Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment



+44 (0)20 7594 2967y.plancherel




4.44Royal School of MinesSouth 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.



Rasheed S, Warder SC, Plancherel Y, et al., 2024, Nearshore tsunami amplitudes across the Maldives archipelago due to worst-case seismic scenarios in the Indian Ocean, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Vol:24, ISSN:1561-8633, Pages:737-755

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


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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