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Lecturer, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

Daniel Hill is a palaeoclimate modeller and lecturer in the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. He works at the interface of climate and a range of other Earth systems, from ice sheets to ecosystems from tectonics to ancient civilizations. These cover a broad range of timescales, from the climate response to extreme greenhouse gas concentrations at the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction (~250 million years ago), through the Pliocene (~3 million years ago), the last warm period in Earth history, the Holocene (last 12,000 years) climate under which human civilizations have risen and fallen to the far future consequences of modern greenhouse gas emissions. By understanding how the Earth works and the climate affects and interacts with everything else, we can learn how human influences may affect the climate and planetary systems.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, University of Leeds
  • 2011–2016
    Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Leeds
  • 2009–2011
    Postdoctoral research fellow, British Geological Survey
  • 2008–2009
    Higher Scientific Officer, British Antarctic Survey
  • 2004–2008
    PhD Student, British Antarctic Survey / University of Bristol