Early Career Researcher (ECR) of the Month (June 2024) – Julia Miller

By Lou Brett, University of Strathclyde

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Our Early Career Researcher (ECR) of the Month for June 2024 is Julia Miller!

Julia is currently in the second year of her PhD at ETH Zurich & SLF Davos, Switzerland. Julia’s research topic explores climate change impacts on forest fire extremes in mountain regions.

Julia’s recent work addresses the compounding preconditions of large fire events in Europe and its mountain regions. She examines the timescales on which different hydro-meteorological and land-surface conditions affect the occurrence of wildfires. The first results indicate that the occurrence of wildfires has distinct patterns in different climate regions. For example, wildfires are more moisture-deficit driven in Scandinavia and more temperature driven in the Mediterranean. Moreover, findings show that mountain regions have similar characteristics across different European climate regions. Next, Julia wants to explore which compounding relationships of hydro-meteorological and land-surface conditions contribute the strongest to wildfire occurrences.

If you are interested in reading this paper, please find the link beneath:
Climate change impacts on regional fire weather in heterogeneous landscapes of central Europe (2024)-https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-24-411-2024

Thanks for reading!


Photo credits: Pauline Rivoire (top image), Julia Miller (portrait).