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Researcher: Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)

Fields of Research

Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Glaciology
Physical Oceanography
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Physiology
Ecological Applications
Geophysics
Oceanography
Palaeoclimatology
Population Ecology
Geospatial Information Systems
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Microbiology
Biological Physics
Terrestrial Ecology
Climate Change Processes

Research Objectives

Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Natural Hazards in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Climate and Climate Change
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability

Career Best Publications

Antarctic slush-ice algal accumulation not quantified through conventional satellite imagery: beware the ice of March; The Cryosphere Discussions
Assessment of radiation forcing data sets for large-scale sea ice models in the Southern Ocean; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Distributions of highly branched isoprenoid alkenes and other algal lipids in surface waters from East Antarctica: further insights for biomarker-based paleo sea-ice reconstruction; Organic Geochemistry
East Antarctic landfast sea ice distribution and variability, 2000-08; Journal of Climate
Estimating small-scale snow depth and ice thickness from total freeboard for East Antarctic sea ice; Deep-Sea Research II
Helicopter-borne observations with portable microwave radiometer in the Southern Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk; Annals of Glaciology
In situ observations of wave-induced sea ice breakup; Deep-Sea Research: Part II
New methods and technologies for regional-scale abundance estimation of land-breeding marine animals: application to Adélie penguin populations in East Antarctica; Polar Biology
Position analysis: Antarctic sea ice and climate change 2014
Regional-scale sea-ice and snow thickness distributions from in situ and satellite measurements over East Antarctica during SIPEX 2007; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere - linking and validating measurements from satellite, air, and ground; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly - Earth on the Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet
Snow thickness profiling on Antarctic sea-ice with GPR - rapid and accurate measurements with the potential to upscale needles to a haystack; Geophysical Research Letters

