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Dr Mark England

Senior Research Fellow, Royal Commission for Exhibition of 1851

 (Streatham) 2251

 01392 722251


Dr England joined the University of Exeter, Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 2023 as a Senior Research Fellow funded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

Dr England has a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Atmospheric Science from Columbia University working with Professor Lorenzo Polvani on understanding the drivers and effects of Antarctic climate change. He then went on to study polar amplification and the impacts of sea ice loss in a hierarchy of climate models as a postdoctoral scholar at UC Santa Cruz with Professor Nicole Feldl and at Scripps Institution of Oceanography with Professor Till Wagner and Professor Ian Eisenman.

Research interests

Dr England is currently leading the international collaboration project MethaneMIP to investigate the near-term climate benefits of methane mitigation. MethaneMIP will explore this question in a systematic manner across a range of state-of-the-art comprehensive climate models: with submissions from at least eight modelling centres from across the globe. One important aspect of this work is to liase with policymakers and thinktanks early in the process to have as much policy impact as possible.

His main research agenda focuses on using climate models to disentangle the causes and effects of climate change at the two poles. This includes utilising a range of climate models of varying complexity, from the more idealised models to state-of-the-art comprehensive global climate models, as numerical testbeds to further our understanding of how different components of our climate system interact and respond to different forcings. A growing branch of his research explores the potential connections between polar climate change and the climate of the lower latitudes.


  • PhD in Applied Mathematics and Atmospheric Science, Columbia University, New York, 2019
  • MSc in Applied Mathematics and Atmospheric Science, Columbia University, New York, 2014
  • MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, London, 2013

Highlighted Publications

  • England, M., I. Eisenman and T. Wagner, Spurious climate impacts in coupled sea ice loss simulations, Journal of Climate, 35, 3801–3811, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0647.1
  • England, M., I. Eisenman, N. Lutsko and T. Wagner (2021), The recent emergence of Arctic Amplification, Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL094086, doi: 10.1029/2021GL094086
  • England, M., T. Wagner and I. Eisenman (2020), Modeling the breakup of tabular icebergs,  Science Advances, 6, eabd1273, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abd1273
  • England, M., L. Polvani, L. Sun and C. Deser (2020), Tropical climate responses to projected Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice loss, Nature Geoscience, 13, 275-281, doi: 10.1038/s41561-020-0546-9


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