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Professor Daniel Parsons

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Daniel Parsons

Professor in Sedimentology/ Director, Energy and Environment Institute

Biography Under the leadership of Professor Parsons, the Energy and Environment Institute has gathered together multidisciplinary team of over 80 researchers to conduct impactful research on the global challenges presented by environmental change, anthropogenic impacts and securing a low-carbon energy supply. The EEI has a portfolio of active research grants and projects of over £21M, and hosts two taught MSc programmes as well as being home to the EPSRC-NERC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Wind and Environment.

Professor Parsons is an active researcher in areas related to fluvial, estuarine, coastal and deep marine sedimentary environments, exploring responses of these systems to climate and environmental change. He has research interests in anthropogenic disturbances to these systems and determining necessary societal adaptations to mitigate the impact of change - for example understanding how evolving flood risk on large mega-deltas can impact populations and related regional and global food security - through to understanding the impact of plastics, particularly in coastal and marine environments.

Professor Parsons also has research interests in environmental scale modelling, innovative environmental measurement technologies and in areas related to offshore renewable energy.
ResearcherID G-9101-2011
Scopus Author ID 56144688000