ECI's climate research focuses on climate prediction, detection and attribution, as well as climate risk assessment and modelling of climate impacts. ECI hosts UKCIP (the UK Climate Impacts Programme), which promotes and enables adaptation in government and business.

RESEARCH THEMES

Global Science Programme

The Global Climate Science programme looks at the attribution of climate change, climate model uncertainties, and the carbon cycle.

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Impacts and Adaptation

The Impacts and Adaption work focuses on climate impacts on flooding risks and infrastructure systems, and adaptation strategies in the the UK and globally.

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Mitigation

The Mitigation research investigates how to reduce energy demand and decarbonise the UK energy infrastructure.

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Climate news

In order to adapt to, or address loss and damage from, the changing risks of extreme events occurring we need to understand the effect of climate change on such events.

Friederike Otto, et al (2015) Attribution of extreme weather events in Africa: a preliminary exploration of the science and policy implications Climatic Change
  • July 2015

Base greenhouse gas targets on science not expediency, says leading climate scientist

A policy paper by Professor Myles Allen urges policy-makers to base greenhouse gas emissions priorities on science and not expediency ahead of the 2015 climate negotiations.

  • May 2015

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Climate Programme staff

Professor Myles AllenProfessor Myles AllenLeader, Climate Research Programme
Professor of Geosystem Science
 Clare Downing Clare DowningClimate Adaptation Science Officer (UKCIP)
 Stephanie Ferguson Stephanie FergusonDesigner and Editor (UKCIP)
Professor Jim HallProfessor Jim HallDirector of the ECI | Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks
Dr Victoria HaymanDr Victoria HaymanKnowledge Exchange and Co-ordination Officer (UKCIP)
Dr Rachel JamesDr Rachel JamesECI Research Fellow: Climate Modelling for Climate Services
 Kay Jenkinson Kay JenkinsonCommunications Officer
Dr Yuge MaDr Yuge MaPostdoctoral Research Assistant
Professor Benito MüllerProfessor Benito MüllerConvener International Climate Policy Research, ECI
 Sally Mullard Sally MullardUKCIP Administrative Assistant
Dr Friederike OttoDr Friederike OttoDeputy Director
 Patrick Pringle Patrick PringleDirector (UKCIP)
Dr Sami RifaiDr Sami RifaiResearch Associate in Ecosystems Modelling and Climate Data
 Anne Ryan Anne RyanAdministrative Assistant, LCF and Climate Research Lab
 Phil Sivell Phil SivellARCC Network Science Officer
 Roger Street Roger StreetSenior Research Fellow (UKCIP)
 Briony Turner Briony TurnerKnowledge Exchange Manager (UKCIP)
 Peter Uhe Peter UheResearcher
Dr Pete WaltonDr Pete WaltonKnowledge Exchange Research Fellow
 Tanya Wilkins Tanya WilkinsScience Communications and Knowledge Transfer Manager, UKCIP

Doctoral research (NEW)

Rodrigo Arce

Certified forest industry diversification in the Bolivian Northern Amazon: escaping the staple trap in the forest carbon era

Supervisor: Dr Constance McDermott

Festus Asaaga

Smallholder agriculture and ecosystem degradation in rural Africa: empirical analysis of farmers' land use decisions

Supervisors: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Mark Hirons

Meghan Bailey

Robust adaptation planning and decision-making: a comparative study of subsistence-oriented communities in the Indo-Gangetic Plain and West Africa

Supervisor: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi

Aoife Bennett-Curry

The political ecology of oil palm, people and forest conservation: searching for a balanced approach to development in the Peruvian Amazon

Supervisors: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Constance McDermott; Dr Peter Cronkleton (CIFOR)

Laura Brinker

Energy decisions and governance: implications of retail market design for decentralized energy resources

Supervisor: Prof. Nick Eyre; Dr Matthew Lockwood (University of Exeter)

Iliana Cardenes Trujillo

Saving energy and saving water: a comparative study in policy and regulation

Supervisors: Prof. Nick Eyre; Prof. Jim Hall

Anabelle Cardoso

What controls vegetation dynamics in a Central African forest-savanna mosaic: fire or mega-fauna?

