Chris Stringer

Chris Stringer


I am a NERC Panorama-funded Ph.D. student researching the changes occurring in Antarctica’s ice-free region. My project aims to look at how the proglacial landscapes of Antarctica are changing as a result of climate change and how this may affect sediment availability.  The research will be informed by remotely sensed data collected and analysed in Google Earth Engine, alongside other GIS techniques. It is anticipated that field data collected from James Ross Island (Antarctic Peninsula) will also be used to further inform this work. This will be in collaboration with the team at the J. G. Mendel Station, run by Masaryk University (Czechia). Broadly, this Ph.D. will look at how Antarctica has changed in the recent past, the present dynamics of an ice-free region in Antarctica (Ulu Peninsula, James Ross Island), with a view to projecting future changes in the ever-expanding ice-free regions. I am working within the River Basins Processes and Management (RBPM) research cluster in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds.

Prior to embarking upon this Ph.D., I received a First Class Master of Earth Science degree in Geology and Physical Geography from the University of Liverpool. 

Research interests

  • Sedimentology 
  • Glaciology
  • Climatology 
  • Remote sensing
  • Landscape change


  • MESci Geology and Physical Geography @ University of Liverpool