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

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    A stratigraphic investigation of the Celtic Sea megaridges based on seismic and core data from the Irish-UK sectors.

    Lockhart, E., Scourse, J., Praeg, D., Van Landeghem, K., Mellett, C., Saher, M., Callard, S. L., Chiverrell, R. C., Benetti, S., Ó Cofaigh, C. & Clark, C. D., 15 Oct 2018, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 198, p. 156-170

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    Advance and retreat of the marine-terminating Irish Sea Ice Stream into the Celtic Sea during the Last Glacial: Timing and maximum extent

    Scourse, J., Saher, M., Van Landeghem, K., Lockhart, E., Purcell, C., Callard, S. L., Roseby, Z., Allison, B., Pieńkowski, A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Praeg, D., Ward, S., Chiverrell, R. C., Moreton, S., Fabel, D. & Clark, C., 1 Jun 2019, In : Marine Geology. 412, p. 53-68

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Belemnite-based strontium, carbon and oxygen isotope stratigraphy of the type area of the Maastrichtian Stage

    Vonhof, H. B., Jagt, J. W. M., Immenhauser, A., Smit, J., van den Berg, Y. W., Saher, M., Keutgen, N. & Reijmer, J. J. G., Nov 2011, In : Netherlands Journal of Geosciences. 90, 2-3, p. 259-270

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Benthic foraminifera assemblages in the Central Barents Sea: an evaluation of the effect of combining live and total fauna studies in tracking environmental change

    Saher, M., Kristensen, D. K., Hald, M., Korsun, S. & Jorgensen, L. L., 2009, In : NORWEGIAN JOURNAL OF GEOLOGY. 89, 1-2, p. 149-161

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Changes in distribution of calcareous benthic foraminifera in the central Barents Sea between the periods 1965-1992 and 2005-2006

    Saher, M., Kristensen, D. K., Hald, M., Pavlova, O. & Jorgensen, L. L., Dec 2012, In : Global and Planetary Change. 98-99, p. 81-96

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Contrasting records of sea-level change in the eastern and western North Atlantic during the last 300 years

    Long, A. J., Barlow, N. L. M., Gehrels, W. R., Saher, M., Woodworth, P. L., Scaife, R. G., Brain, M. J. & Cahill, N., Feb 2014, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 388, p. 110-122

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Early deglaciation of the British-Irish Ice Sheet on the Atlantic shelf northwest of Ireland driven by glacioisostatic depression and high relative sea level

    Ó Cofaigh, C., Weilbach, K., Lloyd, J., Benetti, S., Callard, S. L., Purcell, C., Chiverrell, R. C., Dunlop, P., Saher, M., Livingstone, S., Van Landeghem, K., Moreton, S., Clark, C. & Fabel, D., 15 Mar 2019, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 208, p. 76-96

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Extent and retreat history of the Barra Fan Ice Stream offshore western Scotland and northern Ireland during the last glaciation

    Callard, S. L., Ó Cofaigh, C., Benetti, S., Chiverrell, R. C., Van Landeghem, K., Saher, M., Gales, J., Small, D., Clark, C., Livingstone, S. J., Fabel, D. & Moreton, S., 1 Dec 2018, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. p. 280-302

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. E-pub ahead of print

    Final deglaciation of the Malin Sea through meltwater release and calving events

    Tarlati, S., Benetti, S., Callard, S. L., Ó Cofaigh, C., Georgiopoulou, A., Edwards, R., Van Landeghem, K., Saher, M., Chiverrell, R., Fabel, D., Moreton, S., Morgan, S. & Clark, C., 6 May 2020, In : Scottish Journal of Geology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Ice margin oscillations during deglaciation of the northern Irish Sea basin. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Quaternary Science

    Chiverrell, R. C., Smedley, R. K., Small, D., Ballantyne, C. K., Burke, M. J., Callard, S. L., Clark, C. D., Duller, G. A. T., Evans, D. J. A., Fabel, D., Van Landeghem, K., Livingstone, S., Cofaigh, C. Ó., Thomas, G. S. P., Roberts, D. H., Saher, M., Scourse, J. D. & Wilson, P., Oct 2018, In : Quaternary Science. 33, 7, p. 739-762

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    Ice marginal dynamics of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet in the southern North Sea: Ice limits, timing and the influence of the Dogger Bank

    Roberts, D. H., Evans, D. J. A., Callard, S. L., Clark, C. D., Bateman, M. D., Medialdea, A., Dove, D., Cotterill, C. J., Saher, M., O'Cofaigh, C., Chiverrell, R. C., Moreton, S. G., Fabel, D. & Bradwell, T., 15 Oct 2018, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 198, p. 181-207