Research Publications

'Attacked from two sides': Antarctic sea ice hits another record low
'Attacked from two sides': Antarctic sea ice hits another record low
'First hint' of a puzzling change in Southern Ocean revealed by CSIRO
'Unusually large' cyclone churns through the Antarctic sea ice
3D Antarctic map to chart impact of climate change
ABC Hobart 936AM Evenings hosted by Melanie Tait
ABC interview - Evenings Science Panel with Melanie Tait
Access to Commonwealth Bay blocked by iceberg
Aerial imaging of sea ice with LiDAR and photos; Strategic Science in Antarctica
Algal bloom visible from space
Alliance to crack sea ice
An airborne snow-thickness RADAR for marine glaciology application; Strategic Science in Antarctica
An Australian contribution to CryoSat-II cal/val in East Antarctica including the Totten glacier region; 2010 AGU Fall Meeting
Antarctic berg shifts, sea ice responds: image of the day
Antarctic ice hole about the size of Tasmania may affect Australia’s weather
Antarctic ice hole about the size of Tasmania may affect Australia’s weather
Antarctic ice melt baffles scientists
Antarctic ice turns green as St. Patrick’s Day approaches
Antarctic iceberg breaking up and washing on to Macquarie Island
Antarctic sea ice 'obliterates' previous minimum record, in remarkable reverse
Antarctic sea ice at lowest recorded levels
Antarctic sea ice at record lows two years after record high
Antarctic sea ice at record lows two years after record high
Antarctic sea ice drops by 10 per cent, wiping out highs set in 2014
Antarctic sea ice falls to record low levels
Antarctic Sea Ice Hits Record Levels
Antarctic sea ice is INCREASING: Big freeze breaks records - but scientists claim the rise is caused by global warming
Antarctic sea ice is lean and green: image of the day
Antarctic Sea Ice Level Dropped to a Record Low
Antarctic sea ice levels hit record low, but experts are not sure why
Antarctic sea ice now at lowest levels since record keeping began (preliminary NSIDC figures)
Antarctic sea ice shrinks to record lows
Antarctic sea ice thickness from airborne laser altimetry; Greenhouse2011: The Science of Climate Change
Antarctic sea-ice extents and concentrations: comparison of satellite and ship measurements from International Polar Year cruises; Annals of Glaciology
Antarctic slush-ice algal accumulation not quantified through conventional satellite imagery: beware the ice of March; The Cryosphere Discussions
Antarctica
Antarctica's sea ice melting early
Antarctica: a freeze-frame for climate change
Antarctica: variations of the sea ice, which is a headache for the navigation
Antarctica’s sea ice falls to new low
Arctic sea ice shrinks to second lowest level ever
Arctic temperatures soar as sea ice shrinks
As Australia scorches, sea ice spread around Antarctica hits a record low
Assessment of radiation forcing data sets for large-scale sea ice models in the Southern Ocean; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Assessment of summer 2018-2019 sea-ice forecasts for the Southern Ocean
Australian CryoSat-2 Cal/Val Efforts in the East Antarctic Sea Ice Zone; CryoSat Validation Workshop
Australians to miss Mawson centenary
Australia’s Sea Ice Products and Plans; 5th International Ice Analyst Workshop
Behemoth Antarctic Algae Bloom Seen from Space
Behemoth Antarctic Algae Bloom Seen from Space
Bergs keep tours at bay
Beyond Point Measurements: Sea Ice Floes Characterized in 3-D
Big berg crashed party
Bright green algal bloom is so vast it can be seen from space
Chilly warning from scientists on impact of Antarctica changes
China and Australia to share Antarctic research to better forecast sea ice conditions
Chinese and Australian scientists join forces for freezer check
Climate change could cause sea ice growth
Climate change sceptics versus the scientists
Comparing methods of measuring sea-ice density in the East Antarctic; Annals of Glaciology
CryoSat-2: Monitoring the climate canary; Australian R&D Review
Delivering sustained, coordinated, and integrated observations of the Southern Ocean for global impact; Frontiers in Marine Science
Determining sea ice thickness with an airborne scanning laser
Development of source specific diatom lipids biomarkers as Antarctic Sea Ice proxies; EGU General Assembly 2016
Diatom distributions delineated by lipid, genomic and microscopic observations: the imprint of past summer sea ice extent; 34th SCAR Biennial Meetings, 2016 Open Science Conference
Distributions of highly branched isoprenoid alkenes and other algal lipids in surface waters from East Antarctica: further insights for biomarker-based paleo sea-ice reconstruction; Organic Geochemistry
Douglas Mawson centenary trip to Antarctica frozen as cold reality sets in
Dramatic swings in Antarctic sea ice cover pose great danger to cruise ships, experts warn
Drones and robots monitor polar ice
Due South: Database of the upcoming expeditions to the Southern Continent; 19th Annual Meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group
East Antarctic landfast sea ice distribution and variability, 2000-08; Journal of Climate
Emerald city found: luminous green ice mass headed toward Antarctica's coast spotted from space
Enormous algal bloom floats near Antarctica
Estimating small-scale snow depth and ice thickness from total freeboard for East Antarctic sea ice; Deep-Sea Research II
Experts fear Antarctic bound ships could be in danger due to unpredictable sea ice conditions
Experts puzzled by Antarctic sea ice melts
Experts puzzled by Antarctic sea ice melts
Exploiting digital imagery for snow surface retrieval on sea ice; 2018 Open Science Conference and Open COMNAP Session
Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say
Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say
First results from a CryoSat-2 calibration experiment in the East Antarctic sea ice zone, SIPEX-2; CryoSat-2 Third User Workshop
Giant algae bloom visible from space
Giant iceberg breaks away from ice shelf in Antarctica
Giant icy obstacles give Antarctic travellers cold feet
GPR for rapid and accurate snow-thickness measurements on Antarctic sea ice; 2018 Open Science Conference and Open COMNAP Session
Green ice spotted in Antarctica’s Ross Sea triggers new expedition for April
Greening the Princess Astrid Coast
Happy Saint Paddy’s Day?! Algae turns Antarctic ice green
Helicopter-borne observations with portable microwave radiometer in the Southern Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk; Annals of Glaciology
High and lows of Antarctic ice cover confounds scientists
High- resolution East Antarctic landfast sea-ice extent and variability from 2000 to 2008; International Glaciological Society symposium Sea Ice in the Physical and Biogeochemical System 2010
Hobart sea ice meeting
How are perfectly rectangular icebergs formed?
How wind helps Antarctic sea ice grow, even as the Arctic melts
Huge Antarctic iceberg foils centenary plans
Hungry penguins on thin ice
Ice blocks land on beach
Ice changes may mean chopper resupply
Ice core proxy of Antarctic sea-ice extent; International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
Ice has that shrinking feeling
Ice melt poses puzzle
Ice-sheet prisoners take cold comfort in rescue delays
Iceberg hitch for party of century
Iceberg hitch for party of century
Iceberg hitch for party of century
Iceberg hitch for party of century
Iceberg hitch for party of century
Icebergs holding up polar party
Icebergs holding up polar party
Icebergs holding up polar party
Icebergs holding up polar party
In situ observations of wave-induced sea ice breakup; Deep-Sea Research: Part II
Interactions of the Totten Glacier with the Southern Ocean through multiple glacial cycles (IN2017-V01): Post-survey report
International sea ice experts are gathering in Hobart this week
Interview - ABC evenings science panel
Interview describing a rectangular iceberg
Interview with Joanne Spargo
Interview with Mikaela Simpson
Interview with Red Symons
Introduction: SIPEX-2: a study of sea-ice physical, biogeochemical and ecosystem processes off East Antarctica during spring 2012; Deep-Sea Research II
Krill winter diet discovery predicts global warming will threaten tiny creature as well as Antarctic ecosystem
Krill winter diet discovery predicts global warming will threaten tiny creature as well as Antarctic ecosystem
Live interview on Iceberg A-68
Massive algae bloom in Antarctica
Massive algae bloom in Arabian sea linked to climate change, threatens local ecosystems
Massive algal bloom in Antarctica
Minimum Antarctic sea-ice extent
Multi-year/multi-decade ice about Mertz Glacier, East Antarctica, and its temporal evolution; International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
Mysterious green ice spotted in Antarctica by NASA's Operational Land Imager!
Navigating sea ice
New methods and technologies for regional-scale abundance estimation of land-breeding marine animals: application to Adélie penguin populations in East Antarctica; Polar Biology
New regional-scale surveys of the Adélie penguin breeding population in Prydz Bay: a step towards improved estimation of krill consumption in East Antarctica; CCAMLR Working Group on Ecosystem Monitoring and Management
On the strategy of sea-ice service delivery - an Australian Antarctic perspective; 4th Polar Prediction Workshop 2017; 2nd Sea Ice MlP Meeting
Opinion: wilderness and aesthetic values in the Antarctic sea-ice zone; The Polar Journal
Optimising airborne LiDAR surveys in the Antarctic pack ice zone; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly
Photographer captures rare shot of flipped iceberg's underbelly
Physical and biogeochemical properties of winter sea ice during PIPERS, Ross Sea; 2018 Open Science Conference and Open COMNAP Session
Position analysis: Antarctic sea ice and climate change 2014
Record Antarctic sea ice
Record expansion sees Antarctic sea ice confound climate scientists
Record low sea ice recordings
Record minimum Antarctic sea ice 'obliterates' previous low: Aussie scientist
Record minimum Antarctic sea ice “obliterates” previous low
Regional and seasonal variability in Antarctic sea ice and snow thickness: surface and airborne LiDAR validation of estimates from ICESat laser altimetry; International Glaciological Society symposium Sea Ice in the Physical and Biogeochemical System 2010
Regional Variations in Sea Ice and Snow Thickness in the Antarctic Pack Ice, and the Implications for Sea Ice Thickness Products Derived from Satellite Laser Altimetry; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly - Earth on the Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet
Regional-scale sea-ice and snow thickness distributions from in situ and satellite measurements over East Antarctica during SIPEX 2007; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Remote sensing of Antarctic sea ice thickness applying airborne laser scanner; EGU 2008
Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere - linking and validating measurements from satellite, air, and ground; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly - Earth on the Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet
Report by Naomi Woodley on Antarctica's sea ice levels
Researchers discover gigantic algae bloom
Return of 'ocean chimney' puzzles Antarctic scientists
Return of 'ocean chimney' the size of Tasmania puzzles Antarctic scientists
