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Dr Mark Siddall

Dr Mark Siddall

Dr Mark Siddall
MSc(BORD1), BSc, PhD(Soton)

Research Associate in Earth Sciences

Area of research

Sea level and climate

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Summary

I am an RCUK* fellow with the University of Bristol in the Department of Earth Sciences where I collaborate with many co-workers to better understand broad aspects of climate change. I work within the BRIDGE, BRISK initiatives within the Cabot institute at the University of Bristol.

I have a long term interest in trying to understand past changes in sea level and applying that knowledge to understanding future changes over the next century. As part of this interest I initiated a PAGES/IMAGES working group called PALSEA.

I am an RCUK* fellow with the University of Bristol in the Department of Earth Sciences where I collaborate with many co-workers to better understand broad aspects of climate change. I work within the BRIDGE, BRISK initiatives within the Cabot institute at the University of Bristol.

I have a long term interest in trying to understand past changes in sea level and applying that knowledge to understanding future changes over the next century. As part of this interest I initiated a PAGES/IMAGES working group called PALSEA.

Biography

I finished my PhD in October 2003 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton , which is part of the University of Southampton , UK. I am a physical oceanographer with an interest in applying this approach to paleoceanography and geochemistry.

While at Southampton I worked with Eelco Rohling and David Smeed on sea level reconstructions based on a simple hydraulic basin-exchange model. This work went well and resulted in a series of technical publications as well as one applied publication for Nature.
Having moved on from Southampton my first postdoctorate position was in the Climate and Environmental Physics Group at the University of Bern, in beautiful Switzerland. As part of the European STOPFEN network I worked with Thomas Stocker and others on the development of paleo-proxies for use in ocean models. I looked at Pa/Th, which is used as an aid to reconstruct past ocean circulation strength.
I then took up a research fellowship with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, where worked on Nd isotopes in the ocean in the Geochemistry group. My principal mentor was Bob Anderson. Nd isotopes are also a way to consider past changes in ocean circulation. 
I now hold an RCUK fellowship with the University of Bristol in the Department of Earth Sciences where I continue work on broad aspects of climate change.
I have a long term interest in trying to understand past changes in sea level and applying that knowledge to understanding future changes over the next century...

I gained my PhD at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton , which is part of the University of Southampton , UK.

While at Southampton I worked with Eelco Rohling and David Smeed on sea level reconstructions based on a simple hydraulic basin-exchange model. This work went well and resulted in a series of technical publications as well as one applied publication for Nature.

Having moved on from Southampton my first postdoctorate position was in the Climate and Environmental Physics Group at the University of Bern, in beautiful Switzerland. As part of the European STOPFEN network I worked with Thomas Stocker and others on the development of paleo-proxies for use in ocean models. I looked at Pa/Th, which is used as an aid to reconstruct past ocean circulation strength.

I then took up a research fellowship with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, where worked on Nd isotopes in the ocean in the Geochemistry group. My principal mentor was Bob Anderson. Nd isotopes are also a way to consider past changes in ocean circulation. 

I now hold an RCUK fellowship with the University of Bristol in the Department of Earth Sciences where I continue work on broad aspects of climate change. I have a long term interest in trying to understand past changes in sea level and applying that knowledge to understanding future changes over the next century...

Keywords

  • oceanography
  • paleoceanography
  • geochemistry
  • ocean models
  • Red Sea
  • sea-level change
  • ocean circulation
  • Climate

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