Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment



+44 (0)20 7594 1034y.plancherel




Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a lecturer in climate change and the environment at the Grantham Institute and 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.



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

Rodgers KB, Schlunegger S, Slater RD, et al., 2020, Reemergence of anthropogenic carbon into the ocean's mixed layer strongly amplifies transient climate sensitivity, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:47, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:1-9

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