Professor Mark Maslin
Professor Mark Maslin
Department of Geography,
University College London,
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 0556
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 0565
Mark Maslin FRGS, FRSA is a Professor of Climatology at University College London. He is a Royal Society Industrial Fellowship, Executive Director of Rezatec Ltd and Director of The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership. He is science advisor to the Global Cool Foundation and the Sopria-Steria Group and a member of Cheltenham Science Festival Advisory Committee. Maslin is a leading scientist with particular expertise in past global and regional climatic change and has publish over 120 papers in journals such as Science, Nature, and The Lancet. He has been PI or Co-I on grants worth over £43 million (including 25 NERC, 2 EPSRC, 2 DIFD, 2 Carbon Trust, 2 ESA, 3 Technology Strategy Board, Royal Society and DECC). His areas of scientific expertise include causes of past and future global climate change and its effects on the global carbon cycle, biodiversity, rainforests and human evolution. He also works on monitoring land carbon sinks using remote sensing and ecological models and international and national climate change policies.
Professor Maslin has presented over 45 public talks over the last three years including UK Space conference, Oxford, Cambridge, RGS, Tate Modern, Royal Society of Medicine, Fink Club, Frontline Club, British Museum, Natural History Museum, Goldman Sachs, the Norwegian Government, UNFCCC COP and the WTO. He has supervised 10 Research fellows, 14 PhD students and over 20 MSc students. He has also have written 8 popular books, over 30 popular articles (e.g., for New Scientist, The Times, Independent and Guardian), appeared on radio and television (including Timeteam, Newsnight, Dispatches, Horizon, The Today Programme, Material World, BBC News, Channel 5 News, and Sky News. His popular book “Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction” by Oxford University Press is now in its third edition and has sold over 40,000 copies. He has subsequently published another title “Climate: A Very Short Introduction” in the same series. Maslin was also a co-author of the seminal Lancet report ‘Managing the health effects of climate change’ and the Lancet review paper on the health links between Population, Development and Climate Change. He was included in Who’s Who for the first time in 2009 and was granted a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for the study of early human evolution in East Africa in 2011.
, 1989 - March 1993
PhD The study of the palaeoceanography of the N.E. Atlantic during Pleistocene (Supervisors: Professor Sir N. J. Shackleton FRS and Professor Ellen Thomas).
BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography First Class
with Geology & Chemistry at honours level.
- 2014 -2019
Director of The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership
May 2007 - Sept 2011
Head of Department of Geography
- Sept 2006 - Sept 2011
Director of the UCL Environment Institute (Co-Director 2010-11)
Professor of Physical Geography,
Jan 1995 onwards
Lecturer in Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimatology at
Aug 1993 to Oct 1995
Research Scientist at the Geologisch Paleontologisches Institut,, Germany
- Maslin M.A., S. Shultz, and M. Trauth, “A synthesis of the theories and concepts of early human evolution” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 370, 20140064. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2014.0064 (2015). download paper
- Owen, M. J, M. A Maslin; S. J Day; D. Long “Testing the reliability of paper seismic record to SEGY conversion on the surface and shallow sub-surface geology of the Barra Fan (NE Atlantic Ocean), Marine and Petroleum Geology, 61, 69–81 (2015) doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.12.009
- Papworth, A., S. Randalls, M.A. Maslin, “Is climate change the greatest threat to global health?” Geographical Journal DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12127 (2014) download paper
- Maslin M.A., C. Brierley, A. Milner, S. Shultz, M. Trauth, K. Wilson “East African climate pulses and early human evolution” Quaternary Science Reviews (2014) download paper http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.06.012
- Wilson, K. E., Maslin, M.A., M.J. Leng, J.D., Kingston, A.L. Deino, R.K. Edgar and A.W. Mackay “East African lake evidence for Pliocene millennial-scale climate variability” Geology doi:10.1130/G35915.1 (2014) download paper
- Owen, M and M. Maslin “Underappreciated North Atlantic tsunami risks”, Nature Geosciences 7, No 8, 550 (2014)
- Veldhuis D., P. C. Kjærgaard, & M. Maslin “Human Evolution: Theories and Progress”, In: C. Smith (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, pp. 3520-3532. New York: Springer (2014).
- Shultz S. and M. Maslin ‘Early human speciation, dispersal and brain expansion forced by East African climate pulses’ PLOS ONE 8(10): e76750 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076750 (2013) download paper
- Maslin M.A., ‘Cascading uncertainty in Climate Change models and its implications for policy’ Geographical Journal 179, 264-271 (2013) download paper
- Stephenson, J., S. Crane, C. Levy, and M.A. Maslin, “Population, Development and Climate Change: links and effects on human health?” Lancet (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61460-9 (2013) download paper
- Lynch, J., M. Maslin, H. Balzter, M. Sweeting, “Choose satellites to monitor deforestation: Governments must work together to build an early warning system,” Nature 496, 293–294 (18 April 2013) download paper
- Dick, C., S. L. Lewis, M.A. Maslin, E. Bermingham "Neogene origins and implied warmth tolerance of Amazon tree species" Ecology and Evolution (2012) Open Access - online download paper
- Jones, T., D. J. Lunt, D. N. Schmidt, A. Ridgwell, A. Sluijs, P. J. Valdes, M. Maslin “Climate model and proxy data constraints on ocean warming across the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum” Earth Science Reviews 125,123-145 Oct 2013 (2013)
- Maslin M.A., B. Christensen and K. Wilson, “Tectonics, Orbital Forcing, Global Climate Change and Human Evolution in Africa”, In Early Hominin Ecology (ed. M Sponheimer et al.), University of Colorado Press, U.S. 103-162 (2013) download chapter
- Ridgwell, A., M.A. Maslin, and J.O. Kaplan “Flooding of tropical shelves as a contributor to rapid deglacial increase in atmospheric methane” Journal of Quaternary Science (2012) online - DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2568, download paper
- Maslin M.A., and P. Austin, “Uncertainty: Climate models at their limit?” Nature 486, 183–184 (2012) doi:10.1038/486183a download paper and data table
- Maslin, M.A., and M. Poessinouw “Emergence of the Carbon-Market Intelligence sector” Nature Climate Change 2, 300-303 (2012) download paper
- Catt, J. and M.A. Maslin, “Chapter 31: The Prehistoric Human Time Scale” (Ed. F. Gradstein et al.) In The Geological Time Scale, 1011-1032 (2012).
