Daniel Gallagher

Daniel Gallagher


Personal profile

Personal profile

My PhD is part of the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society (Home - Leverhulme Wildfires Centre Leverhulme Wildfires Centre (centreforwildfires.org) and the DiverseK Pages working group (DiverseK | PAGES (pastglobalchanges.org).

My research interests lie in the fields of palaeoecology (past ecology). Though the use pollen and charcoal as proxies for vegetation and fire, respectively. The ability to create long-term high-resolution records which can reflect changes in fire regimes and the interactions between fire and vegetation. These long-term records can provide us with the ability to understand fire and vegetation interactions in the past and to understand how they might change in the future.

Educational background

PhD: Royal Holloway (2020-2024)

Long-term interactions between vegetation, fire and human impact in Guyana. 

MSc Quaternary Science: Royal Holloway (2019-2020)

Long-term interactions between vegetation, grazing and anthropogenic fire in Europe.

BSc Physical Geography: Royal Holloway (2016-2019)

Understanding the respose of vegetation to human activity and climate change in the Holocene: evidence for early farming at Treanscrabbagh Valley, Co. Sligo, Ireland. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Quaternary Science, MSc, Royal Holloway, University of London


Physical Geography, BSc, Royal Holloway, University of London


Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or
  • The Reading Palaeofire Database: an expanded global resource to document changes in fire regimes from sedimentary charcoal records

    Harrison, S. P., Villegas-Diaz, R., Cruz-Silva, E., Gallagher, D., Kesner, D., Lincoln, P., Shen, Y., Sweeney, L., Colombaroli, D., Ali, A., Barhoumi, C., Bergeron, Y., Blyakharchuk, T., Bobek, PÅ., Bradshaw, R., Clear, J. L., Czerwiński, S., Daniau, A. L., Dodson, J., Edwards, K. J., & 62 othersEdwards, M. E., Feurdean, A., Foster, D., Gajewski, K., Gałka, M., Garneau, M., Giesecke, T., Gil Romera, G., Girardin, M. P., Hoefer, D., Huang, K., Inoue, J., Jamrichová, E., Jasiunas, N., Jiang, W., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Kołaczek, P., Kuosmanen, N., Lamentowicz, M., Lavoie, M., Li, F., Li, J., Lisitsyna, O., López-Sáez, J. A., Luelmo-Lautenschlaeger, R., Magnan, G., Magyari, E. K., Maksims, A., Marcisz, K., Marinova, E., Marlon, J., Mensing, S., Miroslaw-Grabowska, J., Oswald, W., Pérez-Díaz, S., Pérez-Obiol, R., Piilo, S., Poska, A., Qin, X., Remy, C. C., Richard, P. J. H., Salonen, S., Sasaki, N., Schneider, H., Shotyk, W., Stancikaite, M., Šteinberga, D., Stivrins, N., Takahara, H., Tan, Z., Trasune, L., Umbanhowar, C. E., Väliranta, M., Vassiljev, J., Xiao, X., Xu, Q., Xu, X., Zawisza, E., Zhao, Y., Zhou, Z. & Paillard, J., 11 Mar 2022, In: Earth System Science Data. 14, 3, p. 1109-1124 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access