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Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

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Prof. Martin Siegert FRSE has been the Co-Director of the Grantham Institute since May 2014. Previously, he was Director of the Bristol Glaciology Center at Bristol University, where he is now a visiting Professor, and Head of the School of GeoSciences at Edinburgh University, where he now holds an Honorary Professorship.

He leads the Lake Ellsworth Consortium - a UK-NERC funded programme that aims to explore a large subglacial lake beneath the ice of West Antarctica. He has undertaken three Antarctic field seasons, using geophysics to measure the subglacial landscape and to understand what it tells us about past changes in Antarctica and elsewhere.

In 2013 he was awarded the Martha T. Muse Prize for excellence in Antarctic science and policy, and in 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.



Smith AM, Woodward J, Ross N, et al., 2018, Evidence for the long-term sedimentary environment in an Antarctic subglacial lake, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:504, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:139-151

Keen P, Saw K, Rundle N, et al., 2018, A mini corer for precision sampling of the water sediment interface of subglacial lakes and remote aqueous environments, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, Vol:16, ISSN:1541-5856, Pages:856-867

Jordan TA, Martin C, Ferraccioli F, et al., 2018, Anomalously high geothermal flux near the South Pole, Scientific Reports, Vol:8, ISSN:2045-2322

Jeofry H, Ross N, Le Brocq A, et al., 2018, Hard rock landforms generate 130 km ice shelf channels through water focusing in basal corrugations, Nature Communications, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-1723

Rintoul SR, Chown SL, DeConto RM, et al., 2018, Choosing the future of Antarctica (vol 558, 233, 2018), Nature, Vol:562, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:E5-E5

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