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Senior Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on 
Climate Change and the Environment
 and Centre for the Analysis of Timeseries at the
London School of Economics and Political Science

Visiting Fellow at Warwick University
and the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University.

dice with GCM temperature plots

Contact details:
Grantham Research Institute on
Climate Change and the Environment,
London School of Economics,
Houghton Street,
London,
WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7622
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 6015 (Lyn)
Email: d(dot)a(dot)stainforth at lse.ac.uk

I work at the London School of Economics but I am a physicist by training and a climate modeller by experience. My interests and my research span many different fields but tend to focus on uncertainty (and its implications) and how we understand and respond to climate change.

I co-founded the climateprediction.net project with Prof. Myles Allen and I continue to work on how we design large climate modelling experiments, how we interpret them for science, how we interpret them for policy decisions, and how we communicate climate science to the public and decision makers. I also maintain an interest in the potential for public resource distributed computing within citizen science projects. In addition I work on the processing of observations to inform adaptation planning, conceptual questions linked to how we undersatand climate and climate change, nonlinear dynamical systems, and uncertainty analysis in integrated assessment models.

Some of the areas in which I work are listed on the right, with links to further details coming soon.



A selection of recent publications:

Publications

Presentations

Climate Modelling and Its Interpretation

Philosophy of Climate Science

Nonlinear dynamical systems (chaos)

Adaptation Planning

Economics of Climate Change (specifically IAMs)

Complexity

Science Communication

Opinion Pieces and Submissions

Videos

Recent and upcoming activities in which I'm involved:

  • I co-organised the Lorenz Snellius workshop at Leiden University on "Climate Variability: from Data and Models to Decisions". 1-5th December 2014.

  • I presented at the CliMathNet/Network+ workshop on "Nonequilibrium dynamics of climate systems" in Dartington, Devon, 5-7th January 2015.

  • I participated in a meeting of the CELLO project on compound climate events at the Norwegian Computing Center in Oslo, 2-4th Feb 2015.

  • In March 2015 I gave a public talk at the ICMSworkshop on "Galerkin methods with applications in weather and climate forecasting" in Edinburgh. 

  • I am co-organiser of a workshop on "Advancing Integrated Assessment Modeling" in Dartington, Devon on 14/15 May 2015. This is part of the EPSRC ReCoVER network.

  • I will be presenting at the workshop on "Assessing the Climate via Models, Prediction, Understanding, and Simulation Modeling" at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Bielefeld University, Germany, 7-9th June 2015.

  • Project meeting on climate statistics in the Norwegian Computing Center, Oslo, 10-12th June 2015.

  • I am co-organising a session and presenting two posters and a talk at the conference, "Our Common Futures Under Climate Change", Paris, 7-10th July 2015.


Contact details:

Grantham Research Institute on
Climate Change and the Environment,
London School of Economics,
Houghton Street,
London,
WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7622
Email: d(dot)a(dot)stainforth at lse.ac.uk