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Published

    Ice-stream demise dynamically conditioned by trough shape and bed strength

    Bradwell, T., Small, D., Fabel, D., Smedley, R., Clark, C., Saher, M., Callard, L., Chiverrell, R., Dove, D., Moreton, S., Roberts, D., Duller, G. & O'Cofaigh, C., 24 Apr 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 4, p. eaau1380 eaau1380.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Late Holocene sea-level change in Arctic Norway

    Barnett, R. L., Gehrels, W. R., Charman, D. J., Saher, M. H. & Marshall, W. A., 1 Jan 2015, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 107, p. 214-230

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Origin and significance of isotope shifts in Pennsylvanian carbonates (Asturias, NW Spain)

    Immenhauser, A., Kenter, JAM., Ganssen, G., Bahamonde, JR., Van Vliet, A. & Saher, MH., Jan 2002, In : Journal of Sedimentary Research. 72, 1, p. 82-94

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    Oscillating retreat of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet on the continental shelf offshore Galway Bay, western Ireland.

    Callard, S. L., O'Cofaigh, C., Benetti, S., Chiverrell, R., Van Landeghem, K., Saher, M., Livingstone, S. J., Clark, C., Small, D., Fabel, D. & Moreton, S., Feb 2020, In : Marine Geology. 420, 106087.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. E-pub ahead of print

    Pattern, style and timing of British-Irish Ice Sheet retreat: Shetland and northern North Sea sector

    Bradwell, T., Small, D., Fabel, D., Smedley, R., Clark, C., Chiverrell, R., Saher, M., Callard, S. L., Burke, M., Moreton, S., Medialdea, A., Bateman, M., Golledge, N. R., Finlayson, A., Morgan, S. & O'Cofaigh, C., 21 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Quaternary Science.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Published

    Relative sea-level variability during the late Middle Pleistocene: New evidence from eastern England

    Barlow, N. L. M., Long, A. J., Gehrels, W. R., Saher, M., Scaife, R. G., Davies, H., Penkman, K., Bridgland, D. R., Sparkes, A., Smart, C. & Taylor, S., 1 Oct 2017, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 173, p. 20-39 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Salt marshes as late Holocene tide gauges

    Barlow, N. L. M., Shennan, I., Long, A. J., Gehrels, W. R., Saher, M. H., Woodroffe, S. A. & Hillier, C., Jul 2013, In : Global and Planetary Change. 106, p. 90-110

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Published

    Salt-marsh reconstructions of relative sea-level change in the North Atlantic during the last 2000 years

    Barlow, N. L. M., Long, A. J., Saher, M. H., Gehrels, W. R., Garnett, M. H. & Scaife, R. G., 1 Sep 2014, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 99, p. 1-16

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Sea surface temperatures during the SW and NE monsoon seasons in the western Arabian Sea over the past 20,000 years

    Saher, M. H., Peeters, F. J. C. & Kroon, D., 11 Jun 2007, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 249, 1-2, p. 216-228

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Sea surface temperatures of the western Arabian Sea during the last deglaciation

    Saher, M. H., Jung, S. J. A., Elderfield, H., Greaves, M. J. & Kroon, D., 4 May 2007, In : Paleoceanography. 22, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Sea-level changes in Iceland and the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation during the last half millennium

    Saher, M. H., Gehrels, W. R., Barlow, N. L. M., Long, A. J., Haigh, I. D. & Blaauw, M., 15 Jan 2015, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 108, p. 23-36

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Testate Amoebae as Sea-level Indicators in Northwestern Norway: Developments in Sample Preparation and Analysis

    Barnett, R. L., Charman, D. J., Gehrels, W. R., Saher, M. H. & Marshall, W. A., 2013, In : Acta Protozoologica. 52, 3, p. 115-128

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    The mixed‐bed glacial landform imprint of the North Sea Lobe in the western North Sea

    Roberts, D. H., Grimoldi, E., Callard, L., Evans, D. J. A., Clark, C. D., Stewart, H. A., Dove, D., Saher, M., O'Cofaigh, C., Chiverrell, R. C., Bateman, M. D., Moreton, S. G., Bradwell, T., Fabel, D. & Medialdea, A., May 2019, In : Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 44, 6, p. 1233-1258

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Western Arabian Sea SST during the penultimate interglacial: A comparison of U-37(K ') and Mg/Ca paleothermometry

    Saher, M. H., Rostek, F., Jung, S. J. A., Bard, E., Schneider, R. R., Greaves, M., Ganssen, G. M., Elderfield, H. & Kroon, D., 29 May 2009, In : Paleoceanography. 24, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle