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Francis Zwiers

Dr. Francis Zwiers is director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) at the University of Victoria. His former roles include chief of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis and director of the Climate Research Division, both at Environment and Climate Change Canada. As a research scientist, his expertise is in the application of statistical methods to the analysis of observed and simulated climate variability and change. Dr.

Stacey O’Sullivan

Stacey O’Sullivan joined PCIC in February 2021 to support the User Engagement and Training Specialist in stakeholder engagement surrounding climate data and climate adaptation. Stacey completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo in 2013 and spent six years working as an environmental technician in industry, consulting, and government contexts. She recently returned to Waterloo to complete a Master of Climate Change program, and is excited to apply her learnings in climate adaptation to her role with PCIC.

Travis Tai

Travis joined PCIC in September 2020 to work on salmon population risk assessments as part of the BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund. He will be working on integrating hydrological models and developing a climate change risk assessment framework  for salmon species across BC.

Nigus D Melaku

Dr. Nigus Demelash Melaku joined PCIC in 2020 as a post-doctoral research hydrologist working on Hydrologic Impacts theme at the University of Victoria. He is working on hydrologic modelling and related research to quantify future climate-driven changes in river discharge and temperature throughout a region spanning all Pacific-draining watersheds in BC.

Shayna Thompson

Shayna joined PCIC in February, 2020, to provide support to the Director and Lead Planning and Operations while Shelley Ma is on maternity leave. Prior to joining PCIC, she graduated from UVic in August 2018, and has since worked in administrative positions both for the provincial government, and in the private sector.

Md. Shahabul Alam

Dr. Md. Shahabul Alam is a post-doctoral research hydrologist with PCIC working on Hydrologic Impacts theme. He is working on a project that will focus on large-scale hydrological modelling to study the impacts of climate change on the salmonid habitats of coastal regions in British Columbia.

Kari Tyler

Kari Tyler joined PCIC in December 2018 in a new role focussed on user engagement and training.

She brings 8 years of experience working in climate change adaptation and resilience building. She has worked in adaptation policy for the Alberta and British Columbia provincial governments, and has experience as a consultant working in North America and internationally.

Charlotte Ballantyne

Charlotte is a climate data analyst in the Climate Analysis and Monitoring theme at PCIC. She is working on improving current and future PRISM maps and assimilating climate records into the Provincial Climate Data Set (PCDS).

Qiaohong Sun

Qiaohong Sun is a Post-Doctoral Scientist with PCIC. She is conducting research on the physical processes affecting precipitation extremes for short (sub‐daily) accumulation periods and their possible changes. Qiaohong’s research interests include the uncertainty of climate observations, the detection and attribution of hydrologic and climatic extremes, and the influences of air-sea interactions.
Qiaohong gained her PhD (2018) and MSc (2015) from Beijing Normal University. In 2016, She visited University of California, Irvine as a joint PhD. student.

Kai Tsuruta

Dr. Kai Tsuruta joined the Hydrologic Impacts group at PCIC after completing his PhD in forestry from the University of British Columbia. Kai's doctoral research focused on the development of a large-scale sediment transport model to study the potential impacts of a changing climate on the sediment dynamics of the Fraser River Basin in British Columbia. At PCIC he is engaged in the development and application of fully-coupled landcover-hydrological models to inform future water and landuse-related decision making.


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