Return of 'ocean chimney' the size of Tasmania puzzles Antarctic scientists
Return of the Maud Rise Polynya: climate litmus or sea ice anomaly? [in “State of the Climate in 2017”]; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Satellite remote sensing of Antarctic sea-ice roughness using scatterometer data; International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
Sceptics' theories put on ice
Science Club discussion panel 12 October (Antarctic voyages and ice breakers; the science of attraction and love; nautilus sex)
Scientists Fear Unpredictable Sea Ice Conditions Might Leave Antarctic Ships In Danger
Scientists push real-time sea-ice data for polar shipping
Scientists solve polar ice mystery
Scientists use whaling logs and 166-year-old maps to chart Arctic ice history
Sea ice extent, concentration, and duration [in 'State of the Climate 2014']; American Meteorological Society. Bulletin
Sea ice extent, concentration, and duration [in “State of the Climate in 2015”]; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Sea ice extent, concentration, and seasonality [in “State of the Climate in 2017”]; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Sea ice record retreat has Antarctic experts worried for wildlife, climate
Sea ice reports for the Antarctic shipping season 2014–2015
Sea ice reports for the Antarctic shipping season 2015–2016
Sea ice reports for the Antarctic shipping season 2016-2017
Sea ice reports for the Antarctic shipping season 2017-2018
Sea ice reports for the Antarctic shipping season 2018–2019
Sea ice reports for the season 2011-2012
Shipping risks rise as Antarctic ice hits record low
SIPN south: coordinating seasonal predictions of sea ice in the Southern Ocean; 2018 Open Science Conference and Open COMNAP Session
Snow thickness profiling on Antarctic sea-ice with GPR - rapid and accurate measurements with the potential to upscale needles to a haystack; Geophysical Research Letters
Something strange has been happening with Antarctic sea ice this week
State of the Climate 2012: [Antarctica] Sea ice extent and concentration; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
State of the Climate 2013: [Antarctica] Sea ice extent, concentration, and duration; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Strange green ice seen floating in Antarctica's Ross Sea
Technical Report: Sea ice reports for the season 2012-2013
Technical Report: Sea ice reports for the season 2013-2014
That rectangular iceberg spotted by NASA is real
The algae bloom so big it can be seen from space
The continent that climate change has not forgotten
The Law Dome MSA sea ice proxy record: analysis of modern satellite data and re-examination of archival satellite imagery; International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences 2nd Open Science Conference 2016
The mystery of Antarctica's GREEN ice: NASA images reveal strange phenomenon caused by plankton
The record 2013 Southern Hemisphere sea-ice extent maximum; Annals of Glaciology
The Wire 16 September 2014 Podcast
Thick- ness and extent of multi-year/multi-decadal fast ice east of Mertz Glacier, East Antarctica; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly - Earth on the Edge: Science for a Sustainable Planet
This year’s Antarctic sea ice 'obliterates' previous minimum record
To turn or not to turn
Towards a sea ice analysis and forecast system for the Southern Ocean; International Ice Chart Working Group workshop on sea ice modelling and data assimilation
Uncertainties in thickness estimates of floating ice when applying buoyancy assumption; International Symposium on Sea Ice in a Changing Environment
Waves by Air and Sea
Weird green ice floats in Antarctic harbor
What's going on with global warming and Antarctica's growing sea ice?
Why is there more ice in Antarctica? – Launch of Antarctic sea ice report
[Antarctica and Southern Ocean] Sea ice extent, concentration, and seasonality [in 'State of the Climate in 2018']; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
[Antarctica] Sea ice extent, concentration, and seasonality [in “State of the Climate in 2016”]; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Research Projects

An integrated study of Antarctic land-fast sea ice physical and biological processes; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Investigation of physical and biological processes in the Antarctic sea ice zone spring using in-situ, aircraft and underwater observations; Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA)
Investigation of sea ice physical processes in East Antarctica during early Spring; Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA)
Large scale air-borne sea ice thickness measurements; Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA)
Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystems Experiment II - an integrated study of physical and ecological sea ice processes off East Antarctica during spring; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Spatial Analysis of Changing Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Windmill Islands and the Sub-Antarctic; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Physical and biological processes associated with early season (April-May) sea ice growth and ice edge location

Research Candidate Supervision

Deuterium Excees and Climate- A Study of Water Isotope Signatures in Law Dome Ice Cores
East Antarctic Landfast Sea-Ice Distribution and Variability
Mapping UVB Radiation in the East Antarctic Sea Ice Zone
Measuring Snow Thickness Over Antarctic Sea Ice With a Helicopter-borne 2-8 GHz FMCW Radar
Optimising airbourne LiDAR positioning for remote area geophysical surveys