Professor James Renwick is Head of the School of Geography, Environmental and Earth Sciences. He has a background in atmospheric physics, mathematics and statistics, with broad interest in most aspects of climate, from the distant past to the near future. This includes paleoclimate reconstruction, synoptic climatology, the climate of New Zealand, climate modelling, climate change, and the use of statistical and matrix techniques to analyse large data sets.
In the Antarctic Science Platform, James’ research focus is in the seasonal and interdecadal variability in Antarctic sea ice. He is co-leader of ASP Project 4
James is a NZ Climate Change Commissioner, and has been involved with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change process for several years. He speaks regularly to the media on climate change issues.