DR SOPHIE LEWIS

DR SOPHIE LEWIS

Positions

  • Palaeoclimates and abrupt change
  • Climate change and variability (including climate extremes)

Overview

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  • I completed my PhD in the Research School of Earth Sciences at The Australian National University in Canberra, looking at past changes in the climate system.In particular, I investigated how records of past climatic change (such as those preserved in ice cores and stalagmites) are interpreted. I used a combination of geochemical and climate modelling techniques to reconstruct abrupt changes in the monsoon systems in the past.

    Since November 2011, I have been in the School of Earth Sciences as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. I am part of the climate extremes research program and am investigating changes in temperature and rainfall extremes in recent times in the Australian region using global climate modelling approaches. My current research interests are:

    •Global climate modelling

    •Extreme weather and climate events

    •Reconstructing past climates

    •Abrupt climatic change

    •Water isotope variability   

Affiliation

Member of

  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. Member 2011 -
  • American Geophysical Union. Member 2009 -
  • Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Member 2009 -
  • Australasian Quaternary Association. Member 2007 -

Publications

Selected publications

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, The Australian National University 2011
  • B.Sc (Hons), Monash University 2006

Awards and honors

  • Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 2010
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2007
  • John Conrad Jaegar Scholarship, 2007

Supervision

Available for supervision

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