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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.



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

Aitken ARA, Betts PG, Young DA, et al., 2016, The Australo-Antarctic Columbia to Gondwana transition, Gondwana Research, Vol:29, ISSN:1342-937X, Pages:136-152

Aitken ARA, Roberts JL, van Ommen TD, et al., 2016, Repeated large-scale retreat and advance of Totten Glacier indicated by inland bed erosion, Nature, Vol:533, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:385-+

Cavitte MGP, Blankenship DD, Young DA, et al., 2016, Deep radiostratigraphy of the East Antarctic plateau: connecting the Dome C and Vostok ice core sites, Journal of Glaciology, Vol:62, ISSN:0022-1430, Pages:323-334

Cooper MA, Michaelides K, Siegert MJ, et al., 2016, Paleofluvial landscape inheritance for Jakobshavn Isbrae catchment, Greenland, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:43, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:6350-6357

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