Man

Shelley MacDonell

Researcher

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS EN ZONAS ÁRIDAS

La Serena, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Glaciology; Hydrology; Climatology; Meteorology

Educación

  •  Geography, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO. Nueva Zelanda, 2009
  •  BSc (hons. I) in Geography, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO. Nueva Zelanda, 2004

Experiencia Académica

  •   Postdoctoral Researcher Full Time

    CORPORACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS EN ZONAS ARIDAS

    Geosciences

    La Serena, Chile

    2009 - 2013

  •   Senior Lecturer Other

    UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

    Humanities

    Dunedin, Nueva Zelanda

    2013 - 2013

  •   Lecturer Other

    UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

    Humanties

    Dunedin, Nueva Zelanda

    2004 - 2008

  •   Lecturer Other

    VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON

    Wellington, Nueva Zelanda

    2007 - 2008

  •   Adjunct researcher Other

    UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

    Humanities

    Dunedin, Nueva Zelanda

    2013 - 2017

  •   Researcher Full Time

    CORPORACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS EN ZONAS ARIDAS

    Geosciences

    La Serena, Chile

    2013 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Researcher Full Time

    Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas

    La Serena, Chile

    2013 - A la fecha

  •   Postdoctoral Researcher Full Time

    Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas

    La Serena, Chile

    2009 - 2013

Formación de Capital Humano


Postdoctoral researchers
2020 Dr. Benjamin Lehmann
2019 - present Dr. Simone Schauwecker
2018 – present Dr. Álvaro Ayala
2017 - present Dr. Nicole Schaffer
2017 - 2018 Dr. Marion Reveillet
2013-2014 Dr. Michal Petlicki
2013 Dr. Sébastien Monnier

Doctoral thesis students
2019 - present Gonzalo Navarro, Doctorate in Energy, Water and Environment, Universidad de La Serena, Chile (primary supervisor)
Limbert Torrez, Doctorate in Energy, Water and Environment, Universidad de La Serena, Chile (member of the commission)
2018 – present Marcelo Marambio, Doctorate in Energy, Water and Environment, Universidad de La Serena, Chile (primary supervisor)

Masters thesis students
2020 - present Camilo Guzmán, Masters in Water Resource Management in Arid and Semiarid Zones, University of La Serena, Chile (Primary supervisor)
2018 – 2018 Annelies Voordendag, Masters in Civil Engineering (Geoscience and remote sensing), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (Co-supervisor)
2017 - 2018 Coco Antonissen, Masters in Civil Engineering (Geoscience and remote sensing), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (Co-supervisor)
2015 - 2017 Kine Skogas Fristad, Masters in Geography, University of Oslo, Norway (Co-supervisor)
2015 – 2017 Dennys Caro, Masters in Geology, Universidad de Chile, Chile (Member of commission)

Undergraduate thesis students
2019 - present Paula Villar, Geology (undergraduate thesis), Universidad de Andrés Bello, Chile (Co-supervisor)
2018 – 2019 Camilo Guzmán, Geology (undergraduate thesis), Universidad de Andrés Bello, Chile (Co-supervisor)
2018 – present Benjamín Castro, Geology (undergraduate thesis), Universidad Mayor, Chile (Co-supervisor)
2017 – 2018 Eduardo Yáñez, Geology (undergraduate thesis), Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile (Professional supervisor)
2016 - 2017 Sebastián Mengual, Dissertation for Engineering degree, Universidad de Chile, Chile (Co-supervisor)

Other professional and technical staff supervision
2019 - present Gabriel Palma Research assistant
2018 – present Eduardo Yáñez Research assistant
2017 - 2018 Marcelo Marambio Research assistant
2016-present Eduardo González Research coordinator
Robinson Godoy Technician
2016-2018 Andrés Hevia Research assistant
2016-2017 Eduardo Yáñez Research assistant
Ana Centeno Research assistant
2016 Rubén Zambra Research assistant
2014-2016 Cristián Campos Research assistant
2013-2016 Sebastián Vivero Research assistant
2013-2015 Rodrigo Ponce Research assistant

Intern supervision
2020
- Juan Pablo Valenzano, Geography, Universidad de Chile (3 months)

2019
- Paula Rojas, Masters in Meteorology, Universidad de Chile (2 months)
- Paola Araya, Geology, Universidad de Atacama (2 months)
- Juan Vicente Melo, Geology, Universidad de Chile (2 months)
- José Larrain, Electricity and Industrial Electronics Technician, Instituto Profesional Santo Tomás (2 months)

