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Hannah Young

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Interests:

  • African Climate Variability and Change
  • Climate Impacts
  • Climate Policy

Current Research Projects:

  • Sweet Potato Catalyst Project: Filling critical knowledge gaps for improved food security analysis of under-researched food crops (December 2018-present)
  • Causal Networks for Food Security and Climate Risks (December 2017-present)

Past Research Projects:

  • Supporting the Use of Sub-seasonal and Seasonal forecasts in DFID (SUSSD) (June - November 2017)
    Investigating the skill of seasonal forecasts of temperature and rainfall over countries in East Africa to improve forecast information provided to DFID (with NCAS-Climate)
  • Attributing Impacts of External Climate Drivers on Extreme Weather Events in Africa (ACE-Africa) (2013-2017)
    PhD Project applying event attribution techniques to African events, investigating applications for event attribution results in national and international policy contexts, and developing novel ways of communicating the science with stakeholders

Centaur Publications

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Number of items: 20.

2020

Young, H. R. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7997-9471 and Klingaman, N. P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2927-9303 (2020) Skill of seasonal rainfall and temperature forecasts for East Africa. Weather and Forecasting, 35 (5). pp. 1783-1800. ISSN 0882-8156 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-19-0061.1

Young, H. R., Cornforth, R. J., Todman, L. C., Miret Barrio, J. A., Shepherd, T. G., Petty, C., O'Sullivan, D., Wagstaff, C., Mason, O. and Talwisa, M., (2020) Assessing the impact of climate change on sweet potato in Uganda. Report. Walker Institute pp4. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3836642

Plumpton, H., Young, H., Miret Barrio, J. A., Cornforth, R. J., Petty, C., Todman, L., O'Sullivan, D. M., Wagstaff, C., Mason, O., Shepherd, T., Saabwe, C. and Talwisa, M., (2020) Sweet potato production in Uganda in a changing climate: what is the role for fertilisers. Working Paper. Walker Institute pp8. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3955098

2019

Young, H., Cornforth, R. and Petty, C., (2019) Climate and health in Africa: research and policy needs. Walker Institute Briefing Notes (WIBN). BN1117/01. Technical Report. Walker Institute, Reading, UK. pp11. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3510170

James, R. A., Jones, R. G., Boyd, E., Young, H. R., Otto, F. E. L., Huggel, C. and Fuglestvedt, J. S. (2019) Attribution: how is it relevant for loss and damage policy and practice? In: Mechler, R., Bouwer, L. M., Schinko, T., Surminski, S. and Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (eds.) Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options. Climate Risk Management, Policy and Governance (CRMPG). Springer, pp. 113-154. ISBN 9783319720265 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_5

Young, H. R., Cornforth, R. J., Gaye, A. T. and Boyd, E. (2019) Event attribution science in adaptation decision-making: the context of extreme rainfall in urban Senegal. Climate and Development, 11 (9). pp. 812-824. ISSN 1756-5537 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2019.1571401

Mechler, R., Calliari, E., Bouwer, L. M., Schinko, T., Surminski, S., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., Aerts, J., Botzen, W., Boyd, E., Deckard, N. D., Fuglestvedt, J. S., González-Eguino, M., Haasnoot, M., Handmer, J., Haque, M., Heslin, A., Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Huggel, C., Huq, S., James, R., Jones, R. G., Juhola, S., Keating, A., Kienberger, S., Kreft, S., Kuik, O., Landauer, M., Laurien, F., Lawrence, J., Lopez, A., Liu, W., Magnuszewsk, P., Markandya, A., Mayer, B., McCallum, I., McQuistan, C., Meyer, L., Mintz-Woo, K., Montero-Colbert, A., Mysiak, J., Nalau, J., Noy, I., Oakes, R., Otto, F. E. L., Pervin, M., Roberts, E., Schäfer, L., Scussolini, P., Serdeczny, O., de Sherbinin, A., Simlinger, F., Sitati, A., Sultana, S., Young, H. R., van der Geest, K., van den Homberg, M., Wallimann-Helmer, I., Warner, K. and Zommers, Z. (2019) Science for loss and damage. Findings and propositions. In: Mechler, R., Bouwer, L. M., Schinko, T., Surminski, S. and Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (eds.) Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options. Climate Risk Management, Policy and Governance (CRMPG). Springer, pp. 3-37. ISBN 9783319720265 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_1

2018

Young, H., Cornforth, R., Petty, E. and Saley Bana, Z., (2018) West Africa regional climate risk synthesis (extended) - DfID climate risk analysis to inform DFID's country development diagnostics. Report. DFID

Plumpton, H., Young, H., Cornforth, R., Petty, E. and Finlayson, B., (2018) East Africa regional synthesis report - climate risk analysis to inform DFID's country development diagnostics. Report. DFID

Plumpton, H., Young, H., Cornforth, R., Finlayson, B. and Petty, E., (2018) Middle East and North Africa regional synthesis report - climate risk analysis to inform DFID's country development diagnostics. Report. DFID

Plumpton, H., Young, H., Cornforth, R., Petty, E. and Finlayson, B., (2018) West Africa regional synthesis report (part I) - DfID climate risk analysis to inform DFID's country development diagnostics. Report. DFID

2017

Boyd, E., James, R. A., Jones, R. G., Young, H. R. and Otto, F. E. L. (2017) A typology of loss and damage perspectives. Nature Climate Change, 7. pp. 723-729. ISSN 1758-678X doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate3389

Parker, H. R., Lott, F. C., Cornforth, R. J., Mitchell, D. M., Sparrow, S. and Wallon, D. (2017) A comparison of model ensembles for attributing 2012 West African rainfall. Environmental Research Letters, 12 (1). 014019. ISSN 1748-9326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa5386

Young, H. R. (2017) Attributing extreme weather events in Africa to climate change: science, policy and practice. PhD thesis, University of Reading.

Parker, H. R., Boyd, E., Cornforth, R., James, R., Frederike, O. and Myles, A. (2017) Stakeholder perceptions of event attribution in the loss and damage debate. Climate Policy, 17 (4). pp. 533-550. ISSN 1469-3062 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2015.1124750

2016

Parker, H. R., Cornforth, R., Suarez, P., Allen, M., Boyd, E., James, R., Jones, R., Otto, F. and Walton, P. (2016) Using a game to engage stakeholders in extreme event attribution science. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 7 (4). pp. 353-365. ISSN 2095-0055 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-016-0105-6

2015

Otto, F., Boyd, E., Jones, R., Cornforth, R., James, R., Parker, H. R. and Allen, M. (2015) Attribution of extreme weather events in Africa: a preliminary exploration of the science and policy implications. Climatic Change, 132 (4). pp. 531-543. ISSN 0165-0009 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-015-1432-0

Parker, H. R., Cornforth, R., Boyd, E., James, R., Otto, F. E. L. and Allen, M. R. (2015) Implications of event attribution for loss and damage policy. Weather, 70 (9). pp. 268-273. ISSN 0043-1656 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.2542

Bellprat, O., Lott, F. C., Gulizia, C., Parker, H. R., Pampuch, L. A., Pinto, I., Ciavarella, A. and Stott, P. A. (2015) Unusual past dry and wet rainy seasons over Southern Africa and South America from a climate perspective. Weather and Climate Extremes, 9. pp. 36-46. ISSN 22120947 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2015.07.001

2014

James, R., Otto, F., Parker, H., Boyd, E., Cornforth, R., Mitchell, D. and Allen, M. (2014) Characterising loss and damage from climate change. Nature Climate Change, 4 (11). pp. 938-939. ISSN 1758-678X doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2411

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