Student research


Master's Candidates

NameResearh Topic
Fraser Dennison Analysis of polar stratospheric cloud formation using parcel temperature histories
Rachel Innes The Mobilisation of Antarctic Research
Natalie Pilcher Mercury contamination in Adelie and emperor penguins in the Ross Sea: latitudinal, temporal, sexual, age and inter-specific differences
Ekki Scheffler Analysis of short term variations of glacier flow in the Ross Sea region, observed by new satellite sensors
Andrew Velman Planting Antarctica: new stations then and now
Toni Wi A framework for strategic environmental planning in the Southern Ocean

PhD Candidates

Name Research Topic
Gemma Brett Sea ice growth in the Southern Ocean: investigating a climate paradox by field validated remote sensing
Andrea Colombo Beyond AFoPS: how the presence and the rising interest of Asian countries will shape Antarctica
Rajasweta Datta Micro climates of glacial systems and meltwater availability in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Usama Farooq Sea ice thickness through satellite imagery and altimetry
Arnaud Humbert Visual representations of Antarctica in contemporary art (1960s onwards): artistic output, conveyed values, societal impacts;
Ephaphrus Mamabolo Antarctic environmental challenges: the effectiveness of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
Gabriela Roldan Searching for an Antarctic identity in gateway cities: Capetown, Christchurch, Hobart, Punta Arenas and Ushuaia
Pablo Wainschenker One continent, many understandings - representations of Antarctica in literature of the polar gateways
Christian Wild Tidal flexure of ice shelves - the key to understanding Antarctic grounding zones

Past student research

Former students' work has contributed to a growing international body of knowledge on Antarctica. See the list of past theses with links to the full document in UC's research repository.