Climate and weather necessarily shape many important aspects of the agricultural industries, from the field to the finished product. Doctor Chelsea Jarvis is a Senior Scientist at the University of Southern Queensland’s Centre for Applied Climate Sciences, focusing on communicating advancements in climate science to primary producers to assist in on-property management. She works closely with the pastoral industry across northern Australia.
With an undergraduate degree in geography that included a strong focus on climate, vegetation, and water use, Chelsea pursued a Masters and then a PhD in applied climatology. She has published a number of papers evaluating the relationship between large-scale climate drivers, such as El Niño, and primary production and has a special interest in communicating climate science to end users as well as taking recommendations from the producers back to the researchers.