Imperial College London

DrDylanRood

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Lecturer in Earth Science
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7461d.rood

 
 
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Location

 

4.43Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Rood is a leader in the application of cosmogenic isotopes and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) to studies in the Earth sciences, specifically as applied to Earth surface processes, active tectonics, climate change, and earthquake hazards. His expertise combines quantitative field and laboratory methods to produce high-quality innovative research, which is funded by public agencies and industry (~£2M since 2008, including 3 NERC and 3 NSF awards). In his time at Imperial, he has raised >£100K in research funding per year. He has published in the highest-profile international journals in his field and across the sciences (90 peer-reviewed papers since 2009, averaging >10 papers per year for the last 6 years, including 1 in Nature, 3 in Science, 1 in PNAS, 2 in Nature Geoscience, and 6 in Geology, with a total of 2341 citations and h-index 30). He is currently the Director of the CosmIC Laboratory at Imperial, organizer of the Surface Processes Research Group, and a founding member of the Imperial Centre for Geohazards. He coordinates teaching of 4 undergraduate courses (including 2 field classes, and 2 courses that he has designed from scratch), all with excellent student feedback (>90% average student satisfaction in his lecturing). He has supervised 1 postdoc, 1 technical staff member, 1 PhD student, and 9 MSci students to completion, and currently supervises 4 PhD, 2 MSci, and 2 UROP students at Imperial. His prestigious early career awards include a NSF Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010) and Lawrence Scholar Fellowship (2005).

BIOGRAPHY

Professional Preparation

University of California at Santa Barbara, Geological Sciences, Ph.D., 2010

Dissertation title: Spatiotemporal patterns in glaciation and deformation across the Sierra Nevada—Walker Lane transition (Advisor: Dr. Douglas Burbank)

Wesleyan University, Earth and Environmental Science, B.A., 2002

APPOINTMENTS

Lecturer in Earth Science, Imperial College London, (Lecturer for Surface Processes class, advanced sedimentology and structural geology field class in the Spanish Pyrenees, and Applied Geomorphology class that includes GIS-based practicals and a field trip in southern Wales), 2015-present

Research Fellow, University of Glasgow & AMS Laboratory, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (Advisor to undergraduate and graduate students and lecturer for undergraduate courses, including field classes), 2012-2014

Associate Research Geologist, University of California at Santa Barbara, Earth Research Institute (Advisor to graduate student researchers), 2010-present

Post Doctoral Research Staff Member, Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2010-2011

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Irvine (Instructor for undergraduate course: Natural Disasters), 2010-2011

Lawrence Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, (Mentor: Dr. Bob Finkel), 2006-2010

Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate courses: Introduction to Field Methods, Optical Mineralogy, and Sedimentary Petrology, Department of Earth Science, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2003-2005

Teaching Assistant, Summer Field School, Department of Earth Science, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2003, 2005

Postgraduate Researcher, Institute for Crustal Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2002

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Bierman, P.R., Shakun, J.D., Corbett, L.B., Zimmerman, S.R., Rood, D.H., 2016, A persistent and dynamic East Greenland Ice Sheet over the past 7.5 million years, Nature, 540(7632), 256, doi: 10.1038/nature20147.

Hurst, M.D., Rood, D.H., Ellis, M.A., Anderson, R.S., Dornbusch, U., 2016, Recent acceleration in coastal cliff retreat rates on the south coast of Great Britain, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 113(47), 13336-133341, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1613044113.

*Portenga, E.W., Rood, D.H., Bishop, P., Bierman, P.R., 2016, A late Holocene onset of Aboriginal burning in southeastern Australia, Geology, doi:10.1130/G37257.1.

*Reusser, L., Bierman, P.R., Rood, D.H., 2015, Quantifying human impacts on rates of erosion and sediment transport at a landscape scale, Geology, 43, 2, 171-174, doi:10.1130/G36272.1.

Johnson, J.S, Bentley, M.J., Smith, J.A., Finkel, R.C., Rood, D.H., Gohl, K., Balco, G., Larter, R.D., Schaefer, J.M, 2014, Rapid and sustained thinning of Pine Island Glacier in the early Holocene, Science, 343, 999-1001, doi:10.1126/science.1247385.

Bierman, P.R., Corbett, L., Graly, J.A., Neumann, T., Lini, A., Crosby, B., Rood, D.H., 2014, Preservation of a preglacial landscape under the center of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Science, 344, 402-405, doi:10.1126/science.1249047.

Rood, D.H., Burbank, D.W., Finkel, R.C., 2011, Spatiotemporal patterns of fault slip rates across the central Sierra Nevada Frontal Fault Zone, Earth and Planetery Science Letters, 301, 457-468, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.11.006.

*Indicates student first author

IN THE NEWS

CLIFF EROSION RATES IN SUSSEX HAVE ACCELERATED TEN-FOLD IN THE PAST 200 YEARS

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/175967/cliff-erosion-rates-sussex-have-accelerated/

GREENLAND'S ICE SHEET CLOSELY TRACKS GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGES

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/176546/greenlands-sheet-closely-tracks-global-climate/

MOUNTAIN RANGE IS BEING CREATED AND DESTROYED BY EARTHQUAKES

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_14-11-2014-8-51-53

TRUE IMPACT OF SETTLERS ON EROSION RATES IN NORTH AMERICA REVEALED

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_14-1-2015-10-28-36

ANCIENT ABORIGINALS' USE OF FIRE HAD LITTLE EFFECT ON EROSION

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/170491/ancient-aboriginals-fire-little-effect-erosion/

Publications

Journals

Portenga EW, Bierman PR, Trodick CD, et al., 2019, Erosion rates and sediment flux within the Potomac River basin quantified over millennial timescales using beryllium isotopes, Geological Society of America Bulletin, Vol:131, ISSN:0016-7606, Pages:1295-1311

Stucky de Quay G, Roberts GG, Rood DH, et al., 2019, Holocene uplift and rapid fluvial erosion of Iceland: a record of post-glacial landscape evolution, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:505, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:118-130

Hughes A, Rood DH, Whittaker AC, et al., 2018, Geomorphic evidence for the geometry and slip rate of a young, low-angle thrust fault: Implications for hazard assessment and fault interaction in complex tectonic environments, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol:504, ISSN:0012-821X, Pages:198-210

Rainsley E, Menviel L, Fogwill CJ, et al., 2018, Greenland ice mass loss during the Younger Dryas driven by Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation feedbacks, Scientific Reports, Vol:8, ISSN:2045-2322

Bierman PR, Rood DH, Shakun JD, et al., 2018, Directly dating postglacial Greenlandic land-surface emergence at high resolution using in situ 10Be, Quaternary Research, ISSN:0033-5894, Pages:1-17

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