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Dr Danielle Verdon-Kidd

Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Earth Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Danielle Verdon-Kidd is a lecturer/hydroclimatologist in the Environmental and Climate Change Research Group (ECCRG) within the School of Environmental and Life Sciences. Danielle’s primary research focuses on studying the drivers of climate variability and change in Australia and investigating how to use these insights to improve natural resource management. Of particular interest to Danielle is integrating information from the palaeoclimate records, the instrumental records and Global Climate Models to better assess climate driven risks. Danielle has also carried out a number of projects, within the consulting environment, aimed at helping clients to assess their vulnerability to climate variability/change and their ability to adapt to climate driven risks. Danielle has experience in characterising climate variability and change, hydrological modelling, stochastic modelling, statistical analysis, drought risk analysis, water resources management, computer programming and GIS/spatial analysis.

Research Expertise
• Climate variability and change impacts analysis, particularly with respect to water availability in Australia; • Synoptic climatology for use in seasonal forecasting and climate change impact analysis; • Integrating information from the palaeoclimate records, the instrumental records and Global Climate Models to better assess climate driven risks; • Extreme event risk analysis (e.g. floods, droughts, bushfires); • Hydrological modelling and Stochastic modelling; • Climate change vulnerability/risk assessment and adaptation planning; • GIS/spatial analysis.



Qualifications

  • PhD (Civil Surveying & Environmental Engineering), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Eng), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Climate change impact/vulnerability assessment
  • Climate variability
  • Climate variability/change
  • Extreme event risk (drought, bushfire etc)
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Hydrology
  • Palaeoclimatology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Stochastic modelling
  • Synoptic climatology
  • Water resource management
  • hydrology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
040608 Surfacewater Hydrology 45
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified 35
090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin E, 'Bridging the gap between researchers and decision-makers', Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK 51-60 (2015)
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2005 Verdon-Kidd DC, Wyatt AM, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Multi-decadal variability of rainfall and streamflow across eastern Australia', , IAHS Press, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, U.K. 42-52 (2005) [E1]
Citations Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Anthony Kiem

Journal article (23 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Ho M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Drysdale RN, 'Broadening the Spatial Applicability of Paleoclimate Information-A Case Study for the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia', JOURNAL OF CLIMATE, 27 2477-2495 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00071.1
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2014 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Austin EK, 'Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability: Decision making under uncertainty', Climate Research, 61 57-74 (2014) [C1]

There is a recognised gap between what climate science can currently provide and what end users of that information require to make robust adaptation decisions about their climate... [more]

There is a recognised gap between what climate science can currently provide and what end users of that information require to make robust adaptation decisions about their climate-related risks. This issue has been identified as a major barrier to successful climate change adaptation outcomes and is emphasised within the water resource management and agricultural sectors because of high uncertainty surrounding precipitation projections. This paper details the outcomes of a survey and workshop aimed at better understanding this gap. To bridge the gap, it is recommended that communication and packaging of climate information be improved via a formalised 'knowledge broker'. It is also suggested that a 'terms of reference' for key climate change-related terms be developed and agreed upon by both climate science providers and end users to reduce the misuse of terminology and subsequent confusion. Further, it is recommended that additional research be conducted into natural variability and baseline risk to provide a realistic background on which climate change projections and associated uncertainties are assessed. Finally, for successful climate change adaptation, new tools and methods are needed that deal explicitly with end user needs and the practical limitations end users face (e.g. time, funding, human resources, politics) when attempting to make robust decisions under climate change-related uncertainty.

DOI 10.3354/cr01243
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2014 Tozer CR, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Temporal and spatial variability of the cropping limit in South Australia', Climate Research, 60 25-34 (2014)
DOI 10.3354/cr01218
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2014 Tozer CR, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Temporal and spatial variability of the cropping limit in South Australia', Climate Research, 60 25-34 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3354/cr01218
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2014 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Synchronicity of historical dry spells in the Southern Hemisphere', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18 2257-2264 (2014) [C1]

A shift in climate occurred during the mid-1970s that affected the hydroclimate of the Southern Hemisphere resulting in drying trends across continental regions including Australi... [more]

