My research expertise lies in the application of remote sensing, GIS, and modelling techniques in mountain and high-latitude environments. I have particular interest in the interactions of glaciers and volcanoes.
S. Roberson, ID. Barr, M. Cooper (2016). The Quaternary Glaciation of the Mourne Mountains: Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association.
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.
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.
H. Lovell, SJ. Livingstone, CM. Boston, AD. Booth, RD. Storrar, et al. Complex kame belt morphology, stratigraphy and architecture. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
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: 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)