Imperial College London

Dr Jim Marschalek

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Assistant







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Jim is a Research Associate working with Prof. Tina van de Flierdt on reconstructing Antarctic ice sheet history, with a current focus on the Pleistocene. He uses geochemical techniques to trace the provenance of  Antarctic sediments and is also interested in integrating sediment provenance proxies with numerical ice sheet modelling.


  • 2018-2022 PhD - Imperial College London
  • 2016-2017 MPhil Polar Studies - Cambridge University
  • 2013-2016 BSc Environmental Geoscience - Durham University



Marschalek J, Thomson S, Hillenbrand C-D, et al., 2023, Geological insights from the newly discovered granite of Sif island between Thwaites and Pine Island Glaciers, Antarctic Science, ISSN:0954-1020

Marschalek J, Gasson E, van de Flierdt T, et al., 2022, A Path to Quantitative Interpretation of Antarctic Sediment Provenance Records

Pérez LF, De Santis L, McKay RM, et al., 2022, Early and middle Miocene ice sheet dynamics in the Ross Sea: results from integrated core-log-seismic interpretation, Gsa Bulletin, Vol:134, ISSN:0016-7606, Pages:348-370

Marschalek J, Zurli L, Talarico F, et al., 2021, A large West Antarctic Ice Sheet explains Early Neogene sea-level amplitude, Nature, Vol:600, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:450-455

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