Nancy Bertler


Full Name: Nancy Bertler

Position: Lead Scientist - Ice Core Research Facility

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4631


1998: MSc (Distinction), Quaternary Sciences; 2004: PhD, Geology

Areas of expertise

Business Development: Biosecurity accreditation
Geochemist: Environmental & sampling statistics
Geochemist: Geochemistry
Geochemist: Geochronology/Stable Isotopes
Geochemist: Global Environmental Change
Geochemist: Isotope Geochemistry
Geochemist: Stable Isotope Chemistry
Geochemist: Stable Isotopes
Paleoclimate: Ice core analyses
Paleoclimate: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction
Technical: Data analysis
Technical: Field Work
Technical: ICP-MS trace element analysis
Technical: ICP-OES analysis
Technical: Isotope mass spectrometry

Professional activities

ITASE (International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expendition: NZ Representative
ITASE (International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expendition: New Zealand: Principal Investigator
Virtual Institute for Polar-Tropical Connections: Steering Committee Member
GNS Science: Mentoring Programme: Mentor
SCAR Research Programme: Antarctic Climate 21: Chair
PAGES- Past global changes: 2 ka Antarctic Climate: Contributor
The Royal Society of New Zealand: Member
IPICS (International Partnerships on Ice Coring Sciences): Steering Committee Member
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment: Catalyst Group - Taki Ao: Invited Member
New Zealand Association of Scientists: Member

Major publications

Bertler, N.A.N.; Conway, H.; Dahl-Jensen, D.; Emanuelsson, D.B.; Winstrup, M.; Vallelonga, P.T.; Lee, J.E.; Brook, E.J.; Severinghaus, J.P.; Fudge, T.J.; Keller, E.D.; Baisden, W.T.; Hindmarsh, R.C.A.; Neff, P.D.; Blunier, T.; Edwards, R.; Mayewski, P.A.; Kipfstuhl, S.; Buizert, C.; Canessa, S.; Dadic, R.; Kjaer, H.A.; Kurbatov, A.; Zhang, D.; Waddington, E.D.; Baccolo, G.; Beers, T.; Brightley, H.J.; Carter, L.; Clemens-Sewall, D.; Ciobanu, V.G.; Delmonte, B.; Eling, L.; Ellis, A.A.; Ganesh, S.; Golledge, N.R.; Haines, S.; Handley, M.; Hawley, R.L.; Hogan, C.M.; Johnson, K.M.; Korotkikh, E.; Lowry, D.P.; Mandeno, D.; McKay, R.M.; Menking J.A.; Naish, T.R.; Noerling, C.; Ollive, A.; Orsi, A.; Proemse, B.C.; Pyne, A.R.; Pyne, R.L.; Renwick, J.; Scherer, R.P.; Semper, S.; Simonsen, M.; Sneed, S.B.; Steig, E.J.; Tuohy, A.; Venugopal, A.U.; Valero-Delgado, F.; Venkatesh, J.; Wang, F.; Wang, S.; Winski, D.A.; Winton, V.H.L.; Whiteford, A.; Xiao, C.; Yang, J.; Zhang, X. 2018 The Ross Sea dipole - temperature, snow accumulation and sea ice variability in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica, over the past 2,700 years. Climate of the past, 14: 193-214; doi: 10.5194/cp-14-193-2018

