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Reconstructing Antarctic sea-ice evolution using a novel biological archive (ANTSIE)

ANTSIE is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Leverhulme Trust. Our work uses the beautiful Antarctic seabird, the snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea) to reconstruct changes in sea ice and its ecosystems over tens of thousands of years.

We are a large team of PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and staff at Durham University (Department of Geography, Department of Biosciences) and at British Antarctic Survey.

Click on the tabs at the top to learn more about our Research, the ANTSIE team, the News of our activities, and the Results we’re generating.

On July 17th and July 18th 2023 we were proud to be part of the Geography Department team hosting the British Organic Geochemistry Society (BOGS) meeting. Please click here for more details!

View from snow petrel colony, Svarthamaren, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Photo credit: Ewan Wakefield.