A shift in climate occurred during the mid-1970s that affected the hydroclimate of the Southern Hemisphere resulting in drying trends across continental regions including Australia, New Zealand and southern and western Africa. There is also anecdotal evidence of other periods of climatic synchronicity in the Southern Hemisphere (e.g., the 1920s and 1940s), indicating that the mid-1970s event may not be anomalous. This paper identifies periods within the last ~120 years using statistical analysis where dry spells (in terms of annual to multi-decadal rainfall deficiencies) have coincided across the continental Southern Hemisphere in order to characterize temporal consistency. It is shown that synchronicity of dry spells is (a) most likely common over the last 120 years and (b) associated with changes in the large-scale climate modes of the Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans. Importantly, the findings presented in this paper have marked implications for drought management and drought forecasting studies in the Southern Hemisphere. © Author(s) 2014.

DOI 10.5194/hess-18-2257-2014
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2014 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Moran R, 'Links between the big dry in Australia and hemispheric multi-decadal climate variability-implications for water resource management', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18 2235-2256 (2014) [C1]

Southeast Australia (SEA) experienced a protracted drought during the mid-1990s until early 2010 (known as the Big Dry or Millennium Drought) that resulted in serious environmenta... [more]

Southeast Australia (SEA) experienced a protracted drought during the mid-1990s until early 2010 (known as the Big Dry or Millennium Drought) that resulted in serious environmental, social and economic effects. This paper analyses a range of historical climate data sets to place the recent drought into context in terms of Southern Hemisphere inter-annual to multi-decadal hydroclimatic variability. The findings indicate that the recent Big Dry in SEA is in fact linked to the widespread Southern Hemisphere climate shift towards drier conditions that began in the mid-1970s. However, it is shown that this link is masked because the large-scale climate drivers responsible for drying in other regions of the mid-latitudes since the mid-1970s did not have the same effect on SEA during the mid-to late 1980s and early 1990s. More specifically, smaller-scale synoptic processes resulted in elevated autumn and winter rainfall (a crucial period for SEA hydrology) during the mid-to late 1980s and early 1990s, which punctuated the longer-term drying. From the mid-1990s to 2010 the frequency of the synoptic processes associated with elevated autumn/winter rainfall decreased, resulting in a return to drier than average conditions and the onset of the Big Dry. The findings presented in this paper have marked implications for water management and climate attribution studies in SEA, in particular for understanding and dealing with "baseline" (i.e. current) hydroclimatic risks. © 2014 Author(s).

DOI 10.5194/hess-18-2235-2014
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2013 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'The importance of understanding drivers of hydroclimatic variability for robust flood risk planning in the coastal zone', Australian Journal of Water Resources, 17 126-134 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'On the uncertainties associated with using gridded rainfall data as a proxy for observed', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16 1481-1499 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Gallant AJE, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Stone RC, Karoly DJ, 'Understanding hydroclimate processes in the Murray-Darling Basin for natural resources management', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16 2049-2068 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Ho MW, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'The Southern Annular Mode: A comparison of indices', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16 967-982 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Steps toward 'useful' hydroclimatic scenarios for water resource management in the Murray-Darling Basin', Water Resources Research, 47 W00G06 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1029/2010wr009803
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2010 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Quantifying drought risk in a nonstationary climate', Journal of Hydrometeorology, 11 1019-1031 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1175/2010JHM1215.1
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2010 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Towards understanding hydroclimatic change in Victoria, Australia - preliminary insights into the 'Big Dry'', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 14 433-445 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.5194/hess-14-433-2010
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2009 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Nature and causes of protracted droughts in southeast Australia: Comparison between the Federation, WWII, and Big Dry droughts', Geophysical Research Letters, 36 1-6 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1029/2009gl041067
Citations Scopus - 77Web of Science - 71
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2009 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'On the relationship between large-scale climate modes and regional synoptic patterns that drive Victorian rainfall', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 13 467-479 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.5194/hess-13-467-2009
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2009 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Climatic drivers of Victorian streamflow: Is ENSO the dominant influence?', Australian Journal of Water Resources, 13 17-29 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2007 Verdon-Kidd DC, Franks SW, 'Long-term drought risk assessment in the Lachlan River Valley - a paleoclimate perspective', Australian Journal of Water Resources, 11 1-8 (2007) [C1]
2006 Samuel JM, Verdon-Kidd DC, Sivapalan M, Franks SW, 'Influence of Indian Ocean sea surface temperature variability on southwest Western Australian winter rainfall', Water Resources Research, 42 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1029/2005WR004672
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9
2006 Verdon-Kidd DC, Franks SW, 'Long-term behaviour of ENSO: Interactions with the PDO over the past 400 years inferred from paleoclimate records', Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1029/2005GL025052
Citations Scopus - 77Web of Science - 72
2006 Kiem A, Franks SW, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Climate variability in the land of fire and flooding rain', The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 21 52-56 (2006) [C1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2005 Verdon-Kidd DC, Franks SW, 'Indian Ocean sea surface temperature variability and winter rainfall: Eastern Australia', Water Resources Research, 41 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1029/2004WR003845
Citations Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33
2004 Verdon-Kidd DC, Wyatt AM, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Multidecadal Variability Of Rainfall And Streamflow: Eastern Australia', Water Resources Research, 40 1-8 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1029/2004WR003234
Citations Scopus - 91Web of Science - 77
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2004 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Multi-Decadal Variability Of Forest Fire Risk - Eastern Australia', International Journal of Wildland Fire, 13 165-171 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/WF03034
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 34
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
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Conference (61 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Tozer C, Verdon-Kidd D, Kiem A, 'The variability of "Nature's Limit" in south Australia', Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014, HWRS 2014 - Conference Proceedings (2014) [E1]

