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Professor Martyn Tranter

Professor Martyn Tranter

Professor Martyn Tranter

Professor of Polar Biogeochemistry

Office B1, 12 Berkeley Square
University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3314119

Research summary

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;  ...

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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


Editorial Boards


2015-     Chief Co-Editor, Frontiers in Geochemistry

2013-     Associate Editor, Journal of Glaciology


Previous Appointments

1993-99  Reader in Physical Geography, Geography, UoB.

1992-93  Lecturer in Physical Geography, Geography, UoB.

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Recent publications

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