My research expertise lies in the application of remote sensing, GIS, and modelling techniques. I have particular interest in glaciers and volcanoes.
S. Roberson, ID. Barr, M. Cooper (2016). The Quaternary Glaciation of the Mourne Mountains. Quaternary Research Association.
GT. Swindles, PJ. Morris, DJ. Mullan, RJ. Payne, TP. Roland, et al. (2019). Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries. Nature Geoscience. 12(11), pp.922-928.
JE. Schofield, DM. Pearce, DWF. Mair, BR. Rea, JM. Lea, et al. (2019). Pushing the Limits: Palynological Investigations at the Margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet in the Norse Western Settlement. Environmental Archaeology. pp.1-15.
H. Lovell, SJ. Livingstone, CM. Boston, AD. Booth, RD. Storrar, et al. (2019). Complex kame belt morphology, stratigraphy and architecture. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 44(13), pp.2685-2702.
ID. Barr, JC. Ely, M. Spagnolo, IS. Evans, MD. Tomkins (2019). The dynamics of mountain erosion: cirque growth slows as landscapes age. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
R. Saini, MC. Sharma, S. Deswal, ID. Barr, P. Kumar, et al. (2019). Glacio-archaeological evidence of permanent settlements within a glacier end moraine complex during 980-1840 AD: The Miyar Basin, Lahaul Himalaya, India. Anthropocene. 26, pp.100197-100197.
D. Mullan, T. Matthews, K. Vandaele, I. Barr, G. Swindles, et al. (2019). Climate impacts on soil erosion and muddy flooding at 1.5°C vs 2°C warming. Land Degradation and Development. 30, pp.94-108.
RD. Storrar, M. Ewertowski, AM. Tomczyk, ID. Barr, SJ. Livingstone, et al. (2019). Equifinality and preservation potential of complex eskers. Boreas.
H. Lovell, D. Benn, S. Lukas, D. Ottesen, A. Luckman, et al. (2018). Multiple Late Holocene surges of a High-Arctic tidewater glacier system in Svalbard. Quaternary Science Reviews. 201, pp.162-185.
B. Chandler, H. Lovell, C. Boston, S. Lukas, I. Barr, et al. (2018). Glacial geomorphological mapping: A review of approaches and frameworks for best practice. Earth-Science Reviews. 185, pp.806-846.
M. Tomkins, J. Dortch, P. Hughes, J. Huck, T. Tonkin, et al. (2018). Timing of glacial retreat in the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland, conditioned by glacier size and topography. Journal of Quaternary Science. 33(6), pp.611-623.
ID. Barr, M. Dokukin, I. Kougkoulos, S. Livingstone, H. Lovell, et al. (2018). Using ArcticDEM to Analyse the Dimensions and Dynamics of Debris-Covered Glaciers in Kamchatka, Russia. Geosciences. 8(6),
ID. Barr, C. Lynch, D. Mullan, L. De Siena, M. Spagnolo (2018). Volcanic impacts on modern glaciers: a global synthesis. Earth-Science Reviews. 182, pp.186-203.
M. Tomkins, J. Huck, J. Dortch, P. Hughes, M. Kirkbride, et al. (2018). Schmidt Hammer exposure dating (SHED): Calibration procedures, new exposure age data and an online calculator. Quaternary Geochronology. 44, pp.55-62.
CD. Clark, JC. Ely, SL. Greenwood, ALC. Hughes, R. Meehan, et al. (2018). BRITICE Glacial Map, version 2: a map and GIS database of glacial landforms of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet. Boreas. 47(1), pp.11-e8.
RP. Flood, ID. Barr, GJ. Weltje, S. Roberson, MI. Russell, et al. (2018). Provenance and depositional variability of the Thin Mud Facies in the lower Ganges-Brahmaputra delta,West Bengal Sundarbans, India. Marine Geology. 395, pp.198-218.
ID. Barr, JC. Ely, M. Spagnolo, CD. Clark, IS. Evans, et al. (2017). Climate patterns during former periods of mountain glaciation in Britain and Ireland: Inferences from the cirque record. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 485, pp.466-475.
JC. Ely, C. Graham, ID. Barr, BR. Rea, M. Spagnolo, et al. (2017). Using UAV acquired photography and structure from motion techniques for studying glacier landforms: application to the glacial flutes at Isfallsglaciären. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 42(6), pp.877-888.
VD. Meyer, ID. Barr (2017). Linking glacier extent and summer temperature in NE Russia - Implications for precipitation during the global Last Glacial Maximum. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 470, pp.72-80.
M. Spagnolo, R. Pellitero, ID. Barr, JC. Ely, XM. Pellicer, et al. (2017). ACME, a GIS tool for Automated Cirque Metric Extraction. Geomorphology. 278, pp.280-286.
