Benjamin HORTON

Education:
  • 1994 — 1998: PhD in Geography, University of Durham, UK
  • 1989 — 1992: BA Honors in Geography, University of Liverpool, UK
Professional Experience:
  • 2020 — present: Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore
  • 2017  present: Professor, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2013 — 2017:  Professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, USA
  • 2004 — 2013: Associate and Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1998 — 2004: Lecturer in Geography and Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geography, University of Durham, UK
Professional Activities:

Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Quaternary Association
  • British Ecological Society
  • Cushman Foundation
  • Geological Society of America
  • Linnean Society
  • Micropaleontological Society
  • Quaternary Research Association

Service to the community

  • 2016 — 2020: AMQUA Council as a Councilor for Marine Geoprocesses
  • 2016 — present: European Geosciences Union awards and medal committee
  • 2014 — present Associate Editor of Anthropocene
  • 2014 — present: Associate Editor of Current Climate Change Reports
  • 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017: Guest Editor of a Quaternary Science Reviews Special Publications
  • 2008 — 2014: Associate Editor of Journal of Foraminiferal Research
  • 2010 — present: Member of the PALSEA (PALeo-constraints on SEA-level rise) steering committee
  • 2011 — present: Advisory board member of International Union for Quaternary Science (INQUA)’s Commission for Coastal and Marine Processes
  • 2011 — 2013: Contributing Author (CA) to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report (5AR) Working Group I and Expert Reviewer for Working Group III
  • 2010 — 2014: Project leader of International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) 588 ‘Preparing for coastal change: A detailed process-response framework for coastal change at different timescales’
  • 2010 — 2014: Scientific advisor to The Future Ocean research of the German Research Foundation
  • 2009 — 2013: Member of the Review Panel for the Helmholtz Program Geosystem: the changing Earth
  • 2008: Joint Chair of American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) Biennial Meeting ‘Quaternary Ice Sheet-Ocean Interactions and Landscape Responses’
  • 2006: Joint Convener of the Geological Society of America’s Pardee Keynote Symposia Holocene Sea-level Change in North America: A Post-Katrina Assessment
  • 2011 — 2012: Committee member of the National Research Council, USA for Sea Level Rise in California, Oregon, and Washington
  • 2015: New Jersey Sea Level Rise Projections Panel
  • 2015: Delaware Sea Level Rise Projections Panel
  • 2013: Maryland Sea Level Rise Projections Update Panel
Honours and Awards:
  • 2020: Fellow of NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity
  • 2020: Member of World Climate Research Programme Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts
  • 2019: Nanyang Technological University President’s Chair in Earth Sciences
  • 2019: Geological Society of America Frye Award
  • 2016 — 2020: Councilor for Marine Geoprocesses for the American Quaternary Association (AMQUA)
  • 2016: Plinius Medal of the European Geosciences Union
  • 2014: Voyager Award of the American Geophysical Union
  • 2014: Denis and Jean Wiesenburg Distinguished Lecture in Ocean Science
  • 2013: Fellow of the Geological Society of America
  • 2012: Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2010: Medal for Research Excellence by the Commanding General of the North Atlantic Division of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • 2007: The W. Storrs Cole Memorial Research Award of the Geological Society of America
  • 2004: Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Durham, UK
  • 2004: The Linnean Society (UK) Award for contributions to biological diversity and evolution
  • 2003: The Higher Education Funding Council for England Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2001: Menzies Australian Bicentennial Award for promoting scholarship, intellectual links, and mutual awareness and understanding between the United Kingdom and Australia

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