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BEN PELTO

I am a Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia. My postdoc project with BC Hydro and Dr. Dan Moore titled “Cumulative change of climate and land cover change on river flows in mountain catchments”.  I am studying the effects of glacier retreat, vegetation development and changing climate on the Bridge River watershed, responsible for about 7% of the annual electricity demand of BC. My passion is studying the nexus between climate and the cryosphere, particularly from a water resources perspective. My work at UNBC was part of the Canadian Columbia River Basin Snow and Glacier Research Network. After our five-year study we produced a technical report on the state of glaciers, snowpack, climate and hydrology relating to the cryosphere in the upper Columbia River Basin. I was also a Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Fellow during my PhD.

 

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