Postdoctoral Fellow (Physical Oceanography and Climate), University of Tasmania

Eric Oliver is a post-doctoral fellow at IMAS/UTAS studying marine climate change in the Tasman Sea, particularly its role in the variability of the East Australian Current and benthic communities on the East Australian shelf. After studying physics for his undergraduate (2004) and Master's (2006) degrees he then received his PhD in Physical Oceanography in 2011 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (thesis title: Local and Remote Forcing of the Ocean by the Madden-Julian Oscillation and its Predictability). His main interests are characterizations of ocean variability on time scales from weeks to decades, connections between ocean and atmospheric patterns of variability, predictability in the atmosphere-ocean-climate system, extreme events in the ocean, and statistical techniques for solving these problems.


  • –present
    Researcher in Physical Oceanography and Climate, University of Tasmania


  • 2011 
    Dalhousie University (Canada), Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography