Investigating Climatic Extreme Events in Lakes

Funding: Marie SkŁodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship 

Extreme climatic events, such as storms, floods, and heat waves, can have a major influence on lake ecosystems. Evidence is now growing that the frequency and severity of extreme weather events are increasing as a result of directional climate change, and there is a growing realization that predicting the effects of future climatic conditions on lake ecosystems must explicitly incorporate extreme events.  Understanding the impact of extreme weather is important because of the negative effects they can have on ecosystem services that lakes provide, such as the provision of safe water for drinking and irrigation, and economic benefits such as fisheries and tourism. 

IntEL - Investigating Climatic Extreme Events in Lakes - was a Marie SkŁodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (IF) awarded to Dr Iestyn Woolway (2018-2020). The overarching aim of IntEL was to explore globally unique high frequency monitoring lake data archives and simulate lake responses to extreme weather using new advanced lake modelling tools.  

Details of this MSCA IF, including publications, can be found here: