Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



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Gareth Rees
University Senior Lecturer
Scott Polar Research Institute
University of Cambridge
  • Education and Outreach
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Other
Remote Sensing; spatial processes
Glaciers, snow cover, vegetation dynamics, reindeer, penguins, remote sensing, terrain analysis
  • Both Polar Regions

I am primarily a remote sensing specialist with an academic background in the natural sciences, especially physics. I teach physics at undergraduate level, and also remote sensing, GIS, statistics and a bit of biogeography to geography undergraduates and graduate students. My research is fundamentally concerned with monitoring environmental processes at high latitudes. Mostly it has been in the Arctic (especially Svalbard and northern Russia) but recently I have begun some Antarctic collaborations too. I am increasingly interested in outreach activities.

  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Workshop Sessions
    Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Participation in live online discussions
    This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
    APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
    posted online for future reference.

  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • Reviewing papers and posters

  • Helping to improve presentation and communication skills

  • Other
  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Online seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
  • Email Exchange
  • IM/Chat
  • Other
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