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Dr Daniel Schillereff is a physical geographer seeking to better understand the natural and anthropogenic drivers of environmental and climatic change and their potential consequences.

He became a Lecturer in Physical Geography in September 2017, building on two years as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Geography. Prior to King's, Daniel spent a year as a post-doctoral research associate, jointly employed by the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology in Lancaster and the University of Liverpool, on a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded LTLS project exploring long-term macro-nutrient dynamics across the UK. He completed his PhD research in 2014 at the University of Liverpool, investigating deposits of historical floods preserved in lake sediment sequences across the UK.

Daniel is Membership Officer for the British Society for Geomorphology and co-convenes their ‘Communicating Geomorphology’ Fixed-term Working Group. He is also an Assistant Editor on The Anthropocene Review, which launched in 2014 and publishes research pertaining to all aspects of the Anthropocene. 


  • Augmenting flood risk analysis using palaeohydrological data
  • Macronutrient dynamics in lakes, peatlands and soils
  • Palaeolimnological records of metal contamination
  • Deciphering geomorphological processes from sedimentary archives

Drawing on elements of geomorphology, palaeolimnology, biogeochemistry and Quaternary geology, Daniel continues to integrate field sampling, laboratory measurements and computer modelling to build on his research. This includes: 1) using the sedimentary archive to refine and augment flood frequency analysis; 2) assessing the impacts on and trajectory of freshwater ecosystem health from mining-derived metal contamination; and 3) attempting to better quantify human-induced influences on phosphorus and nitrogen fluxes across the landscape.

Further details

See Daniel's research profile