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Professor Mark Maslin

How to save our planet2Professor Mark Maslin FRGS, FRSA

Department of Geography, North-West Wing,

University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 0556


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Mark Maslin FRGS, FRSA is a Professor of Earth System Science 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 a member of Cheltenham Science Festival Advisory Committee and sits on the Corporate Social Responsibility Board of the Sopria-Steria Group and Sheep Included Ltd. Maslin is a leading scientist with particular expertise in past global and regional climatic change and has publish over 175 papers in journals such as Science, Nature, and The Lancet. He has been PI or Co-I on grants, projects and consultancy worth over £65 million. 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.

image_preview.jpgProfessor Maslin has presented over 50 public talks over the last five years including Google UK, Twitter EU, New Scientist Live, 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 15 Research fellows, 20 PhD students and over 40 MSc students. He has also have written 8 popular books, over 60 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 fourth edition and has sold over 50,000 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.

Academic Qualifications

  • University of Bristol 1986-1989

    BSc (Hons) in Physical Geography First Class

    with Geology & Chemistry at honours level.

Work Experience

  • 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)


How can we save our planet and survive the 21st century? How to Save our Planet

How can we create positive change in the midst of the climate crisis?

Global awareness of climate change is growing rapidly. Science has proven that our planet and species are facing a massive environmental crisis. How to Save Our Planet is a call to action, guaranteed to equip everyone with the knowledge needed to make change. Be under no illusion the challenges of the twenty-first century are immense. We need to deal with: climate change, environmental destruction, global poverty and ensure everyone's security.

We have the technology. We have the resources. We have the money.

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So we need a plan to save our planet...

How to Save Our Planet is your handbook of how we together can save our precious planet. From the history of our planet and species, to the potential of individuals and our power to create a better future, Maslin inspires optimism in these bleak times.

We stand at the precipice. The future of our planet is in our hands.

It's time to face the facts and save our planet from, and for, ourselves.             Buy from Penguin



  • Everyone should have this book ― Rick Edwards, BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Amazing book. I love it. My kids love it' ― Chris Evans, Virgin Radio Breakfast Show
  • The facts should speak for themselves, but we hardly ever let them. Each line of Mark Maslin's brilliant and comprehensive accounting offers a mesmerizing glimpse of humanity's appetite and ambition, blindness and brutality and capacity for self-destruction. Perhaps, one hopes, self-renewal, too. For that, we will have to wait and see, but How to Save Our Planet is an eye-opening start. (David Wallace-Wells, author of 'The Uninhabitable Earth')

  • How to Save Our Planet: The Facts is a much needed evidence-based handbook and rallying cry for urgent climate action. Professor Mark Maslin unfolds the magnitude of what humans have done to our precious planet while pointing to how we can solve the climate emergency before it is too late. (Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International)

  • Climate change facts have never been as understandable or as compelling as in Professor Maslin's book. This is a book to be read, understood and acted upon. (Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-2016, author of The Future We Choose)

  • Fascinating, terrifying, but ultimately hopeful, How To Save Our Planet is an important call to arms for the most important battle of all - the fight to secure our future. It injects much-needed clarity and offers practical advice for a problem that for many of us has felt too complex and overwhelming to face, let alone fix. Saving the world is no small thing, but picking up this book's a good start. (Paris Lees, Contributing Editor at British Vogue, campaigner)

  • Mark Maslin's book is a fact-bomb, one that blasts through climate denial to clear a path for action on the greatest threat that our planet faces. (Roger Highfield, Science Director, Science Museum)

  • A handbook of clearly established, authoritative facts and figures about the terrible toll we as humans have taken of our planet, plus ways in which we can lessen the impact. For laypeople like me, who can see what is happening but haven't always got the precise statistics to hand, it's hugely valuable. I think everyone should read it and absorb its contents: sobering, certainly, and more than a little frightening, but at least we won't be able to claim ignorance as we blunder on our destructive way. (John Simpson CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor, Broadcaster, Author & Columnist)

  • There are some books which are important, and there are others which are a necessity. This is certainly the latter. It's powerful, honest and really cleverly written. I am left feeling more informed of the solutions and more empowered to make a difference (Megan McCubbin, Wildlife TV Presenter BBC Springwatch, Zoologist, photographer)

  • Mark Maslin is an environmental pathologist stripping away the superfluous and cutting to the very heart of the problem with a brilliant clarity. This book is a roadmap to recovery for humanity, informing and inspiring in equal measure. It is a book every human needs to have to hand as we tackle this crisis head on. (Bella Lack, Conservationist and Environmental Activist)

  • Ideological debates on Global Warming often produce a fog of confusion in public life. This book cuts through that fog and suggests a way forward. The handy list of salutary and indisputable facts that Maslin has assembled here will ensure that How to Save Our Planet will serve as a much-needed guidebook that will help us negotiate our disorienting times (Dipesh Chakrabarty, author of The Climate of History in a Planetary Age, forthcoming March 2021)

