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Dr Eunice Lo

Dr Eunice Lo

Dr Eunice Lo
MPhys, PhD

Research Associate

Area of research

Climate change, extreme weather and human health

University Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SS
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Summary

My research interests lie in current and future climate change up until the end of the 21st century. In particular, I am interested in the changing impacts of extreme weather in a warming world. At the moment, my research is primarily focused on estimating the public health benefits of increasing international climate commitments to meet the Paris Agreement goal in terms of reduced heat-related mortality. This research is important because the research outcomes will likely motivate strengthening of climate change mitigation efforts in the Paris Agreement's pledge and review system.

My other research focus is on storm surge modelling for island states in the Caribbean region. Hurricanes have caused devastating damage and large numbers of deaths in the Americas, especially in the Caribbean. Rising sea levels and changes in hurricane characteristics are projected in a warming climate. Assessing any potential changes in coastal storm surges, one of the major threats facing local populations, could inform future emergency response plans and hopefully alleviate damage. 

Biography

I am a Research Associate in the Climate Dynamics group, which is part of the Bristol Research Initiative for the Dynamic Global Environment (BRIDGE). I joined BRIDGE in November 2017 and I have been looking at the public health impacts of increasing global and regional temperatures, and the surge impacts of hurricanes under different future warming scenarios. 

I completed my PhD in Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate at the University of Reading in 2017. My PhD thesis focused on the detection of the temeprature effects of stratospheric sulphare aerosol injection, which is a potential way of geoengineering the climate. I made use of optimal fingerprint detection and attribution techniques to estimate the time needed for the geoengineering signal to be robustly detected in surface and atmospheric temperatures after hypothetical implementation in a future warming scenario.

I obtained an M.Phys. (Hons) degree in Physics and Astronomy from Durham University in 2013. In my final year project, I investigated the effectiveness of infrared radiometers in detecting aerosol and cloud layers for the calibration of large ground-based gamma-ray telescopes (HESS) in Namibia.

Keywords

  • Future climate change
  • Temperature-related mortality
  • Storm surge

Recent publications

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Courses

Dr Lo currently teaches 2 courses:

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