climate change conference keynote speaker

Prof. Jason Evans

Lead Modeler
NSW/ACT Regional Climate Modelling Project (NARCliM)
University of New South Wales

Jason Evans is Professor at the Climate Change Research Centre and a Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes at the University of New South Wales. Australia.

Prof Evans’ expertise is in the area of regional climate, land-atmosphere interactions, the water cycle and climate change. His focus is on regional climate change and its impacts. His research program brings together advanced modelling tools with extensive observational datasets, with an emphasis on satellite based, remotely-sensed earth observations. The research finds new and improved techniques to combine data with regional climate and land-surface models, to help solve problems of national and international significance.

Prof Evans is co-chair of the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) Hydroclimate Panel (GHP) and AustralAsia region coordinator of the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX), both elements of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

He is the lead modeler on the NSW/ACT Regional Climate Modelling project (NARCliM). This project is producing an ensemble of regional climate projections over south-east Australia for use in impacts and adaptation research. He is also a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on climate change and land.

His research involves general issues of water cycle processes over land, and how we can change them, largely through changes in land use and changes in climate. He focus at the regional (or watershed) scale and study processes including river flow, evaporation/transpiration, water vapor transport and precipitation. The main tools of his research are models including regional climate models, land surface and hydrology models.