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Hunter Branch Meeting 2023-1

Dr Danielle Vernon-Kidd“From floods to drought? What might this year bring and what is causing these extremes”

Dr Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Associate Professor, Environmental and Life Sciences
University of Newcastle

Date: Thursday 16 March 2023, 5.00 pm for 5.15 pm AEDT 
Registration:  Registration is required by 5.00 pm on Tuesday 14 March 2023 through Membes. Max: 50 people
Venue:  40 Newcomen Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Entry:  Society members, $15; Non-members, $25; Students, $5
Enquiries:  Via email to RSNSW Hunter Branch Secretary (Prof. Philip Bolton)
Society Members, Fellows, and members of the public are welcome

In this Royal Society of New South Wales lecture, renowned climate-related disaster researcher Associate Professor Danielle Verdon-Kidd will look at the evolving features of climate and its impact on climate-related events. During the lecture, Danielle will explore the drivers of climate extremes across Australia, highlighting case studies of recent events such as the 2020 bushfires and north coast floods. Danielle will discuss the implications of a possible El Nińo developing in 2023 after a series of La Nińa events and talk about how extremes may evolve in the future.

Associate Professor Danielle Verdon-Kidd investigates the causes of climate-related disasters and how to best mitigate the effects of significant climatic events such as droughts, bushfires, heatwaves, and storms. Her work involves integrating research in the disciplines of climate science, hydrology, and paleoclimatology. She is particularly interested in large-scale climatic events and how they inform us to predict, prepare and lessen future climate-related catastrophes in Australia.

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