Eduardo Zorita

His Work

Eduardo is interested in understanding the natural variability of regional climate systems. In particular, he studies how regional geography as well as weather patterns impact natural ecosystems and human societies. By interpreting historical biological indicators such as tree rings, and geological sediments with the help of statistical methods and comprehensive climate simulations, he develops detailed overviews of the evolution of the climate of the past few millennia. His research has relevance for asking questions about how much influence human communities have on climate change, as well as projecting future climate change patterns.

About Eduardo

Eduardo studied physics in Spain before completing his postdoctoral research in the field of climate science in Germany and France. He has been at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht since 1996, where he is now a senior scientist at its Institute of Coastal Research. His research activities are also part of the Universität Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence "Integrated Climate System Analysis and Prediction" (CliSAP). Eduardo is an editor of the journal “Climate Research” and contributed to the Fourth Assessment of the International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

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