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Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Co-Director,Grantham Institute forClimate Change&Environment



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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.



Jordan T, Cooper M, Schroeder D, et al., Self-affine subglacial roughness: consequences for radar scattering and basal thaw discrimination in northern Greenland, Cryosphere, ISSN:1994-0424

Roberts J, Galton-Fenzi B, Paolo F, et al., Ocean forced variability of the main East Antarctic Glacier, Special Publication - Geological Society of London, ISSN:0305-8719

Siegert MJ, A 60-year international history of Antarctic subglacial lake exploration, Special Publications (geological Society London), ISSN:0305-8719

Siegert MJ, Bangbing W, Sun B, et al., Summit of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet underlain by thick ice-crystal fabric layers linked to glacial-interglacial environmental change, Special Publication - Geological Society of London, ISSN:0305-8719

Siegert MJ, Jeofry H, Ross N, et al., A deep subglacial embayment adjacent to the grounding line of Institute Ice Stream, West Antarctica, Special Publication - Geological Society of London, ISSN:0305-8719

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