Markus G. Donat


A Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales Climate Change Research Centre and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science.

My research has a focus on understanding variability and long-term changes in weather and climate extremes, by combining observational datasets and climate models. I am particularly interested in understanding the processes and mechanisms in the climate system that drive or amplify extremes, and to identify predictability of climate extremes. I also have a strong interest in developing high-quality observational datasets of climate extremes, suitable to investigate long-term trends and variability.

Recently added resources

Journal article

3 May 2019

This study highlights the importance of considering climate extremes for agricultural predictions and adaptation planning and provides an overview of critical regions that are most susceptible to variations in growing season climate and climate extremes.

Journal article

1 Feb 2018

Greenhouse gas emissions urgently need to be reduced. Even with a step up in mitigation, the goal of limiting global temperature rise to well below 2 °C remains challenging. Consequences of missing these goals are substantial, especially on regional scales. Because progress in the reduction...

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