Assistant Professor Eric Oliver
Department of Oceanography (and Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science as Adjunct), Dalhousie University. Contact: email@example.com
Eric's current research is focused on variability and extremes in the climate system. For more information see his research page.
Dr Christoph Renkl
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christoph's primary research interests are climate variability and interactions across temporal/spatial scales and across sub-systems of the climate. He is interested in combining observations with statistical and numerical models to improve our understanding of the climate system including questions of predictability and long-term trends. Currently, he is working on downscaling future projections of the ocean circulation in the northwest Atlantic.
Dr Emma Harrison
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Contact: email@example.com
Emma is interested in decolonizing methodologies and research justice as science praxis. Her current work supports community-engaged monitoring of changes in the coastal marine environment of Nunatsiavut, in northern Labrador. She is developing collaborative projects with Inuit community members that focus on climate change impacts in Nunatsiavut. Emma is a founding member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice, an organization that works for decolonial environmental justice and non-extractive climate change solutions (the-ciej.org and @Decolonize4Climate).
PhD student in Oceanography, Dalhousie University. Co-supervised with Prof Katja Fennel. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin is interested in the carbonate properties (DIC and Alkalinity) in the Arctic Ocean. In particular, he is looking at how to parametrize the impact of sea ice on the carbon cycle in numerical models, and the variability of biogeochemical properties.
PhD student in Statistics, Dalhousie University. Supervised by Prof Mike Dowd. Contact: email@example.com
Claire is investigating the carbon inventory in the North Atlantic Ocean, and attempting to describe its spatio-temporal variability, including the concentration of ocean carbon, air-sea flux and transports in the region.
PhD student, Interdisciplinary PhD Program, Dalhousie University. Co-supervised with Dr. Claudio Aporta. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breanna's research explores how Labrador Inuit describe indicators of oceanographic and climatological variables, including seasonality and change, and the underlying ontological approach to the generation and application of such knowledge. She hopes to identify where western scientific approaches to oceanographic and climatological phenomena can align with Inuit knowledge to generate locally relevant information for climate change planning in Nunatsiavut.
MSc student, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University. Contact: email@example.com
May's research involves looking at temporal and spatial variations in sea ice along coastal Labrador. She is interested in knowing what kind of changes are happening (i.e. sea ice concentration, rate of ice formation) and what factors are driving these changes (i.e. sea surface temperature, air temperature, currents).
MSc student, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taylor is studying the dynamics of the Labrador Current system off the Labrador coast and shelf using a diverse set of observations as well as statistical and dynamical modelling tools. Previous she worked on ocean circulation and watermass properties off northern Nunatsiavut (Labrador) from glider and drifter observations. She is interested in learning more about using different mathematical models to predict ocean state variables, especially in the context of climate change.
MSc student, Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University. Contact: email@example.com
Rebekah's area of research is the variability and predictability of winter storms in general, or more specifically extratropical cyclones which include European windstorms. I’m interested in seasonal/interannual variability and predictors of these storm tracks.
MSc student, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan's research is focused on historical sea surface temperature trends and variability in the Northwest Atlantic. He is interested in statistical methods for determining long-term trends and variability as well as physical models used to explain variations in sea surface temperature.
Dr Xianmin Hu
Research Associate, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University. Contact: email@example.com
Xianmin is interested in studying the ocean and climate dynamics using numerical models, notably conducting process studies and exploring the mechanisms of observed and future potential changes in the ocean. He is particularly interested in the freshwater related processes in the polar oceans
Dr Sofia Darmaraki
Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network, Dalhousie University. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @Sofia_Darmaraki
Sofia's research interests explore the occurrence of climate & ocean extremes on regional to global scales, through the understanding of their underlying mechanisms, as well as the assessment of uncertainties in their future evolution. She is also interested in their impacts on marine ecosystems and on possible solutions for their mitigation through interdisciplinary collaborations. Currently, she is investigating the dominant physical drivers of marine heatwaves globally, their spatial patterns, future evolution, and impacts on fisheries.
Dr Robert Schlegel
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ocean Frontier Institute, Dalhousie University & Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Co-supervised with Dr Ke Chen. Contact: email@example.com
Robert predominantly focuses on marine heatwaves; their patterns/trends in occurrence and what their physical drivers may be. He also spend a good amount of time maintaining the R code used for detecting marine heatwaves and the web application used for tracking marine heatwaves globally. He also moonlights as a kelp ecologist.
Dr Siren Rühs
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ocean Frontier Institute, Dalhousie University & GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research. Co-supervised with Dr Arne Biastoch. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Siren studied the physical drivers of Northwest Atlantic uptake and export of trace gases, using physical oceanographic and marine biogeochemical models.
Dr Eva Cougnon
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Environmental Science Programme & Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania. Co-supervised with A/Prof Neil Holbrook. Contact: email@example.com
Eva's postdoctoral research examined the predictability of ocean temperature extremes on decadal time scales.
Zijie (William) Zhao
Honours in Marine and Antarctic Science, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania & Ocean University of China. Co-supervised with A/Prof Neil Holbrook. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zijie's Honours research examined variability and predictability of marine heatwaves off eastern Tasmania using the hi-res ETAS ocean model. Previously, as a summer project, Zijie worked on the role of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in the onset of Costa Rican mid-summer droughts. Zijie is currently a PhD student in the School of Earth Science, University of Melbourne.
Master of Marine and Antarctic Science, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania. Co-supervised with A/Prof Neil Holbrook. Contact: email@example.com
Andika's research focussed on investigating the circulation variability along southeast Tasmania and its relationship with ENSO & SAM.
Undergraduate Summer Student, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science & Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania. Co-supervised with A/Prof Neil Holbrook. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roohi studied the joint role of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and ENSO in driving intraseasonal rainfall variability in tropical Australia.