Professor Ian Hall

Professor Ian Hall

Head of School, Earth and Ocean Sciences
Research Professor

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Email:
hall@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5612 / +44 (0)29 2087 6689
Fax:
+44 (0)29 2087 4326
Location:
1.04, Main Building
Media commentator

Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Applications of palaeoclimate proxy reconstruction
  • Marine sedimentology
  • Past ocean circulation
  • Late Pleistocene and Holocene climate variability.
  • 2009-present: Professor in Palaeoceanography, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2006-2009: Reader in Palaeoceanography, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2003-2006: Senior lecturer, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2001: Research Fellow, National Institute of Atmospheric and Water Research, NZ
  • 2000-2003: Lecturer in Palaeoceanography, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 1998-2000: Research Fellow, Hughes Hall College, University of Cambridge
  • 1997-2000: Senior Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences University of Cambridge
  • 1993-1997: Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

My interests lie in the generation of innovative high-resolution palaeoclimate reconstructions. This is achieved through the development, application and integrated analysis of sedimentary, isotopic and geochemical proxies that quantitatively carry the physical signals of differing components of the climate system, for instance surface ocean conditions (temperature structure, salinity) and the flow speed and hydrography of deep ocean currents, during key periods of past climate change.

Current projects include: ocean change in the North Atlantic during the Late Holocene (annual to multi-decadal timescales), ice-ocean linkages and abrupt climate change during the last glacial, and the role of Agulhas Leakage in climate variability of the Pleistocene. The latter includes being co-chief of IODP Expedition 361 (SAFARI) scheduled for drilling in 2016. He is a director of the Climate Change Consortium of Wales, chair of the NERC BOSCORF SC and member of the executive committee of the 'International Marine Process Reconstruction Study' (IMPRESS/IMAGESII) programme.