BAS Science Management Team

The overall responsibility of SciMT is to advise and support the Director of Science on management issues that affect planning and delivery of science on both short and long timescales.

Specific responsibilities of SciMT are:

  • to work collegiately to deliver solutions to issues as they arise, for the benefit of the whole Science Directorate and thereby the wider BAS
  • to support staff in the Science Directorate to work safely, efficiently, and productively
  • to enable information flow between BMT and Science Directorate teams
  • to monitor status of finances in Science Directorate throughout the reporting year via Finance updates and respond where required
  • to agree nominations for in-year bonuses and rewards for the Science Directorate

Chair: Dr Anna Jones, Director of Science

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Anna Jones

Director of Science

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Andrew Meijers

Deputy Science Leader, Polar Oceans

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Helen Peat

Head of Polar Data Centre

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Tracy Moffat-Griffin

Science Leader

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Alistair Crame

Science Leader

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Melody Clark

Genetics Leader IMP 3

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Sam Wainwright

HR Business Partner

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Geraint Tarling

Science Leader IMP 3

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Maria Fox

Principal Researcher in Environmental AI

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Athena Dinar

Deputy Head of Communications

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Peter Convey

Terrestrial Ecologist IMP 3

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Louise Sime

IDP Science Leader IMP 3

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Aidan Hunter

Ecological Modeller

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Andrew Kavanagh

Middle Atmosphere Vertical Coupling Analyst

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Emma Henshaw

Finance Business Partner, Science and Innovation

Contrasting impacts of non-native isopods and springtails on ecosystem processes under simulated Antarctic climate conditions

22 August, 2023 by Peter Convey

Climate change, coupled with the introduction of non-native organisms, represent major threats to the functioning of ecosystems, especially in species-poor communities such as polar terrestrial ecosystems. In this laboratory study,…

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Carbon budgets of Scotia Sea mesopelagic zooplankton and micronekton communities during austral spring

1 August, 2023 by Anna Belcher, Geraint Tarling, Gabriele Stowasser, Ryan Saunders, Sophie Fielding

Zooplankton form an integral component of epi- and mesopelagic ecosystems, and there is a need to better understand their role in ocean biogeochemistry. The export and remineralisation of particulate organic…

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New records and updated distributional patterns of macroalgae from the South Shetland Islands and northern Weddell Sea, Antarctica

1 August, 2023 by Peter Convey

This study provides new species records (NRs) of macroalgal assemblages present in rocky habitats from the South Shetland Islands (SSI) and north-eastern Antarctic Peninsula (EAP), Weddell Sea. Surveys were conducted…

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Wing reduction and body size variation along a steep elevation gradient: a case study with Magellanic sub-Antarctic mayflies and stoneflies

7 July, 2023 by Peter Convey

Introduction: Ecogeographical patterns in body size have been described across a wide range of vertebrate species. However, insects have shown inconsistent patterns in studies to date. Aquatic insects, particularly those…

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