Dr Tim Peterson has over 14 years experience in hydrological and hydrogeological research and consulting. He completed his Phd in 2009 on pioneering work on catchment resilience and multiple steady states (http://hdl.handle.net/11343/35439) and was subsequently awarded an Australian Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship to continue this research.
More recently, he's been researching the use of statistics to identify catchments with multiple steady states. This research has also allowed considerably greater quantitative value to be derived from groundwater monitoring. Specifically, he's developed nonlinear groundwater time-series approaches for extrapolating and decomposing hydrographs and probabilistic geostatistical methods for mapping groundwater elevation. These tools have considerable practical outcomes and, in collaboration with himself, these tools have been utilised by The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Vic.), Power and Water Corporation (N.T.), W.A. Water Corporation and the Bureau of Meteorology - with the latter adopting the mapping techniques for the National Water Accounts.
In funding this research, Tim has been well supported by the following Australian Research Council Grants:
ARC Linkage Project 0991280. Western; Peterson; Frost; Cheng; McAuley : "A new paradigm for catchment management: detection, forecasting and management of water catchments with multiple steady states"
ARC Discovery Project 120100253. Western : "A new method for identifying groundwater contributions to stream baseflow". http://apps.eng.unimelb.edu.au/research-projects/index.php?r=site/webView&id=203
ARC Linkage Project 130100958. Western : "Automated groundwater level mapping: a tool for catchment scale estimation of aquifer storage changes, fluxes and hydrogeological properties".
2009-2012: T. Peterson awarded an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Industry (APDI)
2009-2012: A. Western, T. Peterson, A. Frost, X. Cheng and C. McCauley, University of Melbourne with Bureau of Meteorology (Aust), Dept of Primary Industries (Aust) and Dept of Sustainability and Environment (Vic), ARC Linkage Project, ARC funding $374K
2016: T. Peterson, Victoria Government Technical Advisory Committee for Aquifer Property Estimation, $5k
Education and training
University of Melbourne 2010
Monash University 2001
Monash University 1997
Awards and honors
Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Early Career Award,
Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Industry (APDI), Australian Research Council (ARC) Post-doctoral Fellowship,
eWater CRC PhD scholarship, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Melbourne,
Dr Tim Peterson has over 13 years experience in hydrological and hydrogeological research and consulting. He completed his Phd in 2009 on pioneering work on catchment resilience and multiple steady states (http://hdl.handle.net/11343/35439). More recently he's been researching the use of statistics to identify catchments with multiple steady states and catchments dynamics in a changing world. Tim has or is supervising the following Phd students:
Dr. Vahid Shapoori: Statistical decomposition of groundwater hydrographs into climate and pumping impacts (completed 2015)
Ms. Emma White: Numerical evaluation of the effectiveness of groundwater management plans.
Mr. Sina Khatami: Quantifying equifinality in conceptual rainfall-runoff modelling.
Ms. Silwati Womera: Statistical estimation of flood recharge.
For details of Tim's publications please see:
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tim_Peterson7
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=kkYJLF4AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao