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

Diederik Liebrand

Dr. Diederik Liebrand


Stratigraphic correlation and splicing. Astronomical age-calibration of marine sediments and rock outcrops. 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” to astronomical climate forcing.

Current Position

  • Deputy Curator BOSCORF (National Oceanography Centre), 2021-present

Past Positions

  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Universität Bremen), 2019-2020
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (Universität Bremen), 2017-2019
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant (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), 2007
  • BSc: Earth Sciences (Utrecht University), 2005



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