Thompson Rivers University

Geomorphology issues in Kamloops and area

  Posted on: April 11, 2019

Landslides, climate change and development

Crystal Huscroft is a geomorphologist who can talk about landslides, climate change, local landscape processes and development issues.

Area of expertise

  • Climate change and issues surrounding water scarcity
  • Volcanic stratigraphy, where are the volcanoes in our region?
  • Terrain mapping in permafrost-related landslide processes
  • Kamloops unique landscapes and some of the issues facing development in Juniper and other areas


Huscroft conducted her thesis work on the glacial, volcanic and fluvial history of the Yukon River valley near Fort Selkirk. After graduating she moved to Whitehorse to work for the Yukon Geological Survey and taught at Yukon College for two years. During her work with the Yukon Geological Survey, her primary research project involved characterizing landslide hazards along the Alaska Highway corridor. She currently teaches courses in geomorphology and hydrology.

Her current research involves surficial geology mapping in the central interior of British Columbia and Wells Gray Park.  She is an author of the Geo Tour Kamloops field guide and has led many local field trips.


Crystal Huscroft, associate dean, Geography, Faculty of Arts
250-377-6132 |