Dr Christopher J Williamson

PhD(Cardiff), BSc(N'cle)

  • BS8 1SS


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Research interests

My reserach experience is in the biology and geography of marine and freshwater algae, specializing in the synergy between macro/micro-algae and both natural and anthropogenic change. Current research includes i) algal life in the cryosphere, ii) the photophysiology of algae, iii) algae in a time of rapid environmental change, iv) genomic approaches to algae and microbiomes, v) algal calcification and skeletal mineralogy, and vi) taxonomy, phylogenetics and conservation of algae.

External positions

Scientific Associate, Natural History Museum, London

1 Jan 20162019

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Research Output

  • 26 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Chapter in a book
  • 1 Review article (Academic Journal)

Algal growth and weathering crust state drive variability in western Greenland Ice Sheet ice albedo

Tedstone, A. J., Cook, J. M., Williamson, C. J., Hofer, S., McCutcheon, J., Irvine-Fynn, T., Gribbin, T. & Tranter, M., 11 Feb 2020, In : Cryosphere. p. 521–538 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    81 Downloads (Pure)

    Algal photophysiology drives darkening and melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet

    Williamson, C. J., Cook, J., Tedstone, A., Yallop, M., McCutcheon, J., Poniecka, E., Campbell, D., Irvine-Fynn, T., McQuaid, J., Tranter, M., Perkins, R. & Anesio, A., 17 Mar 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 11, p. 5694-5705 12 p.

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    Open Access
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    Glacier algae accelerate melt rates on the western Greenland Ice Sheet

    Cook, J., Tedstone, A. J., Williamson, C. J., McCutcheon, J., Hodson, A., Dayal, A., Skiles, M., Hofer, S., Bryant, R., McAree, O., McGonigle, A., Ryan, J., Anesio, A. M. B., Irvine-Fynn, T., Hubbard, A., Hanna, E., Flanner, M., Mayanna, S., Benning, L. G., van As, D. & 4 others, Yallop, M. L., McQuaid, JB., Gribbin, T. & Tranter, M., 29 Jan 2020, In : Cryosphere. 14, 1, p. 309-330 22 p.

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    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    148 Downloads (Pure)