Arctic landscape change, Geomorphology, Global sand scarcity, Sediment fluxes, Natural resources
Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography
Office: Burnside Hall 420
mette.bendixen [at] mcgill.ca (E-Mail)
Assistant Professor, Department of Food & Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Postdoctoral scholar, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), University of Colorado, Boulder, US
- PhD, Institute of Geosciences & Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
My research focusses on gaining quantitative understanding of dynamic landscape processes and examine the impact of these on the coupled human- natural system.
More specifically, my work is focused on two main research-themes: i) Understanding Arctic landscape changes and sediment dynamics in a changing climate and their implications for local communities and ii) Document the complex relationships between a growing global demand for sand and gravel (aggregates) and a sustainable development.
Conflicts and synergies of sand mining on the increasingly populated African continent
Including Indigenous perspectives in emerging Greenlandic resource exploration
Some recent publications
Bendixen, M.* & Iversen, L.L.*, Best, J. Franks, D. Hackney, C. Latrubesse, E. Tusting L. (2021): Sand, gravel, and UN Sustainable Development Goals: Conflicts, synergies, and pathways forward. [*contributed equally]. One Earth 4, 8, 1095-1111. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.07.008
Bendixen, M., Best, J., Hackney, C., Iversen, L. L. (2019): Time is running out for sand. Nature, 571, 29-31. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-019-02042-4
Bendixen, M., Overeem, I., Rosing, M., Bjørk A.A., Kjaer, K.H., Kroon, A., Zeitz, G., Iversen, L.L. (2019): Promises and Perils of Sand Exploitation in Greenland. Nature Sustainability 2, 98-104. DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0218-6
Bendixen, M.*, Iversen L.L.*, Bjørk A.A., Elberling B., Westergaard-Nielsen A., Overeem I., Barnhart K., Khan S.A., Box J.E., Abermann J., Langley K. and Kroon A. (2017): Delta progradation in Greenland driven by increasing glacial mass loss. Nature 550, p. 101-104 [*contributed equally]. DOI:10.1038/nature23873