Oliver works in the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society where they work on integrating representation of human behaviour into global-scale fire models. Before this, they worked in the corporate world and as a freelance data scientist.
Thesis title: Agent-based approaches to representing anthropogenic fire in dynamic global vegetation models
Key topics in Oliver's research include Human-Earth system modelling, land-based carbon dioxide removal, feasibility & desirability, global fire modelling, and climate change adaptation. Oliver is a global-scale land system modeller interested in understanding and evaluating possible human responses to climate change. This covers adaptation to climate impacts, such as evaluating approaches to managing fire, as well as climate mitigation through feasibility assessment of land-based carbon removal. Their work has particular emphasis on faithful representation of human behaviour and its interactions with environmental processes at large scales.
- Principal supervisor: James Millington
- Secondary supervisor: Tamsin Edwards