  • From the big bang to the future of our fast-warming world, Mark takes us at breakneck speed through the ways humanity is shaping the planet, and presents with amazing clarity steps everyone can take to make the world a better place (Will McCallum, Head of Oceans at Greenpeace UK and author of How to Give Up Plastic)

  • 'A timely and important book, not only laying out the facts...but suggesting real solutions to the challenges facing us' Professor Alice Roberts, Anatomist, Professor of Public Engagement in Science, University of Birmingham
  • Fascinating, terrifying, but ultimately hopeful, How To Save Our Planet is an important call to arms for the most important battle of all - the fight to secure our future. It injects much-needed clarity and offers practical advice for a problem that for many of us has felt too complex and overwhelming to face, let alone fix. Saving the world is no small thing, but picking up this book's a good start Paris Lees, Contributing Editor at British Vogue, campaigner
  • Professor Mark Maslin has produced what is an essential guide to climate solutions and a must for all our communities in order to tackle the minefield of climate actionMya-Rose Craig, Birdgirl, Founder & President Back2Nature
  • More than anything this book is about empowerment. A reminder that facts and action matter, and that every one of us can make a difference. Professor Maslin has packed a rucksack for change. Pick it up and let's go save our planet! Peter C. Kjærgaard, PhD, FLS Museum Director & Professor of Human History
  • A brilliantly crafted book that addresses one of the huge issues underlying the climate crisis: having the right tools and knowledge to clearly communicate facts, counter misinformation and offer up solutions. So we can effectively spread the word about how to collectively fix our planet Edzard van der Wyck, CEO & Co-Founder Sheep Inc.
  • In a strikingly original and accessible format, Mark Maslin's book provides a fascinating collection of the most important facts about the climate crisis and how to tackle it ― Prof. Peter Stott, leader of the Climate Monitoring and Attribution team at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research at the UK Met Office
  • Don't let anyone tell you climate change is an insoluble problem. It can be solved, and in time to avoid the worst impacts. In this vital book Mark Maslin - punchily and entertainingly - tells us how ― Mark Lynas, author of OUR FINAL WARNING: SIX DEGREES OF CLIMATE EMERGENCY
  • This book is for everyone. Climate change is happening to us all and we all have a responsibility to understand what is going on to be able to make a difference, this book is your quick and accessible guide to understanding the science and what it's going to take for each and every one of us to save our planet ― Sara Essa, Founder of Sustainability Hub & Sustainability Club on Clubhouse

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    Humans are rather weak when compared with many other animals. We are not particular fast and have no natural weapons. Yet Homo sapiens currently number nearly 7.5 billion and are set to rise to nearly 10 billion by the middle of this century. We have influenced almost every part of the Earth system and as a consequence are changing the global environmental and evolutionary trajectory of the Earth. So how did we become the worlds apex predator and take over the planet?

    Fundamental to our success is our intelligence, not only individually but more importantly collectively. But why did evolution favour the brainy ape? Given the calorific cost of running our large brains, not to mention the difficulties posed for childbirth, this bizarre adaptation must have given our ancestors a considerable advantage. In this book Mark Maslin brings together the latest insights from hominin fossils and combines them with evidence of the changing landscape of the East African Rift Valley to show how all these factors led to selection pressures that favoured our ultrasocial brains. Astronomy, geology, climate, and landscape all had a part to play in making East Africa the cradle of humanity and allowing us to dominate the planet.


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    this book offers far more than a palaeoanthropological cocktail with a twist ... In synthesising the most recent research in palaeoanthropology and giving the ecology of our ancestors a climatological twist, Maslin has produced a book that is fascinating, humbling and informative. (Adrian Barnett, New Scientist)

    Understanding the emergence of our species from the unique landscapes of East Africa is one of the great scientific challenges. Mark Maslin takes us on an exhilarating intellectual journey, encompassing geology, astronomy, climate science and evolutionary biology, to argue that the unique landscape and ever-changing climate of the East African Rift Valley were instrumental in catalysing the emergence of a civilisation on our planet. I'm left with a dizzying feeling of our good fortune to be here at all, and a powerful sense of our responsibility, as Maslin notes, to earn our species name: "Wise". (Professor Brian Cox OBE)

    Anyone who reads The Cradle of Humanity will certainly be enlightened about this awe-inspiring journey. (Andrew Robinson, Current World Archaeology)

    There is an amazing amount of information packed into this surprisingly slim book ... Maslin is able to quickly fill us in with the basic information on highly complex global processes we need to know, before continually returning us to the core theme of how this led to who we are today. Snazzy graphics – diagrams and graphs – helps break up the flow of information being directed our way, and aide smooth digestion. Maslin applies his own mind to existing theories and creates a hybridised narrative, one based on the mix of local, regional, continental and planetary changes which have affected East Africa over millions of years. He powerfully illustrates why nexus thinking of geography’s broad disciplines is so key to fully understanding such an immense subject as the evolution of humanity – the story of us.  (Chris Fitch, Geographical Magazine)

