Our Team

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Professor Nathan Bindoff

Nathan Bindoff is Professor of Physical Oceanography at the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). Professor Bindoff was the coordinating lead author for the ocean chapter in the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report and Fifth Assessment reports. Professor Bindoff and his colleagues documented some of the first evidence for changes in the Indian, North Pacific, South Pacific and Southern Oceans and the first evidence of changes in the earth’s hydrological cycle from ocean salinity. His most recent work is on documenting the decline in oxygen content of the oceans and dynamics of the Southern Ocean.

Dr Rebecca Harris

Dr Harris’ principal research interests are in the area of climate change impacts on biodiversity, species distributions and thermal biology. In her role as Climate Research Fellow she integrates regional climate projections with ecological and social research to contribute to landscape management decisions necessary to adapt to climate change. Her current research focusses on ecosystem stability in response to climate variability; changes to native and invasive species distributions; shifts in growing season and phenology, and changing fire fuel loads under future climate change. She is currently leading two research projects – one investigating the viability of prescribed burning as a management tool under climate change, and the other providing climate information to assist Australia’s wine industry adapt to short-term climate variability and long-term climate change.

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Dr Tom Remenyi

Dr Remenyi’s work is focused on converting leading-edge scientific research into relevant, useful, usable information for decision makers. His training in economics, analytical chemistry, marine biogeochemistry, data analysis and interpretation as well as field sampling and project management enable him to bring different skills to the various teams he works within and across a range of disciplines.

He dedicates significant time to stakeholder engagement, is a member of a number of committees and working groups and is a regular workshop facilitator. He also provides the technical expertise for services such as data provision, analysis, presentation and interpretation for stakeholders and within the Climate Futures team.

Dr Peter Love

Dr Love has a background in atmospheric physics (PhD, University of Adelaide). His research has focussed on small scale dynamic processes in the atmosphere including waves, tides and turbulence, and their relationship to large scale circulations. These studies have been conducted primarily using ground based radar remote sensing and weather balloon observations together with a range of computational modelling techniques. Other research interests include El Nino Southern Oscillation and the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation in the tropical middle atmosphere. Having joined the ACE CRC Climate Futures program in 2016, Dr Love is currently analysing the impact of climate change on weather-related fire risk factors in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Dr Chris White

Dr White’s research spans the disciplines of hydrology and flood risk, natural hazards, risk assessment, extreme events, and climate change. He is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at ACE CRC, where he works with State and national Government agencies and industry partners to advance the understanding and prediction of natural hazards, including promoting collaboration between the research and operational communities to improve the development and application of risk-based information for decision-makers.

He was part of the Climate Futures for Tasmania project, producing climate change projections of rainfall and temperature extremes at the local scale. Dr White recently led the revision of the Tasmanian State Natural Disaster Risk Assessment for the Tasmanian Government that reassessed the State’s current risk from natural hazards, and is currently leading a regional earth system modelling project in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology to generate a 25 year high-resolution (1.5 km in 1-hour time steps) ‘reanalysis’ dataset for Tasmania as part of an Australia-wide R&D program.