- Maslin, M.A., R. Pancost, K. Wilson, J. Lewis, M.H. Trauth “Three and half million year history of moisture availability of South West Africa: Evidence from ODP site 1085 biomarker records” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 317-318, 41–47 (2012) download paper
- Maslin, M.A., V.J. Ettwein, C.S. Boot, J. Bendle, R. Pancost “Amazon Fan biomarker evidence against the Pleistocene Rainforest refuge hypothesis?” Journal of Quaternary Science, DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1567 (2012) download paper
- Maslin, M.A. “The science rationale for enhanced global investment in sustainable energy”. International Sustainable Energy Review, 6, 1, 14-17 (2012) download paper
- Lee, M., C. Armeni, J. de Cendra, S. Chaytor, S. Lock, M. Maslin, C. Redgwell, Y. Rydin, “Public participation and climate change infrastructure” Journal of Environmental Law doi:10.1093/jel/eqs027 (2012) download paper
- Maslin M.A., and J. Scott “Carbon trading needs a Multi-Level Approach?” Nature 475, 445-447 (2011) doi:10.1038/475445 download paper
- Maslin, M.A., Ettwein, V.J., Wilson, K.E., Guilderson, T.P., Burns, S.J., Leng, M.J., Dynamic boundary-monsoon intensity hypothesis: evidence from the deglacial Amazon River discharge record. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30, 3823-3833 (2011) download paper
- Maslin, M.A., Climate Change Science rationale for investment in Clean Energy and the Carbon Markets. Modern Energy Review, vol 3, 1, 7-11. (2011)
- Maslin M.A., and S. Randalls “Introduction to Future Climate Change Major Works” In Routledge Major Work collection: Future Climate Change (4 Vols.) edited by Maslin M.A., and S. Randalls, Vol. 1, 1-19 (2011)
- Wilson, K. E., Maslin, M.A., Burns, S.J., “Evidence for a prolonged retroflection of the North Brazil Current during glacial stages” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 301 (2011) 86–96 (2011)
- Costello, A., M. Maslin, H. Montgomery, A. Johnson and P. Ekins, Global health and climate change: moving from denial and catastrophic fatalism to positive action, Phil. Transactions A of the Royal Society 369 (1942), 1866-1882 13 May (2011)
- Maslin, M.A. and C.W. Smart, Holocene bipolar climate seesaw: subtle evidence from the deep North East Atlantic Ocean, JQS, DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1344 (2010)
- Maslin, M.A., M. Owen, R. Betts, S. Day, T. Dunkley Jones, A. Ridgwell, Gas hydrates: Past and Future Geohazard? Phil. Transactions A of the Royal Society, 368, 2369-2393 doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0065 (2010)
- Trauth, M.H., M.A. Maslin, A.G.N. Bergner, A. Deino, A. Junginger, E. Odada, D.O. Olago, L. Olaka, M.R. Strecker “Human Evolution and Migration in a Variable Environment: The Amplifier Lakes of East Africa“ QSR, 29, 2981-2988 (2010)
- Hopley P. and Maslin, M.A. Climate-averaging of terrestrial faunas – an example from the Plio-Pleistocene of South Africa. Palaeobiology 36(1), 32–50 (2010) download paper
- Dunkley Jones, T., Ridgwell. A., Lunt, D.J., Maslin, M.A., Schmidt, D.N., P.J. Valdes, A Paleogene perspective on climate sensitivity and methane hydrate instability. Phil. Transactions A of the Royal Society, 368, 2395-2415 doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0053 (2010)
- Day S. and Maslin, M.A., Gas hydrates: a hazard for the 21st Century? Report of an open discussion session at the Johnstone – Levis Colloquium. Phil. Transactions A of the Royal Society 368, 2579-2583, doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0066 (2010)
- Owen, M., S. Day, D. Long and M.A Maslin, Investigations on the Peach 4 debrite, a late Pleistocene mass movement on the Northwest British continental margin. In Submarine Mass Movement and their consequences (editors Mosher et al.) Springer, p 301-311 (2010).
- Dickson A., M. J Leng; M.A Maslin, H. J. Sloane, J. Green, J. A. Bendle, E. L. McClymont, R. D. Pancost. Atlantic overturning circulation and Agulhas Leakage influences on South East Atlantic upper ocean hydrography during Marine Isotope Stage 11 Paleoceanography Vol. 25, No. 3, PA3208 (2010).
- Dickson AJ, Leng MJ, Maslin MA, Rohl U., Oceanic, atmospheric and ice-sheet forcing of South East Atlantic Ocean productivity and South African monsoon intensity during MIS-12 to 10, QSR 29(27-28), 3936-3947 (2010)
- Bendle, J. A., Weijers, J. W. H., Maslin, M. A., Sinninghe Damste, J. S., Schoutan, S., Hopmans, E. C., Boot, C. S., and Pancost, R. D., Major Changes In Glacial And Holocene Terrestrial Temperatures And Sources Of Organic Carbon Recorded In The Amazon Fan By Tetraethers. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. 11: Article number Q12007, 15 Dec (2010)
- D. J. Lunt, P. J. Valdes, T. Dunkley Jones, A. Ridgwell, A. M. Haywood, D. Schmidt, R. Marsh, M. Maslin. CO2-driven ocean circulation changes as an amplifier of Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum hydrate destabilization, Geology 38(10):875-878 (2010)
- A.I.R. Herries, P. J. Hopley, J. W. Adams, D. Curnoe, M. A. Maslin, Letter to the Editor: Geochronology and Palaeoenvironments of Southern African Hominin-Bearing Localities—A Reply to Wrangham et al., 2009. ‘‘Shallow-Water Habitats as Sources of Fallback Foods for Hominins’’ AM J PHYS ANTHROPOL 143(4), 640-646 (2010)
- Maslin, M.A. and C.W. Smart, Holocene bipolar climate seesaw: subtle evidence from the deep North East Atlantic Ocean, JQS, DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1344 (2009)
- Maslin MA. Review of the timing and causes of the Amazon Fan Mass Transport and Avulsion Deposits during the latest Pleistocene, In External Controls on Deep-Water Depositional Systems (B. Kneller, O. J. Martinsen, and B. McCaffrey, Editors) SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Special Publication No. 92, 133-144 (2009) download here
- Maslin MA and M.H. Trauth, Chapter 13: Plio-Pleistocene East African Pulsed Climate Variability and its influence on early human evolution "The First Humans - Origins of the Genus Homo" (editors F. E. Grine, R. E. Leakey and J. G. Fleagle), 151- 158 (2009) download here
- A.J. Dickson, C.J. Beer, C. Dempsey, M.A. Maslin, J.A. Bendle, E. McClymont, R. Pancost. Oceanic forcing of the Marine Isotope Stage 11 Interglacial, Nature Geosciences, 2, 428-433 (2009)
- UCL-Lancet Commission (including M.A Maslin) “Managing the Health effects of climate change” The Lancet, vol 373, 16th May, 1693-1733 (2009)
- Smart, C.W., M.A. Maslin, K. E. Dixon, “NE Atlantic planktic foraminiferal abundance and stable isotope variations during the last 15 kyr” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 282, 58-66, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.08.010 (2009)
- Costello, A., M. A Maslin and H. Montgomery “Climate change is not the biggest global health threat – Authors' reply” The Lancet, Volume 374, Issue 9694, pages 974-975 (2009)
- Trauth, M., and M.A. Maslin, “Comments on "Diatomaceous sediments and environmental change in the Pleistocene Olorgesailie Formation, southern Kenya Rift" by R. Bernhart Owen, Richard Potts, Anna K. Behrensmeyer and Peter Ditchfield, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 282, 145-146 (2009).
- Pancost, R.D., Christopher S. Boot Giovanni Aloisi, Mark Maslin, Claire Bickers, Virginia Ettwein, Nicole Bale and Luke Handley “Organic geochemical changes in Pliocene sediments of ODP Site 1083 (Benguela Upwelling System)” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 280, 119-131 (2009)
- Maslin, M.A “Climate Change: Prognosis for a sick planet” Clinical Medicine, Vol 8, No. 6 569-572 (2008)
- Costello, A., and M. Maslin, Apocalypse now? The Lancet, 372, 105-106 (July 12, 2008)
- Dickson, A.J., W.E.N. Austin, I.R. Hall, M.A. Maslin, and M. Kucera, Centennial-scale evolution of Dansgaard-Oeschger events in the northeast Atlantic Ocean between 39.5 and 56.5 ka B.P., Paleoceanography, 23, PA3206, doi:10.1029/2008PA001595 (2008)
- Dickson, A.J., Leng, M.J. & Maslin, M.A., Mid-depth South Atlantic ocean circulation and chemical stratification during MIS-10 to 12: implications for atmospheric CO2. Climate of the Past Discussions 4:667-695 (2008).
