Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment



+44 (0)20 7594 2967y.plancherel




Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a lecturer in the department of Earth Sciences and Engineering and an affiliate of the Grantham Institute. I lead the “Endian” (Environmental Diagnostics and Analysis) research groupThe goal of the Endian group is to develop a comprehensive understanding of global biogeochemical dynamics in a changing environments. We aim to support the green transition while trying to anticipate the pollution issues of that new low-carbon world by consolidating the knowledge base and build the datasets and tools that will be needed in the next decades.

I started studying biology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, received a BSc in marine biology from Hawaii Pacific University, an MSc in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and holds a PhD in Geosciences from Princeton University. Prior to joining Imperial College, I was a James Martin Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the department of Earth Sciences in the University of Oxford, associated with the 21stCentury Ocean Institute of the James Martin School. I was awarded a UK NERC Independent Research Fellowship in 2015 and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



Conway TM, Horner TJ, Plancherel Y, et al., 2021, A decade of progress in understanding cycles of trace elements and their isotopes in the oceans*, Chemical Geology, Vol:580, ISSN:0009-2541

Rasheed S, Warder SC, Plancherel Y, et al., 2021, An improved gridded bathymetric data set and tidal model for the Maldives Archipelago, Earth and Space Science, Vol:8, ISSN:2333-5084, Pages:1-15

Robinson S, Ivanovic R, van de Flierdt T, et al., 2021, Global continental and marine detrital εNd: an updated compilation for use in understanding marine Nd cycling, Chemical Geology, Vol:567, ISSN:0009-2541, Pages:1-20

Rasheed S, Warder SC, Plancherel Y, et al., 2021, Response of tidal flow regime and sediment transport in North Male' Atoll, Maldives to coastal modification and sea level rise, Ocean Science, Vol:17, ISSN:1812-0784, Pages:319-334

Malik A, Nowack PJ, Haigh JD, et al., 2020, Tropical Pacific climate variability under solar geoengineering: impacts on ENSO extremes, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:20, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:15461-15485

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