Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I have recently completed a PhD that focussed on climate change impact assessments, as applied to water resource systems. As part of my research I have developed techniques to improve these assessments including:
- Creating climate scenarios to investigate potential threats to water resource systems (foreSIGHT software)
- Identifying the critical changes in climate that will degrade systems
- Identifying operational changes to systems in response to changes in climate
This research has included the use of formal optimisation techniques, the specification of process driven and data driven models, and methods for decision making under deep uncertainty.
Since completing my PhD I have been applying these climate change impact assessment tools to agricultural, water and energy systems.
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2014 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Civil & Structural Engineering (Hons)
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. A., Westra, S., Maier, H. R., & Bennett, B. (2018). An R tool for scenario-neutral climate impact analysis of water resource systems. Poster session presented at the meeting of 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software. 2018 Culley, S. A., Westra, S., Maier, H. R., & Bennett, B. (2018). Identifying the climate variables to which water resource systems are most sensitive. Poster session presented at the meeting of 9th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software. 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.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2021 Culley, S., Zecchin, A., Hosseini, T., & Maier, H. (2021). Adelaide Case Study Report - Viability Assessment. 2021 Culley, S., Maier, H., & Zecchin, A. (2021). Final Framework Report. 2020 Culley, S., Maier, H., Zecchin, A., & Riddell, G. (2020). Methodology Report. 2020 Culley, S., Westra, S., Maier, H., Bennett, B., & Newman, J. (2020). WATER SECURITY RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE MIDDLE RIVER SUPPLY SYSTEM (2020/10). 2020 Culley, S., Zecchin, A., Hosseini, T., & Maier, H. (2020). Griffith Case Study Report - Viability Assessment: Assessment framework for bio-methane injection in gas networks (RP1.2-03). Future Fuels CRC.
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.
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