- Cowling, S. Cox, P., Jones, C., Maslin, M, Peros, M., and Spall, S., Simulated glacial and interglacial vegetation across Africa: implications for species phylogenies and trans-African migration of plants and animals. Global Change Biology 14 (4) , 827–840 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01524.x (2008)
- Swann GEA, Leng MJ, Sloane HJ, Maslin MA. Isotope offsets in marine diatom d18O over the last 200 ka. Journal of Quaternary Science 23: 389–400 (2008).
- Swann, G.E.A., Leng, M.J., Sloane, H.J., Maslin, M.A. and Onodera, J., Diatom oxygen isotopes: evidence of a species effect in the sediment record. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, (Q06012):1-10 (2007).
- Owen, M., S. Day, M. A. Maslin, “Late Pleistocene submarine mass movement: occurrence and causes” QSR, Volume 26, 958-978 (2007)
- Maslin, M.A., and B. Christensen, “Tectonics, orbital forcing, global climate change, and human evolution in Africa” Journal of Human Evolution Volume 53, Issue 5, p.443-464.
- Trauth, M.H., M.A. Maslin, A. Deino, A., Bergner, M. Strecker “High and low latitude controls and East African climate and early human evolution" Journal of Human Evolution, Volume 53, Issue 5, p.475-486.
- Corfee-Morlot, J., M.A. Maslin, J. Burgess “Climate Science in the Public Sphere”, Philosophical Transactions A of the Royal Society (2007) doi:10.1098/rsta.2007.2084
- Hunt, J., M.A. Maslin et al.. Introduction. Climate change and urban areas: research dialogue in a policy framework Phil. Transactions A of the Royal Society (2007) doi:10.1098/rsta.2007.2089
- Maslin, M.A., P.C. Knutz, and T. Ramsay, “Millennial-Scale Sea Level Control on Avulsion Events on the Amazon Fan” Critical Quaternary Strtigraphy Special Issue, QSR, 25, 3338-3345 (2006)
- Swann, G.E.A., Maslin, M.A., Leng, M.J., Sloane, H.J. and Haug, G.H. (2006) Diatom d18O evidence for the development of the modern halocline system in the subarctic northwest Pacific at the onset of major Northern Hemisphere glaciation. Paleoceanography. 21, PA1009, doi: 10.1029/2005PA001147
- Maslin M.A., Research skewed by stress on highest-impact journals, Nature, 440, 408 (2006).
- Boot, C.S. V.J. Ettwein, M.A. Maslin, C.E. Weyhenmeyer, P.D. Pancost, “A 35,000 years record of terrigenous and marine lipids in Amazon Fan sediments, Organic Geochemistry, 37, 208-219 (2006).
- Maslin, M.A., Y. Mahli, O. Phillips and S. Cowling “New views on an old forest: assessing the longevity, resilience and future of the Amazon Rainforest.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 30, 4, 390-401 (2005)
- Trauth, M., M.A. Maslin, A. Deino, M. Strecker “Late Cenozoic moisture history of East Africa and its implication for human evolution: Science, 309, 2051-2053 (2005)
- Maslin, M.A., and S. A. des Clers, “Enlightenment in four dimensions” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 30, 3, 267-268 (2005).
- Haug, G.H., A. Ganopolski, D.M. Sigman, A. Rosell-Mele, G.E.A. Swann, R. Tiedemann, S. Jaccard, J. Bollmann, M.A. Maslin, M.J. Leng, and G. Eglinton “North Pacific seasonality and the glaciation of North America 2.7 million years ago” Nature, 433, 821-825 (2005).
- Maslin, M.A., C. Vilela, N. Mikkelsen and P. Grootes, “Causation of the Quaternary catastrophic failures of the Amazon Fan deduced from stratigraphy and benthic foraminiferal assemblages.” Quaternary Science Review, volume 24, Issue 20-21, 2180-2193 (2005)
- Maslin, M.A., and G., Swann, “Isotopes in Marine Sediments” In Isotopes in Palaeoenvironmnetal Research (M. Leng editor) Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 227-290 (2005).
- Maslin, M.A. and A. Ridgewell “Mid-Pleistocene Revolution and the eccentricity myth” Special Publication of the Geological Society of London, 247, 19-34 (2005)
- Day, S. and M.A. Maslin “Linking large impacts, gas hydrates and carbon isotope excursions through widespread sediment liquifaction and continental slope failure: The example of the K-T boundary: event.” In Kenkmann, T., Horz, F., and Deutsch, A., (editors) Large Impacts III, Geological Society of America Special Paper, 384, 239-258 (2005)
- Dension, S., M.A. Maslin, C. Boot, R. Pancost, V. Ettwein, “Precession-forced changes in South West African vegetation during marine oxygen isotope stages 100 and 101. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 220, Issues 3-4 , 375-386 (2005)
- Maslin, M.A. “Ecological verses Climatic Thresholds” Science, 306, 2197-8 (2004)
- Maslin, M.A., M. Owen, S. Day, and D. Long “Linking continental slope failure to climate change: Testing the Clathrate Gun Hypothesis:” Geology, 32, No. 1, 53-56 DOI: 10.1130/G20114.1 (2004)
- Cowling, S., R.A. Betts, P.M. Cox, V.J. Ettwein, C.D. Jones, M.A. Maslin and S. Spall. “Contrasting Simulated Past and Future Responses of the Amazon Rainforest to Atmospheric Change” Philosophical Transaction of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, Theme Issue 'Tropical forests and global atmospheric change', Volume 359, Number 1443, 539 – 547, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2003.1427 (2004).
- Maslin, M.A., and E. Thomas, "Balancing the deglacial global carbon budget: the hydrate factor" QSR, Vol. 22/15-17 pp 1729-1736 (2003)
- Ridgwell, A. J., A. J. Watson, M. A. Maslin, J. O. Kaplan, “Implications of coral reef build-up for the controls on atmospheric CO2 since the Last Glacial Maximum” Palaeoceanography Vol. 18, No.4, 1083 10.1029/2003PA000893 (2003)
- Pflaumann, U., M. Sarnthein, M. Chapman, L. d’Abreu, B. Funnell, M. Huels, T. Kiefer, M. Maslin, H. Schulz, J. Swallow, S. van Kreveld, M. Vautravers, E.Vogelsang, M.Weinelt, The Glacial North Atlantic: Sea-surface conditions reconstructed by GLAMAP-2000, Paleoceanography Vol. 18, No. 3, 1065 (10.1029/2002PA000774) (2003)
- Ridgwell, A., M.A. Maslin, A.J. Watson, “Reduced effectiveness of terrestrial carbon sequestration due to an antagonistic response induced in ocean productivity” Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(6), [10.1029/2001GL014304] (2002).
- Christensen, B.A., J. Kalbas, M.A. Maslin, R.W. Murray, "Deep water connections between the hemispheres during the intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation: Evidence from ODP Leg 175 Site 1085" Marine Geology, 180, 117-131 (2002).
- Cowling, S., M.A. Maslin and M. Sykes "Paleovegetation simulations of lowland Amazonia and implications for Neotropical allopatry and speciation" Quaternary Research 55, 140-149 (2001).