Supervisor: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi

Robert Carlsson

Understanding the economic role of national infrastructure systems

Supervisor: Prof. Jim Hall

Abrar Chaudhury

Financial and institutional design of climate change adaptation

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton; Dr Marc Ventresca (SSB)

Claudia Comberti

Adaptation to environmental change in Amazonian Indigenous communities: the role of human-ecosystem interactions in supporting positive change

Supervisors: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Tom Thornton; Dr Richard Grenyer

Franziska Gaupp

The global impact of droughts on agricultural production

Supervisors: Dr Simon Dadson; Prof. Jim Hall

Gonzalo Griebenow

Land use, forest elephants and REDD+. A case study in Bia and Kakum Conservation Areas

Supervisor: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi

Agne Gvozdevaite

Functional diversity of tropical rainforests and their sensitivity to environmental change

Supervisors: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Imma Oliveras

Dina Hestad

Transformational capacity: investigating organisations ability to foster social transformation towards sustainability

Supervisors: Dr Tom Thornton; Patrick Pringle

Xi (Sisi) Hu

China's evolving vulnerability to climate change impacts: a spatial analysis of its infrastructure system

Supervisor: Prof. Jim Hall

Takeshi Inagawa

Nutrient cycling in altered tropical forest ecosystems of Malaysian Borneo

Supervisors: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Terhi Riutta

Toby Jackson

Wind damage and the mechanical strength of trees. Why are trees in Borneo so tall?

Supervisors: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi; Dr Alexander Shenkin; Dr Lisa Patrick Bentley

Ashley Kingsborough

Climate change risk assessment, Decision making and the development of adaptation pathways

Supervisor: Prof. Jim Hall

Toru Kubo

Technology innovation and policy instruments to advance low-carbon transport in developing Asian economies

Supervisors: Prof. David Banister; Dr Christian Brand

Jae-Young Lee

The role of water quality in regional water resources assessment

Supervisors: Prof. Paul Whitehead; Prof. Jim Hall

Xiawei Liao

Identifying and understanding changes in water-energy linkage for China

Supervisors: Prof. Nick Eyre; Prof. Jim Hall

Yingqi Liu

Residential Demand Response (DR) in the UK: the potential in low carbon energy transformation, social implication and interaction with energy efficiency

Supervisors: Dr Sarah Darby; Prof. Nick Eyre

Qiong Lu

Global and local issues of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): processed based modelling in river basins

Supervisor: Prof. Paul Whitehead

Ewan Macdonald

How can we maximise the contribution of carbon finance mechanisms to deliver biodiversity co-benefits to species and ecosystem conservation?

Supervisor: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi

Scott MacDonald

An international comparison of voluntary green electricity tariffs

Supervisor: Prof. Nick Eyre

Christine Moore

Understanding social-ecological resilience in a cocoa producing region: a study of Ghana's Kakum Region

Supervisor: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi

Kiron Neale

Beyond implementation: mainstreaming solar energy into Trinidad's residential sector

Supervisors: Dr Chris Jardine; Prof. Nick Eyre

Sarah O'Keefe

Climate scenarios for water security assessment in major African river basins

Supervisors: Dr Simon Dadson; Dr Friederike Otto

Brice Perombelon

Geopolitical Arctic(s). Indigenous representations of geo-power: the case of the Sahtu Denes

Supervisors: Dr Tom Thornton; Dr Richard Powell

Nicolas Raab

Modelling tree carbon allocation, gas and energy exchange in the Amazon through functional structural models

Supervisor: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi

Jose Ramirez Mendiola

The pathway to a sustainable energy infrastructure system

Supervisors: Prof. Nick Eyre; Prof. Jim Hall

Ruksana Rimi

Climate change and high-impact weather events: implications for water resource and agriculture in Bangladesh

Supervisor: Prof. Myles Allen

June Rubis

(Re)imagining forest conservation landscapes and development pathways: indigenous strategies in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Supervisor: Prof. Yadvinder Malhi

Kevin Wheeler

Cooperation or conflict in trans-boundary rivers with the emergence of climate variability: a case study of the Nile River

Supervisor: Prof. Jim Hall

Victoria Wyllie de Echeverria

Linking interactions between cultural and biological diversity on the Pacific coast of North America in the face of climate change

Supervisor: Dr Tom Thornton

Doctoral research

Dina Hestad

Are we truly adapting? An assessment of whether monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation methodologies are capturing the complex and dynamic context of adaptation

Yingqui Li

Residential Demand Response (DR) in the UK: the potential in lowcarbon energy transformation, social implication and interaction with energy efficiency

Xi Hu

China's evolving vulnerability to climate change impacts: a spatial analysis of its infrastructure system


Ruksana Rimi

Climate change and high-impact weather events: implications for water resource and agriculture in Bangladesh

Sarah O'Keefe

Climate scenarios for water security assessment in major African river basins

Meghan Bailey

Climate adaptation through a social lens: the role social differentiation, knowledge and power play in adapting agricultural practices

Abrar Chaudhury

Financial and institutional design of climate change adaptation

Oxford University Climate Network
UKCIP
ARCC Network
Eucleia Project