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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 led the Lake Ellsworth Consortium - a UK-NERC funded programme that designed an experiment 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.



Wang B, Sun B, Jiaxin W, et al., Removal of ‘strip noise’ in airborne radio-echo sounding data using combined wavelet and 2D DFT filtering, Annals of Glaciology, ISSN:0260-3055

Malard L, Šabacká M, Magiopoulos I, et al., 2019, Spatial variability in Antarctic surface snow bacterial communities, Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol:10, ISSN:1664-302X

Cooper M, Jordan T, Siegert M, 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

Smith A, 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

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