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Researcher: Holbrook, NJ (Associate Professor Neil Holbrook)

Research Fields

Physical Oceanography
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Climate Change Processes
Environmental Management
Atmospheric Dynamics
Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes)
Geodesy
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Fisheries Sciences
Ecosystem Function
Education
Palaeoclimatology
Natural Hazards
Health Policy
Environmental Science and Management
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Fisheries Management
Biological Oceanography
Atmospheric Sciences
Public Policy
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Atmospheric Radiation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Ocean Engineering
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Health and Community Services
Conservation and Biodiversity
Social and Cultural Geography
Community Child Health
Natural Resource Management
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Aquaculture
Oceanography
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Landscape Ecology
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Environment Policy
Applied Economics
Applied Statistics
Physical Sciences
Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Environment and Resource Economics
Marine Geoscience

Research Impact

Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Climate Change Models
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Climate and Climate Change
Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts)
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Education and Training Systems
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection
Health Policy Evaluation
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Environmental Health
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Sustainability Indicators
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Rural Health
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Hardwood Plantations
International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Wild Caught Prawns
Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities

Career Best Publications

Climate change impacts and adaptation of commercial marine fisheries in Australia: a review of the science; Climatic Change
Decadal climate variability and cross-scale interactions: ICCL 2013 expert assessment workshop; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
ENSO to multi-decadal time scale changes in East Australian Current transports and Fort Denison sea level: Oceanic Rossby waves as the connecting mechanism; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Reassessing conceptual models of ENSO; Journal of Climate
Resilience and signatures of tropicalization in protected reef fish communities; Nature Climate Change

