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The cold climate research group unites cross-disciplinary scientists in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences who are interested in processes in some of the most extreme environments on Earth.

Our studies develop insights into the state, behaviour and dynamics of Earth system processes in the polar regions through a combination of field research, laboratory experimentation and numerical modelling.

We are interested in how life exists in extreme environments and how processes in the coldest places influence the workings of the whole Earth.

Amcanion

We aim to understand the causes and consequences of change in the Earth system by using glaciology, biogeochemistry, microbiology, palaeoceanography and palaeoecology.

Funding

Bagshaw, E. Novel geophysical sensors for snow monitoring. Royal Astronomical Society. 1 January 2017-31 December 2017, £1,000

Bagshaw, E. Polar snow in a warming world. The Percy Sladen Memorial Fund. 1 April 2017-31 April 2018, £700

Bagshaw, E. Cryoegg: a novel wireless instrument for exploring deep ice. EPSRC. January 2019-January 2021, £291,000

Mikis, A. and Pike, J. The use of individual planktonic foraminifera from sediment traps to assess seasonal variability along the West Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic Science Ltd. 1 June 2015-31 May 2016, £4,700

Mitchison, F. and Pike, J. Exploring the utility of diatom silica oxygen isotopes as a proxy for Pliocene EAIS retreat. Antarctic Science Ltd. 3 August 2017-31 March 2018, £4,988

Perkins, R. The Longyearbreen Glacier, Svalbard. British Phycological Society Small Grant. August 2015, £950

Pike, J. IceMelt 200: A 200 year record of glacier melting in the Amundsen Sea. British Antarctic Survey Collaboration Voucher. 1 March 2017-28 February 2018, £3,650

Pike, J., Swann, G. E. A., Leng, M. J. and Leventer, A. Tracing icebergs around East Antarctica - an indication of past ice sheet dynamics? NERC Isotope Geoscience Facility Steering Committee IP-1733-0517. June 2017, £32,000

Poniecka, E. and Bagshaw, E. Microbial community structure changes during temporal development of cryoconite holes. Antarctic Science Ltd. 1 June 2017-31 May 2019, £4,590

Williams, J., Pike, J., Swann, G. E. A. Leng, M. J., and Allen, C.S. Late Quaternary Antarctic ice sheet glacial discharge: exploiting the sediment diatom silica isotope archive. NERC Isotope Geoscience Facility Steering Committee IP 1773-1117. November 2017, £44,000

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Group leader

Staff academaidd

Dr Jenny Pike

Dr Jenny Pike

Reader in Earth and Ocean Sciences

Email
pikej@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5181
Dr Rupert Perkins

Dr Rupert Perkins

Senior Lecturer

Email
perkinsr@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5026
Michael Prior-Jones

Michael Prior-Jones

Research Associate
Glaciology and Communications Engineering

Email
prior-jonesm@caerdydd.ac.uk

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Jasmin Millar

Jasmin Millar

Research student

Email
millarjl@caerdydd.ac.uk
Ewa Poniecka

Ewa Poniecka

Research student

Email
ponieckaea@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6688
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Ellie Pryor

Research student

Email
pryore1@caerdydd.ac.uk

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Dr Henrik Sass

Dr Henrik Sass

Senior Lecturer

Email
sassh@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6001
Dr Marc-Alban Millet

Dr Marc-Alban Millet

Lecturer in Isotope Geochemistry

Email
milletm@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5124
Yr Athro Carrie Lear

Yr Athro Carrie Lear

Reader in Earth Sciences

Email
learc@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 9004
Dr Ernest Chi Fru

Dr Ernest Chi Fru

Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences

Email
chifrue@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44(0)29 2087 0058
Dr Claire Earlie

Dr Claire Earlie

Lecturer in Coastal Processes

Email
earliec@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5563
Dr Morten Andersen

Dr Morten Andersen

Lecturer

Email
andersenm1@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4943
Yr Athro Stephen Barker

Yr Athro Stephen Barker

Reader, Director of Research

Email
barkers3@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4328
Yr Athro Ian Hall

Yr Athro Ian Hall

Pennaeth yr Ysgol ac Athro Ymchwil

Email
hall@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5612 / +44 (0)29 2087 6689

Specialist low temperature environmental simulation cabinets

The cold climate laboratory has Weiss Low Temperature simulation cabinets, which can mimic conditions in some of the most extreme environments on Earth. We can control light, temperature (-40°C to +80°C) and gas content.

Precision titration facilities

We use Unisense optodes and electrodes to measure oxygen and pH at the microscale.

Field measurement of meteorological, water and biogeochemical parameters

We can measure and log a variety of biogeochemical parameters (pH, EC, light) using Campbell Scientific data loggers and associated probes in the laboratory and in the field.

We use a Fast Rapid Rate Fluorometer (Photon Systems Instruments 3500F) to measure the photophysiology of microalgae and cyanobacteria cultured in our Weiss Low Temperature cabinets. The FRRF can measure photoacclimation as well as standard proxies of productivity and down regulation.