Associate Professor, Department of Geography
- Ph.D., Physics, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany (2004)
- M.Sc., Physics, Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany (1998)
My research focuses on the effects of anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols on climate on multi-centennial timescales. The goal is to better understand the response of the climate system to forcing and the interactions between climate system components (the atmosphere, ocean, land surface, biosphere and cryosphere) in order to improve predictions for the future. To achieve this objective, I use climate models of different complexity, from simple conceptual models to complex Earth System models.
Current Graduate Students and Post-docs
- B.Sc., Honors Environmental Science, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, Canada (2017)
With climate change projected to increase global surface temperature further, particularly at northern high latitudes, it is important we understand how northern Earth systems will respond to these changing conditions. My research seeks to understand the effect of different emission pathways and levels of warming on the extent of permafrost in the circumpolar north.
- B.A., Geology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (2015)
Role of Southern Ocean circulation in carbon dioxide sequestration during the Last Glacial Maximum.
- M.Sc., Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2014)
My doctoral research focuses on the modelling of wetland methane emissions, particularly from northern permafrost regions. The principal objective of this research is to investigate the permafrost carbon feedback and its implications on the global climate.
- M.Sc., Environmental Modelling, and Management, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 2009
- B.Sc., Statistics, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran, 2005
Using 3D solar radiation and urban microclimate models, my research aims to assess the effectiveness of urban greening and reflective surfaces in reducing human exposure to extreme heat in Vancouver’s urban neighborhoods. The significance of this research relies on the quantification of human thermal exposure in mid-latitude neighborhoods in a coastal city of Vancouver. Overall, the solution-oriented approach of my research will facilitate the integration of microscale climate knowledge into transferable urban design and planning practices for Vancouver.
- M.Sc., Geographical Science, Université de Liège, Belgium (2018)
- B.Sc., Geographical Science, Université de Liège, Belgium (2016)
I use a coupled climate model of intermediate complexity and a high complexity ice sheet model to represent the interactions between the Greenland Ice Sheet and the climate. The aim of my research is twofold. First, we are seeking to quantify the level of cumulative CO2 emissions that will cause the ice sheet to completely melt. Then we examine whether this process is reversible and the related consequences for global sea-level rise.
- Dr. rer. Nat., Climate Physics, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany (2016)
- M.Sc. (GEOMAR Centre for Ocean Research, Meteorology and Statistic Department), Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany (2013)
- B.Sc. (GEOMAR Centre for Ocean Research, Physical Oceanography Department), Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany (2010)
Nadine is currently involved in testing and tuning the newest version of the University of Victoria Earth System Climate Model (UVic ESCM). This model is her main tool to conduct scientific experiments, such as assessing the carbon cycle uncertainty of carbon budgets. While at SFU, Nadine is going to investigate temperature overshoot scenarios and the impact of the associated negative emissions on the Earth system.
Previous Graduate Students
- M.Sc., Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada (2015-2017)
Exploring the reversibility of marine climate change impacts under carbon dioxide removal.
Ph.D. candidate, University of British Columbia
- Ph.D., Climate Modelling, SFU, Burnaby, Canada (2017)
- M.Sc. Geophysics, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany (2012)
- Vordiplom in Earth Sciences (B.Sc. equivalent), University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany (2008)
Modeling the climate response to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions: time-dependent processes, commitment, and reversibility.
Post-doc, GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Link to current website: https://www.geomar.de/~dehlert-e
Katarzyna (Kasia) Tokarska
- Ph.D. (School of Earth and Ocean Sciences), University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada (2017)
- M.Sc. (Department of Geography, Faculty of Environment), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C, Canada (2014)
- B.Sc. (Physics), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C, Canada (2012)
- M.Sc., Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, (2014)
- B.Sc., Physical Geography Co-op with Distinction, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, (2011)
Dependence of Regional Climate Change on Greenhouse Emission Pathway.
Ph.D. candidate, University of Waterloo
- Rachel Chimuka, B.Sc. candidate, Environmental Science, SFU, 2018
- Alireza Mogharrab, B.Sc. candidate, Interactive Arts and Technology, SFU, 2018
- Jessie Girling, B.Sc., Environmental Science, SFU, 2016
- Kate Bujnowicz, B.Sc., Environmental Science, SFU, 2016
- Deven Azevedo, B.A., Economics, SFU, 2015-2017
- William Morgenstern, B.Sc., Geographic Information, SFU, 2015
- Xiaofeng (Charles) Wang, B.Sc., Environmental Science, SFU, 2014
- Michael Wong, B.Sc., Environmental Science, SFU, 2014
- Wei Tao (Nick) Rong, B.Sc., Environmental Science, SFU, 2013