Christopher D. Stringer

Christopher D. Stringer


I am a NERC Panorama-funded Ph.D. student researching the changes occurring in Antarctica’s ice-free region. This project aims to look at how Antarctica's proglacial landscapes are changing due to climate change and how this may affect sediment availability. So far, this research has been informed by satellite collected and analysed in Google Earth Engine and ArcGIS Pro. I visited James Ross Island (Antarctic Peninsula) during the austral summer of 2021/2022 as part of the Czech Antarctic Research programme’s expedition to the J. G. Mendel Station, run by Masaryk University (Czechia). There, I collected geological and sedimentological samples that provide an insight into how sediment is transported in polar environments.

This PhD is looking at how the current state of Antarctic proglacial environments compares to those in the recent past (during the satellite era), with a particular focus on the Ulu Peninsula of James Ross Island, Antarctica’s second largest proglacial region. 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
  • Remote sensing
  • Landscape change
  • Climate change


  • MESci Geology and Physical Geography @ University of Liverpool

Research groups and institutes

  • River Basin Processes and Management
  • water@leeds