Emile-Geay, J.; McKay, N.; Kaufman, D.; von Gunten, L.; Wang, J.; Anchukaitis, K.; Abram, N.; Addison, J.; Curran, M.; Evans, M.; Henley, B.; Zhixin, H.; Martrat, B.; McGregor, H.; Neukom, R.; Pederson, G.; Stenni, S.; Thirumalai, K.; Werner, J.; Xu, C.; Divine, D.V.; Dixon, B.; Gergis, J.; Mundo, I.; Nakatsuka, T.; Phipps, S.; Routson, C.; Steig, E.; Tierney, J.; Tyler, J.; Allen, K.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Bjoerklund, J.; Chase, B.; Chen, M.; Cook, E.; de Jong, R.; DeLong, K.; Dixon, D.; Ekaykin, A.; Ersek, V.; Filipsson, H.; Francus, P.; Freund, M.; Frezzotti, M.; Gaire, N.; Gajewski, K.; Ge, Q.; Goosse, H.; Gornostaeva, A.; Grosjean, M.; Horiuchi, K.; Hormes, A.; Husum, K.; Isaksson, E.; Kandasamy, S.; Kawamura, K.; Kilbourne, H.; Koc, N.; Leduc, G.; Linderholm, H.; Lorrey, A.; Mikhalenko, V.; Mortyn, P.; Motoyama, H.; Moy, A.; Mulvaney, R.; Munz, P.; Nash, D.; Oerter, H.; Opel, T.; Orsi, A.; Ovchinnikov, D.; Porter, T.; Roop, H.; Saenger, C.; Sano, M.; Sauchyn, D.; Saunders, K.; Seidenkrantz, M.; Severi, M.; Shao, X.; Sicre, M.-A.; Sigl, M.; Sinclair, K.; St. George, S.; St. Jacques, J.; Thamban, M.; Thapa, U.; Thomas, E.; Turney, C.; Uemura, R.; Viau, A.; Vladimirova, D.; Wahl, E 2017 A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era. Scientific Data, 4: article 170088; doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.88

Stenni, B.; Curran, M.A.J.; Abram, N.J.; Orsi, A.; Goursaund, S.; Masson-Delmotte, V.; Neukom, R.; Goosse, H.; Divine, D.; van Ommen, T.; Steig, E.J.; Dixon, D.A.; Thomas, E.R.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Isaksson, E.; Ekaykin, A.; Frezzotti, M.; Werner, M. 2017 Antarctic climate variability at regional and continental scales over the last 2,000 years. Climate of the past discussions, 13(11): 1609-1634; doi: 10.5194/cp-13-1609-2017

Thomas, E.R.; van Wessem, J.M.; Roberts, J.; Isaksson, E.; Schlosser, E.; Fudge, T.J.; Vallelonga, P.; Medley, B.; Lenaerts, J.; Bertler, N.A.N.; van den Broeke, M.R.; Dixon, D.A.; Frezzotti, M.; Stenni, B.; Curran, M.; Ekaykin, A.A. 2017 Regional Antarctic snow accumulation over the past 1000 years. Climate of the past, 13: 1491-1513; doi: 10.5194/cp-13-1491-2017

Bracegirdle, T.J.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Carleton, A.M.; Ding, Q.; Fogwill, C.J.; Fyfe, J.C.; Hellmer, H.H.; Karpechko, A.Y.; Kusahara, K.; Larour, E.; Mayewski, P.A.; Meier, W.N.; Polvani, L.M.; Russell, J.L.; Stevenson, S.L.; Turner, J.; Van Wessem, J.M.; Van De Berg, W.J.; Wainer, I. 2016 A multidisciplinary perspective on climate model evaluation for Antarctica. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97(2): ES23-ES26; doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00108.1

Emanuelsson, B.D.; Baisden, W.T.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Keller, E.D.; Gkinis, V. 2015 High-resolution continuous flow analysis setup for water isotopic measurement from ice cores using laser spectroscopy. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8(7): 2869–2883; doi: 10.5194/amt-8-2869-2015

Gutt, J.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Bracegirdle, T.J.; Buschmann, A.; Comiso, J.; Hosie, G.; Isla, E.; Schloss, I.R.; Smith, C.R.; Tournadre, J.; Xavier, J.C. 2015 The Southern Ocean ecosystem under multiple climate change stresses : an integrated circumpolar assessment. Global change biology, 21(4): 1434-1453; doi: 10.1111/gcb.12794

Mayewski, P.A.; Bracegirdle, T.; Goodwin, I.; Schneider, D.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Birkel, S.; Carleton, A.; England, M.H.; Kang, J-H.; Khan, A.; Russell, J.; Turner, J.; Velicogna, I. 2015 Potential for Southern Hemisphere climate surprises. Journal of Quaternary Science, 30(5): 391-395; doi: 10.1002/jqs.2794

Neff, P.D.; Bertler, N.A.N. 2015 Trajectory modeling of modern dust transport to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres, 120(18): 9303-9322; doi: 10.1002/2015JD023304

Sinclair, K.E.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Bowen, M.M.; Arrigo, K.R. 2014 Twentieth century sea-ice trends in the Ross Sea from a high-resolution, coastal ice-core record. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(10): 3510-3516; doi: 10.1002/2014GL059821

