geomorphology blog
geomorphology blog

Geomorphology is the study of landforms and the natural processes that shape them. Every stone used in the jewellery making process has a story of how it came to be — welcome to a space where some of these geologic, hydrologic and tectonic processes that shape rocks are discussed. 

Sea Level Rise in the Arctic: Lateral Permafrost Thaw & the Human Impacts of Thaw Slumping

               Over recent decades, the societal and economic impacts of climate change have been seen to manifest uniquely in the Arctic. Pronounced warming trends disproportionately impact peoples of the Arctic in remote regions, especially Indigenous peoples (Martello, 2008; Vogel & Bullock, 2020; Lebel et. al., 2022). In the coastal Arctic communities of Nunavut, the Yukon and Northwest...

Mt. Tzouhalem Conglomerates: A Nanaimo Group Special

Mt. Tzouhalem Conglomerates: A Nanaimo Group Special

On a beautiful October day last fall, my partner Alex and I set out to hike Cowichan Bay's iconic Mt. Tzouhalem. Winding our way through the forest trails we reached our near-panoramic viewpoint and settled down for a rest when I noticed the unusual texture of the rocks beneath our feet. Alex, like any normal human-being, marvelled at the greens of the farm fields in the distance and blues of the estuary, dotted with herons and geese, the...

Vancouver Island Flowerstone, Dallasite & Basalt ID-ing

Vancouver Island Flowerstone, Dallasite & Basalt ID-ing

Howdy and happy first day of Pisces, readers! It's also the first day of reading break for my fellow UVic students and I — indeed, a much needed breath of fresh air — and to celebrate, I spent my day designing jewellery, walking around my very windy neighbourhood, and revisiting my geology textbooks to ID some of my favourite rocks from my ever-growing beach stone collection. Behold, a post attributed to my love of basalts, and the fun but...