Dr Margot Saher

Lecturer in Ocean Sciences

Contact info

Room: 304 Craig Mair             Phone: 01248 383819

E-mail: m.saher@bangor.ac.uk

Web: ResearchGate

I am a teaching and scholarship lecturer, teaching Ocean Science predominantly on the longer timescales (Orbital to Tectonic timescales). My background in science starts with a MSc in geology, followed by a PhD (completed in 2007) in climate reconstruction, both from the Free University in Amsterdam. During my PhD, which dealt with the strength of the Indian Monsoon during glacial terminations, I used foraminifera as a palaeoenvironmental proxy. I kept working with these microfossils for several research projects to come; at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, I used them for monitoring anthropogenic warming in the Barents Sea. In 2009 I went to the UK to reconstruct sea level changes in the North Atlantic on short (500 years) timescales at Plymouth University, and on Milankovitch timescales at the Universities of Plymouth and York. In 2014 I moved to Bangor University to reconstruct the demise of the last ice sheet on the British Isles. In 2017 I made a move to full-time teaching.

Research Areas

Contact Info

Room: 304 Craig Mair             Phone: 01248 383819

E-mail: m.saher@bangor.ac.uk

Web: ResearchGate

I am a teaching and scholarship lecturer, teaching Ocean Science predominantly on the longer timescales (Orbital to Tectonic timescales). My background in science starts with a MSc in geology, followed by a PhD (completed in 2007) in climate reconstruction, both from the Free University in Amsterdam. During my PhD, which dealt with the strength of the Indian Monsoon during glacial terminations, I used foraminifera as a palaeoenvironmental proxy. I kept working with these microfossils for several research projects to come; at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, I used them for monitoring anthropogenic warming in the Barents Sea. In 2009 I went to the UK to reconstruct sea level changes in the North Atlantic on short (500 years) timescales at Plymouth University, and on Milankovitch timescales at the Universities of Plymouth and York. In 2014 I moved to Bangor University to reconstruct the demise of the last ice sheet on the British Isles. In 2017 I made a move to full-time teaching.

Research Areas

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Teaching and Supervision

I am currently module leader on the following modules:

OSX2011 Ice and Oceans

OSX3012 Palaeoceanography

OSX4015 Climate and Climate Change

 

I also teach on the following modules:

ONS1001 Environmental data & analysis

OSX1000 Tutorial 1

OSX1003 Earth, Climate and Evolution

OSX2000 Science Communication

OSX2004 Estuary & Shelf Sea Processes

OSX3000 Dissertation

OSX3007 Coastal Processes field study

OSX4009 Research Project

 

In 2018/19, I will become module leader of the following modules as well:

OSX1003 Earth, Climate and Evolution

OSX3000 Dissertation

 

Grant Awards and Projects

Research projects participated in:

BRITICE-CHRONO (2014-2017)

Reconstruction of the maximum extent and demise of the British-Irish Ice Sheet

iGlass (2011-2014)

Reconstruction of sea level in previous interglacials

SeaLevel500 (2009-2011)

Reconstruction of sea level in the North Atlantic realm over the past 500 years

Climate and anthropogenic impact studies on food webs connected to the benthos in the Barents Sea (2007-2009)

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • GC Oceanography - foraminifera, monsoon , MIlankovitch cycles, glacial-interglacial, palaeotemperature, stable oxygen isotopes, micropalaeontology, geochemistry
  • QE Geology

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - PGCertHE , Bangor University
  • 2007 - PhD , History of the Indian monsoon- implications of sea surface temperatures in the Arabian Sea over Terminations I and II (2001 - 2006)
  • 2001 - MSc , Analogue modelling of fold-and-thrust belts

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