Markle, B.R.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Sinclair, K.E.; Sneed, S.B. 2012 Synoptic variability in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica, as seen from back-trajectory modeling and ice core analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres, 117: D02113; doi: 10.1029/2011JD016437

Rhodes, R.H.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Baker, J.A.; Steen-Larsen, H.C.; Sneed, S.B.; Morgenstern, U.; Johnsen, S.J. 2012 Little Ice Age climate and oceanic conditions of the Ross Sea, Antarctica from a coastal ice core record. Climate of the past, 8(4): 1223-1238

Sinclair, K.E.; Bertler, N.A.N.; van Ommen, T.D. 2012 Twentieth-century surface temperature trends in the Western Ross Sea, Antarctica : evidence from a high-resolution ice core. Journal of climate, 25(10): 3629-3636; doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00496.1

Bertler, N.A.N.; Mayewski, P.A.; Carter, L. 2011 Cold conditions in Antarctica during the Little Ice Age : implications for abrupt climate change mechanisms. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 308(1/2): 41-51; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.05.021

Sinclair, K.E.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Trompetter, W.J. 2010 Synoptic controls on precipitation pathways and snow delivery to high-accumulation ice core sites in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres, 115: D22112; doi: 10.1029/2010JD014383

Dunbar, G.B.; Bertler, N.A.N.; McKay, R.M. 2009 Sediment flux through the McMurdo Ice Shelf in Windless Bight, Antarctica. Global and Planetary Change, 69(3): 87-93; doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.05.007

Mayewski, P.A.; Meredith, M.P.; Summerhayes, C.P.; Turner, J.; Worby, A.; Barrett, P.J.; Casassa, G.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Bracegirdle, T.; Naveira Garabato, A.C.; Bromwich, D.; Campbell, H.; Hamilton, G.S.; Lyons, W.B.; Maasch, K.A.; Aoki, S.; Xiao, C.; van Ommen, T. 2009 State of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean climate system. Reviews of geophysics, 47(1): RG1003; doi: 10.1029/2007RG000231

Rhodes, R.H.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Baker, J.A.; Sneed, S.B.; Oerter, H.; Arrigo, K.R. 2009 Sea ice variability and primary productivity in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, from methylsulphonate snow record. Geophysical Research Letters, 36: L10704; doi: 10.1029/2009GL037311

Alloway, B.V.; Lowe, D.J.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Newnham, R.M.; Almond, P.C.; Augustinus, P.C.; Bertler, N.A.N.; Carter, L.; Litchfield, N.J.; McGlone, M.S.; Shulmeister, J.; Vandergoes, M.J.; Williams, P.W.; NZ-INTIMATE members 2007 Towards a climate event stratigraphy for New Zealand over the past 30,000 years (NZ-INTIMATE project). Journal of Quaternary Science, 22(1): 9-35

Bertler, N.A.N.; Naish, T.R.; Mayewski, P.; Barrett, P.J. 2006 Opposing oceanic and atmospheric ENSO influences on the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. Advances in Geosciences, 6: 83-86

Bertler, N.A.N.; Naish, T.R.; Oerter, H.; Kipfstuhl, S.; Barrett, P.J.; Mayewski, P.A.; Kreutz, K. 2006 The effects of joint ENSO-Antarctic Oscillation forcing on the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 18(4): 507-514

Bertler, N.A.N. (et al.) 2005 Snow chemistry across Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 41(1): 167-179

Bertler, N.A.N.; Mayewski, P.A.; Sneed, S.B.; Naish, T.R.; Morgenstern, U.; Barrett, P.J. 2005 Solar forcing recorded by aerosol concentrations in coastal Antarctic glacier ice, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Annals of Glaciology, 41(1): 52-56

Bertler, N.A.N.; Barrett, P.J.; Mayewski, P.A.; Fogt, R.L.; Kreutz, K.J.; Shulmeister, J. 2004 El Nino suppresses Antarctic warming. Geophysical Research Letters, 31(15): L15207; doi: 10.1029/2004GL020749

Bertler, N.A.N.; Mayewski, P.A.; Barrett, P.J.; Sneed, S.B.; Handley, M.J.; Kreutz, K.J. 2004 Monsoonal circulation of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Ross Sea region, Antarctica : signal from the snow chemistry. Annals of Glaciology, 39(1): 139-145

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