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McGregor, Helen V. Associate Professor

Associate Professor

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • GeoQuEST Research Centre

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a paleoclimatologist who has made substantial advances in understanding civilisation’s most serious threats: global climate change, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, and human-climate-environment impacts. I study the climate of the past to better understand present‐day climate This research improves our ability to forecast climate change and addresses key questions on the origins of natural climate variations. Current projects include:

    • Past climate and environmental impacts on Great Barrier Reef paleoecology (ARC Discovery Project DP200100206)
    • El Niño in a changing climate: novel long-term perspectives from Pacific corals and model simulations (ARC Future Fellowship FT40100286)
    • Past Global changes (PAGES) 2k Network: "a long-running initiative studying past global changes of the last 2000 years" (http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/2k-network/intro)
    I also have an active interest in climate science communication, including art-science collaborative projects:

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


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    • El Niño and rainfall: Reconstruct past interactions to inform the present day
    • Global climate change and the role of the ocean over the pre-Industrial Common Era
    • The climate evolution of the Great Barrier Reef
    • Holocene climate evolution of the tropical Indian Ocean
    • Climate insights from data-model comparisons

     

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Climate Variability in the Murray-Darling Basin Jager, Elisa
    Doctor of Philosophy Responses to past threats to sustainability in the Pacific Islands: creation of artificial islands in Solomon Islands. Heorake, Tony
    Doctor of Philosophy Interdecadal El Niño-Southern Oscillation Variability Over the Past Millennium Hunter, Jasmine
    Doctor of Philosophy Climate Evolution of the Great Barrier Reef: How the Great Barrier Reef Responded to Past Environmental and Climate Change from Centuries to Millennia. Arzey, Ariella
    Master of Research -SMAH Evaluation of the potential of coral from Lau Lagoon, Solomon Islands to track modern-day climate Chapman, Tess
    Doctor of Philosophy Controls on the oxygen isotype ratio of inorganic and biogenic calcium carbonates Devriendt, Laurent

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • I-1479-2013

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a paleoclimatologist who has made substantial advances in understanding civilisation’s most serious threats: global climate change, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, and human-climate-environment impacts. I study the climate of the past to better understand present‐day climate This research improves our ability to forecast climate change and addresses key questions on the origins of natural climate variations. Current projects include:

    • Past climate and environmental impacts on Great Barrier Reef paleoecology (ARC Discovery Project DP200100206)
    • El Niño in a changing climate: novel long-term perspectives from Pacific corals and model simulations (ARC Future Fellowship FT40100286)
    • Past Global changes (PAGES) 2k Network: "a long-running initiative studying past global changes of the last 2000 years" (http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/2k-network/intro)
    I also have an active interest in climate science communication, including art-science collaborative projects:

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Potential Supervision Topics


  •  

    • El Niño and rainfall: Reconstruct past interactions to inform the present day
    • Global climate change and the role of the ocean over the pre-Industrial Common Era
    • The climate evolution of the Great Barrier Reef
    • Holocene climate evolution of the tropical Indian Ocean
    • Climate insights from data-model comparisons

     

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Climate Variability in the Murray-Darling Basin Jager, Elisa
    Doctor of Philosophy Responses to past threats to sustainability in the Pacific Islands: creation of artificial islands in Solomon Islands. Heorake, Tony
    Doctor of Philosophy Interdecadal El Niño-Southern Oscillation Variability Over the Past Millennium Hunter, Jasmine
    Doctor of Philosophy Climate Evolution of the Great Barrier Reef: How the Great Barrier Reef Responded to Past Environmental and Climate Change from Centuries to Millennia. Arzey, Ariella
    Master of Research -SMAH Evaluation of the potential of coral from Lau Lagoon, Solomon Islands to track modern-day climate Chapman, Tess
    Doctor of Philosophy Controls on the oxygen isotype ratio of inorganic and biogenic calcium carbonates Devriendt, Laurent

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • I-1479-2013
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