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Dr Jen Purdie

Senior Research Fellow

Jen Purdie imageTel +64 3 470 3577
Email jen.purdie@otago.ac.nz

Dr Jen Purdie works at the nexus of climate and energy. Her research interests include climate change impacts on the energy system, and climate forecasting on a range of timescales.

Jen worked in the energy industry from 2008 to 2020, more recently modelling climate change impacts on the energy system, working in wind, water, and snow forecasting and giving climate change advice.

Her PhD was completed in 2007 and involved seasonal forecasting of hydro lake inflows in the Waitaki catchment.

Jen also regularly gives general climate change talks to schools and community groups.

Current and recent research projects

Climate change impacts on the NZ energy system – Deep South Science Challenge Domain funded project 2020 – 2023

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Publications

Purdie, J. (2021). As NZ gets serious about climate change, can electricity replace fossil fuels in time? The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/as-nz-gets-serious-about-climate-change-can-electricity-replace-fossil-fuels-in-time-155123

Levy, R. H., Dunbar, G. B., Vandergoes, M. J., Howarth, J. D., Kingan, T., Pyne, A. R., … Dagg, B., … Kenton, E., Little, S., … Moy, C., … Fitzsimons, S., … Gorman, A. R., … Nelson, F., Purdie, J., … Wilson, G. S. (2018). A high-resolution climate record spanning the past 17 000 years recovered from Lake Ohau, South Island, New Zealand. Scientific Drilling, 24, 41-50. doi: 10.5194/sd-24-41-2018

Roop, H. A., Dunbar, G. B., Levy, R., Vandergoes, M. J., Forrest, A. L., Walker, S. J., Purdie, J., … Whinney, J. (2015). Seasonal controls on sediment transport and deposition in Lake Ohau, South Island, New Zealand: Implications for a high-resolution Holocene palaeoclimate reconstruction. Sedimentology, 62, 826-844. doi: 10.1111/sed.12162

Purdie, J. M., & Bardsley, W. E. (2010). Seasonal prediction of lake inflows and rainfall in a hydro-electricity catchment, Waitaki river, New Zealand. International Journal of Climatology, 30, 372-389. doi: 10.1002/joc.1897

Bardsley, W. E., & Purdie, J. M. (2007). An invalidation test for predictive models. Journal of Hydrology, 338, 57-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.02.019

Levy, R. H., Dunbar, G. B., Vandergoes, M. J., Howarth, J. D., Kingan, T., Pyne, A. R., … Dagg, B., … Kenton, E., Little, S., … Moy, C., … Fitzsimons, S., … Gorman, A. R., … Nelson, F., Purdie, J., … Wilson, G. S. (2018). A high-resolution climate record spanning the past 17 000 years recovered from Lake Ohau, South Island, New Zealand. Scientific Drilling, 24, 41-50. doi: 10.5194/sd-24-41-2018

Journal - Research Article

Roop, H. A., Dunbar, G. B., Levy, R., Vandergoes, M. J., Forrest, A. L., Walker, S. J., Purdie, J., … Whinney, J. (2015). Seasonal controls on sediment transport and deposition in Lake Ohau, South Island, New Zealand: Implications for a high-resolution Holocene palaeoclimate reconstruction. Sedimentology, 62, 826-844. doi: 10.1111/sed.12162

Journal - Research Article

Purdie, J. M., & Bardsley, W. E. (2010). Seasonal prediction of lake inflows and rainfall in a hydro-electricity catchment, Waitaki river, New Zealand. International Journal of Climatology, 30, 372-389. doi: 10.1002/joc.1897

Journal - Research Article

Bardsley, W. E., & Purdie, J. M. (2007). An invalidation test for predictive models. Journal of Hydrology, 338, 57-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.02.019

Journal - Research Article

Purdie, J., & Fitzharris, B. (1999). Processes and rates of ice loss at the terminus of Tasman Glacier, New Zealand. Global & Planetary Change, 22, 79-91. doi: 10.1016/S0921-8181(99)00027-2

Journal - Research Article

Purdie, J. (2021). As NZ gets serious about climate change, can electricity replace fossil fuels in time? The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/as-nz-gets-serious-about-climate-change-can-electricity-replace-fossil-fuels-in-time-155123

Journal - Research Other

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