    In this tale of mountains, monsoons and meteorites, climate and ocean currents, Maslin masterfully puts human evolution into context, and shows how the earth and its environments have shaped us. (Professor Alice Roberts anthropologist, author & broadcaster)

    A powerful, gripping account of how the dynamic earth shaped human evolution… with impressive ease, Maslin packs a tremendous amount of knowledge into a flowing narrative, making the point that special conditions for a number of species of tropical apes on the African continent eventually turned out to be our luck...A tour de force through Earth’s history and a timely reminder of just how lucky we are to be here at all. (Professor Peter C. Kjærgaard, Director of the Natural History Museum of Denmark).

    Palaeoclimatologist Mark Maslin delves into deep time to trace humanity’s rise to geological hegemony. Examining early hominin finds in East Africa, he spotlights three stages (bipedalism in Australophithecus, a jump in brain size in Homo erectus and Homo sapiens’ arrival some 195,000 years ago) and the roles of climate change, celestial mechanics and plate tectonics in their emergence. Ultimately, he theorizes that ‘climate pulses’ in the Rift Valley, in which hyper-arid conditions alternated with the formation of vast lakes, helped to drive the evolution of the big hominin brain. (Nature, Jan 2017)

    As we confront rapid, major changes in the earth’s climate today, it is imperative we understand how past climate change made us who we are. This fast-paced book vividly tells the story of how and why shifting environments have been driving human evolution ever since our earliest beginnings in Africa, and why those changes matter. (Professor Daniel E Lieberman, Harvard University and author of Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease)


    The Human Planet.JPGA remarkable exploration of the science, history and politics of the Anthropocene, one of the most important scientific ideas of our time, from two world-renowned experts

    Meteorites, methane, mega-volcanoes and now human beings; the old forces of nature that transformed Earth many millions of years ago are joined by another: us. Our actions have driven Earth into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. For the first time in our home planet's 4.5-billion year history a single species is dictating Earth's future.

    To some the Anthropocene symbolises a future of superlative control of our environment. To others it is the height of hubris, the illusion of our mastery over nature. Whatever your view, just below the surface of this odd-sounding scientific word, the Anthropocene, is a heady mix of science, philosophy, religion and politics linked to our deepest fears and utopian visions.

    Tracing our environmental impact through time to reveal when humans began to dominate Earth, scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin masterfully show what the new epoch means for all of us.

    Selected as one of The Observer best books of 2018


    A careful explanation of what society is doing to this amazing planet and its people. I was absolutely gripped. Brilliantly written and genuinely one of the most important books I have ever read (Ellie Mae O’Hagan)

    Profound and thought-provoking, this book does a remarkable job explaining where the current proposal to define a new human-dominated era properly fits (Thomas E. Lovejoy, winner of the Blue Planet Prize)

    The book’s main story—how one species, Homo sapiens, fresh off the trees of Africa, came to rule the Earth so completely that it now stands a good chance of wrecking it—has the force of a Greek tragedy (Prof. Christoph Irmscher in The Wall Street Journal)

    Understanding what it means for humans to have become a geological force reshaping the workings of the Earth is both a deep intellectual challenge and a political necessity. Richly thought through and provocative from its title onwards, The Human Planet rises to that challenge, bringing together Earth history and human history in a new way. Its reassessment of the past will equip its readers to understand the future -- and perhaps to improve it (Oliver Morton, author of The Planet Remade)

    .... into this congested and contested territory that Simon L. Lewis and Mark A. Maslin step to offer a clear, intelligent and engaged history of and argument about the anthropocene. Lewis and Maslin also argue that the point of defining the anthropocene is political as much as it is scientific, the aim being to change futurity and thereby avoid Earth system collapse. (Robert J. Mayhew in The Times Higher Education)

    Today scientists increasingly believe that we have entered a new era, the Anthropocene. In this succinct but sweeping re-evaluation of the human story, Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin show exactly why this abstract-sounding contention should radically affect our views of today and tomorrow. The Human Planet packs more ideas into a small space than I would have thought possible (Charles C. Mann, author of The Wizard and the Prophet)

    That humans now dominate the 'natural' systems of our planet is the key fact of our time--this book does a remarkable job of explaining how that came to pass, and why it matters so much (Bill McKibben, author Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?)