- Maslin, M.A., D. Seidov, and J. Lowe "Synthesis of the nature and causes of sudden climate transitions during the Quaternary" In: The Oceans and Rapid Climate Change: Past, Present and Future (editors Seidov, Haupt, and Maslin) AGU Geophysical Monograph Series Volume 126, 9-52 (2001)
- Seidov, D., E. Barron, B. J. Haupt, and M.A. Maslin, “Ocean Bi-Polar Seesaw and Climate: Southern Versus Northern Meltwater Impacts” In: The Oceans and rapid climate change: Past, Present and Future (editors Seidov, Haupt, and Maslin) AGU Geophysical Monograph Series Volume 126 , 147-167 (2001)
- Seidov, D and M.A. Maslin "Atlantic Ocean heat piracy and the bipolar climate seesaw during Heinrich and Dansgaard-Oeschger events" Journal of Quaternary Science, 16, 321-328 (2001)
- Christensen, B. and M.A. Maslin, "Chapter 22. An Astronomically Calibrated Age Model for Pliocene Site 1085, ODP Leg 175” Proc. ODP Leg 175 Scientific Results Volume 1-46 [Online: http://www.opd.tamu.edu/publications/175_SR/VOLUME/CHAPTERS/SR175_22] (2001)
- Durham, E., M.A. Maslin, E. Platzman, A. Rosell-Mele, J.R. Marlow, M. Leng, D. Lowry, S.J. Burns, and the ODP Leg 175 Shipboard Scientific Party. "Chapter 23. Reconstructing the Climatic History of the Western Coast of Africa over the Past 1.5 m.y.: A Comparison of Proxy Records from the Congo Basin and the Walvis Ridge and the Search for Evidence of the Mid-Pleistocene Revolution" Proc. ODP Leg 175 Scientific Results Volume 1-46 [Online: http://www.opd.tamu.edu/publications/175_SR/VOLUME/CHAPTERS/SR175_23] (2001)
- Ettwein, V., C. Stickley, M.A. Maslin, E. Laurie, L. Vidal, and M. Brownless "Chapter 19. Fluctuations in productivity and upwelling intensity at Site 1083 during the intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation (2.4-2.7 Ma)" Proc. ODP Leg 175 Scientific Results Volume 1-26 [Online: http://www.opd.tamu.edu/publications/175_SR/VOLUME/CHAPTERS SR175_19] (2001).
- Maslin, M.A., C. Stickley, and V. Ettwein (2001) “Paleo-oceanography: Holocene Climate variability” In Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Ed: John Steele, Stephen Thorpe and Karl Turekian) Academic Press, p1210-1217.
- Maslin, M.A., and S.J. Burns, "Reconstruction of the Amazon Basin effective moisture availability over the last 14,000 years" Science, 290, 2285-2287 (2000)
- M.A. Maslin, S J Burns, E Durham, S Greig, P Grootes, M-J Nadeau, E. Platzman, M Schleicker, B. Lomax, N. Rimington "High resolution marine palaeoclimate records of the Amazon river discharge over the last 12,000 years" Journal of Quaternary Science, 15 (4) 419-434 (2000)
- Seidov, D and M.A. Maslin "Collapse of the North Atlantic Deep water circulation during the Heinrich events" Geology, 27, 23-26 (1999)
- Haberle, S. and M.A. Maslin "Late Quaternary Vegetation and climate changes in the Amazon basin based on a 50,000 year pollen record from the Amazon Fan ODP Site 932" Quaternary Research, 51, 27-38 (1999).
- Chapman, M., and M.A. Maslin "Low latitude forcing of meridional temperature and salinity gradients in the North Atlantic and the growth of glacial ice sheets" Geology, 27. 875-878 (1999).
- Burns, S. and M.A. Maslin "Composition and circulation of bottom water in the western Atlantic Ocean during the last glacial, based on pore-water analyses from the Amazon Fan" Geology, 27, 1011-1014 (1999).
- Adams, J., M.A. Maslin and E. Thomas "Sudden climate transitions during the Quaternary" Progress in Physical Geography, 23, 1, 1-36 (1999)
- Berger, W.H. and 26 co-authors (including M.A. Maslin) The early Matuyama diatom maximum of SW Africa, Benguela Current system (ODP Leg 175), Marine Geology, 161, 93-113.
- Maslin M.A., N. Mikkelsen, C. Vilela and B. Haq "Sea-level- and Gas-hydrate- controlled catastrophic sediment failures of the Amazon Fan" Geology, 26, 12, 1107-1110 (1998)
- Maslin M.A., X-S. Li, M-F. Loutre and A. Berger "The contribution of orbital forcing to the progressive intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation" Quaternary Science Review, 17, No. 4-5, 411-426 (1998).
- Maslin M.A., M. Sarnthein, J-J. Knaak, P. Grootes, and C. Tzedakis "Intra-Interglacial cold events: An Eemian-Holocene comparison" In: Cramp, A., MacLeod, C.J., Lee, S. and Jones, E.J.W. (eds) Geological Evolution of Ocean Basins: Results from the Ocean Drilling Program, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 131, 91-99 (1998).
- Maslin M.A. "Equatorial Wastern Atlantic Ocean circulation changes linked to the Heinrich events: deep-sea sediment evidence from the Amazon Fan." In: Cramp, A., MacLeod, C.J., Lee, S. and Jones, E.J.W. (eds) Geological Evolution of Ocean Basins: Results from the Ocean Drilling Program. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 131, 111-127 (1998).
- Maslin, M.A. and N. Mikkelsen, "Reconstruction of the sedimentary history of the late Quaternary Amazon Fan complex" In: Cramp, A., MacLeod, C.J., Lee, S. and Jones, E.J.W. (eds) Geological Evolution of Ocean Basins: Results from the Ocean Drilling Program. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 131, 100-110 (1998).
- Li, X-S., A. Berger, M-F. Loutre, M.A.Maslin, G.H. Haug and R. Tiedemann "Simulating late Pliocene Northern Hemisphere climate with the LLN 2-D model" Geophysical Research Letters, 25, 915-918 (1998).
- Pufahl, P., M.A.Maslin, and the Leg 175 Shipboard Sedimentologists. "Synthesis of the ODP Leg 175 Lithostratigraphy" In Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., Leg 175 (1998), 533-542.
- Vidal, L. and the Leg 175 Shipboard Sedimentologists (including M.A. Maslin). "Regional and stratigraphic patterns in color reflectance of sediments from Leg 175" In Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., Leg 175, 542-552 (1998).
- Berger, W., G. Wefer, C. Richter, et al. (including M.A. Maslin) (1998)Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., Leg 175, Benguela Current: College Station, TX (ODP), pp1560.
- Maslin, M.A., E. Thomas, N.J. Shackleton, M.A. Hall and D. Seidov "Glacial North East Atlantic surface water pCO2: productivity and deep-water formation" Marine Geology , 144, 177-190 (1997).
- Rosell, T., M.A. Maslin, J.R. Maxwell, and P. Schaeffer. "Heinrich events: The Biomolecular evidence" Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta , 61, 1671-1678 (1997)
- Maslin M.A., and A. Berger "A European view of the future of palaeoclimate research" QSR, 16, 501-504 (1997).
- Maslin M.A. and N. Mikkelsen "The mass-transport deposits and interglacial sediments of the Amazon Fan: Age estimates and Fan dynamics" ODP Leg 155 Scientific Results Volume, 353-366 (1997).
- Maslin M.A., S. Burns, H. Erlenkeuser and C. Hohnemann "Stable isotope records from ODP Sites 932 and 933 ODP Leg 155 Scientific Results Volume, 305-318 (1997).
