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AFFILIATIONS

Adjunct Professor, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria

Associate Professor, Centre pour l'étude et la simulation du climat à l'échelle régionale (Centre ESCER), Université du Québec à Montréal

AWARDS / EDUCATION

M.Sc. (Hydrology), University of Ireland, 1993

Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering), University of Melbourne, Australia, 1997.

Irish government fellowship for M.Sc. program in Hydrology (Oct 1992 – Dec 1993)

University of Melbourne postgraduate scholarship for Ph.D. (Feb 1994 – July 1997)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Visiting Fellowship, Dec. 1997- Dec. 1999.

Environment Canada’s Equinox Award for initiative and outstanding contribution to the Climate Research Branch, Spring 1998.

Governor General's Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of contribution to Canada, Feb. 2013.

 

Vivek K. Arora

Research Scientist - Terrestrial carbon and nitrogen cycles, Representation of terrestrial biogeochemical cycles in earth system models, Carbon-climate interactions, Hydrological processes in climate models

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH

Development, application and implementation of 1) terrestrial ecosystem models and 2) surface hydrological models within the framework of earth system models

  • Application of earth system models to investigate future emissions scenarios and their effect on atmospheric CO2 concentration
  • Use of earth system models to make quantitative projections of future state of the terrestrial biosphere
  • Evaluation of feedbacks between the climate and the terrestrial biosphere
  • Use of climate models to investigate effect of climate change on hydrology

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS

Member of the American Geophysical Union

Supervision of graduate students at Centre pour l'étude et la simulation du climat à l'échelle régionale (Centre ESCER), Université du Québec à Montréal, and give guest lectures for graduate courses (on terrestrial biosphere and its interactions with the climate system) at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Univ. of Victoria.

Contributing author to Chapter 7 (Couplings between the changes in climate system and biogeochemistry) of the fourth assessment report of the IPCC.

KEY PUBLICATIONS

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2004

  • Whitfield. P.H., P.J. Pilon, D.H. Burn, V. Arora, H.F. Lins, T. Ouarda, C.D. Sellars, and C. Spence. 2004. Climate Variability and Change . Rivers and Streams, in Threats to Water Availability in Canada, NWRI Scientific Assessment Report Series No. 3 and ACSD Scientific Assessment Series No. 1, National Water Research Institute, Meteorological Service of Canada, 85-90 pp.

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Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Climate
     Climate Change and Processes
          Adaptation and impacts
          Carbon sequestration
          Greenhouse gases
          Land Surface/Atmosphere Interactions
     Climate Modelling
          Carbon budget