ID. Barr, S. Roberson, R. Flood, J. Dortch (2017). Younger Dryas glaciers and climate in the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland. Journal of Quaternary Science. 32(1), pp.104-115.
RP. Flood, MR. Bloemsma, GJ. Weltje, ID. Barr, SM. O'Rourke, et al. (2016). Compositional data analysis of Holocene sediments from the West Bengal Sundarbans, India: Geochemical proxies for grain-size variability in a delta environment. Applied Geochemistry. 75, pp.222-235.
CM. Lynch, ID. Barr, D. Mullan, A. Ruffell (2016). Rapid glacial retreat on the Kamchatka Peninsula during the early 21st century. Cryosphere. 10(4), pp.1809-1821.
ID. Barr, M. Spagnolo (2015). Glacial cirques as palaeoenvironmental indicators: Their potential and limitations. Earth-Science Reviews. 151, pp.48-78.
ID. Barr, M. Spagnolo (2015). Understanding controls on cirque floor altitudes: Insights from Kamchatka. Geomorphology. 248, pp.1-13.
JK. Hillier, MJ. Smith, R. Armugam, I. Barr, CM. Boston, et al. (2015). Manual mapping of drumlins in synthetic landscapes to assess operator effectiveness. Journal of Maps. 11(5), pp.719-729.
ID. Barr, H. Lovell (2014). A review of topographic controls on moraine distribution. Geomorphology. 226, pp.44-64.
ID. Barr, O. Solomina (2014). Pleistocene and Holocene glacier fluctuations upon the Kamchatka Peninsula. Global and Planetary Change. 113, pp.110-120.
ID. Barr, M. Spagnolo (2014). Testing the efficacy of the glacial buzzsaw: Insights from the Sredinny Mountains, Kamchatka. Geomorphology. 206, pp.230-238.
ID. Barr, M. Spagnolo (2013). Palaeoglacial and palaeoclimatic conditions in the NW Pacific, as revealed by a morphometric analysis of cirques upon the Kamchatka Peninsula. Geomorphology. 192, pp.15-29.
ID. Barr, CD. Clark (2012). An updated moraine map of Far NE Russia. Journal of Maps. 8(4), pp.431-436.
ID. Barr, CD. Clark (2012). Late Quaternary glaciations in Far NE Russia; combining moraines, topography and chronology to assess regional and global glaciation synchrony. Quaternary Science Reviews. 53, pp.72-87.
ID. Barr, CD. Clark (2011). Glaciers and climate in Pacific Far NE Russia during the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Quaternary Science. 26(2), pp.227-237.
FSL. Ng, ID. Barr, CD. Clark (2010). Using the surface profiles of modern ice masses to inform palaeo-glacier reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews. 29(23-24), pp.3240-3255.
ID. Barr, CD. Clark (2009). Distribution and pattern of moraines in far ne Russia reveal former glacial extent. Journal of Maps. 5(1), pp.186-193.
DM. Pearce, JC. Ely, ID. Barr, CM. Boston (2017). Glacier Reconstruction. In: Geomorphological Techniques. British Society for Geomorphology, pp.1-16.
J. Napieralski, I. Barr, U. Kamp, M. Kervyn (2013). Remote Sensing and GIScience in Geomorphological Mapping. In: Treatise on Geomorphology. pp.187-227.
2019: Co-Investigator, 'Palaeo-glacier and climate reconstructions in the Arctic Urals'. NERC Arctic Office, UK-Russia Burseries Programme. (£7k)
2019: Principal-Investigator, 'Using glaciers to identify, monitor, and predict volcanic activity'. The Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. (£221k)
2017: Co-Investigator, 'Climate at the onset of Antarctic Ice Sheet growth'. Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES) studentship. (£68k)
2017: Co-Investigator, ‘TRacing Eskers Beneath gLaciErs (TREBLE)’, EU INTERACT Transnational Access Grant (£3k)
2016: Principal-Investigator ‘The fate of Himalayan glaciers under changing climate’, Department for Education (DfE) studentship, UK Government (£42k).
2016: Lone-Investigator, 'The impact of glacier fluctuations on lake sedimentation rates', BSG Research Project Grant (£1k)
2015: Lone-Investigator, 'Reconstructing the Younger Dryas glaciation of the Mourne Mountains', Mourne Cooley Gullion Higher Education Research Bursaries Scheme (£2k)
2014: Principal-Investigator, ‘Glacier-volcano interactions on the Kamchatka Peninsula’, Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)studentship (£68k)
2013: Co-Investigator, 'Flute Morphometry from Photogrammetry', EU INTERACT Transnational Access Grant (£8k)
2013: Co-Investigator, ‘Insights on the formation of glacial bedforms and ice-bed interaction using fluting field morphometrics, sedimentology and sediment thicknesses', NERC Geophysical Equipment Facility (£2k)
Scientific Editor – Journal of Glaciology.