Tahi Wiggins

Graduate Research Assistant

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Seth Campbell

Office Location: 202 Sawyer Environmental Research Building, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469


Biographical Statement:  I am a MS student in Earth and Climate Sciences and a research trainee in the Systems Approach to Understanding and Navigating the New Arctic (SAUNNA) NRT program. Prior to arriving at UMaine, I was an undergraduate student in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, where my research in the UVA Ice and Ocean Group focused on geomorphology and paleo-glacial lake characteristics. I was also a student in the Global Studies program, where my research focused on the philosophy of science and its application to coastal environments. I am originally from Australia, where I lived on a sailboat for my early years before moving to rural Virginia near the Chesapeake Bay — saltwater and coasts have always felt like home, and I look forward to getting to know these higher-latitude (Maine and the Arctic) places too!


Research Statement: I’m interested in constraining the meltwater flux and glacier dynamics associated with supraglacial lake drainage. Specifically, I study alpine supraglacial lakes in Lingít Aaní (Tlingit land in southeast Alaska) using a combination of geophysical, field-based observations and remote sensing techniques.