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Dr Bree Bennett

Bree Bennett
Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering with a background in stochastic spatial rainfall and hydrological modelling. My research interests focus on applying modelling and simulation to environmental engineering problems.
My research has primarily focused on the development of frameworks and models to:
- assess the impact of climate variability and change on natural and engineered systems
- better simulate rainfall fields in space and time
- comprehensively evaluate spatio-temporal rainfall models

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Dr Bree Bennett

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering with a background in stochastic spatial rainfall and hydrological modelling. My research interests focus on applying modelling and simulation to environmental engineering problems.
My research has primarily focused on the development of frameworks and models to:
- assess the impact of climate variability and change on natural and engineered systems
- better simulate rainfall fields in space and time
- comprehensively evaluate spatio-temporal rainfall models

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2013 - 2017 Lecturer (Casual) University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Civil & Structural Engineering (Hons)

Research Interests

Journals

Conference Papers

Conference Items

Year Citation
2018 Bennett, B. S., Westra, S., & Culley, S. (2018). An R tool for climate resilience analysis of water resource systems. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.
2018 Culley, S., Westra, S., Maier, H., & Bennett, B. S. (2018). Identifying critical climate variables for use in scenario-neutral climate impact assessments. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.
2018 Westra, S., Bennett, B., Evans, J., Johnson, F., Leonard, M., Sharma, A., . . . Wu, W. (2018). Impact of Climate Change on Australian Flood Risk: A Review of Recent Evidence. Poster session presented at the meeting of Floodplain Management Australia. Gold Coast.
2017 Bennett, B. S., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., Lambert, M., Bates, B., Evin, G., . . . Hingray, B. (2017). A comprehensive and systematic evaluation framework for evaluating spatio-temporal rainfall models. Poster session presented at the meeting of 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
2017 Bennett, B. S., Culley, S., & Westra, S. (2017). Generating perturbed hydroclimate time series for use in scenario-neutral climate impact assessments. Poster session presented at the meeting of 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
2017 Bennett, B. S., Westra, S., Zhang, L., & Potter, N. (2017). Update on CRAFT case study: Parafield MAR and stormwater capture. Poster session presented at the meeting of Goyder Institute Water Forum 2017. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
2016 Bennett, B. S., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., Lambert, M., & Bates, B. (2016). Parsimonious simulation of daily rainfall fields. Poster session presented at the meeting of DEWNR-NRM Science Conference. University of Adelaide, SA, Australia.
2016 Bennett, B. S., Thyer, M., Leonard, M., & Lambert, M. (2016). Continuous simulation of spatial daily rainfall fields. Poster session presented at the meeting of EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts. Vienna, Austria.
2015 Bennett, B. S., Leonard, M., Thyer, M., & Lambert, M. (2015). Simulation of daily rainfall across a range of space and time scales. Poster session presented at the meeting of 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
2013 Bennett, B. S., Lambert, M., Thyer, M., Bates, B., & Westra, S. (2013). Techniques for Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Antecedent Catchment Wetness and Flooding. Poster session presented at the meeting of 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Adelaide, South Australia.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2018 Westra, S., Leonard, M., & Bennett, B. (2018). Accounting for climate change in the management and development of South Australia’s stormwater infrastructure.
2018 Bennett, B. S., Zhang, L., Potter, N., & Westra, S. (2018). Climate Resilience Analysis Framework: Testing the resilience of natural and engineered systems (18/02). Goyder Institute for Water Research.
2018 Potter, N., Zhang, L., Bennett, B. S., & Westra, S. (2018). Case study for Climate Resilience Analysis Framework and Tools (CRAFT): Managed aquifer recharge at Parafield Airport (18/03).

Theses

Year Citation
2016 Bennett, B. S. (2016). Stochastic Spatial Rainfall Modelling for Hydrological Design: Development of a Parsimonious Simulation Approach and Virtual Hydrological Evaluation Framework. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).

Software

Year Citation
2018 Bennett, B. S., Culley, S., Westra, S., Guo, D., & Maier, H. (2018). foreSIGHT: Systems Insights from Generation of Hydroclimatic Timeseries (Version 0.9.2) [Computer Software]. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=foreSIGHT: CRAN.
2017 McInerney, D., Bennett, B. S., Thyer, M., & Kavetski, D. (2017). Interactive Probabilistic Predictions [Computer Software]. http://www.probabilisticpredictions.org/.
DOI
2016 Leonard, M., Bennett, B., Thyer, M., Marchi, A., Guo, D., Visintin, P., & Wright, D. (2016). Algorithmik Apps, http://www.algorithmik.org.au/ [Computer Software].
Leonard, M., Bennett, B., Thyer, M., Marchi, A., Visintin, P., Wright, D., & Guo, D. (n.d.). Algorithmik Apps [Computer Software].

Lecturing and Course Coordination

Date Lecturer Course Coordinator Course Title Course Level/ Code
2016/17 x x (2017) Research Methodologies & Project Management C&ENVENG 3222
2016/17/18 x x Computing for Geostatistics C&ENVENG 7063
2015/16/17 x x Environmental Engineering and Sustainability II C&ENVENG 2068
2014/15/16 x   Civil and Environmental Engineering I C&ENVENG 1009
2016 x   Engineering Modelling and Analysis I C&ENVENG 1012
2013/14 x x Construction, Management and Surveying C&ENVENG 2067
2015/16 x   Engineering Hydrology C&ENVENG 3077

Tutoring

Date Course Title Course Level/ Code
2016 Engineering Modelling and Analysis II C&ENVENG 2070
2014/15/16 Christchurch Earthquake Study Tour C&ENVENG 4113EX
2014 Linear Geostatistics C&ENVENG 4056
2013 Computing for Geostatistics C&ENVENG 7063
2014 Structural Design III (Concrete) C&ENVENG 3005
2011/12/13 Engineering Hydrology C&ENVENG 3077
2009/11/12 Water Engineering IIA C&ENVENG 2071
2010/11/12 Engineering Modelling and Analysis I C&ENVENG 1012
2012 Civil and Environmental Engineering I C&ENVENG 1009
2011/12 Engineering Mechanics Statics C&ENVENG 1010

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Co-Supervisor The Impact of Climate Change on Natural Hazards Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nastaran Chitsaz

Mentoring

Date Topic Location Name
2017 - ongoing Scenario-neutral climate impact assessment The University of Adelaide Sam Culley

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2018 - ongoing Member American Geophysical Union (AGU) United States
2018 - ongoing Member European Geosciences Union (EGU) Australia
Position
Postdoctoral Researcher
Phone
83131114
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering North, floor N2
Room Number
N2 31B
Org Unit
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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