2018
- Álvaro Morales, Geography, Pontaficia Universidad Católica, Chile (2 months)
- Camilo Guzmán, Geology, Universidad Andrés Bello (2 months)
- Pamela Toloza, Geology, Universidad Católica del Norte (2 months)
- Gabriel Palma, Geology, Universidad de Atacama, Chile (2 months)

2017
- Dirk van der Valk, MSc in Civil Engineering (Geoscience & Remote Sensing), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (3 months)

2016
- Marcelo Marambio, Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de La Serena (2 months)
- Jake MacMillan, Geography, Cardiff University, Wales (1 month)
- Eduardo Yáñez, Geology, Universidad Católica del Norte (2 months)

2015
- Eduardo Yáñez, Geology, Universidad Católica del Norte (2 months)

2014
- Eduardo Yáñez, Geology, Universidad Católica del Norte (2 months)
- Melany Muñoz, Geology, Universidad Católica del Norte (1 month)
- Paulina Bobadilla, Engineering (Natural, renewable resources), Universidad Católica de Temuco (1 month)

Other:
2019: Course coordinator: Glaciology: Doctorate in Energy, Water and Environment, Universidad de La Serena, Chile

2018, 2019: Course coordinator: Hydrology: Doctorate in Energy, Water and Environment, Universidad de La Serena, Chile
Lecturer: Topics in Energy, Water and Environment: Doctorate in Energy, Water and Environment, Universidad de La Serena, Chile
Lecturer: Global change and environment: Doctorate in Energy, Water and Environment, Universidad de La Serena, Chile

2018: Lecturer: Natural resources and environmental decontamination: Doctorate in Energy, Water and Environment, Universidad de La Serena

2017- present: Member of the Programme Committee: Doctorate in Energy, Water and Environment, Universidad de La Serena, Chile

2017 - present: Member of the Programme Committee: Masters in Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Universidad de La Serena, Chile

2013; 2015; 2017: Contract senior lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Otago. Full course: GEOG288/394 Rivers and Runoff

2013-2014: Guest lecturer, Departments of Geography and Biology, Universidad de La Serena. Hydrological role of glaciers in the Norte Chico.

2008: Contract lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Otago. Full course: GEOG288/394 Rivers and Runoff

2008: Lecturer, MV Discovery, Antarctic Peninsula and Chilean Fjords

2007, 2008: Contract lecturer, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Half course: GEOG219 Climatic and Hydrological Processes

2007: Contract lecturer, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington. Team-taught course: GEOG323 Advanced Physical Environmental Processes

2004-2007: Guest lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Otago. Courses: GEOG454 Alpine Geomorphology and GEOG288/394 Rivers and Runoff


Difusión y Transferencia


Previous to my current position, I was involved in school level outreach in both New Zealand and Chile. Since 2013, I have been actively involved in outreach and knowledge transfer activities in my capacity as Researcher in Glaciology at CEAZA. These activities have included:

- Invitation to present at activities organised by the Chilean Senate [3]
- Participation in the development of the Glacier Protection legislation (invited by the Minister for the Environment) [1]
- Presentation of a project proposal to the Minister of Mining [1]
- Involvement in the National Commission of Innovation for Development (CNID) panel related to Water Resource Sustainability [1]
- Involvement in the development of the National Commission of Innovation for Development (CNID) network of water resource research centres [1]
- Invited talks to the Board of the Regional Government of Coquimbo (Consejo Regional) [3]
- Professional courses to the public sector [2]
- Several presentations and workshops for specialist interest groups related to water resources (public and private sector, nationally and internationally) [20+]
- Several presentations to general public and the education sector [15+]
- Organization and development of a Water Academy Programme (Pisco Elqui – from Sept 2015 to Dec 2016, 2-3 days per week with 20 children, active participation in three sessions) [1]
- Introduction to hydrology course to indigenous community (Peine, Antofagasta Region) [1]
- Several visits to the glacier laboratory by diverse groups (school, decision makers) [10+]
- Many articles in regional and national newspapers [20+]

Additionally, due to my participation in publically and privately funded projects, I have been involved in the elaboration of several technical reports [40+]


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Postgraduate Publishing Bursary

    UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

    Nueva Zelanda, 2009

    University of Otago Postgraduate Publishing Bursary

  •   Sir Robin Irvine Antarctica New Zealand Doctoral Scholarship

    Antarctica New Zealand

    Nueva Zelanda, 2005

    Sir Robin Irvine Antarctica New Zealand Doctoral Scholarship

  •   University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship

    UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

    Nueva Zelanda, 2004

    University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship

  •   University of Otago Division of Sciences Scholarship

    UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

    Nueva Zelanda, 2002

    University of Otago Division of Sciences Scholarship

  •   Eastern and Central Community Trust Tertiary Study Award

    Eastern and Central Community Trust

    Nueva Zelanda, 1999

    Eastern and Central Community Trust Tertiary Study Award

  •   Erskine Fellow

    UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY

    Nueva Zelanda, 2020

    Fellowship at the University of Canterbury


 

Article (30)

Improving the underground structural characterization and hydrological functioning of an Andean peatland using geoelectrics and water stable isotopes in semi-arid Chile
Major atmospheric particulate matter sources for glaciers in Coquimbo Region, Chile
Stratigraphic Analysis of Firn Cores from an Antarctic Ice Shelf Firn Aquifer
A Review of the Current State and Recent Changes of the Andean Cryosphere
Automated detection of rock glaciers using deep learning and object-based image analysis
Characterizing the Water Storage Capacity and Hydrological Role of Mountain Peatlands in the Arid Andes of North-Central Chile
Groundwater level trends and recharge event characterization using historical observed data in semi-arid Chile
Impact of forcing on sublimation simulations for a high mountain catchment in the semiarid Andes
Mass Balance and Climate History of a High-Altitude Glacier, Desert Andes of Chile
Spatial Distribution and Scaling Properties of Lidar-Derived Snow Depth in the Extratropical Andes
Black carbon and other light-absorbing impurities in snow in the Chilean Andes
Elemental and Mineralogical Composition of the Western Andean Snow (18 degrees S-41 degrees S)
Interannual variability in glacier contribution to runoff from a high-elevation Andean catchment: understanding the role of debris cover in glacier hydrology
Rock glaciers as a water resource in a changing climate in the semiarid Chilean Andes
Effects of soiling on photovoltaic (PV) modules in the Atacama Desert
New insights into the use of stable water isotopes at the northern Antarctic Peninsula as a tool for regional climate studies
Patterns of glacier ablation across North-Central Chile: Identifying the limits of empirical melt models under sublimation-favorable conditions
Recent Deceleration of the Ice Elevation Change of Ecology Glacier (King George Island, Antarctica)
3-D surface properties of glacier penitentes over an ablation season, measured using a Microsoft Xbox Kinect
Cryoconite hole connectivity on the Wright Lower Glacier, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Modelling the hydrological response of debris-free and debris-covered glaciers to present climatic conditions in the semiarid Andes of central Chile
Seasonal evolution of penitente glaciochemistry at Tapado Glacier, Northern Chile
Albedo variations and the impact of clouds on glaciers in the Chilean semi-arid Andes
Meteorological drivers of ablation processes on a cold glacier in the semi-arid Andes of Chile
Parameterisation of incoming longwave radiation over glacier surfaces in the semiarid Andes of Chile
Seasonal sediment fluxes forcing supraglacial melting on the Wright Lower Glacier, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Observations of cryoconite hole system processes on an Antarctic glacier
Glacier contribution to streamflow in two headwaters of the Huasco River, Dry Andes of Chile
Mechanisms of basal ice formation in polar glaciers: An evaluation of the apron entrainment model
The formation and hydrological significance of cryoconite holes

BookSection (2)

Mass Balance and Meteorological Conditions at Universidad Glacier, Central Chile.
Kiwis on ice - cryospheric science for 5-12 year olds in New Zealand

Proyecto (23)

