School of Earth and Environment

Ruza Ivanovic Dr Ruza Ivanovic

NERC Research Fellow

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 32231
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Room: 11.105

Affiliation: Earth Surface Science Institute, Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

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PhD University of Bristol
BSc University of Bristol


NERC Independent Research Fellow (2013-2018).
Leader of the Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) Last Deglaciation Working Group.

Research Interests

I use general circulation models and isotope geochemistry to understand climate-ocean interactions. Primarily, my research investigates mechanisms of past abrupt climate change using versions of the UK Met Office's Unified Model. For example, one focus is on climate-ocean interactions taking place around 21 to 14 thousand years ago. Falling in the early last deglaciation, this encompasses the duration of Heinrich Stadial 1 (a period of increased iceberg calving), and the abrupt transition to the Bolling-Allerod period, when Northern Hemisphere temperatures are thought to have warmed by as much as 10 degrees C in just a few decades.

Other current research topics include:

  • Leading the Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) Last Deglaciation Working Group
  • Using geochemical tracers (e.g. O, C, Nd, Pa/Th isotopes) to reconstruct water provenance and ocean circulation
  • Establishing the links between largsescale oceanic and atmospheric processes during the Holocene
  • Understanding long term carbon cycle changes and the coupling between climate and wetland evolution
  • Improving our knowledge of Pliocene/Miocene hydrological changes and their influence on d18O in Antarctica