Research Publications

2004/05 Tropical Cyclone Forecasts for the Australian-Southwest Pacific Ocean Region Using a New Poisson Regression Model; Experimental Long-Lead Forecast Bulletin
A Bayesian Forecast Model of Australian Region Tropical Cyclone Formation; Journal of Climate
A climatological model of North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone genesis, tracks and landfall; Climate Dynamics
A digital upper ocean temperature atlas for the southwest Pacific: 1955-1988; Australian Meteorological Magazine
A hierarchical approach to defining marine heatwaves; Progress in Oceanography
A new method for extracting the ENSO-independent Indian Ocean Dipole: application to Australian region tropical cyclone counts; Climate Dynamics
A Poisson regression model approach to predicting tropical cyclogenesis in the Australian/southwest Pacific Ocean region using the SOI and saturated equivalent potential temperature gradient as predictors; Geophysical Research Letters
A Poisson Regression Model of Tropical Cyclogenesis for the Australian-Southwest Pacific Ocean Region; Weather and Forecasting
A pressure gradient metric capturing planetary-scale influences on eastern Australian rainfall; Geophysical Research Letters
A pressure gradient metric capturing planetary-scale influences on eastern Australian rainfall; AMS 17th Conference on Applied Climatology
A statistical method for improving continental shelf and nearshore marine climate predictions; Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
A Statistically Efficient Mapping Technique for Four-Dimensional Ocean Temperature Data; Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Ability of global climate models at a regional scale over Australia; International Journal of Global Environmental Issues
Adaptation of Australia's marine ecosystems to climate change: using science to inform conservation management; International Journal of Ecology
Adaptation Research Network for Marine Biodiversity and Resources – Final Report
Adapting fish and fisheries to climate change: the role of Australia's National Climate Change Adaption Research Network for Marine Biodiversity and Resources; ASFB 2010 Conference & Climate Change Symposium
Adaptive management of temperate reefs to minimise effects of climate change: developing new effective approaches for ecological monitoring and predictive modelling
Advances from the Southwest Pacific Ocean circulation and climate experiment (SPICE); CLIVAR Exchanges No. 61
An assessment of multiple westward propagating signals in sea level anomalies; Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans
An Assessment of Multiple Westward Propogating Signals in South Pacific Sea Level Anomalies; 2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting
An Assessment of Multiple Westward Propogating Signals in South Pacific Sea Level Anomalies; Observing and Forecasting the Ocean: OSTST Meeting - GOAE Final Symposium - IDS Workshop
An evaluation of the classical and extended Rossby wave theories in explaining spectral estimates of the first few baroclinic modes in the South Pacific Ocean; Ocean Dynamics
An Evaluation of Thermodynamic Estimates of Climatological Maximum Potential Tropical Cyclone Intensity; Monthly Weather Review
Application of the ENSO Unified Oscillator theory to an ocean-only model; Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Assessing an indirect health implication of a changing climate: Ross River Virus in a temperate island state; Climate Risk Management
Assessing Simulations of Daily Temperature and Precipitation Variability with Global Climate Models for Present and Enhanced Greenhouse Climates; International Journal of Climatology
Australia's Marine Biodiversity and Resources in a Changing Climate: A Review of Impacts and Adaptation 2009-2012; National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Australian National Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Marine Biodiversity and Resources; Climate Change Effects on Fish and Fisheries
Australian Tropical Cyclone Climatology and the Influence of Regional Climate Modes; 2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting
Baroclinic Modeling of the South Pacific Gyre; Ninth International Conference on Southern Ocean Meteorology and Oceanography. Extremes: Climate and Water in the Southern Hemisphere
Book Review. El Niño Southern Oscillation and climatic variability, by R Allan, J Lindesay and D Parker
Book Review. Mathematical Methods for Oceanographers: An Introduction, by E Laws
Book Review. The weather and climate of Australia and New Zealand, by AP Sturman and NJ Tapper
Building Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change: contributions from Australia's Marine Adaptation Network 2009-2013; Australia’s Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Marine Biodiversity and Resources
Can Pacific Ocean Thermocline Depth Anomalies Be Simulated by a Simple Linear Vorticity Model?; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Climate change cascades: Shifts in oceanography, species' ranges and subtidal marine community dynamics in eastern Tasmania; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Climate change impacts and adaptation of commercial marine fisheries in Australia: a review of the science; Climatic Change
Climate mechanisms and predictability for Australia; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2008
Climate, urbanisation and vulnerability to vector-borne disease in subtropical coastal Australia: Sustainable policy for a changing environment; Global Environmental Change Part B: Environmental Hazards
Climatic Influences on Oceanic Primary Production Observed in Satellite Derived Data; 2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting
Climatic Influences on Southern Hemisphere Oceanic Primary Production Derived From Satellite Remote Sensing Observations; Ninth International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography. Extremes: Climate and Water in the Southern Hemisphere
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CORRIGENDUM: 'Oscillatory and Propagating Modes of Temperature Variability at the 3-3.5- and 4-4.5-yr Time Scales in the Upper Southwest Pacific Ocean', Journal of Climate, 18 (5) 719-736; Journal of Climate
Decadal characterization of Indo-Pacific Ocean subsurface temperature modes in SODA reanalysis; Journal of Climate
Decadal Climate Prediction: Opportunities and Challenges; OceanObs: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society
Decadal climate variability and cross-scale interactions: ICCL 2013 expert assessment workshop; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Decadal Climate Variability in Australia During the Twentieth Century; International Journal of Climatology
Decadal climate variability in Australia during the twentieth century
Defining and observing stages of climate-mediated range shifts in marine systems; Global Environmental Change
Developing rural community health risk assessments for climate change: a Tasmanian pilot study; Rural and Remote Health
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
Do Multiple Peaks in the Radon Transform of Westward Propagating Sea Surface Height Anomalies Correspond to Higher Order Rossby wave Baroclinic Modes?; 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography
East Australian Pressure Index; 2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting
Effectiveness of the Bjerknes Stability (BJ) index in representing ocean dynamics; Tropical Weather and Climate Dynamics Workshop
Effectiveness of the Bjerknes stability index in representing ocean dynamics; Climate Dynamics
El Nino - Southern Oscillation; A Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia 2009
El Nino – Southern Oscillation; Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia 2012
ENSO to multi-decadal time scale changes in East Australian Current transports and Fort Denison sea level: Oceanic Rossby waves as the connecting mechanism; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Estimating extremes from global ocean and climate models: a Bayesian hierarchical model approach; Progress in Oceanography
Evaluating SODA for Indo-Pacific Ocean decadal climate variability studies; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Evaluation of the AR4 Climate Models' Simulated Daily Maximum Temperature, Minimum Temperature, and Precipitation over Australia Using Probability Density Functions; Journal of Climate
Exploring the Health Effects of a Subtly Changing Climate: risk and vulnerability to Ross River Virus in Tasmania, Australia; Fifth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
Extending our understanding of South Pacific gyre ''spin-up'': modeling the East Australian Current in a future climate; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Facilitating student understanding about climate science: El Niño as an online case study; UniServe Science Symposium: Improving Learning Outcomes Through Flexible Science Teaching
Featured Commission: The International Commission on Climate (ICCL)
