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.



Robinson S, Ivanovic RF, Gregoire LJ, et al., 2023, Simulating marine neodymium isotope distributions using Nd v1.0 coupled to the ocean component of the FAMOUS-MOSES1 climate model: sensitivities to reversible scavenging efficiency and benthic source distributions, Geoscientific Model Development, Vol:16, ISSN:1991-959X, Pages:1231-1264

Alonzo D, Tabelin CB, Dalona IM, et al., 2023, Bio+mine project: empowering the community to develop a site-specific system for the rehabilitation of a legacy mine, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Vol:22, ISSN:1609-4069, Pages:1-8

Meuriot O, Lique C, Plancherel Y, 2023, Properties, sensitivity, and stability of the Southern Hemisphere salinity minimum layer in the UKESM1 model, Climate Dynamics, Vol:60, ISSN:0930-7575, Pages:87-107

Wang J, Ray K, Brito-Parada P, et al., 2022, A Bayesian approach for the modelling of material stocks and flows with incomplete data, Arxiv


Armstrong RN, Alonzo D, Dalona IM, et al., 2023, Development of a site-specific system for the rehabilitation of legacy mines: The challenges of social, geological, hydrological, and biological data integration, ISSN:2208-8288

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