Tel: 0115 936 3479
E-mail Dr Darren John Beriro
I am an interdisciplinary geoscientist with a background in risk based land management. As a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow at BGS I work with a wide range of external organisations, including land owners, developers, consultants and regulators. The aim of the Fellowship is to increase the impact of NERC geoscience in brownfield land redevelopment projects.
My research lines include: i) developing laboratory methods to measure the bioaccessibility of chemicals in soil that are harmful to human health; ii) spatial decision support tools to evaluate land suitability for different applications (e.g. renewable energy, land redevelopment); and iii) data driven modelling of rock and soil geochemistry.
Making a positive contribution towards sustainable development is important to me. I try and achieve this by working on co-designed innovation projects that involve end-users and expert groups within as well as outside BGS.
Beriro, D. J., Cave, M. R., Wragg, J., Thomas, R., Wills, G. 2016. Toward developing a physiologically-based test for human dermal in vitro bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in soil: a review of the current state of knowledge. Journal of Hazardous Materials 305, 240-259.
Middleton, D.R.S., Watts, M.J., Beriro, D.J., Hamilton, E.M., Leonardi, G.S., Fletcher, T., Close, R.M., Polya, D.A., 2017. Arsenic in residential soil and household dust in Cornwall, south west England: potential human exposure and the influence of historical mining. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts
Vane, C. H, Beriro, D. J., Turner, G. H. 2015. Rise and fall of mercury (Hg) pollution in sediment cores of the Thames Estuary, London, UK. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1–12
Vane, Christopher H.; Kim, Alexander W.; Beriro, Darren J.; Cave, Mark R.; Knights, Katherine; Moss-Hayes, Vicky; Nathanail, Paul C.. 2014 Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in urban soils of Greater London, UK. Applied Geochemistry, 51. 303-314. 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2014.09.013.
Beriro, D. J.; Vane, C. H.; Cave, M. R. and Nathanail, C. P. 2014. Effects of Physical Sample Preparation on the Concentrations of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Gasworks Contaminated Soils. Applied Geochemistry.
Beriro, D. J.; Abrahart, R. J.; Nathanail, C. P.; Moreno, J. and Bawazir, A. S. 2013. A typology of different development and testing options for symbolic regression modelling of measured and calculated datasets. Environmental Modelling and Software.
Beriro, D. J.; Abrahart, R. J. and Diplock, G. 2014. Genetic Programming in GeoComputation (2nd Ed.), Abrahart, R. J.; and See, L. CRC Press.