The 1864/65 drought that hit South Australia prompted the establishment of Goyder's Line, which has long been known in the State as the division between land suitable for cropping... [more]

The 1864/65 drought that hit South Australia prompted the establishment of Goyder's Line, which has long been known in the State as the division between land suitable for cropping and land only viable for pasture. Current cropping areas however extend beyond this line, suggesting that either a) the line is not well defined, b) cropping is currently occurring on 'non-viable' land or c) the line is variable from year to year. In this study, the 220 mm growing season (April to October) rainfall isohyet is used as a proxy for SA's cropping boundary in order to assess its temporal and spatial variability. Using indices of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation, Indian Ocean Dipole, Southern Annular Mode and the Subtropical Ridge, it is shown that climate state significantly influences the location of the 220 mm growing season rainfall isohyet. This implies that the boundary between viable and non-viable cropping areas (i.e. "nature's limit") is non-stationary. These results also indicate the key influences on South Australia's climate and have important implications globally for agricultural practices operating in or bordering semi-arid environments.

Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2014 Ho M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Reconstructing flood and drought cycles in the Murray-Darling Basin using paleoclimate archives', 35th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Perth, Australia (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2014 Tozer CR, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'The variability of "nature's limit" in South Australia', 35th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Perth, Australia (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2014 Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Non-stationarity of 'Nature's Limit' - implications for agriculture in semi-arid environments', AGU 2014 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2014 Ho M, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Drysdale RN, 'Designing optimal networks for palaeoclimate reconstructions of Murray-Darling Basin flood and drought history', AMOS Annual Conference 2014 - Southern Investigations, Hobart, Tas (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2013 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Assisting Australian grain growers in understanding, quantifying and managing the variability of the climate system', AMOS National Conference 2013 Book of Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2013 Ho M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Drysdale RN, 'A novel method for targeting locations with paleoclimate information for inferring long-term hydroclimatic variability in regions lacking in situ proxies', AMOS National Conference 2013 Book of Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2013 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Austin E, 'Bridging the gap between end user needs and climate science capability: do we need a 'knowledge broker' and if so what should it look like?', Climate Adaptation 2013 Conference - knowledge + partnerships, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2013 Willgoose GR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kuczera G, 'The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales', Climate Adaptation 2013 Conference - knowledge + partnerships: Conference Abstracts, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem, George Kuczera, Garry Willgoose
2013 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin E, 'Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability: decision making under uncertainty', Climate Adaptation 2013 Conference - knowledge + partnerships: Conference Abstracts, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2013 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Austin E, 'Hypothetical case study to explore decision making under uncertainty for the water resource management sector', Climate Adaptation 2013 Conference - knowledge + partnerships: Conference Abstracts, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2013 Tozer C, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'How ¿Nature¿s Limit¿ changes over time ¿ A South Australian perspective', hard copy, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2013 Tozer CR, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Identification of drivers of rainfall variability for informing seasonal rainfall forecasting schemes', http://chapman.agu.org/watermanagement/files/2013/07/Final-Program1.pdf, Portland, Oregon, USA (2013)
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Decision making under uncertainty - Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability', Abstracts of the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francsisco, CA (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Ho MW, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Drysdale RN, 'Identifying remote paleoclimate proxies with potential for inferring long-term hydroclimatic variability', Abstracts of the 2012 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francsisco, CA (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Communicating and dealing with uncertainty in climate change information - bridging the gap between science capability and end user needs', Adaptation Futures - Second International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012. Program Book, Tucson, Arizona (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability: Dealing with uncertainty in future scenarios', Climate Adaptation in Action 2012: Sharing Knowledge to Adapt. Conference Handbook, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Flood risk in the coastal zone - The importance of understanding drivers of hydroclimatic variability for robust urban and coastal planning', Climate Change 2012: Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Changes; Proceedings of the 2nd Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Willgoose GR, Stewart MG, 'East coast low storms and the Pasha Bulker storm - Lessons learned five years on', 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Stewart, Anthony Kiem, Garry Willgoose