    In The Human Planet, geographer Simon Lewis and geologist Mark Maslin provide a compelling narrative, stretching from the emergence of hominins ... to our position today, as a species with planetary reach. Explaining the many ways in which we are now profoundly altering Earth, from polar melt to deforestation, they provide convincing evidence that we should indeed dub our new epoch the Anthropocene. The Human Planet is immensely readable and introduces important concepts. (Prof. Wolfgang Lucht, Nature 7/6/2018)




    • Mark A. Maslin ‘The road from Rio to Glasgow: A short history of the climate change negotiations’ Scottish Geographical Journal, 136:1-4, 5-12, DOI:10.1080/14702541.2020.1853873
    • Watts N., et al., (including M A Maslin) The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises. The Lancet (2020).
    • Maslin, M.A. “Orbital forcing of global climate and human evolution” Physics Today, 73, 5, p48 (2020)
    • Nab, C. and M. Maslin “Life Cycle Assessment of the Carbon Footprint of Arabica Coffee: Case study of Brazil and Vietnam conventional and sustainable coffee production and export to the United Kingdom. Geo: Geography and Environment (2020)
    • Jones, P.J.S. and M. Maslin “Governance of the Global Environmental Crisis Post-COVID-19” International Affairs Forum The Post-Pandemic World (July) Edition (2020)
    • Adhikari, M., E. Isaac, Russell Paterson and M. A. Maslin “A review of potential impacts of climate change on coffee cultivation and mycotoxigenic fungi” Microorganisms 8(10), 1625 (2020)
    • Veldhuis D., Kjærgaard P.C., Maslin M. (2020) Human Evolution: Theory and Progress. In: Smith C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer, Cham.



    • Georgeson, L. and M. Maslin.Estimating the Scale of the US Green Economy within the global context, Palgrave Communications 5:121 (2019)
    • Lewis S. L., E. T. A. Mitchard, C. Prentice, M. Maslin, B. Poulter “Technical Comment on “The global tree restoration potential” Science 10.1126/science.aaz0388 (2019).
    • Watts N., et al., (including M A Maslin) The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: ensuring that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate, The Lancet, (2019).
    • Koch, A., C. Brierley, M. A. Maslin, S. L. Lewis “Earth system impacts of the European arrival and Great Dying in the Americas after 1492. Quaternary Science Reviews, 207, 13-36 (2019)

    • Trauth M.H., A. Asrat, W. Duesing, V. Foerster, K.H. Kraemer, N. Marwan, M.A. Maslin, F. Schaebitz “Classifying past climate change in the Chew Bahir basin, southern Ethiopia, using recurrence quantification analysis” Climate Dynamics (2019) doi: 0.1007/s00382-019-04641-3
    • Maslin, M.A. “Climate Change: essential knowledge for developing holistic solutions to our climate crisis" Emerging Topics in Life Sciences (2019).



    • Watts N., et al., (including M.A. Maslin) The 2018 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: shaping the health of nations for centuries to come, The Lancet, 392, Issue 10163, p2479-2514 (2018).
    • Erin Owain and Mark Maslin “Assessing the relative contribution of economic, political and environmental factors on past conflict and displacement of people in East Africa" Palgrave Communications (2018)
    • Brierley, C., K. Manning and M. Maslin. “Humans may have delay the collapse of the green Sahara” Nature Communication, 9, Article number: 4018 (2018)
    • Lewis, S.L. and M.A. Maslin, Welcome to the Anthropocene: How can we live well on the human planet?, IPPR Progressive Review (2018)
    • Turney, C.S.M. J. Palmer, M. Maslin et al. “Global Peak in Atmospheric Radiocarbon Provides a Potential Definition for the Onset of the Anthropocene Epoch in 1965” Nature Scientific Reports, volume 8, Article number: 3293 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20970-5
    • Georgeson, L. and M. Maslin“Putting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into practice: A review of implementation, monitoring and finance” Geo: Geography and Environment 2018;e00049. (2018)
    • Owen, M, M. Maslin, S. Day, D. Long, “Sediment failures within the Peach Slide (Barra Fan, NE Atlantic Ocean) and relation to the history of the British-Irish Ice Sheet” Quaternary Science Reviews 187, 1-30 (2018)
    • Lewis, S.L. and M.A. Maslin, “L’an 1610 de notre ère Une date géologiquement et historiquement cohérente pour le début de l’Anthropocène (1610 CE: A geologically and historically coherent start date for the Anthropocene Epoch)” Penser l’Anthropocène (editors Rémi Beau, Catherine Larrère) Presses de Sciences Po pp554 (2018)
    • Petrick, B. et al. (including M. Maslin) “Evolution of southern Benguela Upwelling and Agulhas leakage over the last 3.5 Ma” Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 492, 12-21 (2018)



    • Georgeson, L., M. Poessinouw, and M. Maslin.“Assessing the definition and measurement of the global green economy” Geo: Geography and Environment, ISSN 2054-4049 doi: 10.1002/geo2.36 (2017).
    • Georgeson, L., M. Maslin and M. Poessinouw.“Global disparities in the supply of weather and climate services” Science Advances e1602632 (2017).
    • Watts N. et al. (including M.A Maslin) “The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health” The Lancet 389, 1151–64, (2017).


