Mr Daniel N. Schillereff

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Research summary

  • My research interests span palaeolimnology, hydrology and geomorphology and I employ techniques from these disciplines in order to better understand how fluvial processes within a catchment map on to the stratigraphy recorded in lake sediment sequences.

  • My PhD is specifically focused on developing methods to distinguish sedimentary signatures deposited by event-scale processes (i.e., floods) from the background sediment matrix. My aim is to generate palaeoflood records spanning recent centuries or preferably millennia from Brotherswater, English Lake District, and Loch of the Lowes, southern Scottish Uplands. These datasets will ideally enable long-term trends in flood frequency and magnitude to be examined and flood risk estimations to be refined.

Biography

  • I completed the MSc Environment and Climate Change programme at the University of Liverpool in 2009, and was awarded a Distinction, after graduating from the same institution in 2008 with a 1st class (with Honours) BSc Geography degree. My MSc thesis adapted a data-model comparison approach to assess late-Holocene sediment delivery to Brotherswater, using a cellular automata landscape evolution model and granulometric analyses of lake sediment cores. These data triggered some elements of my current PhD research at this site.

  • The potential to combine field-based measurements with the application of laboratory techniques and computer-based numerical modelling was a big factor when deciding on the direction of my PhD and I hope to continue along this vein in the future.The fieldwork element of earth science research is particularly appealing and I have worked in a range of environments across the UK, Sweden and California.
  • I am currently employed by the School of Environmental Sciences on a Graduate Teaching Assistantship which has provided a fulfilling and invaluable teaching experience in lecture and small-group settings as well as on Undergraduate and MSc field classes.

Conference abstracts

  • Full text for these conference abstracts is available via my ResearchGate profile.
  • Schillereff, D.N. Chiverrell, R.C., Macdonald, N. and Hooke, J.M. (2013) A multi-proxy lake sediment record of recent anthropogenic influence on catchment processes from Brotherswater, northwest England. Oral presentation at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, 7 - 12 April 2013, Vienna, Austria. Session: Landscape in the Anthropocene: state of the art and future directions
  • Schillereff, D.N., Chiverrell, R.C., Macdonald, N. and Hooke, J.M.(2013) Using particle size analysis to generate a millennial-scale palaeoflood record from the English Lake District. PICO presentation at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, 7 - 12 April 2013, Vienna, Austria. Session: From the Mountains to the Sea: Significance of Grain-Size Distributions in Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeoclimatology.
  • Schillereff, D.N., Chiverrell, R.C., Royce, J., Boyle, J.F., Macdonald, N. and Hooke, J.M.(2012) Extracting quantitative geomorphic data from lake sediments: a case-study from Brotherswater, English Lake District. Oral presentation at British Society for Geomorphology Annual Conference 2012, Nottingham University, 25-27 June 2012.
  • Schillereff, D.N. Chiverrell, R.C., Boyle, J.F., Macdonald, N. and Hooke, J.M. (2012) Brotherswater, English Lake District: a record of organic and inorganic sediment flux over two millenia. Oral presentation at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012, 22 - 27 April 2012, Vienna, Austria. Session: Sediment and carbon fluxes under human impact and climate changes
  • Schillereff, D.N. Chiverrell, R.C., Boyle, J.F., Macdonald, N. and Hooke, J.M. (2012) Lakes as recorders of extreme flows: a millenial-scale palaeoflood record from the English Lake District. Poster presentation at European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012, 22 - 27 April 2012, Vienna, Austria. Session: Reconstructing the climate of the last two millenia.
  • Schillereff, D.N., Welsh, K.E., Birchall, W., Royce, J. and Chiverrell, R.C.(2011) Simulating the flood stratigraphy of lacustrine sediments in the English Lake District. Poster presented at 18th INQUA Congress, 21-27 July 2011, Bern, Switzerland. Session: Palaeofloods in Earth's history.
  • Schillereff, D.N., Chiverrell, R.C., Welsh, K.E., Macdonald, N. and Hooke, J.M.(2011) Lake sediments: generating base-line data to assess flood frequency using the case study of Brotherswater, English Lake District. Poster presented at 18th INQUA Congress, DATES, Bern, Switzerland. Session: Holocene rapid environmental change and extreme events as recorded in lake sediments.
  • Schillereff, D.N., Schillereff, D.N., Chiverrell, R.C., Welsh, K.E., Royce, J., Birchall, W., Macdonald, N. and Hooke, J.M. (2011) British lakes as recorders of extreme flows. Oral presentation at British Society for Geomorphology Annual Conference 2011, 28-30 June 2011, Liverpool, UK. University of Liverpool