson, J. (2009). Synchronous acceleration of ice loss and glacier erosion, Glaciar Marinelli, Chilean Tierra del Fuego. Journal of Glaciology 55(190): 207-220.


Koppes, M. and Montgomery, D.R.. (2009). The relative efficacy of fluvial and glacial erosion over modern to orogenic timescales. Nature Geoscience 2: 644-647 (doi:10.1038/NGEO616). Highlighted in New York Times blog DotEarthJaeger&Koppes_Final_Fig3

Koppes, M., Gillespie, A. Burke, R. Thompson, S.C. and Stone, J. (2008). Late Quaternary Glaciation in the Kyrgyz Tien Shan. Quaternary Science Reviews 27(7-8): 846-866.

Koppes, M. and Hallet, B. (2006). Erosion rates during rapid deglaciation in Icy Bay, Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research,111, F02023, doi:10.1029/2005JF000349.

Koppes, M. and Hallet, B. (2002). Influence of rapid glacial retreat on the rate of erosion by tidewater glaciers, Geology, 30: 47-50.


Policy, Outreach and Artistic works

Water Rhythms: Listening to Climate Change. Podcast composition, in collaboration with Susie Ibarra and produced by Alannah Chance, for Counterflows at Home Festival, Glasgow, Scotland. April 2021.

Water Rhythms: Listening to Climate Change. Sonic waterfall installation, in collaboration with Susie Ibarra, commissioned by the Fine Acts Foundation and TED Countdown, Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver Convention Centre, October 2020.

Race and gender still an issue at academic conferences. (with Sara Cannon, Leo King, Lucy Mackenzie, Kiely McFarlane, Dave Reid and Marc Tadaki). The Conversation, April 23, 2018

Why what’s happening in Antarctica won’t stay in Antarctica. TED Ideas blog, September 28, 2017;

The South Patagonian Icefield. NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day, June 28, 2017

Ice on the Move in Patagonia, NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day, July 14, 2017

The Big Thaw: how melting sea ice and glaciers are transforming the Arctic. Aquatic Café science series, Vancouver Aquarium, May 23, 2017.

The Balancing Act of Work and Kids: 7 life lessons from the parent circuit. June 1, 2016.TED_12_laughter

Eng, K. (Oct. 8, 2015). Meet 12 badass scientists…who also happen to be women. Medium. com.

Koppes, M. (Dec. 7, 2009): Editorial in the Mint, “The shrinking third pole”.

Koppes, M. (2005). Threading science through the needle of politics. GSA Today, v.15, no.3, 54-56.

Koppes, M. (2005) Making Congress work for you, GSA Today, v.15, no.1, 22-23.

Koppes, M. (2004). Science and politics, an uneasy mix. GSA Today, v. 14, no. 7, 16-17.

Koppes, M. (2004). 2004-2005 Congressional Fellow Science ReportGSA Today, v. 14, no. 3, 19.

Alaska_descent_MNKGeiger and Koppes (2013). Extreme Ice. National Geographic Explorer, Pioneer Edition, vol 12, no. 4 (January/February 2013), 16-23.

Choosing Adventure (2014). National Geographic Learning Explorer Collection, Elementary School edition, 6-7.