Dr Eric Oliver

Associate Investigator

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Private Bag 129
University of Tasmania
Hobart, TAS  7001

Phone: (+61) 6226 6663
Email: eric.oliver@utas.edu.au

  • Acadia University, 2004, B.Sc. (Honours Physics and Second Major Mathematics)
  • University of Ottawa, 2006, M.Sc. (Physics)
  • Dalhousie University, 2011, Ph.D. (Physical Oceanography)



Eric Oliver is a post-doctoral fellow at IMAS/UTAS working with Neil Holbrook and Craig Johnson studying the marine climate change in the Tasman Sea, particularly its role in the variability of the East Australian Current and benthic communities on the East Australian shelf.  After studying physics for his undergraduate (2004) and Master's (2006) degrees he then received his PhD in Physical Oceanography in 2011 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (thesis title: Local and Remote Forcing of the Ocean by the Madden-Julian Oscillation and its Predictability).  His main interests are characterizations of ocean variability on  time scales from weeks to decades, connections between ocean and atmospheric patterns of variability, predictability in the atmosphere-ocean-climate system, extreme events in the ocean, and statistical techniques for solving these problems.

Find out more about Eric on his personal webpage.

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