    • Ellis, E., M. Maslin, N. Boivin, A. Bauer. “Involve social scientists in defining Anthropocene: Invited Commentary” Nature 540, 192-193 (2016)
    • Georgeson, L., M. Maslin and M. Poessinouw.“Clean up energy innovation: Invited Commentary” Nature, 539, 27-30 (2016).
    • Maslin, M.A. “Forty years of linking orbits to ice ages: In retrospect News and Views” Nature 540, 208-209 (2016)
    • Georgeson, L., M. Maslin, M. Poessinouw, and S. Howard.“Global megacities differing adaption responses to climate change” Nature Climate Change, online DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2944 (2016).
    • Barry, A. and M.A. Maslin, “The Politics of the Anthropocene: a dialogue” Geo: Geography and Environment DOI: 10.1002/geo2.22 (2016)
    • Watts N. et al. (including M.A Maslin) “The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change” The Lancet Published online November 14, (2016)
    • Maslin, M.A. and A.J. Dickson “O-Isotopes” Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences (Editors J. Harff, M. Meschede, S. Petersen and J. Thiede), DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6644-0_81-1 (2016)


    • Lewis, S.L. and M.A. Maslin, “Defining the Anthropocene” Nature 519, 171-180 (2015) doi:10.1038/nature14258 download paper
    • Lewis, S.L. and M.A. Maslin, “Geological evidence for the Anthropocene” Science 349, Issue 6245, 246-247 (2015)
    • Lewis, S.L. and M.A. Maslin, “A transparent framework for defining the Anthropocene Epoch” The Anthropocene Review vol. 2, no. 2, 128-146 (2015). doi: 10.1177/2053019615588792
    • Maslin, M.A. and S.L. Lewis “Anthropocene: Earth system, geological, philosophical and political paradigm shifts”, The Anthropocene Review vol. 2, no. 2,108-116 (2015). doi: 10.1177/2053019615588791
    • Trauth MH, A.G.N. Bergner, V. Foerster, A. Junginger, M.A. Maslin, F. Schaebitz “Episodes of Environmental Stability vs. Instability in Late Cenozoic Lake Records of Eastern Africa“ Journal of Human Evolution 87, 21-31 (2015)
    • Willeit, M., A. Ganopolski A., R. Calov, A. Robinson, M.A. Maslin “The role of CO2 decline for the onset of Northern Hemisphere glaciation”, Quaternary Science Reviews, 119, 22-34 (2015). download paper
    • Papworth, A., S. Randalls, M.A. Maslin, “Is climate change the greatest threat to global health?” Geographical Journal Vol. 181, 4, 413–422, doi: 10.1111/geoj.12127 (2015)
    • Byrne, A. and M.A. Maslin “Negotiating failure: understanding the geopolitics of climate change: Review essay” Geographical Journal Vol. 181, 4, 432–436, doi: 10.1111/geoj.12105 (2015) download paper
    • MaslinM.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. (2015). download paper
    • Maslin, M.A. and C. Brierley “The role of orbital forcing in the Early-Middle Pleistocene Transition” Quaternary International 389, 47–55 (2015) download paper
    • Watts N. et al. (including M.A Maslin) Lancet Commission on “Health and Climate Change: Policy Responses to Protect Public Health” The Lancet Published online June 23 (2015)
    • 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
    • MaslinM.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
    • 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)
    • VeldhuisD., 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) (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:] (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:] (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: 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.



    Book Chapters

    • Beaudoin, Y. et al. (including Mark Maslin) Volume 1 In Beaudoin, Y. C., Waite, W., Boswell, R. and Dallimore, S. R. (eds), Frozen Heat: A UNEP Global Outlook on Methane Gas Hydrates. United Nations Environment Programme, GRID-Arendal p.80 (2014) download ex summary, download Volume 1, download Volume 2
    • 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 Volumes

    • 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).oceans book
    • 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 175 papers in journals such as Nature (9), Science (4), Geology (8), Nature Geosciences (2), Nature Climate Change (2), The Lancet (6), PTRS (7) and Paleoceanography (10). His citation count is currently over 19,900*, H=68* and i10 index=168* (Google) with 30 papers that have been cited over 100 times. He has also published 11 books, 16 book chapters, 6 edited volumes and over 60 popular articles/blogs of which his Conversation articles have been read over 2.9 million times. Maslin has been 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 areas are as follows:

    * includes both ODP Leg 155 (Amazon) and 175 (Benguela) Initial Results volumes as listed on WoS

    1. Early human evolution in Africa

    2. Defining the Anthropocene

    3. Past and future of the Amazon rainforest

    4. Continental slope stability and gas hydrates

      5. Quaternary climate transitions, cycles and thresholds

      6. Global green and low carbon economy

      7. Climate change, population, development and global health


      Popular books


      • Mark Maslin (2021) How to Save Our Planet: The Facts, Penguin Life.
      • Mark Maslin (2021) Climate Change, A Very Short Introduction, 4th Edition, Oxford University Press
      • Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin (2018) The Human Planet, Pelican Press
      • Mark Maslin (2017) The Cradle of Humanity, Oxford University Press
      • Mark Maslin (2014) Climate Change, A Very Short Introduction, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press
      • Climate Book.jpgMark 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.
      • Coming stormMark 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.


      Radio and Television (last 10 years only)


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      2018-19 BBC One ‘Climate Change: the facts’

      2018 Panache Digital Games (new company by the designer of Assassin’s Creed)

      ‘Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey’

      2017-18 BBC/ Two Halves Pictures ‘The story of Homo Sapiens’

      2016 National Geographic Channel ‘Earth History’ A 12 part series developed by NutopiaTV

      2014: BBC Human Universe

      2013: BBC Ice Age Giants series

      2007: Channel 4: T4 Global Warming

      2006: BBC Superstorm

      2005: BBC Supervolcano



      • Feb      Interview for BBC Radio 4 Farming Today (20/2/21) on ‘carbon offsets and farming’
      • Jan      Interview by EuroNews on ‘the climate change negotiations and COP26’



      • Nov      Interview for UN Climate Dialogs on ‘climate change’
      • Oct       Interview for National Geographic three-part series on the ‘Global Water Crisis’
      • Feb      Sky News interview on the role of offsetting in achieving net zero carbon emissions
      • Feb      BBC One 6pm and 10pm News interview on the Government mistaken support for aviation with respect to climate change concerns.
      • Feb      Sky News interview on the role of offsetting in achieving net zero carbon emissions.
      • Jan      BBC London Radio interview on the effects of climate change for Londoners.




      • Jan      BBC London Radio interview on the effects of climate change and win-win solutions for London.
      • Oct       Press coverage of US economics paper published in Palgrave Communication including: New Scientist, Bloomberg news, Bloomberg Environment and Energy Report, Aljazeera, CNBC, Science Business, The Science Times and The Conversation.
      • April     Interviewed for BBC One ‘Climate Change: the facts’
      • Feb      BBC online, World service radio and TV – discussion of the European colonisation of the Americas from our paper published in QSR
      • Feb      Interviews with Guardian, Observer, CNN, on the European colonisation of the Americas from our published in QSR.



      • Dec      BBC Radio 4 Briefing Room – introduction to climate change international politics
      • Dec      Weather from Hell episode of Caught on Camera (ITV) 18th Dec - expert commentator

      • Oct       BBC 5 Live, BBC Herefordshire, BBC Birmingham discussed plastic recycling

      • June    BBC London News interview on urban heat island and the effects of climate change.
      • June    “Anthropocene and what does it mean” The Moncrieff Show, Newstalk National Radio in Ireland.
      • June     ‘The Human Planet’ book reviewed in Nature, Observer and Daily Mail
      • March   talkRadio (London) discussed the banning of 4x4 cars from the Lake District
      • Feb      Press coverage of paper in Nature Scientific Reports in Daily Mail, Independent, Google News and BBC online (
      • Jan      talkRadio (London) discussed the future of plastics and government incentives to ban micro-plastics



      • July - Interview Al Gore on his latest film "An inconvenient sequel" for the Conversation
      • March - Contributor to BBC Radio 4 In Out Time “Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum” programme
      • January commented on World Meteorological Organization, announcement that 2016 was the hottest year on record included in BBC web site, The Times, FT, Mail Online with Reuters and El País.


      • April - Commented on Government gagging order on scientists markscientists

      • March - Press Coverage of Nature Climate Change paper ‘Adaptation responses to climate change differ between global megacities’ including Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Mashable, The Atlantic’s City Lab, El País, Grist, Mother Jones, Carbon Brief, Reuters, Climate Home, Take Part, Quartz,, EcoWatch, EFE News Wire (featured on El Comercio, El Periodico de Mexico and 12 others), El Periodico de Mexico, La Vanguardia, Estonian Public Broadcasting, Swiss Public Radio (interviewed for radio feature), Business Green, GreenBiz, EcoBusiness, Climate Change News, Sci Tech Today, Yahoo! News, EconoTimes,, Xinhua Net, Il Sole 24 Ore, O Eco, Observátorio do Clima, Internazionale, Philanthropy News Digest,,,, El Mundo (Costa Rica), Apple Daily (Taiwan), ZME Science and Front Page of Reddit.
      • March - Interviewed for BBC Newsnight on the possible start date of the Anthropocene Epoch


      • November - BBC World Service Newshour answers questions from the public on climate change ahead of the UNFCCC COP21, meeting in Paris.
      • November -Quoted in Wall Street Journal on 2˚C limit set by the UNFCCC -
      • June - Quoted by Reuters on the Pope’s encyclical on climate change,

      • June -Quoted in The Times on research showing feminization our human ancestors
      • June -BBC World Service interview on why our ancestor became more feminine

