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Dr Anna Ukkola

Research Associate

Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES)
Australian National University


Anna is interested in water resources and how these interact with climate and vegetation. After studying long-term changes in water resources for her PhD, her work now focuses on understanding these interactions during droughts. Previously, she has evaluated state-of-the-art models for droughts to better understand how droughts will evolve into the future. At the ARC Centre of Excellence, Anna will analyse the role of land surface processes in controlling the characteristics of droughts in models and observations at various scales ranging from flux tower sites to regional and global scales. She will also explore vegetation responses to drought in a warming climate and how these can be better represented in models.