- Vilela, C. and M.A. Maslin "Benthic and planktonic foraminifera assemblage and stable isotope results from the mass-flow sediments in the Amazon Fan" ODP Leg 155 Scientific Results Volume, 335-352 (1997).
- Showers, W., R. Schneider, N. Mikkelsen, and M.A. Maslin. "Isotope Stratigraphy of Amazon Fan Sediments" ODP Leg 155 Scientific Results Volume, 281-304 (1997).
- David J.W. Piper, Roger D. Flood, Stan Cisowski, Frank Hall, Patricia L. Manley, M.A. Maslin, Naja Mikkelsen, Carlos Pirmez, and William Showers. "Synthesis of Stratigraphic correlations, Amazon Fan. ODP Leg 155 Scientific Results Volume, 595-610 (1997).
- Mikkelsen, N., M.A. Maslin, J. Giraudeau and W. Showers "Biostratigraphy and sedimentation rates of the Amazon Fan" ODP Leg 155 Scientific Results Volume, 577-594 (1997).
- Maslin M.A., M.A. Hall, N.J. Shackleton and E. Thomas "Calculating surface water pCO2 from foraminiferal organic d13C" Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta , Vol. 60, No. 24, 5089-5100 (1996).
- Seidov, D and M.A. Maslin "Seasonally ice free glacial Nordic Seas without deep water ventilation" Terra Nova, 8, 245-254 (1996)
- Maslin M.A., M. Sarnthein, and J-J. Knaak "Subtropical Eastern Atlantic Climate during the Eemian" Naturwissenschaften, 83, p122-126 (1996)
- Maslin, M.A., G. Haug, M. Sarnthein and R. Tiedemann. "The progressive intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation as seem from the North Pacific" Geologische Rundschau , 85, 452-465 (1996).
- Maslin M.A. and C. Tzedakis "Sultry Last Interglacial Gets Sudden Chill" Eos, 77, 37, 353-354 (1996).
- Maslin, M.A., N.J. Shackleton and U. Pflaumann. "Temperature, salinity and density changes in the Northeast Atlantic during the last 45,000 years: Heinrich events, deep water formation and climatic rebounds" Paleoceanography 10, 527-544 (1995).
- Manighetti, B., M.A. Maslin, I.N. McCave and N.J. Shackleton "Development of the age models of the BOFS cores" Paleoceanography 10, 513-526 (1995)
- Thomas, E., L. Booth, M.A. Maslin, and N.J. Shackleton. "Northeastern Atlantic benthic foraminifera and implications of productivity during the last 40,000 years" Paleoceanography 10, 545-562 (1995)
- Robinson, S., M.A. Maslin and I.N. McCave. "Magnetic susceptibility as a reliable indicator of ice rafting intensity: a reconstruction of the palaeocirculation of the last glacial maximum and the Heinrich events" Paleoceanography 10, 221-250 (1995)
- Maslin, M.A., J. Adams, E. Thomas, H. Faure and R. Haines-Young. "Estimating the carbon transfer between the oceans, atmosphere and the terrestrial biosphere since the last glacial maximum." Terra Nova 7, 358-366 (1995)
- Dowdeswell, J., M.A. Maslin, J. Andrews and I.N. McCave. "Estimation of the timing of the Heinrich events using realistic calculations of the maximum outflow of icebergs from the Laurentide ice sheet." Geology, 23, No. 4, 301-304 (1995).
- Maslin, M.A.. "Changes in North Atlantic deep water formation associated with the Heinrich events" Naturwissenschaften, 82, p330-333 (1995)
- Sarnthein, M., E. Jansen, M. Weinelt, and M. Arnold, J-C. Duplessy, H. Erlenkeuser, A. Flatoy, G. Johannessen, T. Johannessen, S. Jung, N. Koc, L. Labeyrie, M.A. Maslin, U. Pflaumann, H. Schulz. "Variations in Atlantic surface ocean paleoceanography, 50-60 N: A time-slice record of the last 30,000 years." Paleoceanography , 1063-1094 (1995)
- Maslin, M.A., G. Haug, M. Sarnthein, R. Tiedemann, H. Erlenkeuser and R. Stax. "Northwest Pacific Site 882: The initiation of major Northern Hemisphere Glaciation" ODP Leg 145 Scientific Results Volume, 315-329 (1995).
- Haug, G., M.A. Maslin, M. Sarnthein, R. Stax and R. Tiedemann. "Evolution of Northwest Pacific sedimentation patterns since 6 Ma: Site 882" ODP Leg 145 Scientific Results Volume, 293-314 (1995).
- Flood, R., D. Piper, A. Klaus, et al. (including M.A. Maslin) (1995) Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., Leg 155, Amazon Fan: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Project), pp. 1231.
- Maslin, M.A., M. Owen, S. Day, T. Dunkley Jones, A. Ridgwell, Assessing the past and future stability of global gas hydrate reservoirs, Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards, Wiley-Blackwell, 250-277 (2013)
- Dunkley Jones, T., Ridgwell. A., Lunt, D.J., Maslin, M.A., Schmidt, D.N., P.J. Valdes, Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum perspective on climate sensitivity and methane hydrate instability. Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards, Wiley-Blackwell, 278-304 (2013)
- McGuire B. and M. A Maslin, Preface to Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards, In Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards, Wiley-Blackwell, ix-xiii (2013)
- Maslin M.A., and S. Randalls “General Introduction” In Future Climate Change (4 Vols): Critical Concepts in the Environment edited by Mark Maslin and Samuel Randalls, Routledge, 1-16 (2011)
- Maslin M.A., and S. Randalls “Introduction to Volume 1: Science of Climate Change” In Future Climate Change (4 Vols): Critical Concepts in the Environment edited by Mark Maslin and Samuel Randalls, Routledge, 17-19 (2011)
- Maslin M.A., and S. Randalls “Introduction to Volume 2: Impact Assessments” In Future Climate Change (4 Vols): Critical Concepts in the Environment edited by Mark Maslin and Samuel Randalls, Routledge, 1-3 (2011)
- Randalls S. and M.A. Maslin “Introduction to Volume 3: Politics and Solutions” In Future Climate Change (4 Vols): Critical Concepts in the Environment edited by Mark Maslin and Samuel Randalls, Routledge, 1-3 (2011)
- Randalls S. and M.A. Maslin “Introduction to Volume 4: Framing the debate” In Future Climate Change (4 Vols): Critical Concepts in the Environment edited by Mark Maslin and Samuel Randalls, Routledge, 1-3 (2011).
- Mark Maslin ‘Chapter 3: How the ice age began’, In The Complete Ice Age: How climate change shaped the world (edited by Brain Fagan), Thames and Hudson, 48-61 (2009).
- Mark Maslin ‘Chapter 4: The climatic rollercoaster’, In The Complete Ice Age: How climate change shaped the world (edited by Brain Fagan), Thames and Hudson, 62-91 (2009).
- Mark Maslin ‘Chapter 8 Hot or cold future’, In The Complete Ice Age: How climate change shaped the world (edited by Brain Fagan), Thames and Hudson, 206-231 (2009).
- Maslin, M.A., Quaternary Climate thresholds and cycles. In Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, Kluwer Academic Publishers Earth Science Series, 841-855 (2008)
- Maslin, M.A. “The longevity and resilience of the Amazon Rainforest.” In Y. Mahli and O. Phillips (editors (editors) 'Tropical forests and global atmospheric change' Oxford University Press, Oxford, 167-182 (2005).
- Cowling, S., R.A. Betts, P.M. Cox, V.J. Ettwein, C.D. Jones, M.A. Maslin and S. Spall “Modelling the Past and Future fate of the Amazonian Rainforest” In Tropical forests and global atmospheric change, (editors Y. Mahli and O. Phillips) Oxford University Press, Oxford, 191-198 (2005).