      • June -BBC World Service comment on the Karl et al Science paper on global temperature record
      • June - Quoted in the Daily Mail on the Karl et al Science paper on global temperature record

      • May - Quoted in Frantfurter Allgemeine

      • May - Quoted in Observer on Indian heat waves and future climate change

      • April - Quoted on resignation from Nature Scientific Reports in Nature, Science, Maclean’s Magazine
      • March - Quoted in The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Independent I, LA Times, Forbes, New Yorker, Bloomberg, MotherBoard, on Lewis and Maslin paper on the Anthropocene in Nature.
      • March - Interviewed by the BBC World News, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC World Service on our paper on the Anthropocene in Nature.
      • January - Commentary in Klima macht Geschichte ‘Terra X ‘ series on ZDF by Story House Productions



      • December - Quoted in The Guardian regarding Lima UNFCCC COP meeting
      • 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’



      • October - Shultz and Maslin PLoS ONE paper comment on in New Scientist, The Independent,

        Scientific America, 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 (
        • 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 ‘’ 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.

        Popular articles

        Popular articles and blogs

        • Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis “Outdated carbon credits from old wind and solar farms are threatening climate change effortsThe Conversation (2021)
        • Mark Maslin and Carmen Nab “Coffee: here’s the carbon cost of your daily cup – and how to make it climate-friendly The Conversation (2021)
        • Maslin M.A. ‘How sustainable is your daily cup of coffee (2021)
        • Maslin M.A. ‘Conversations with: Professor Mark Maslin’ Wordpress (2020)
        • Maslin M.A. "Climate Change? Yes, we can." New Scientist, 46-49 (11th July 2020).
        • Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis “Why the Anthropocene began with European colonisation, mass slavery and the ‘great dying’ of the 16th centuryThe Conversation (2020)
        • Mark Maslin “Will three billion people really live in temperatures as hot as the Sahara by 2070?The Conversation (2020)
        • Mark Maslin ‘Worldwatch Opinion: Stabilising the global population is not a solution to climate change’ Geographical magazine, April, p12 (2020)
        • 13 Authors including Mark Maslin “Coronavirus: What could lifestyle changes mean for tackling climate change? Carbon Brief (2020).
        • Peter Jones, Rick Stafford, Mark Maslin, What Covid-19 can teach us about governance, Ecologist (2020)
        • Erle C. Ellis, Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis, Planting Trees Won’t Save the World: Focusing on trees as the big solution to climate change is a dangerous diversion. The New York Times (2020).
        • Mark Maslin et al., “Climate change: six positive news stories from 2019” The Conversation (2019)
        • Mark Maslin “The five corrupt pillars of climate change denial“ The Conversation (2019)
        • Mark Maslin “Stabilising the global population is not a solution to the climate emergency “ The Conversation (2019)
        • Mark Maslin “US green economy growth dwarfs Donald Trump’s highest hopes for the fossil fuel industry“ The Conversation (2019)
        • Mark Maslin “Five climate change science misconceptions – debunked“ The Conversation (2019)
        • Mark Maslin “Ancestors: provides insights into how the first humans evolved“ The Conversation (2019)
        • Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis ‘Mass extinction on the horizon: Is Universal Basic Income the answer? Opinion: It's time for new ways of thinking about climate change’ apolitical (2019)
        • Alex Koch, Chris Brierley, Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis “European colonisation of the Americas killed 10% of world population and caused global cooling” The Conversation (2019)
        • Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis “New ways of thinking about climate change” UNDP (2019)
        • Mark Maslin “Rewilding is essential to the UK’s commitments on climate change” The Conversation (2018)
        • Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis “If we’re in the Meghalayan, whatever happened to the Anthropocene?” New Scientist (2018)
        • Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin “Cómo salvar una Tierra abrasada” El Salto (2018)
        • Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin “Are we living in the Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Red Pepper (2018)
        • Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin “Action not argument needed to halt climate change” The Telegraph (2018)
        • Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin “There is a simple blueprint for survival - Universal Basic Income and Half Earth” Ecologist (2018)
        • Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin “Universal basic income and rewilding can meet Anthropocene demands” Guardian (2018)
        • Mark Maslin “Climate” The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World 15th Edition pages X-Y (2018)
        • Mark Maslin ‘Poles Apart: Review of The Wizard and the Prophet by Charles C. Mann’ Literary Review, Issue 465, p47-48 (2018)

        • Mark Maslin and Kevin Fowler ‘Five factors to consider when choosing your PhD’ Naturejobs Blog (2016)

        • Simon L. Lewis and Mark Maslin ‘Anthropocene since when’ Clean Slate: The practical journal of sustainable living, No. 96, p8-9 (2015)


          • Mark Maslin ‘Planting plastic trees: Review of Earthmasters by Clive Hamilton’ Literary Review, Issue 416, p55 (2013)
          • 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.



          m12368 Rezatec logo-strap RGB HR.jpgRezatec Limited was co-founded by Professor Mark Maslin in 2012 and is based in the Electron Building
          in Harwell, Oxfordshire. Rezatec aims to solve global business problems concerning the environment through scientific analysis of satellite and ground data. Rezatec Earth Information Products and Analytics support complex business decision-making for organisations across many different markets from financial services to energy, from agribusiness to forest management and the REDD+ agenda.

