The Future of Ice is glad to welcome three new postdocs who will be joining us for this academic year: Seth Campbell, Stefanie Mack, and Anders Torstensson.
Dr. Campbell’s research covers a range topics with a focus on glaciology studies in Alaska, Antarctica, Canada, Greenland, and the continuous U.S. His expertise is in radio-glaciology (the use of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) on glaciers) and his research combines GPR, remote sensing, and numerical modeling to answer questions regarding the stability of mountain glaciers or ice sheets.
Stefanie’s research interests are focused on ocean-ice interactions in Antarctic shelf seas. For her PhD, she used a regional ocean model (ROMS) of the Ross Sea to investigate the role of tides and mesoscale eddies in supplying dissolved iron, a limiting micronutrient, to the surface ocean. She is currently designing a model of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf cavity, in order to examine ocean circulation in the cavity, ocean-ice shelf interactions, and the technical aspects of offline coupling with an ice shelf model. Website
Dr. Torstensson finished his PhD at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, studying ecophysiology of sea ice algae. His research has mainly addressed how climate change (e.g. ocean warming and acidification) affects cold-adapted microorganisms. After his PhD, he has been working as a researcher and scientific diver in Sweden and in western Antarctica, studying impacts of climate change on benthic communities. Now, he is interested in uptake, production and recycling of compatible solutes in sea ice algae – small molecules that are crucial for osmoregulation in stressful environments, such as sea ice brines. However, very little is still known about compatible solutes in sea ice and its ecological significance in frozen environments.