Hello and welcome to my webpages!

I am a Lecturer in Physical geography at Loughborough University and my research focuses on understanding and predicting changes in floods and fluvial systems in the context of contemporary shifts in climate, agricultural practices and urbanisation. My approach is strongly statistical and computational; I use a combination of climatic and land cover information to disentangle the different drivers of flooding and fluvial change across a variety of climates and land use types. Using the most recent global climate model predictions I also develop probabilistic streamflow forecasts over a wide range of timescales (sub-hourly to decadal) to assess how floods and fluvial systems may change over time. I have a keen interest in data science and in developing new, interdisciplinary methods for understanding and projecting fluvial and hydro-climatic change.

On this website you will find a series of pages with News on my current research (below), Publications, Outreach and Media activities, Conference talks, and a short CV.

News

APRIL 2017: TALKS AT EGU

I’m delighted to have secured funding from the British Hydrological Society to give two talks at the European Geosciences Union in Vienna in April:

  • Slater, L.J.. An early career researcher’s perspective on presenting flood risk research to the media (solicited talk). On Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 at 13:46 in this session:

    HS1.10
    How my water research made the news (by invitation only) PICO session

    Convener: Stefanie Lutz 
    Co-Conveners: Andrea Popp , Tim van Emmerik , Manuel Felipe Rios Gaona 

    PICO / Wed, 26 Apr, 13:30–15:00 / PICO spot

  • Slater, L.J. and Villarini, G. Statistical-dynamical long-range seasonal forecasting of streamflow with the North-American Multi Model Ensemble (NMME). On Friday, 28 Apr 2017, at 11:30, in this session:

    HS4.6/CL3.02
    From sub-seasonal forecasting to climate projections: predicting hydrologic extremes and servicing water managers (co-organized)

    Convener: Louise Crochemore 
    Co-Conveners: Henning Rust , Christopher White , Johannes Hunink , Tim aus der Beek , Bart van den Hurk , Christel Prudhomme 

    Oral / Fri, 28 Apr, 08:30–12:00 / Room 2.95

    Poster / Attendance Fri, 28 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall A

MAR 2017: NASA Feature

Our work is featured on NASA’s GRACE Tellus webpages at https://grace.jpl.nasa.gov/

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FEB 2017: SEMINAR @ READING

Research seminar at Water@Reading on February 23rd, 2017. The topic of my talk will be on disentangling the different drivers of changing flood hazards, and predicting changing streamflow patterns.

FEB 2017: INTERVIEW FOR YHS

Research “Hylight”: Q&A for the Young Hydrologic Society

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JAN 2017: INTERVIEW 

Our work was featured in MIT’s UnDark magazine following an interview with Robin Lloyd

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JAN 2017: MOVED TO LOUGHBOROUGH, UK

I’m thrilled to have just started a new position as Lecturer in Physical Geography in the Geography Department at Loughborough University, UK

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DEC 2016: MEDIA ATTENTION FOR GRL PAPER

Our Geophysical Research Letters paper on Recent trends in US flood risk has been featured as a Research Spotlight on Eos 

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The University of Iowa’s Press Release has been picked up by multiple press outlets (incl. NSF’s Science360, Daily Mail, National Geographic, Earth, UPI,  BeforeItsNews, PhysOrg, Newswise & others)

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DEC 2016: NEW PAPER IN IJC

New paper in International Journal of Climatology: On the impact of gaps on trend detection in extreme streamflow time series

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DEC 2016: NEW PAPER IN GRL

New paper in Geophysical Research Letters on Recent trends in US flood risk grl