Imperial College London

Jonah S. McLeod

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Postgraduate







2.52BRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






Landscape sensitivity to past and future climate: solving the intermittency puzzle.

I am a PhD researcher focusing on the sensitivity of rivers and landscapes to climate change in the past, present and future. In particular, I am using the concept of intermittency to investigate patterns in discharge of material through sediment routing systems. My research involves field-based quantitative palaeohydrology and numerical modeling, and I am currently working on the large-scale source-to-sink dynamics of the Southern Pyrenean Foreland during the Eocene hothouse. 


I have been a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) on a range of field and classroom-based modules, and I was awarded GTA of the year in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering for 2023. 



McLeod J, 2024, Landscapes on the edge: river intermittency in a warming world, Geology, ISSN:1943-2682

McLeod J, Wood J, Lyster S, et al., 2023, Quantitative constraints on flood variability in the rock record, Nature Communications, Vol:14, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-12

Wood J, McLeod JS, Lyster SJ, et al., 2022, Rivers of the Variscan Foreland: fluvial morphodynamics in the Pennant Formation of South Wales, UK, Journal of the Geological Society, ISSN:0016-7649

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