Dr Neil R. Edwards

edwards_photoReader in Earth System Science

Email: neil.edwards 'at' open.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 1908 659358

Skype: neil_r_edwards

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I am an Earth system scientist and computational modeller and a mathematician by training. My research interests concern the dynamics of the Earth system, past, present and future, including the natural and socio-economic sub-systems and their interactions. I have been closely involved with the GENIE Earth system modelling project since its initial conception in the 1990's, having developed the original 3-D cost-efficient ocean model that forms the dynamical core of the GENIE and the Bern3D Earth System models.

Through GENIE, I contributed to the millenial-timescale assessments of climate change impacts in the fourth and fifth assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. More recently I have been active in coordinating large collaborative projects on climate policy, notably the European Union Framework 7 project ERMITAGE, integrating the dynamics of natural and socio-economic systems to assess policy responses to environmental change.

My research interests cover the realm of natural sciences as well as economics and policies of climate change and include the topics: climate dynamics, integrated assessment modelling and geophysical fluid dynamics. A particular recent focus has been the development of statistical emulation as a tool for model coupling and palaeoclimate analysis.

Recent Publications