In situ produced Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclides (TCN) and their application in geomorphology and glaciology.
Quantifying the effects of glaciers and ice sheets on landscape evolution.
Reconstructing ice sheets.
Measurement of cosmogenic nuclide concentrations in minerals to study long-term landscape evolution and the effects of climate change and tectonics.
My work is largely interdisciplinary and includes collaboration with scientists in geomorphology, Quaternary geology, glaciology, nuclear physics and geochemistry.
AMS Scientist – SUERC AMS Laboratory, Scottish Universities Environmental research Centre
Senior Lecturer – School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow (2010-2015)
Lecturer – School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow (2005-2010)
Research Fellow – Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University (2001 – 2005)
Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Melbourne (1999 – 2001)
Postdoctoral Research Associate – Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A. (1997-1999)
PhD. – University of Melbourne (1996)
Active research projects:
BRITICE-CHRONO: Constraining rates and style of marine-influenced ice sheet decay. This is a NERC consortium project spread across eight universities, the British Geological Survey and British Antarctic Survey.
Deglaciation of Fennoscandinavia.
Deciphering the glacial history of East Antarctica using nunataks as indicators of ice sheet dynamics.
Quantifying glacial erosion at glacier and ice sheet scales using cosmogenic nuclide techniques.
Cosmogenic nuclide production rate systematics.
Evans, D. J. A., Bateman, M. D., Roberts, D. H., Medialdea, A., Hayes, L., Duller, G. A. T., Fabel, D., and Clark, C. D. (2016) Glacial Lake Pickering: stratigraphy and chronology of a proglacial lake dammed by the North Sea Lobe of the British-Irish Ice Sheet. Journal of Quaternary Science, (doi:10.1002/jqs.2833) (Early Online Publication)
Larsen, N. K., Funder, S., Linge, H., Möller, P., Schomacker, A., Fabel, D., Xu, S., and Kjær, K. H. (2016) A Younger Dryas 1 re-advance of local glaciers in North Greenland. Quaternary Science Reviews, (doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.10.036) (Early Online Publication)
Paus, A., Boessenkool, S., Brochmann, C., Epp, L. S., Fabel, D., Haflidason, H., and Linge, H. (2015) Lake Store Finnsjøen – a key for understanding Lateglacial/early Holocene vegetation and ice sheet dynamics in the central Scandes Mountains. Quaternary Science Reviews, 121, pp. 36-51. (doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.05.004)
Small, D., and Fabel, D. (2015) A Lateglacial 10Be production rate from glacial lake shorelines in Scotland. Journal of Quaternary Science, 30(6), pp. 509-513. (doi:10.1002/jqs.2804)
Stroeven, A. P., Heyman, J., Fabel, D., Björck, S., Caffee, M. W., Fredin, O., and Harbor, J. M. (2015) A new Scandinavian reference 10Be production rate. Quaternary Geochronology, 29, pp. 104-115. (doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2015.06.011)