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 School of Geography and the Environment

Dr Nathalie Schaller

Nathalie Schaller


Visiting research associate, Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.




ECI Climate Research Theme


Nathalie joined the ECI in June 2013 as a visiting research associate on a Swiss National Science Foundation fellowship for prospective researchers. She is also a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.

Currently, Nathalie's research focuses on quantifying the global response of the climate system in idealised model simulations. One of her interests lies in investigating whether the climate system responds linearly to carbon dioxide forcings of different intensities. She is also working on projects to quantify how climate sensitivity evolves in time and how it might be dependent on the pattern of surface warming. She has further been involved in studies about the reversibility of the climate system's state and in particular how changes in the ocean circulation can affect the surface climate. Recently, she has become interested in identifying whether human influence increased the odds of certain extreme weather events to occur.

Nathalie holds a PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where her research focused on quantifying the response of the Earth's hydrological cycle and energy cycle in future warming scenarios. As a part of her PhD, she also worked on methods to evaluate global climate models for precipitation. Prior to her PhD, Nathalie obtained a MSc in atmospheric and climate science with a Minor in physical glaciology and a BSc in Earth Sciences, both from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.