Dr Jesse Zondervan FGS


United Kingdom

English and Dutch (fluent), French and German (elementary)
United Kingdom

Research Focus

I am a geoscience PhD candidate at the University of Plymouth, having graduated from Imperial College London with a Master’s degree in Geology (2017). My research focus is on the evolution of landscapes, in particular river landscapes in mountains. I have experienced research environments in several countries, including the Netherlands, Australia, Denmark and the UK and I am interested in applying my research to global development. I am the editor and a contributing author for the Geology for Global Development blog, an organisation raising the profile of international development in the geoscience community. I am also the geoscience editor for science-discussion aggregator ScienceSeeker. I have written a series of articles on the future of geoscience applications in relation to the rise of globalisation in the Impakter Magazine.


  • Quantifying landscape response to tectonics and climate using river terraces in the Atlas Mountains, central Morocco
  • Investigating landscape response to active faulting, Southern Gulf of Corinth, Central Greece
  • Population dynamics and environment in South America


  • Researcher

Global goals

Target 1.5
Target 11.5
Target 11.B
Target 17.6

Professional Organisations

  • Fellow, Geological Society of London
  • Postgraduate Fellow, Royal Geographical Society
  • Blog editor, Geology for Global Development


  • United Kingdom

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