- Maslin, M.A., J. Pike, C. Stickley, and V. Ettwein “Chapter 14. Evidence of Holocene climate variability from marine sediments” In Global Change in the Holocene (Ed: A. Mackay, R. Battarbee, J. Birks and F. Oldfield) John Wiley, p185-209 (2003).
- Maslin, M.A., C. Stickley, and V. Ettwein “Paleo-oceanography: Holocene Climate variability” In Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Ed: John Steele, Stephen Thorpe and Karl Turekian) Academic Press, p1210-1217 (2001).
Edited books and Special Issues
- McGuire and M. Maslin (editors) Climate Forcing of Geological Hazards, Wiley-Blackwell p311 (2013)
- Maslin M.A., and S. Randalls (editors) Routledge Major Work collection: Future Climate Change (4 Vols.) (2012)
- McGuire, B., R. Betts, C. Kilburn, M. Maslin, D. Pyle, J. Smellie and D. Tappin (editors) “Climate forcing of geological and geomorphological hazards”. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, volume 368, 1919 (2010).
- Hunt, J.C.R., Maslin, M.A., Backlund, P., Killeen, T. amd Schellnhuber, H.J., (editors) Climate change and urban areas, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, volume 365, no. 1860, p.2613-2776 (Nov 2007)
- Christensen, B.A. and M.A. Maslin (editors) "African Paleoclimate and Human Evolution", Special Issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, Volume 53, Issue 5, p.443-634 (November 2007)
- Seidov, D., B. J. Haupt, M.A. Maslin (editors) "The Oceans and Rapid Climate Change: Past, Present and Future", AGU Geophysical Monograph Series Volume 126, pp293 (2001)
Maslin's research has been underpinned by his participation in international funded research expeditions (e.g., IMAGES, Ocean Drilling Program), fieldwork in Africa (2003; 2007; 2010) and invited study visits (e.g., Yale, Potsdam, Berne, Penn State, Stony Brook, Rio de Janeiro, Smithsonian Institute and Turkana Basin Institute). He has published over 130 papers in journals such as Nature (6), Science (3), Geology (8), Nature Geosciences (1), The Lancet (4), PTRS (7) and Paleoceanography (10). His citation count is currently over 6500* (with >665 citation in 2013), H=42* and i10 index=89* (Google) with 17 papers that have been cited over 100 times. He has also published 11 books, 16 book chapters, 6 edited volumes and over 30 popular articles. Maslin is an Associate Editor of Quaternary Science Review, Geographical Journal and Nature Scientific Reports. Maslin currently holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award for his work on early Human Evolution in East Africa. Maslin’s major research contributions are as follows:
Early human evolution in Africa
Maslin’s research has altered our views on the causes of early human evolution in Africa particular key speciation, brain expansion and dispersal events (Maslin et al., 2014). By creating and compiling palaeoclimate and hominin records he has proposed the controversial ‘Pulsed Climate Variability’ hypothesis. Maslin and colleagues have shown that the slow drying out of East African climate over the last 5 million years was punctuated by episodes of short, alternating periods of extreme wetness and aridity (Trauth et al., 2005; 2007). These periods of extreme climate variability are characterised by the rapid appearance and disappearance of large, deep fresh-water lakes in the East African Rift Valley. These ephemeral lakes are only possible due to the dynamic tectonics of the region, which has produced so called Amplifier Lake basins (Trauth et al., 2010; Wilson et al., 2014). These ‘pulses’ of climate variability occur at the times of major global climatic transition, such as the intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation (~2.6 million yrs ago), development of the Walker circulation (~1.8 million yrs ago) and the Mid-Pleistocene Transition (~0.9 million yrs ago) and coincide with major periods of hominin speciation and brain expansion (Maslin and Christensen, 2007). Recent statistical modelling has confirmed a clear link between the occurrence of East African Rift lakes and the appearance of new larger brained hominin species such as Homo erectus that dispersed out of Africa (Shultz and Maslin, 2013) supporting the ’Pulsed Climate Variability’ hypothesis (Maslin and Trauth, 2009; Maslin et al., 2014). This theory has overturned the over-simplified ‘aridity hypothesis’, which has been the accepted theory for human evolution the last 15 years thus changing the paradigm and fundamentally altered our views of what caused human evolution in Africa (Maslin et al., 2014).
Past and future of the Amazon rainforest
Using palaeoclimate data, genetic information and climate/vegetation models, Maslin and colleagues have changed our understanding the dynamics of the Amazon rainforest (Maslin et al., 2005; 2011; 2012; Bird et al., 2013). Maslin’s work has been central in challenging and refuting the original Pleistocene refuge hypothesis; which suggested that expansion of savannah during the ice ages reduced the Amazon rainforest to small isolated enclaves, which would have acted as crucibles of evolution. Maslin with colleagues has shown no evidence for this grassland expansion (Haberle and Maslin, 1999) nor is it supported by their vegetation modelling (Cowling et al., 2001; 2004; Maslin et al., 2005). They did find a significant reduction in the Amazon River outflow during last ice age suggesting the glacial Amazon was more arid (Maslin and Burns, 1999). If the Amazon was so arid how did the Amazon rainforest survive? This question was answered by their unique modelling work which showed that during the last ice age the cooler temperatures mitigated the worst effects of the lower atmospheric carbon dioxide and aridity via reduced evapotranspiration and photorespiratory carbon loss allowing C3 species (tress) to continue to out-compete C4 species (grasses) (Cowling et al., 2001). Palynological results suggest that although the forest remained intact, there were significant changes in thermo-sensitive tree populations due to suppressed temperatures making the Amazonian lowland vegetation much more heterogeneous (Cowling et al., 2001; 2004; Maslin et al., 2005). This has led Maslin and colleagues to propose a new theory for the diversity of the Amazon rainforest. The “canopy-density refuge hypothesis of allopatric speciation” proposes that variations in forest structure produce isolated islands of high-density forest during each ice age, which could have been hot beds of evolution (Cowling et al., 2001; Maslin et al., 2005). The work by Maslin finally allows us to reject the ephemeral view of the Amazon rainforest and confirms the theory that the Amazon rainforest is resilient, has adapted to many past climate changes and has been a dominant feature of the Earth climate system for at least the last 55 million years (Maslin et al., 2005). This work on South American palaeoclimate has also lead to a major reassessment of how the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) works with the construction of a new testable Amazonian ‘dynamic boundary-monsoon intensity hypothesis’ (Maslin et al., 2011). This challenges the simple notion that the ITCZ is a rainfall belt that in the past simply moves north or south, in fact the northern and southern boundaries and intensity of rainfall within the ITCZ can all operate independently resulting in complex past rainfall patterns (Maslin et al., 2011).
* includes both ODP Leg 155 (Amazon) and 175 (Benguela) Initial Results volumes as listed on WoS
Radio and Television (last 6 years only)
2014: BBC Human Universe
2013: BBC Ice Age Giants series
2007: Channel 4: T4 Global Warming
2006: BBC Superstorm
2005: BBC Supervolcano
- October - Human Universe episode 1 'Apeman to Spaceman' shown
- February - Filming in Ethiopia for BBC Brian Cox series ‘Human Universe’
- January Filming for BBC Worldwide on Climate Change and extreme events
- Consultant for BBC programme ‘Superquake’
- Consultant for BBC Brian Cox series ‘Human Universe’
December - Panel member for The Willis Resilience Expedition
- October - Shultz and Maslin PLoS ONE paper comment on in New Scientist, The Independent,
Scientific America, Huffingtonpost.com and on the BBC World Service News
- October - Commented on Wet Sahara paper in PLoS One for Nature
- September - Interviewed and quoted on the release of the IPCC 5th Assessment Science Report through the Science Media Centre, London.