2012 Austin EK, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Bridging the gap between climate science capability and water resource management', 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Non-stationarity in annual Maxima Rainfall Timeseries - Implications for IFD Development', 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'On the relationship between site specific Australian flood risk and natural variability in the Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans', 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'The 'big dry' and other synchronous dry spells across the southern hemisphere', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'A comparison of classification methods for identifying relationships between the southern annular mode and the Australian hydroclimate', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Multi-decadal variability of flood risk along the eastern seaboard of Australia', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Utilising palaeoclimate reconstructions of the interdecadal Pacific oscillation to inform hydroclimatic risk in Australia', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Ho MW, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Drysdale RN, 'Karsting back in time: Expanding the applicability of palaeo information for hydroclimatic reconstructions', AMOS 18th National Conference: Connections in the Climate System. Book of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'A comparison of SAM indices and classification methods for identifying relationships with South Australian hydroclimate', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'An investigation into synchronous dry spells across the continental Southern Hemisphere', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'What drives the physical mechanisms that cause hydroclimatic variability in the Australasian region?', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Ho MW, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Interaction of climate drivers and their impact on Australian rainfall', Earth on the Edge - Science For A Sustainable Planet: IUGG XXV General Assembly Online Abstract Proceedings, Melbourne (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Ho MW, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'A comparison of the different indices of the Southern Annular Mode', Extreme Weather 2011: Joint Conference of the New Zealand Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Programme Abstracts Handbook, Wellington (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Hydroclimatic variability in the Australasian region', Extreme Weather 2011: Joint Conference of the New Zealand Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Programme Abstracts Handbook, Wellington (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Comparison of SAM indices and classification methods for South Australian climate', Extreme Weather 2011: Joint Conference of the New Zealand Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Programme Abstracts Handbook, Wellington (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Characterising multi-decadal changes in mid-latitude southern hemisphere climate', Extreme Weather 2011: Joint Conference of the New Zealand Meteorological Society and the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Programme Abstracts Handbook, Wellington (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Kiem AS, Askew LE, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Clifton C, Austin EK, et al., 'Drought and resilience: A case study of two rural communities in regional Victoria', Greenhouse 2011: The Science of Climate Change Conference Handbook, Cairns (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Pauline Mcguirk, Anthony Kiem, Meg Sherval
2011 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Austin EK, 'On the disconnect between climate science and climate change adaptation: Why aren't the insights and recommendations being implemented?', Greenhouse 2011: The Science of Climate Change Conference Handbook, Cairns (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Tozer CR, Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Investigation into the suitability of using gridded data as a proxy for gauged data in hydrological applications', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Is the mid-1990's step change in South-eastern Australian climate part of a longer term climate shift that began in the 1970's?', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Adapting to climate variability and change: Limitations of relying on climate model outputs', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Ho MW, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Links between the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) and Australian rainfall: An investigation into SAM indices', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2010 Kiem AS, Askew LE, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Clifton C, Austin EK, et al., 'Drought and the future of small inland towns', 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference. Conference Handbook, Gold Coast, QLD (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Meg Sherval, Anthony Kiem, Pauline Mcguirk
2010 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'A comparison between the Federation, World War II and Big Dry droughts in Southeast Australia', Atmosphere, Oceans, Environment and Society Conference Abstracts, Canberra, ACT (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2010 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Steps towards physically informed regionally specific hydroclimatological forecasts', Atmosphere, Oceans, Environment and Society Conference Abstracts, Canberra, ACT (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2010 Tozer CR, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Investigation into the suitability of using gridded data as a proxy for observed data in hydrological applications', Southern Exposure. Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum 2010. Conference Handbook, Hobart, TAS (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2010 Kiem AS, Askew LE, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Clifton C, Austin EK, et al., 'Drought impacts and adaptation in regional Victoria, Australia', Southern Exposure. Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum 2010. Conference Handbook, Hobart, TAS (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem, Meg Sherval, Pauline Mcguirk