          Rezatec has three main principles which underlie all their solutions

          1. Cost effective solutions: Rezatec brings down the cost of collecting, converting, assimilating, analyzing earth observation and ground data.

          2. Big Data analysis: Rezatec is tackling the challenges of collecting, converting, storing, cataloguing, sharing, analyzing and visualizing big data.

          3. Scientific validation: Rezatec uses cutting edge science which has been independently verified as the bases of all its data products and services reducing of error and uncertainty.

          Rezatec’s unique strength lies in its ability to aggregate large amounts of diverse data from satellite, airborne and ground instruments as the basis for advanced predictive analysis. This analysis uses different ecosystem models and statistical techniques to create each data product.

          A typical predictive analysis process involves the following steps:

          • acquisition of a range of remote sensing and ancillary and reference data as inputs, then;
          • assimilation and collation of the data, before;
          • passing the data through relevant ecosystems models (where appropriate), prior to;
          • performing the predictive statistical analysis.


          Rezatec Ltd is currently funded by ISIC, European Space Agency, Technology Strategy Board, Royal Society and Climate KIC and has a large diverse portfolio of clients.



          • 1st Year
            • Environmental Change - introductory course which covers Earth History (Big Bang - Plate Tectonics - Evolution - Glaciation - Human impact- Acid rain - pollution - Global warming).
            • Dynamic Earth - introductory course which covers the fundamental processes controlling the Earth's environment (climate - oceanography - hydrology - ecology - geomorphology - tectonics)


            • 3rd YearLesbos2012.jpg
              • Lesbos fieldclass - reading the landscape (see films and pictures on next tab)


              Graduate Courses


              • Master of Climate Change (MSc)
              • Past Climates
              • Supervision of the six month research project

                Current Students

                2020    Edward Christie (UCL funded) Mobilising Post-War (Anti-)Modern Art Against the Climate Crisis

                2018    Cecile Porchier (NERC funded) East Africa lake palaeoclimatology

                2018    Carole Roberts (NERC funded) Italian lake palaeoclimatology

                2018    Anni Zhoa (self-funded) Climate modelling of the Pliocene and Future climate

                2018    Jack Wharton (NERC funded) Pleistocene North Atlantic palaeoclimatology

                2016    Anna Cutmore (NERC Funded) Abrupt climate changes in the NE Atlantic over the last 45,000 years


                Graduated PhD and Masters Students

                2019 Adam Byrne (ESRC/NERC funded) Origins and development of the UK Climate Change Act

                2018 Andrew Papworth (ESRC/NERC funded) Global Health and Climate Change

                2018 Lucien Georgeson (ESRC/NERC funded) Measuring the Global Green Economy

                2010 Will Gray (NERC funded) North Pacific Ocean during the last glacial-interglacial transition

                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


                Masters Students

                2020 Elizabeth Isaac (MSc Climate Change) Avian malaria vectors on the Galapagos Islands

                2020    Leon Kennedy (MSc Climate Change) Carbon footprint of cryptocurrencies

                2020 Livia Van Heerde (MSc Climate Change) Fossil fuel supply of sulphur for rare earth metals

                2020 Jiaying Sha (MSc Climate Change) Carbon footprint of clothing and fashion industry

                2020 Qintian Qian (MSc Climate Change) Life cycle carbon assessment of electric vehicles

                2020 Jiayao Lu (MSc Environmental Modelling) Life cycle carbon assessment of beef production

                2019    Carmen Nab (MSc Climate Change) Carbon Footprint of Coffee: A Life Cycle Assessment

                2019    Mira Adhikari (MSc Climate Change) Model the effects of climate change on Coffee.

                2019    James Brooke (MSc Climate Change) Climate change impact on UK infrastructure using UKCP18

                2018    Jonathan Chapman (MSc Climate Change) Geothermal electricity generation in Cornwall

                2016 Sam Nicholson (MSc Anthropology) Distinction African hominin evolution associated with environmental changes

                2016 Harriett Cooper (MSc) Anthropocene, glacial inception and climate hysteresis

                2016 Erin Owain (MSc) Distinction Conflict and climate change in East Africa over the last fifty years

                2015 Fiona Jones (MSc) Distinction Evolutionary patterns in the Turkana Basin fauna

                2014 Ruthie Musker (MSc) Distinction Human-Elephant conflict in sub-Saharan Africa

                2014 Naimi Arnold (MSc) Distinction Drivers of the distribution and colonisation of British dragonflies

                2013 Tanvi Deshpande (MSc) Distinction 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

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