Dr Neven S. Fučkar is a climate scientist who focuses on dynamics, prediction, attribution and impacts of extreme events in a changing climate by using observations, reanalysis products, impact models, initialized predictions, and CMIP5/6 and weather/OpenIFS@home simulations. Furthermore, Neven's research interests encompass hydrological cycle, polar processes, interaction between the climate system and the human system affecting health, food production, water resources and markets, climate-related risk assessment and adaptation, and numerical, statistical and machine learning methods. From January to May 2021, Neven was a University of Oxford OPEN fellow working on the connection of climate variability and change with human health and food systems at the Climate Change and Health Group, Public Health England. Additionally, he has been awarded a COP26 Fellowship in Climate Risk by the COP26 Universities Network.
Neven completed his PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, where he investigated large-scale ocean dynamics, hierarchy of models at different levels of complexity and the ocean's role in climate at NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. Prior to joining the Environmental Change Institute, Neven worked at the University of Hawaii, USA, and the Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain, where he worked on a spectrum of research subjects: coupled climate dynamics and modelling, interaction of weather/climate with biosphere, sea ice and snow, paleoclimate, sub-seasonal to decadal predictions, downscaling, bias correction and forecast verification, climate variability and change, and extreme events.
Teaching & supervision
Neven is also a tutor (Physics of Atmospheres and Oceans) at the Department of Physics in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics sub-department. Additionally, he has supervised two bachelor students (BA Geography) and two master students (Master of Physics). Previously, Neven has been a stipendiary lecturer in Physical Geography (Earth System Processes, Earth System Dynamics, Environmental Geography and Geographical Techniques) at St Peter's College, and a college advisor at St Antony's College. Before coming to Oxford, Neven also taught at Texas A&M University, Princeton University, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and the University of Helsinki.