2010 Ho MW, Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Investigation into the relationships between large-scale climate drivers and MDB rainfall', Southern Exposure. Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum 2010. Conference Handbook, Hobart, TAS (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2010 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Water resource management in a changing climate - Can we afford to wait for the climate models to give us the answer?', Practical Responses to Climate Change Conference 2010, Melbourne, VIC (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2009 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Challenges of a non-stationary climate: Flood risk', 9th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography: Posters, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2009 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Challenges of a non-stationary climate: Drought risk', 9th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography: Posters, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2009 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Understanding and characterising climatic drivers of Victorian streamflow', H2009: Proceedings of H2009, the 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2009 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Challenges of a non-stationary climate in drought risk assessment', H2009: Proceedings of H2009, the 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2009 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Relationship between large-scale climate drivers and Victorian rainfall variability: Why was the last decade so dry?', H2009: Proceedings of H2009, the 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2006 Verdon-Kidd DC, Franks SW, 'Long term drought risk assessment in the Lachlan catchment - a paleoclimate perspective', 30th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006 Verdon-Kidd DC, Franks SW, Hameed T, 'Climate variability impacts on water resources in the Lachlan River valley', 30th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (2006) [E1]
2005 Verdon-Kidd DC, Wyatt AM, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Multi-Decadal Variability Of Rainfall And Streamflow Across Eastern Australia', 29th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Canberra (2005) [E2]
2005 Verdon-Kidd DC, Franks SW, 'Influence Of Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature Variability On Winter Rainfall - Eastern Australia', 29th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Canberra (2005) [E2]
2005 Verdon-Kidd DC, Franks SW, 'Influence of Indian Ocean sea-surface temperature variability on winter rainfall across eastern Australia', Regional Hydrological Impacts of Climatic Variability and Change - Impact Assessment and Decision Making. Proceedings of symposium S6 held during the Seventh IAHS Scientific Assembly at Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, April 2005, Foz de Iguacu, Brazil (2005) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2004 Verdon-Kidd DC, Wyatt AM, Franks SW, 'Multi-Decadal Variability Of Eastern Australian Rainfall And Streamflow', 16th Australia New Zealand Climate Forum: Climate And Water, Lorne, Victoria, Australia (2004) [E3]
2004 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Utilising Climate Variability Insights To Improve Forest Fire Management', Forest Management Workshop Proceedings, Canberra, Australia (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2003 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Franks SW, 'Multi-Decadal Hydroclimatological Variability And Forest Fire Risk', 28th International Hydrology And Water Resources Symposium, Wollongong, Australia (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
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Report (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, Austin EK, 'Decision making under uncertainty: Bridging the gap between end user needs and climate science capability. Final Report to the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)', National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), 116 (2012) [R1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2012 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, Henley BJ, 'Specifying Australia's climate variability in the context of a changing climate. Technical report prepared for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)', Australian Government. Grains Research and Development Corporation, 90 (2012) [R1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Kiem AS, Verdon-Kidd DC, 'Characterising Multi-decadal Changes in Mid-latitude Climate: Future Implications for Victorian Water Resources - What Drives the Drivers? A Review of Current Understanding', Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, 65 (2011) [R1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2011 Verdon-Kidd DC, Kiem AS, 'Characterising Multi-decadal Changes in Mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere Climate: Future Implications for Victorian Water Resources', Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, 79 (2011) [R1]
Co-authors Anthony Kiem
2010 Kiem AS, Askew LE, Sherval M, Verdon-Kidd DC, Austin EK, McGuirk PM, Berry HL, 'Drought and the future of rural communities: Drought impacts and adaptation in regional Victoria, Australia. Report for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, Australia', NCCARF: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, 122 (2010) [R1]
Co-authors Pauline Mcguirk, Meg Sherval, Anthony Kiem
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 16
Total funding $1,367,410

