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Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Co-Director, Grantham Institute - Climate 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 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.



Lang S, Xu B, Cui X, et al., 2021, A self-adaptive two-parameter method for characterizing roughness of multi-scale subglacial topography, Journal of Glaciology, Vol:67, ISSN:0022-1430, Pages:560-568

Couston L-A, Siegert M, 2021, Dynamic flows create potentially habitable conditions in Antarctic subglacial lakes, Science Advances, Vol:7, ISSN:2375-2548

Siegert M, Alley RB, Rignot E, et al., 2020, Twenty-first century sea-level rise could exceed IPCC projections for strong-warming futures, One Earth, Vol:3, ISSN:2590-3322, Pages:691-703

Napoleoni F, Jamieson SSR, Ross N, et al., 2020, Subglacial lakes and hydrology across the Ellsworth Subglacial Highlands, West Antarctica, The Cryosphere, Vol:14, ISSN:1994-0416, Pages:4507-4524

Cui X, Jeofry H, Greenbaum J, et al., 2020, Bed topography of Princess Elizabeth Land in East Antarctica, Earth System Science Data, Vol:12, ISSN:1866-3508, Pages:2765-2774

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