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People Professor David Karoly

Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative


David Karoly

Professor of Atmospheric Science

Professor David Karoly is a Professor of Atmospheric Science in the School of Earth Sciences and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science at the University of Melbourne. He is an internationally recognised expert in climate change and climate variability, including greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and interannual climate variations due to El Niño-Southern Oscillation. He was heavily involved in preparation of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in 2007, in several different roles, and was a Review Editor of the chapter 'Australasia' in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report released in 2014.

Professor Karoly is a member of the Climate Change Authority which provides advice to the Australian government on climate change policies. He is also a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. Professor Karoly joined the School of Earth Sciences in May 2007 as an ARC Federation Fellow funded by the Australian government. 

Professor Karoly will spend January to July 2017 as an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow based within the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) at the School of Geography and the Environment. Professor Karoly will work in collaboration with the Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative and the Oxford Geoengineering Programme. He will also work with the ECI’s weather@home team on the evaluation of perturbed physics experiments for the standard experiment suite.