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Professorial 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

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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 7107 5027 / 7955 7759
Email: d(dot)a(dot)stainforth at lse.ac.uk

I work at the London School of Economics. 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, its implications and how we understand and respond to climate change.

Some time ago I co-founded the climateprediction.net project at Oxford University 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 work on the processing of observations to inform adaptation planning, economic assessments of climate change, decision making under deep uncertainty in the context of climate adaptation, conceptual questions linked to how we understand climate and climate change, nonlinear dynamical systems and integrated assessment models.

Some of these areas are listed on the right. Links to further details and perhaps opinions in these areas will perhaps be coming soon.



A few publications from the last five years or so which give a taste of my recent work:

Publications

Presentations

Opinion Pieces

Philosophy of Climate Science

Nonlinear dynamical systems (chaos)

Adaptation Planning

Economics of Climate Change (specifically IAMs)

Complexity

Science Communication

Climate Modelling and Its Interpretation

Videos

Some upcoming and recent workshops/conferences etc. in which I have been / will be involved:



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