Daniel is a physical geographer with research interests that fall under the umbrella of better understanding natural and anthropogenic drivers of environmental and climatic change and their potential consequences. Before arriving at King’s College London in September 2015 as a Physical Geography Teaching Fellow, Daniel spent a year as a post-doctoral research associate jointly employed by the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology in Lancaster and the University of Liverpool on the NERC-funded LTLS project, exploring long-term macronutrient dynamics across the UK. He completed his PhD research in 2014 at the University of Liverpool investigating deposits of historical floods preserved in lake sediment sequences across the UK.
Drawing on elements of geomorphology, palaeolimnology, biogeochemistry and Quaternary geology, Daniel has continued to integrate field sampling, laboratory measurements and computer modelling to build on these avenues of research: i) using the sedimentary archive to refine and augment flood frequency analysis; ii) assessing the impacts on and trajectory of freshwater ecosystem health from mining-derived metal contamination and iii) attempting to better quantify human-induced influences on phosphorus and nitrogen fluxes across the landscape.
Daniel co-convenes the ‘Communicating Geomorphology’ Fixed-term Working Group, funded by the British Society for Geomorphology, and also acts as the Editorial Assistant to Professor Georgina Endfield, Editor of The Anthropocene Review, a journal launched in 2014 publishing research pertaining to all aspects of the Anthropocene.