Professor Neville Nicholls

Monash University

Building 28, Monash University, Melbourne

Phone: (03) 9902 0111

  • B.Sc. 1970, Monash University
  • M.Sc. Meteorology 1980, Melbourne University
  • Ph.D. 1983, Melbourne University
  • M.B.A. 1985, RMIT


Neville’s research focuses on climate and weather impacts on agriculture, human health and ecosystems, and developing data sets for monitoring climate.

For the past 40 years Neville has studied the El Niño-Southern Oscillation effect (or ENSO), a naturally occurring cyclic weather pattern that causes droughts and flooding in Australia and elsewhere, and has developed systems using ENSO to predict natural climate variations and impacts. He is also doing the scientific research that underlies new early warning systems for heat waves that help vulnerable members of the population such as the elderly, to better prepare for, and so survive, the growing heat wave threat that we are facing as the climate warms.

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