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Katerina is a Professor of Dryland Hydrology in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol, the co-lead of the Water Theme of the Cabot Institute for the Environment, and an Associate Researcher in the Earth Research Institute at University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). She received her PhD in Hydrology of Arid Environments from King’s College London in 2000. She comes from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.
Her research focuses primarily on processes in dryland environments from a theoretical and applied perspective. This includes research on dryland hydro-climatology, Earth surface processes, and desertification dynamics. For the last 10 years she has been working on understanding why and how dryland fluvial environments differ from their humid counterparts. She leads a multidisciplinary research programme focused on droughts and land degradation in East African drylands of Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. This research has a strong international development focus and involves the creation of novel tools (including models and mobile phone apps) to aid rural communities in adapting to droughts and future climate change.
Katerina has been awarded research grants from many funders including the UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund, the Royal Society, the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and the EU Horizon 2020 program.
For further information on Katerina’s research please go to the Dryland Research Group website (http://michaelides.eri.ucsb.edu/).
Assistant Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara
2014 → …
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Discipline-hopping workshops: Co-producing new inter-disciplinary research in global environmental challenges
1/04/22 → 31/07/22
Chen, S-A., Michaelides, K., Grieve, S. W. D. & Bliss Singer, M., 26 Sept 2019, In: Nature. 573, p. 573-577 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile68 Citations (Scopus)113 Downloads (Pure)
Spatial and temporal analysis of hillslope–channel coupling and implications for the longitudinal profile in a dryland basinMichaelides, K., Hollings, R., Singer, M. B., Nichols, M. H. & Nearing, M. A., 30 Jun 2018, In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 43, 8, p. 1608-1621 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile12 Citations (Scopus)332 Downloads (Pure)
Deciphering the expression of climate change within the Lower Colorado River basin by stochastic simulation of convective rainfallSinger, M. & Michaelides, K., 11 Oct 2017, In: Environmental Research Letters.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile26 Citations (Scopus)269 Downloads (Pure)
Hourly potential evapotranspiration (hPET) at 0.1degs grid resolution for the global land surface from 1981-present
Michaelides, K. (Creator), Bliss Singer, M. (Creator), Rosolem, R. (Creator), Cuthbert, R. (Creator), Miralles, D. G. (Creator), Quichimbo Miguitama, E. A. (Creator), Macleod, D. A. (Creator) & Michaelides, K. (Creator), University of Bristol, 18 Dec 2020
Katerina Michaelides (Editor)2014 → 2017
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Editorial activity
Katerina Michaelides (Reviewer)2014
Activity: Membership types › Advisory work for/on national or international committee or working group