About

Hi! I’m Jenny, an atmospheric and cryospheric scientist and science communicator.

My research focuses on the interaction between the atmosphere and cryosphere in the Polar Regions and mountainous regions. More specifically, I investigate the spatial distribution, frequency and impact of atmospheric processes on surface melting of glaciers and ice shelves. So far, I have focused on the Larsen C ice shelf, 79N glacier (northeast Greenland) and the Patagonian ice fields. For more information on my research methods and outcomes, see Research.

I am passionate about science communication and regularly participate in and organise workshops, events and lectures for a variety of audiences. Most recently, I participated in the ‘long night of science’ at Friedrich Alexander University and spoke with journalists and radio hosts about climate change in the Arctic.

I am currently (April 2019- April 2021) the Early Career Scientist (ECS) representative for the cryosphere division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). As part of this role, I communicate the needs and voices of the division with council members of the union. I have organised webinars on careers outside of academia and chaired a debate focusing on the balance between conducting science and reducing our carbon footprint.

In August 2017 I defended my PhD on the spatial and temporal distribution of föhn winds and their impact on the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica. I studied for my PhD jointly with the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Leeds.