Mark C. Serreze is a Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), a fellow of the CU Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and Director of the CIRES National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).


He specializes in Arctic climate research. He has conducted fieldwork in the Canadian and Alaskan Arctic on tundra, sea ice and glaciers. Serreze has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and is recognized as a Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher. In 2014, he was elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. In 2017 he was awarded the title of Professor of Distinction at CU for his contributions to research, teaching and service.


He has published an award-winning textbook, “The Arctic Climate System” (now in its second edition), and teaches a course in the CU Department of Geography under the same title. His popular science book, “Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North” was published in spring 2018. Serreze has testified before the U.S. Congress, is a frequent media contact on issues of climate and climate change, and has appeared in television documentaries.




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