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20141 grants / $28,210

Relationship between Climatic Variability and Tropical Cyclones in the South Pacific$28,210

Funding body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Funding body CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Project Team Doctor Anthony Kiem, Mr Andrew Magee, Mr Steven Crimp, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400683
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20131 grants / $230,000

Centre for Sediment Tracing and Surface Modelling$230,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Gregory Hancock, Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Doctor Silvia Frisia, Professor Garry Willgoose
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200138
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20126 grants / $517,200

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101084
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$100,000

Funding body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Funding body NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100760
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$50,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Finance and Services

Funding body NSW Department of Finance and Services
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1300846
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Understanding climate processes of high yield catchments in eastern Australia (funded by Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA))$46,200

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Administered Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200880
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The influence of East Coast Lows on the water security of coastal New South Wales$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Professor Garry Willgoose, Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Professor George Kuczera, Dr Brendan Berghout, Dr Shahadat Chowdhury, Dr Fei Ji
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1300845
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Factors and measures that overcome barriers to climate change adaptation$1,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Miss Emma Austin
Scheme Primary Industries Adaption Research Network Travel Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200595
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20112 grants / $272,000

Bridging the gap between end user needs and science capability: dealing with uncertainty in future scenarios$172,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Doctor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Synthesis and Integrative Research Programme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101078
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Specifying Australia's climate Variability in the context of a changing climate$100,000

Funding body: Grains Research and Development Corporation

Funding body Grains Research and Development Corporation
Project Team Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme R&D Open Tender - Agronomy, Soils and Environment
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000975
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Rural R&D
Category 1RS
UON Y

20105 grants / $294,700

Characterising multi-decadal changes in mid-latitude climate - future implications for Victorian Water Resources (funded by the State of Victoria through the Department of Sustainability and Environme$117,200

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd, Doctor Anthony Kiem
Scheme Administered Research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000550
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Drought and the future of small inland towns$80,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Meg Sherval, Professor Garry Willgoose, Professor Pauline McGuirk, Conjoint Associate Professor Helen Berry, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Synthesis and Integrative Research Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900227
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Utilising insights into climate patterns and causal processes to improve seasonal to multidecadal hydroclimatic forecasting in South East Australia$42,500

Funding body: CSIRO - Land and Water

Funding body CSIRO - Land and Water
Project Team Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Flagship Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000333
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Limits to climate change adaptation for small inland communities affected by drought$40,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Synthesis and Integrative Research Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000946
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Utilising insights into climate patterns and causal processes to improve seasonal to multidecadal hydroclimatic forecasting in South East Australia$15,000

Funding body: NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)

Funding body NCCARF (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility)
Project Team Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Water Network Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000346
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20091 grants / $25,300

Review of current understanding into Murray-Darling Basin climate patterns and causal processes (funded by Murray-Darling Basin Authority)$25,300

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Doctor Anthony Kiem, Doctor Danielle Verdon-Kidd
Scheme Administered Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G1000828
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current2

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Relationship Between Tropical Cyclones and Climatic Variability in the South Pacific
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Linking Soil Carbon with Catchment-Scale Hydrology
Earth Sc Not Elsewhere Classif, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Utilising Insights into Rainfall Patterns and Climate Drivers to Inform Seasonal Rainfall Forecasting in South Australia
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD A Paleoclimate-Informed Examination of Flood and Drought Epochs in the Murray-Darling Basin
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Danielle Verdon-Kidd

Position

Lecturer
Environmental and Climate Change Research Group
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Earth Sciences

Contact Details

Email danielle.verdon@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5749
Fax (02) 4921 6925

Office

Room GG22
Building Geology
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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