I have a long term research interest in the biogeochemical processes that impact on the compsoition of melt waters flowing on, in and under glaciers and ice sheets, and the chemical changes the water induces in the aerosol and debris it encounters. I was involved in the discovery of microbial life in subglacial environments, and leading the research consequences that this paradigm shift for the discipline has entailed. These include: (1) the production of labile forms of nutrients, such as Fe, from glacially crushed rock, which makes an important contribution ot the fertilisation of the Southern Ocean via ice berg rafting of debris; ...
Fellowships and Awards
2015-16 University of Bristol Research Fellow
2011- Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
2010-11 Senior Leverhulme Research Fellow.
2010 Awarded the Polar Medal.
1996-99 Visiting Professor, INRS-Eau, Université du Quebec.
1996-97 University of Bristol Research Fellow.
2013- NERC Panel C Core Member
2010- Chair, IGS (International Glaciological Society), Nominations Committee
2008-13 NERC Peer Review College
2007-10 IGS Nominations Committee
2015- Chief Co-Editor, Frontiers in Geochemistry
2013- Associate Editor, Journal of Glaciology
1993-99 Reader in Physical Geography, Geography, UoB.
1992-93 Lecturer in Physical Geography, Geography, UoB.
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