Understanding the role of snow in runoff generation and glacier mass balance in dry mountain regions
Rock glacier volume and area changes in the semiarid Andes, Chile
The hydrology of ice shelves=> processes and implications for dynamics
Plan de gestión de glaciares para la Región de Coquimbo [Glacier Management Plan for the Coquimbo Region]
Determinación de áreas potenciales e implementación de barreras de nieve como método de acumulación adicional de nieve en las tres Provincias de la Región de Coquimbo [Identification of potential sites and the implementation of snow fences as an additional snow accumulation method in the three provinces of the Coquimbo Region]
ConSIST Collaboratory - Chile Scotland Isotope Collaboratory
Monitoreo y modelamiento hidrológico de cabeceras de ríos y aguas subterráneas, para la toma de decisiones informada en la administración del recurso hídrico de la Región de Coquimbo [Hydrological monitoring and modelling of rivers and groundwater in headwater catchments, to inform decision making processes related to water resource administration in the Coquimbo Region]
Development of snow and ice penitents in relation to their impact on surface meltwater production from snow and ice in the semi-arid Andes
Development of snow and ice penitents in relation to their impact on surface meltwater production from snow and ice in the semi-arid Andes
Modelación del balance de masa y descarga de agua en glaciares del Norte Chico y Chile Central [Modelling of mass balance and discharge from glaciers in the Norte Chico and Chile Central]
Modelling the current and future hydrological contribution of glaciers and seasonal snow in semi arid mountain catchments
UNDERSTANDING GLACIER RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILE.
Characterizing storage and its impact on hydrologic modeling in high elevation basins on the Andes Cordillera between 30ºS and 36ºS
Caracterización y monitoreo de glaciares rocosos en la cuenca del Río Elquim y balance de masa del Glaciar Tapado - Characterization and monitoring of rock glaciers in Elquim River Basin and mass balance on GlacierTapado
Establecimiento de Red de Estaciones nivo-glaciales de Cordillera de la Región de O'Higgins y desarrollo de un modelo para la gestión integrada de los recursos hídricos de la cuenca del río Rapel - Establishment of Mountain nivo-glacial Station Network in Region of O'Higgins and development of a model for the integrated management of water resource
Dinámica de los glaciares de escombros, Valle de Choapa - Dynamics of glaciers, Choapa Valley
Modelling glacier meltwater production in the dry Andes
Balance de masa glaciológico y condiciones regionales de nieve en el Norte Chico=> interacción con el clima y su influencia en el deshielo - Glaciological mass balance and regional snow conditions in North=> interaction with climate and its influence on the melting
Monitoreo Glaciares Altos Andinos - High Andean Glacier Monitoring
Glacier-permafrost interactions
Thermal and mechanical processes beneath cold ice
Behaviour of cold glaciers
The hydrological regime of a cold-based glacier, Wright Lower Glacier, Antarctica.
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Shelley MacDonell

Researcher

Geosciences

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS EN ZONAS ÁRIDAS

La Serena, Chile

4
Francisco Fernandoy

Associated Professor and laboratory director

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL ANDRÉS BELLO

Viña del Mar, Chile

3
Raul R. Cordero

Profesor

FISICA

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO

SANTIAGO, Chile

3
James McPhee

Professor

Civil Engineering

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Jorge Carrasco

Investigador Asociado

Centro de Investigación GAIA Antárticaa

Universidad de Magallanes

Punta Arenas, Chile

3
Álvaro Ayala

Postdoctoral researcher

Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Áridas (CEAZA)

La Serena, Chile

2
sergio rivera

Investigador principal

TamboAustral EIRL

Valdivia, Chile

2
Sarah Feron

Investigadora Asociada

Fisica

Universidad de Santiago

Santiago, Chile

2
Michal Petlicki

Inv. postdoctorado

Centro de Estudios Cientificos

Valdivia, Chile

2
Jaime Pizarro

Full Professor

Ingeniería Geográfica

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Fabrice Lambert

Associate Researcher

Physical Geography

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Alessandro Damiani

associate reasercher

USACH

Santiago, Chile

1
Jaime Araya

Investigador

Geología

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapó, Chile

1
Roberto Rondanelli

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Geofísica

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Nicolas Huneeus

Assistent professor

Geophysics

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
David Farías

Postdoctoral researcher

Geography and Earth Sciences

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER UNIVERSITAT ERLANGEN-NURNBERG

Erlangen, Alemania

1
Pedro Oyola

Director

Centro Mario Molina Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
JORGE NÚÑEZ

ACADEMICO

Ingeniería de Minas

Universidad de La Serena

La Serena, Chile

1
David Laroze

Full Professor

UNIVERSIDAD DE TARAPACA

Arica, Chile

1
Francisco Squeo

Académico

Biología

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA SERENA

La Serena, Chile

1
Christophe Kinnard

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS EN ZONAS ARIDAS

La Serena, Chile