School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Prof David Frame

Director and Professor of Climate Change
School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences
address

Phone: 04 463 6790
Location: Room 127, Cotton and Laby Gate 7 Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus

Prof David Frame

Qualifications

PhD in Physics; Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Physics from the University of Canterbury, in New Zealand

Publications

Publications from 2005 - Now

Profile

Dave Frame has a background in physics, philosophy and policy. He has substantial research experience in climate modelling and has published in the world’s leading scientific journals as well as the specialist climate literature. Dave also has real world policy experience in a core government policy agency, having worked in the New Zealand Treasury’s Policy Coordination and Development group.  Prior to joining the CCRI as Director and Professor of Climate Change, Dave was Senior Research fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, where he was also Hugh price Fellow in Geography at Jesus College. Before these roles Dave worked as James Martin Fellow in the Environmental Change Institute, and in the Climate Dynamics Group in the Department of Physics as coordinator of the highly successful climateprediction.net project.

Research Interests

Dave’s main research interests focus on the interface between climate science and policy. He has two main areas of focus:

Simple modelling and climate policy
We use simple, physically-based models of climate change to help clarify issues for global and national policy makers. This on-going work has resulted in a number of research articles and other outputs. Partners in this work include people at the Department of Physics, the Environmental Change Institute and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

Understanding more about the climate response and future change
We use a range of tools (simple and comprehensive, climate model ensembles, simple estimates of climate damages and so forth) to learn more about how climate change might affect us in the coming decades (and beyond). This is an on-going work stream and has resulted in a number of research articles and other outputs. Partners in this work include people at Berkeley Labs, NIWA, the Department of Physics and the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, and the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.