Dr Michael Ellis

Dr Michael Ellis

Head of Climate Change

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3356

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Biography

  •  2008 – ongoing : Head of Climate Change Science, British Geological Survey, UK
  •  2005 –2008 : Program Director, National Science Foundation, USA
  •  2003 –2005 : Professor, CERI, University of Memphis, USA
  •  2002 : Visiting Professor, ETH Zentrum, Zurich, Switzerland
  •  1993 –2003 : Associate Research Professor, CERI, University of Memphis.
  •  1990 –1993 : Research Assistant Professor, CERI, University of Memphis.
  •  1987 –1990 : Research Associate, Center for Neotectonic Studies, University of Nevada, Reno
  •  1985 –1987 : Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geology (1985/6) and Department of Mathematics (1986/7), University of Minnesota

Research interests

  • Active tectonics and tectonic geomorphology
  • Climate change and the environmental impacts of climate change.
  • Earth surface processes.
  • The Anthropocene

Skills

  • Earth surface processes in the context of climate change and active tectonics
  • Science community development
  • Science leadership

Professional association

  •  2010 –2012 : AGU EOS Editorial Advisory Board
  •  2010 : American Geophysical Union (AGU) Council Member
  •  2010 : Member of AGU Council Leadership Team: Science Initiative Team
  •  2009 : Earth System Modellling, Strategy, Advisory Group Member (NERC, UK)
  •  2009 : Research Committee Member, British Society for Geomorphology
  •  2008 : External Advisory Board member, National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (USA)
  •  2008 –2012 : Founder and Chair, Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group, AGU
  •  2007 : Panel member of: European Science Foundation, National Oceanographic Partnership Program, Coastal Effects of a Diminished-Ice Arctic Ocean
  •  2007 : Panel member of TOPO-EUROPE
  •  2003 : National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, Steering Committee Member
  •  2003 : Panel member of National Science Foundation, Tectonics program
  •  2002 : Associate Editor, JGR, Surface Earth
  •  1997 –2000 : Member of Editorial Board of: Geology
  •  1997 : Panel member of NASA, Office of Mission to Planet Earth
  •  1996 : Associate Editor, JGR, Solid Earth
  •  1995 : Member of Editorial Board of Basin Research

Published outputs

Key papers

ZALASIEWICZ, J., WILLIAMS, M., HAYWOORD, A. AND ELLIS, M., Introduction: The Anthropocene – A new epoch of geological time? Transactions of the Royal Society London, Series A, 2011

DENSMORE, A. L. , YONG, L., RICHARDSON, N. J., RONGJUN, Z., ELLIS, M., YI, Z., , 2010, The role of Late Quaternary upper-crustal faults in the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, Bulletin Seismological Society of America, 100 (5B). 2700-2712

ELLIS, M. A. AND DENSMORE, A. L., First-order topography over blind thrusts, GSA, Penrose Special Volume, 398, 251-266, 2006

DENSMORE, A. D., ELLIS, M. A., AND ANDERSON, R. S., Landslides and the evolution of normal-fault bounded mountains, Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 15,203-15,220, 1998

ELLIS, M. AND KING, G. Structural control of flank volcanism in continental rifts, Science, v. 253, p. 839-842, 1991

KING, G. C. P. AND ELLIS, M. A. The origin of large local uplift in extensional regions. Nature, 348, 689-693, 1990

SMALLEY, R., ELLIS, M. A., J. PAUL AND VAN ARSDALE, R. B., Space geodetic evidence for rapid strain rates in the New Madrid region, central USA, Nature 435, 1088-90, 2005