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Researcher: Oliver, ECJ (Dr Eric Oliver)

Fields of Research

Physical oceanography
Climatology
Ecosystem function
Climate change processes
Biological oceanography
Fisheries sciences
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Adverse weather events
Meteorology
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Fisheries management
Natural hazards
Atmospheric dynamics

Research Objectives

Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Fisheries - wild caught
Climate change models
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Aquaculture oysters
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change

Career Best Publications

A reconstruction of Madden–Julian Oscillation Variability from 1905 to 2008; Journal of Climate
Madden-Julian Oscillation and sea level: Local and remote forcing; Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
Projected Tasman Sea extremes in sea surface temperature through the twenty-first century; Journal of Climate

Research Publications

A climatological model of North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone genesis, tracks and landfall; Climate Dynamics
A global assessment of marine heatwaves and their drivers; Nature Communications
A hierarchical approach to defining marine heatwaves; Progress in Oceanography
A reconstruction of Madden–Julian Oscillation Variability from 1905 to 2008; Journal of Climate
A statistical method for improving continental shelf and nearshore marine climate predictions; Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
A statistical seasonal forecast model of North Indian Ocean tropical cyclones using the quasi-biennial oscillation; International Journal of Climatology
Anthropogenic and natural influences on record 2016 marine heat waves; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Blind use of reanalysis data: apparent trends in Madden–Julian Oscillation activity driven by observational changes; International Journal of Climatology
Can you surf the East Australian Current, Finding Nemo-style?
Characteristic atmospheric states during mid-summer droughts over Central America and Mexico; Climate Dynamics
Differential vulnerability to climate change yields novel deep-reef communities; Nature Climate Change
Distribution models of temperate habitat-forming species on the continental shelf in eastern Australia: setting the baseline and predicting future changes; Species on the Move
Distribution models of temperate habitat-forming species on the continental shelf In eastern Australia: setting the baseline to monitor and predict future changes; 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015)
Distribution models of temperate rocky reef habitat-forming species on the continental shelf in Eastern Australia: setting the baseline to monitor and predict future changes; ICES Annual Science Conference 2015
Eastern Tasmania marine heatwave atlas
Environmental drivers of unprecedented Alexandrium catenella dinoflagellate blooms off eastern Tasmania, 2012–2018; Harmful Algae
Estimating extremes from global ocean and climate models: a Bayesian hierarchical model approach; Progress in Oceanography
Evaluation of hydrodynamic ocean models as a first step in larval dispersal modelling; Continental Shelf Research
Extending our understanding of South Pacific gyre ''spin-up'': modeling the East Australian Current in a future climate; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Extreme marine warming across tropical Australia during austral summer 2015–2016; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Extreme surface and near-bottom currents in the northwest Atlantic; Natural Hazards
How can climate predictions improve sustainability of coastal fisheries in Pacific Small-Island Developing States?; Marine Policy
Influence of the Madden-Julian oscillation on Costa Rican mid-summer drought timing; International Journal of Climatology
Influence of the MJO on daily surface air temperature over Iran; International Journal of Climatology
Intraseasonal variability of sea level and circulation in the Gulf of Thailand: the role of the Madden–Julian Oscillation; Climate Dynamics
Joint modulation of intraseasonal rainfall in tropical Australia by the Madden-Julian Oscillation and El Nińo-Southern Oscillation; Geophysical Research Letters
Longer and more frequent marine heatwaves over the past century; Nature Communications
Madden-Julian Oscillation and sea level: Local and remote forcing; Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
Managing the risk of sea urchin barrens in eastern Tasmania; 10th International Temperate Reefs Symposium 2014
Marine heatwaves are getting hotter, lasting longer and doing more damage
Marine heatwaves off eastern Tasmania: trends, interannual variability, and predictability; Progress in Oceanography
Marine heatwaves threaten global biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services; Nature Climate Change
Modelling the shelf circulation off eastern Tasmania; Continental Shelf Research
Modulation of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone activity by the Madden–Julian Oscillation (MJO) from 1905 to 2011; Journal of Climate
Modulation of wet-season rainfall over Iran by the Madden– Julian Oscillation, Indian Ocean Dipole and El Nińo–Southern Oscillation; International Journal of Climatology
Multidecadal variations in the modulation of Alaska wintertime air temperature by the Madden-Julian Oscillation; Theoretical and Applied Climatology
Natural hazards in Australia: heatwaves; Climatic Change
Natural hazards in Australia: sea level and coastal extremes; Climatic Change
Nearshore and offshore co-occurrence of marine heatwaves and cold-spells; Progress in Oceanography
Predictability of the Madden–Julian Oscillation index: seasonality and dependence on MJO phase; Climate Dynamics
Predominant atmospheric and oceanic patterns during coastal marine heatwaves; Frontiers in Marine Science
Projected changes to Tasman Sea eddies in a future climate; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Projected Tasman Sea extremes in sea surface temperature through the twenty-first century; Journal of Climate
Remote forcing of Tasman Sea marine heatwaves; Journal of Climate
Sea level and circulation variability of the Gulf of Carpentaria: influence of the Madden‐Julian Oscillation and the adjacent deep ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research
Seasonal forecasting of tropical cyclones in the North Indian Ocean region: the role of El Nino-Southern Oscillation; Climate Dynamics
Storm tracks in the Southern Hemisphere subtropical oceans; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
The importance of choice of ocean products in larval dispersal modelling; Larval Fish Conference
The relationship between the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and southeastern New England snowfall; Monthly Weather Review
The unprecedented 2015/16 Tasman Sea marine heatwave; Nature Communications
Validation of hydrodynamic ocean models using empirical data for the purpose of larval dispersal modelling; Australian Marine Science Association Conference
Variability and long-term trends in the shelf circulation off eastern Tasmania; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Variations in global tropical cyclone activity and the Madden-Julian Oscillation since the midtwentieth century; Geophysical Research Letters

Research Projects

Identifying historical marine heatwaves off eastern Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub - Activity Schedule 1 Project 2.3 - Decadal-scale predictability of ocean temperature extremes; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision

Rock Lobster Larval Dispersal Modelling