- September - Consulted by BBC for new series on the Brazil
- June - Maslin interviewed in Britain's Stone Age Tsunami: A Time Team special
- October - quoted in Nature regarding a paper on Gas Hydrates see (www.nature.com/news/seismic-signs-of-escaping-methane-under-the-sea-1.11652)
- June - Maslin Nature paper reported and discussed in The Times.
- April - Quoted in Guardian on new Nature paper carbon dioxide levels during the last deglaciation
- April - Quoted in Nature regarding Mexico’s new climate change laws (doi:10.1038/nature.2012.10496)
- Feb to August - Consultant for the BBC Ice Age series.
- July - Press conference for UCL-JLT International Airport tsunami risk research report – articles online for New Scientist, Nature, Timeout Tokyo
- April - Contributor to the ‘The Light Switch Project’ on BBC Radio 4
- March - Interviewee/Narration for BBC2/BBC3 “Around the world in 60 minutes”
- Feb - Channel 4 News and BBC Radio 4 Material World – interviewed concerning two recent Nature papers that show new results regarding attribution of climate change to recent mega floods
- Feb - Quoted in Daily Mail on climate change and mega floods
- Feb - Sky News – Interview on the Amazon 2010 mega drought
- Dec - Interview on BBC World and Good morning America regarding negotiations in Cancun.
- Dec -The Times, science blog on the cold weather and global warming denial
- Dec - Quoted in Daily Telegraph, FT, BBC online regarding negotiations in Cancun, Mexico
- Dec - Quoted in The Sun and ‘reportingclimatescience.com’ on UK extreme weather
- March -Quoted in Daily Telegraph regarding Government Climate Change Advert campaign (18/3/10)
- March - Interviews with Houston Chronicle and ClimateWire regarding the challenges of communicating climate change in the USA
- March - FT in New York – interview on carbon capture and storage
- Dec -Sky News live discussion on the failure of Copenhagen
- Dec - The Times – live online debate with the climate sceptic Richard Lindzen (MIT) on ‘is climate change man made”
- Dec - BBC World Service – debate with Lord Lawson on climate-gate and Copenhagen
- Nov -The Times – quoted in response to the data released by the Met Office and WMO on the hottest decade ever recorded.
- Nov - Sky News – debate with Lord Lawson on climate-gate and Copenhagen
- Dec - Sky News – debate with Marc Morano on climate-gate and Copenhagen
- Nov - BBC World Service – discussed how REDD and carbon credits for forests might work
- Oct - National Geographic (Wall-to-Wall productions) Stone Age Atlantis
- June -BBC News 24, BBC News and BBC Newsround – commented on the launch of the latest UKCIP web site and report on future of UK climate.
- May - Launch of the UCL-Lancet Report on Managing the Health effects of climate change covered by Sky News, Channel 4 News, Press Association, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Guardian, -Daily Mail, The Mirror, The Scotsman, The Daily Telegraph, BBC News Online, New Scientist, -Guardian, Times, City Talk.
- April - BBC Radio Gloucestershire – commented on Corporate social responsibility and climate change.
- Oct - Sky News – commented on Climate Change Committee 80% reduction target by 2050.
- July - BBC World Service, News Hour – comments on Al Gore’s vision of US getting all its electricity from renewable or clean sources in 10 years time.
- June - BBC Radio 4, The Today Programme – comments on the new idea by Prof. Wally Broecker of artificial trees to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
- Feb - BBC News at 10 o’clock – comments on the effects of future heat waves on Britain.
- December - Channel 4: T4 Global Warming program which featured the Cape Farewell Youth Expedition and Prof. Mark Maslin.
- October - Sky News – commentary on the UK Government’s comprehensive spending review
- June - Channel 4 News – Antarctic winds and melting ice
- May - BBC Wales – reviewed and commented on the environmental policies of the four main political parties in the Welsh Assembly election.
- April -Timeteam Special, Britain’s Drowned World, Channel 4. 24th April 2007. Commented on past and future climate change in the British isles.
- March - Newsnight Commented on the Government latest pledge to cut carbon emissions by 60% by 2020.
- March - World Tonight BBC Radio 4, provide comments on Government vision of carbon neutrality
- March - Dispatches ‘Greenwash’ Channel 4, provided the detailed audit of Government policies to cut carbon emissions by 2020 and was interviewed to present the findings.
- January - Sky News Green Britain week, 8/1/07 presented an introduction to global warming
- January - Radio interviews regarding Sky News Green Britain week including SGR Colchester, Rutland Radio, Fosseway Radio, Q103 FM, Kismat Radio, BBC Radio Jersey (Channel Islands), Orchard FM, BBC Orkney, Downtown Radio Belfast, Manx Radio, River FM, 107.4 The Quay, and Heart 106 East Midlands
- January - Sky News Green Britain week, 12/1/07 summed up achievements of the week.
- January - Channel 5 News, 12/1/07 discussed global warming and the achievements of Green Britain week.
- Mark Maslin (2014) Climate Change, A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press
- Mark Maslin (2013) Climate, A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press
- Mark Maslin (2008) Global Warming, A Very Short Introduction: 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, p193
- Mark Maslin (2004) Global Warming, A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, p162
- Mark Maslin (2003) Etat d'urgence: Le ciel en colère (Paperback) p146.
- Mark Maslin (2002) Stormy Weather, Apple, ISBN 1-84092-378-4, p144.
- Mark Maslin (2002) The Coming Storm, Barron’s, ISBN 0-7641-2219-3, p139.
- Mark Maslin (2002) Global Warming, Colin Baxter, UK, ISBN 1-84107-120-X, pp72
- Mark Maslin (2002) Global Warming: Causes, Effects and the Future', Voyageur Press, USA
- Mark Maslin, Earthquakes (a volume for 8-12 year olds), p49, Weyland, Hove, UK., Hardback (ISBN 0 7502 2472 X) 1999, Paperback (ISBN 0 7502 2738 9) 2000.
- Mark Maslin, Storms (a volume for 8-12 year olds), p49, Weyland, Hove, UK. Hardback (ISBN 0 7502 2474 6) 1999, Paperback (ISBN 0 7502 2740 0) 2000.
- Emma Durham and Mark Maslin, Floods, p49, Weyland, Hove, UK., Hardback (ISBN 0 7502 2473 8) 1999, Paperback (ISBN 0 7502 2739 7) 2000.
- Mark Maslin ‘How does the IPCC know climate change is happening?’ The Conversation (2014)
- Lucien Georgeson and Mark Maslin ‘First goal of UN sustainability targets should be to not conflict with each other’ The Conversation (2014)
- Mark Maslin ‘Planting plastic trees: Review of Earthmasters by Clive Hamilton’ Literary Review, Issue 416, p55 (2013)
Mark Maslin ‘Beyond the science: Facing the challenge of climate change’ Climatica (2013) - http://climatica.org.uk/beyond-the-science-facing-the-challenge-of-climate-change
Mark Maslin ‘How a changing landscape and climate shaped early humans’ The Conversation (2013) - http://theconversation.com/how-a-changing-landscape-and-climate-shaped-early-humans-19862
- Mark Maslin ‘Denial of a dying Planet: In Conversation With Professor Mark Maslin’ Inquire Magazine part of the Auto de Fe Online magazine group, Issue 2 (2012) -
- Mark Maslin ‘The Great mystery of big brains has now been solved’ The Times, Eureka magazine, Issue 33, pages 20-25 (June 2012).