Final Report: Flagships Atmospheric Science
Fisheries management approaches as platforms for climate change adaptation: comparing theory and practice in Australian fisheries; Marine Policy
Foreseeing the health effects of climate change in rural communities: A translational research approach; Climate Adaptation in Action 2012
From physics to fish to folk: supporting coastal regional communities to understand their vulnerability to climate change in Australia; Fisheries Oceanography
How coupled models alter El Nino ocean dynamics: a case study using the ACCESS coupled model; Centre of Excellence for Climate Systems Science
Image-based continental shelf habitat mapping using novel automated data extraction techniques; Continental Shelf Research
Impact of land cover change on the climate of southwest Western Australia; Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres
Influence of Regional Climate Modes on Australian Tropical Cyclone Development; Conference on Telecommunications in the Atmosphere and Oceans
Influence of Regional Climate Modes on Tropical Cyclone Development; Ninth International Conference on Southern Ocean Meteorology and Oceanography. Extremes: Climate and Water in the Southern Hemisphere
Interactive visualisation of model ocean simulations for the Atmospheric Science and Batchelor of Marine Science teaching programs. Final Report: Macquarie University Teaching Development Grant (MUTDG) awarded to Neil Holbrook: 2001-2002
Interannual and Decadal Temperature Variability in the Southwest Pacific Ocean between 1955 and 1988; Journal of Climate
Interdecadal Sea Surface Temperature Variability in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean. Part I: The Role of Off-Equatorial Wind Stresses and Oceanic Rossby Waves; Journal of Climate
Interdecadal Sea Surface Temperature Variability in the Equatorial Pacific Ocean. Part II: The Role of Equatorial/Off-Equatorial Wind Stresses in a Hybrid Coupled Model; Journal of Climate
Interrogating resilience: toward a typology to improve its operationalization; Ecology and Society
Marine Adaptation Bulletin
Marine Adaptation Bulletin
Marine Adaptation Bulletin
Marine Adaptation Bulletin
Marine Adaptation Bulletin
Marine Adaptation Bulletin 2009a
Marine Adaptation Bulletin 2009a
Marine Adaptation Bulletin 2009b
Marine Adaptation Bulletin 2009b
Marine Climate Change in Australia: Impacts and Adaptation Measures 2009 Report Card
Marine governance to avoid tipping points: can we adapt the adaptability envelope?; Marine Policy
Measuring the vulnerability of marine social-ecological systems: a prerequisite for the identification of climate change adaptations; Ecology and Society
Mistaking the cold tongue bias for a central Pacific El Niño: a case study using ACCESS-CM1.3; Ocean Science Conference
Modelling the shelf circulation off eastern Tasmania; Continental Shelf Research
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan: Marine Biodiversity - Consultation Draft for review
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan: Marine Biodiversity and Resources - Update 2012; National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Natural hazards in Australia: sea level and coastal extremes; Climatic Change
Observed variability of the South Pacific westward sea level anomaly signal in the presence of bottom topography; Geophysical Research Letters
Oceanic Variability and Coastal Topography Shape Genetic Structure in a Long-Dispersing Sea Urchin; Ecology
Oceans and Climate: Commentary; Assessing Climate Change: Results from the Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment
On the dynamics of interdecadal thermocline depth and sea surface temperature variability in the low to mid-latitude Pacific Ocean; Geophysical Research Letters
Oscillatory and Propagating Modes of Temperature Variability at the 3-3.5- and 4-4.5-yr Time Scales in the Upper Southwest Pacific Ocean; Journal of Climate
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
Reassessing conceptual models of ENSO; Journal of Climate
Resilience and signatures of tropicalization in protected reef fish communities; Nature Climate Change
Ross Rover Virus in Tasmania in a changing climate: a vulnerability assessment
Seasonal forecasts of tropical cyclone numbers in the Australian/southwest Pacific Ocean region using a new Poisson regression model: Verification of 2003/04 and 2004/05 season forecasts and forecast for 2005/06 season; Experimental Long-Lead Forecast Bulletin
Seasonal forecasts of tropical cyclone numbers in the Australian/southwest Pacific Ocean region using a new Poisson regression model: verification of 2004/05 season forecast and forecast for 2005/06 season; Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Seasonal forecasts of tropical cyclone numbers in the Australian/southwest Pacific Ocean region using a Poisson regression model: verification of 2005/06 season forecast and forecast for 2006/07 season; Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Seasonal forecasts of tropical cyclone numbers in the Australian/southwest Pacific Ocean region using a Poisson regression model: verification of 2005/06 season forecast and forecast for 2006/07 season; Experimental Long-Lead Forecast Bulletin
Seasonal Temperature Variability in the Upper Southwest Pacific Ocean; Journal of Physical Oceanography
Simulating scientific thinking online: an example of research-led teaching; Higher Education Research and Development
Slow westward movement of salinity anomalies across the tropical South Indian Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
South Pacific Ocean Climate Dynamics; National Climate Change Monitoring Symposium: Monitor Climate Change
South Pacific Ocean climate dynamics: potential for enhancing climate forecasts; Climate Alert: Climate Change Monitoring and Strategy
Southwest Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment (SPICE) - Part I. Scientific Background; International CLIVAR Project Office, NOAA/OAR/PMEL
Southwest Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment (SPICE) - Part II. Implementation Plan
Southwest Pacific subtropical mode water: A climatology; Progress in Oceanography
Species traits and climate velocity explain geographic range shifts in an ocean-warming hotspot; Ecology Letters
Spectral estimates of the first few baroclinic modes in the South Pacific Ocean from satellite altimeters and testing Rossby wave theories against these observations; AMOS 2008
SPICE: Southwest Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment; 2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting
Storm tracks in the Southern Hemisphere subtropical oceans; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
The contribution of the land surface energy balance complexity to differences in means, variances and extremes using the AMIP-II methodology; Climate Dynamics
The Impact of Polynyas on the Stability of the Thermohaline Circulation as Simulated in a Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Sea Ice Box Model; Geophysical Research Letters
The Influence of Bottom Topography on Long Rossby Wave Propagation in the South Pacific Ocean; 13th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography
The interdecadal response of a stochastically forced Coupled Model of ENSO to observed off- equatorial region wind stress forcing; 2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting
The interdecadal response of a stochastically forced Coupled model of ENSO to observed off- equatorial region wind stress forcing; AMOS 2008
The modulation of ENSO variability in CCSM3 by extratropical Rossby waves; Journal of Climate
The Quasi-Biennial Oscillation and Ross River virus incidence in Queensland, Australia; International Journal of Biometeorology
The response of a stochastically forced ENSO model to observed off-equatorial wind stress forcing; Journal of Climate
The short history of research in a marine climate change hotspot: from anecdote to adaptation in south-east Australia; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
The Southwest Pacific Ocean circulation and climate experiment (SPICE); Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
The strengthening East Australian Current, its eddies and biological effects - an introduction and overview; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Toward operationalizing resilience concepts in Australian marine sectors coping with climate change; Ecology and Society
Tropical Cyclone Seasonal Forecasts for the Australian-Southwest Pacific Ocean Region Using a New Poisson Regression Model; Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Understanding the double peaked El Niño in coupled GCMs; Climate Dynamics
Unravelling Eastern Pacific and Central Pacific ENSO Contributions in South Pacific Chlorophyll-a Variability through Remote Sensing; Remote Sensing
Vector borne disease in urban subtropical coastal zones: planning perspectives for an emerging natural hazard; Planning for Natural Hazards: How Can We Mitigate Impacts? A Symposium

