Cecilia Liszka

Dr Cecilia Liszka


I obtained my undergraduate degree in Geography from Cambridge University in 2005,and then worked on climate change mitigation programmes and policy for a number of years. 
I returned to academia in 2013, obtaining an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia in 2014 and a PhD in Biological Oceanography in 2019 from UEA, whilst based at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge. During the PhD I investigated the role of zooplankton populations and communities in the active flux of carbon in the Southern Ocean, through processes such as diel vertical migration, faecal pellet production, and respiration, conducting fieldwork on two Southern Ocean cruises. 

In 2018/9 I participated in a 3-person sailing expedition from Europe to Brazil via the Canary Islands and Cape Verde; this included getting a crash course in boat maintenance and repair along the way. Since 2019 I have  been working as a zooplankton ecologist at the British Antarctic Survey, with projects including characterising the plankton and nekton community structure of the South Sandwich Islands and determining the environmental variables driving this structure; the response of the plankton community to the mega-berg A68; and modelling the distribution of krill around CCAMLR Area 48

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2024 Challenger Medallist and Fellows

We are delighted to announce the 2024 recipients of the Challenger Medal and the Challenger Fellowships. These biennial awards will be presented to awardees at the Challenger Conference in September.


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Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition

Please see a news item from the Royal Society below.

The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition is now open for entries. Submit your photograph by 23 August 2024 in our categories of; Astronomy, Behaviour, Earth Science and Climatology, Ecology and Environmental Science, and Microimaging.

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Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities

The following Royal Society Philosophical Trans A issue has been highly cited and downloaded - Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities organised and edited by Andrew J S Meijers, Corinne Le Quéré CBE FRS, Pedro M S Monteiro, Jean-Baptiste Sallée and the articles can be accessed directly at www.bit.ly/TransA2249 

Purchase the print issue at the reduced price of £40 by contacting sales@royalsociety.org

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