Ben is a Research Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, working with David Karoly, Murray Peel, Rory Nathan and Ailie Gallant on the Victorian Drought Risk Inference Project, VicDRIP (www.vicdrip.org). VicDRIP is an ARC Linkage Project investigating megadrought likelihood and its water resource impacts in Australia (LP150100062), and assembles a team of leading hydrologists, climate scientists and water managers to investigate the history and future risk of decadal to multidecadal droughts. Ben’s research focusses on understanding interannual and decadal-scale climate variability using instrumental data, multi-proxy palaeoclimate records and climate models. His work focuses on the Pacific Ocean influences of the El Niño Southern Oscillation and the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO). He received his PhD in hydrology, climate variability and water resources from the University of Newcastle (Australia) in 2012. He has worked on a number of academic and industry projects examining hydro-climatic variability and water resource system performance, including hydrological modelling underpinning regional water planning. Ben’s research interests include: decadal climate variability and climate change, the climate of the past 2000 years, the evaluation of large-scale climate circulation modes in climate models, hydrological modelling for water supply planning, and the impacts, emergence and palaeoclimate context of anthropogenic climate change.
Ben is available for PhD and Masters supervision in the areas of: - Decadal climate variability and climate change - Climate of the past 2000 years - The evaluation of large-scale climate circulation modes in climate models - Hydrological modelling for water supply planning - The impacts, emergence and palaeoclimate context of anthropogenic climate change Please contact me for more information