Research Projects

A Climate Change Adaptation Blueprint for Coastal Regional Communities; Dept of Climate Change, Energy & Efficiency and FRDC (DCCEE-FRDC)
Adaptive management of temperate reefs to minimise effects of climate change: Developing new effective approaches for ecological monitoring and predictive modelling; Dept of Climate Change, Energy & Efficiency and FRDC (DCCEE-FRDC)
Climate change adaptation and water governance: reconciling food security, renewable energy and the provision of multiple ecosystem services (CADWAGO); European Union (EU)
Connecting big data with high performance computing for climate science; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Decadal changes in global subsurface ocean temperature and ocean heat content; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Dynamics of El Nino - Southern Oscillation and influences of climate change ; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Earth Systems Hub; Department of Environment (Cwth) (DoE)
Effects of Climate Change on Temperate Benthic Assemblages on the Continental Shelf in Eastern Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Foreseeing and Managing the Health Risks of Climate Change: A Pilot Project for Rural Health; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Identifying historical marine heatwaves off eastern Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Issues in marine science: developing sustainable strategies for range-shifting species ; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Network in Marine Biodiversity and Resources; Department of Climate Change (DOCC)
NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub - Activity Schedule 1 Project 2.3 - Decadal-scale predictability of ocean temperature extremes; Department of Environment (Cwth) (DoE)
Non-extractive monitoring of biodiversity on temperate Australian deepwater reefs: using advanced vision processing techniques to develop and test reliable biodiversity metrics; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Preparing for climate change on marine systems in Australia and India; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Response of the East Australian Current and Sea Level to Climate Change; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
University of Sunshine Coast Research Futures Project; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Vector Borne Disease in Tasmania under Climate Change: Developing Scenarios of Risk and Vulnerability and Strategies for Building Adaptive Capacity; Tasmanian Climate Change Office (TCCO)

Research Candidate Supervision

Decadal Climate Variability in the Indo-Pacific Upper Ocean From State Estimates
Investigation of the Atmospheric Teleconnection Processes Related with Monsoon Variability Over the Basin of the Northern Indian Ocean
Low-frequency Modes of Variability of the Indian Ocean and their Connection with the Indian Ocean Dipole
Testing and Evaluating Non-Extractive Sampling Platforms to Assess Deep-water Rocky Reef Ecosystems on the Continental Shelf
Understanding the Dynamics of El Nino Southern Oscillation and How They Might Change with Global Warming