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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.



Howard-Williams C, Hawes I, Doran P, et al., Diversity of Antarctic lakes, ponds and streams, Antarctic Environments Portal

Siegert M, Alekhina I, Mikucki J, et al., Antarctic Subglacial Lakes, Antarctic Environments Portal

Malard LA, Sabacka M, Magiopoulos I, et al., 2019, Spatial Variability of Antarctic Surface Snow Bacterial Communities, Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol:10, ISSN:1664-302X

Cooper MA, Jordan TM, Siegert MJ, et al., 2019, Surface Expression of Basal and Englacial Features, Properties, and Processes of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:46, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:783-793

Wang B, Sun B, Wang J, et al., 2019, Removal of 'strip noise' in radio-echo sounding data using combined wavelet and 2-D DFT filtering, Annals of Glaciology, ISSN:0260-3055

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