- Mark Maslin I love it when it snows in England The Times, science blog (Dec 2010).
Mark Maslin, “Il Clima della Terra” Prometeo, March, p22-29 (2009)
Mark Maslin, “Science made simple: Global Warming” The Independent, p16 (2008)
Beth Christensen and Mark Maslin, Rocking the cradle of humanity, Geotimes, December (2007)
Martin Trauth, M., M.A. Maslin, A. Deino, M. Strecker, “A better climate for human evolution” PAGES News Vol 14, No 2, August (2006).
George Swann, Melanie Leng, Mark Maslin, “Ice everywhere – but how did it get there? NERC Planet Earth, Autumn, p18 (2005)
- Mark Maslin, Martin Trauth, and Beth Christensen “A changing climate for human evolution” Geotimes, Sept, 18-22 (2005)
- Mark Maslin “Gas Hydrates: A Hazard for the 21st Century” Issues in Risk Science , vol. 3, Benfield Hazard Research Centre, UCL, p24 (2004)
- Mark Maslin "Catch 22 for Climate Change" Ocean Challenge, vol. 11 No.3, 12 (2002)
- Mark Maslin "Living on the edge" (Mark Maslin on the stark choices ahead as the world's ice sheets start to melt) Guardian, 9/5 Online Science section page 12 (2002).
- Mark Maslin "Iceberg Armadas invading the North Atlantic: lessons on rapid global climate change from the past" Science Spectra (2000).
- Mark Maslin "Turning up the heat: insuring the global warming future" Global Reinsurance, vol. 9, issue 8, 71-73 (2000)
- Mark Maslin and Anson Mackay "Mudding the waters" (Is the largest body of freshwater in the world [Lake Baikal] dying from man made pollution? Mark Maslin challenges the environmentalists) Guardian, 7/1 Online Science section page 8 (1999).
- Mark Maslin "Weight and Sea" (Millions of lives in Bangladesh have been devastated after repeated attempts to contain flooding. But subsidence means even worse is to come is effective action is not taken) Guardian, 23/9 Society section pages 4-5 (1998).
- Mark Maslin "Why study past climates in marine sediments" The Globe, Issue 41 (1998).
- Mark Maslin "Wave after wave" (Hurricane Georges and El Niño are not flukes of nature, argues Mark Maslin. They are symptoms of rapid climate - and there are more storms to come) Guardian, 7/10 Society section page 5 (1998).
- Maslin M.A. "A European view of the future of palaeoclimate research" Ocean Challenge, Vol. 7, No. 1, 32-33 (1997).
- Mark Maslin "Sultry last interglacial gets a sudden chill" Earth in Space (For Teachers and Students of Science), March, 12-14 (1997).
- Maslin M.A. "Heinrich's collapsing ice sheets" Ocean Challenge, 7, No.3, 34-39 (1997)
- Maslin M.A. "Rift where humans began", New Scientist, (4th June 1994) 142:24-27.
- Maslin M.A. "Waiting for the Polar meltdown" New Scientist, (4th Sept 1993), 139:36-41.
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- 1st Year
- 1005 Environmental Change - introductory course which covers Earth History (Big Bang - Plate Tectonics - Evolution - Glaciation - Human impact- Acid rain - pollution - Global warming).
- 1002 Environment Systems and Processes - introductory course which covers the fundamental processes controlling the Earth's environment (climate - oceanography - hydrology - ecology - geomorphology - tectonics)
- 3rd Year
- 3063 Lesbos fieldclass - reading the landscape
- GeogG133 Past Climates
- Supervision of the six month research project
2013 Andrew Papworth (ESRC/NERC funded) Global Health and Climate Change
2013 Lucien Georgeson (ESRC/NERC funded) Measuring the Global Green Economy
2013 Adam Byrne (ESRC/NERC funded) Putting the science into international environmental policies
2010 Will Gray (NERC funded) North Pacific Ocean during the last glacial-interglacial transition
Graduated PhD Students
2007 Katy Wilson (NERC funded) African lake variations and early human evolution
2005 Alex Dickson (NERC funded) Investigating Marine Oxygen Isotope Stage 11
2005 Matthew Owen (self funded) Gas hydrates, submarine slope failure and tsunami hazard.
2004 Jan Corfee-Morlot (OECD) Understand climate change policy links between local and national level.
2003 George Swan (NERC funded) Climate reconstruction using diatom silica and oxygen stable isotopes.
2001 Chris Boot (NERC funded, second supervisor Dr R. Pancost, Bristol University) completed.
Biomarker investigation of the marine sediments of Benguela current and Amazon Fan
2000 Virginia Ettwein (NERC funded) Reconstruction of the Amazon River outflow for the last 85,000 years
1998 Dr Emma Durham (UCL, TA) Mid-Pleistocene Revolution: ODP Leg 175 Benguela Current
2014 Ruthie Musker (MSc) Human-Elephant conflict in sub-Saharan Africa
2014 Naimi Arnold (MSc) Drivers of the distribution and colonisation of British dragonflies
2013 Tanvi Deshpande (MSc) Indian Hazard Risk and Governance
2013 Yu Xijia (MSc) Chinese flood and drought risks
2012 Susmit Nayak (MBA at CASS Business School) Commercialization of Land Carbon
2010 Matt Clarkson (MSc) Bengula current over the last 4 million years
2010 Jon Hancock (MSc) South Ocean oceanic circulation
2010 William Grey (MSc) Distinction North Pacific over the last 40,000 years
2006 Katy Wilson (MSc) Distinction Time-slice analysis of the North Brazilian coastal current
2006 Katherine Dixon (MSc) Distinction Holocene Bipolar climate seesaw
2006 Chris Beer (MSc) Distinction LGM-Holocene variations in Benguela current upwelling
2005 Jonathan Lewis (MSc) Distinction 8 Ma vegetation history of SW Africa
2004 Anna Hughes (MSc) Millennial ice rafting events in the North Pacific Ocean
2004 Alex Dickson (MSc) Distinction Detailed study of Heinrich event 4 from the Bara Fan sediments
2003 Sasha Leigh (MSc) Distinction Modelling the Dansgaard-Oeschger and Heinrich events
2003 Tim Starke (MSc): Dating tsunami deposits from the Canary islands
2002 Simon Dension (MSc): Terrestrial biomarkers in deep-sea sediment ODP Leg 175, Site 1083.
2000. Edward Hodges (MSc) Distinction Eemian climate variability using speleothems.
2000 Alix Cage (MSc) Reconstruction of past Amazon River discharge using Nd stable isotopes
2000 Matthew Owen (MRes): Mass balance of global slope failures over the last 45 ka
1999 Megan Ellershaw (MRes): Effect of closure of the Panama Isthmus the Southern ocean
1999 James Bendle (MSc) Distinction Holocene climate variability of the Nordic Seas
1999 Ewan Laurie (MSc): SW African continental climate during N. Hemisphere glaciation
1999 Virginia Ettwein (MSc) Distinction Benguela current productivity during the ONHG
1998 Susan Grieg (MSc): Reconstruction of the outflow of the Amazon River over the last 40 ka.
1997 Emma Durham (MRes) Distinction Amazon Fan Complex
1996 Barry Lomax (MRes): Reconstruction of the climate history contained in the Amazon fan