Alice M. Doughty

Visiting Scholar

About: Alice explores Earth surface processes with her students, especially the interactions between climate, glaciers, and geomorphology. As an undergraduate, she found the Earth sciences particularly appealing, in part because of the huge spatial and temporal scales but mostly because of all the unanswered questions. Through her M.Sc. in dating moraines and her Ph.D. in palaeoclimate reconstructions via numerical modelling of glaciers, she continues to pursue answers to one of the last big questions in the Earth sciences: What causes ice ages? Her research integrates multiple natural systems (e.g. climate cycles, glacier response, the biosphere, and tectonic processes) for a more complete understanding of past climatic events. She is grateful for opportunities to share her enthusiasm of Earth and climate sciences with others.

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401 Fairchild Hall
HB 6105


  • BSc Earth Sciences at the University of Maine, 2002-2006
  • MSc Earth Sciences at the University of Maine, 2006-2008
  • PhD in Physical Geography at Victoria University of Wellington, 2009-2013