Imperial College London

ProfessorTinavan de Flierdt

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Head of the Department of Earth Science and Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 1290tina.vandeflierdt




G.30Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests

  • Paleoceanography
  • Paleoclimate
  • Chemical Oceanography & Pollution
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet History

Education and Professional Experience

  • Professor, Imperial College London, 2017 -
  • Reader, Imperial College London, 2014 - 2017
  • Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London, 2010 - 2014
  • Lecturer, Imperial College London, 2007 - 2010
  • Adjunct Research Scientist, L-DEO, 2008 -
  • Storke Doherty Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and L-DEO, Columbia University, 2006 - 2008
  • Doherty Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 2005 - 2008
  • Lamont-Doherty Postdoctoral Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 2003 - 2005
  • PhD in Natural Sciences (Geochemistry and Paleoceanography), ETH Zuerich, 2000 - 2003
  • Diplom in Geology (Geochemistry and Petrology), University of Bonn, 2000

SELECTED Community service

  • 2018 - 2021: UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Panel
  • 2018 - 2020: Member and then Chair, Joint Publications Committee, Meteoritical Society and the Geochemical Society 
  • 2016 - 2021: Associate Editor, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • 2016 - 2021: UK representative, GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee (
  • 2015 - 2016: Editor, Geochemical News
  • 2014 - 2016: Royal Society International Exchange Committee
  • 2014 - : GEOTRACES Standards & Intercalibration Committee (
  • 2011 - 2014: NERC Peer Review College

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Stokes CR, Abram NJ, Bentley MJ, et al., 2022, Response of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to past and future climate change, Nature, ISSN:0028-0836

Klages JP, Salzmann U, Bickert T, et al., 2020, Temperate rainforests near the South Pole during peak Cretaceous warmth, Nature, Vol:580, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:81-86

Struve T, Wilson DJ, van de Flierdt T, et al., 2020, Middle Holocene expansion of Pacific Deep Water into the Southern Ocean, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:117, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:889-894

Wilson DJ, Bertram R, Needham E, et al., 2018, Ice loss from the East Antarctic Ice Sheet during late Pleistocene interglacials, Nature, Vol:561, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:383-386

Schlitzer R, Anderson RF, Dodas EM, et al., 2018, The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017, Chemical Geology, Vol:493, ISSN:0009-2541, Pages:210-223

Bertram RA, Wilson DJ, van de Flierdt T, et al., 2018, Pliocene deglacial event timelines and the biogeochemical response offshore Wilkes Subglacial Basin, East Antarctica, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:494, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:109-116

Simoes Pereira P, van de Flierdt T, Hemming SR, et al., 2018, Geochemical fingerprints of glacially eroded bedrock from West Antarctica: detrital thermochronology, radiogenic isotope systematics and trace element geochemistry in Late Holocene glacial-marine sediments., Earth-Science Reviews, Vol:182, ISSN:0012-8252, Pages:204-232

Cook CP, van de Flierdt T, Williams T, et al., 2013, Dynamic behaviour of the East Antarctic ice sheet during Pliocene warmth, Nature Geoscience

Pross J, Contreras L, Bijl PK, et al., 2012, Persistent near-tropical warmth on the Antarctic continent during the early Eocene epoch, Nature, Vol:488, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:73-77

van de Flierdt T, Pahnke K, Amakawa H, et al., 2012, GEOTRACES intercalibration of neodymium isotopes and rare earth element concentrations in seawater and suspended particles. Part 1: reproducibility of results for the international intercomparison, Limnology and Oceanography-Methods, Vol:10, ISSN:1541-5856, Pages:234-251

van de Flierdt T, Robinson LF, Adkins JF, 2010, Deep-sea coral aragonite as a recorder for the neodymium isotopic composition of seawater, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol:74, ISSN:0016-7037, Pages:6014-6032

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