My name is Diederik Liebrand. I am a geologist specialised in cyclostratigraphy, astrochronology, palaeoclimatology, and palaeoceanography.

Diederik Liebrand

Dr. Diederik Liebrand


Stratigraphic correlation and splicing (i.e., depth models). Astronomical age-calibration of marine sediments and rock outcrops (i.e., age models). High-resolution climate reconstructions with a focus on Icehouse Earth (between 34 and 0 million years ago). Applying time-series analysis to climate records. Investigating the complex responses of “System Earth”, mainly the oceans, to astronomical climate forcing. Describing biotic responses to past climatic and oceanographic changes.

Current Position

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Manchester), 2022-present

Past Positions

  • Deputy Curator (National Oceanography Centre), 2021-2022
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Universität Bremen), 2019-2020
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Universität Bremen), 2017-2019
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Southampton), 2014-2017
  • Research Assistant (University of Southampton), 2012-2013
  • Stratigraphic Correlator (IODP Expedition 342), 2012
  • Analyst in Geochemistry Laboratory (Utrecht University), 2008-2009


  • PhD: Palaeoclimatology & Palaeoceanography (University of Southampton), 2014 defended/2015 awarded
  • MSc: BioGeology (Utrecht University/University of Florida), 2007
  • BSc: Earth Sciences (Utrecht University), 2005



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